Saturday, September 4, 2010

Just Us Girls Challenge #49

Wow, I must say this week was very productive but boy was it LOOOONG!  I'm so thrilled we have a long weekend!  Tia goes back to school on Tuesday, so it will be nice finishing up school shopping and hanging with her. We have a girl's night out tonight with two of my friends from work :]  We're headed to the Melting Pot.  I've never been so it will be quite the experience for me ♥

So, since it's Saturday, that means it's high time for another Just Us Girls challenge (JUGS49).  My dear friend, Alicia is hosting with a fun sketch challenge!  Check it out:
Here's my take on the sketch:
The patterned paper comes from one of the new packs I designed for this month's release at My Time Made Easy.  I used three of the four sheets in the Diamonds and Pearls collection.  I had a wedding theme in mind when I created it, but it worked nicely with my Thinking of You sentiment today.  Oh and how beautiful is that ribbon I paired with the paper?!  I picked it up yesterday at AC Moore...I couldn't resist :]
Okay, so for my card I created my bloom from the MTME Rambling Rose cut file.  I followed Lauren's tutorial on the rose, and sponged the edges with distress ink.I adhered my layers with glue dots and added a flat backed pearl to the center.  I stamped the flourish on the So Sentimental Frame cut file and used gold embossing powder to really make it shimmer on my striped paper. 
It's hard to see, but I stamped a small flourish on my vellum All Tied Up - Oval tag with shimmery white pigment ink before I stamped my sentiment and embossed it in gold.  I think it just adds to the elegant look ♥  I printed the floral pattern on some beige cardstock I picked up at Staples.  It resembles faux parchment paper and absorbs ink beautifully!  I cut the strip of floral paper using the MTME Border Builders Elegance cut file.  My flourish and main layers have Soft Suede as a base layer...and I think the rest is self explanatory ;]

Don't forget to check out the projects the rest of our amazing DT prepared for you today! 
Lynn Mangan ~ September Featured Designer

After you check them out and receive a good, healthy dose of inspiration, why not try your hand at the sketch?  Let us be inspired by you!  Be sure to post a direct link to your project on the JUGS blog and use keyword JUGS49 in any online galleries.

Thanks for swinging by today!  Hope you have a fun, safe, LONG Labor Day weekend ♥


Lisa Kind said...

This is beautiful! I love the tan/brown colors and that flower is so beautiful! I really need to do one of these. And I love the border cut file...I'll have to get that too! Great job with the sketch challenge!

AKiteFlier said...

STUNNINGLY beautiful Kristin. OMG I'm in love with the whole creation. WOOOOOOOOOOOW is all I can say.

Silke Ledlow said...

Melting pot...yummy!!! Hope you had a fun girls night out :)?!? Your card is just gorgeous Kristin!!! Love your take on the Sketch!!! Enjoy your long weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Katie Cotton said...

this is just stunning!!!!! I love love love it!

Anonymous said...

This is just beautiful... every single element of it! I am totally in love with your papers. So glad you are back, looks like your Mojo is raring to go!

Maria said...

Beautiful! That rose is amazing! Nice job with the sketch.

Andrea M said...

Seriously girl - this is A-MAZING!!!! I was going to start listing all the things I love about the card and then realized "what's NOT to love about this magnificent creation?!?!". Kristin, wow! Love the paper blossom and the patterned papers. The browns and creams are fantastic. Way to knock this one out of the park!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Kristin! LOVE the soft, vintage feel to it!

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