Saturday, November 20, 2010

Just Us Girls Challenge #60

Good morning my friends!  I'm a little late with my post this morning because I finished my card really late last night.  I was simply too tired to type my post.  My daughter came home from gymnastics practice at 6:45 yesterday and asked me if I wanted to attend the "Beauty and the Beast" play at her 7!  LOL  Uhh...can I just tell you it takes me at least ONE HOUR to get ready.  I was in sweats working on my card..nowhere near ready.  BUT, it's not every day your 16 year old asks you to spend time with them, so I pulled my hair back, touched up my makeup, got dressed and off we went.  The show was REALLY good...I'm so glad we went ♥  

Eventually, I finished putting my card together and uploaded it to JUGS.    Which by the way is a color challenge today!  Sweet Lisa is hosting and she selected a fun palette based on a cute Vera Bradley bag.  Take a look:
 My MTME A Loving Heart Umbrellas paper was a perfect match for the palette, so I built my card around it. 
I scaled Lauren's MTME It's a Shower template to 30% for my card.  I used my MTME All Tied Up Ovals cut file for my main layer and filled my umbrella with randomly scaled pieces of my MTME Marvelous Maple Leaf and Beautiful Beech Leaf cut files.  I cut the files from parchment cs I picked up at Staples and then sponged them.  I used two colors on each, sponging the lighter color on the entire piece and the darker color on the outer edges (Real Red and Cherry Cobbler on the maple leaf and So Saffron and More Mustard on the beech leaf).  I layered the leaves inside my umbrella using different thicknesses (1/16" and 1/8") of adhesive dimensionals.
I stamped my sentiment from MTME So Sentimental on one of the maple leaves, layered a beech leaf underneath and adhered it under my ribbon.  My top oval panel is embossed with the Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing folder.  I used the yellow Criss Cross paper from my MTME Coffee Beans collection for the bottom panel.
Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC100) was the inspiration behind my layout:
That about sums it up for me!  Hope you enjoy the color challenge and take it on this week!!  If you do, post a direct link to your project over at JUGS and use keyword JUGS60 in any online galleries.  Before you get started, check out our awesome DT's projects:

Cheryl Rowley ~ Our November Featured Designer

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a fantastic weekend ♥


AKiteFlier said...

Wonderful Kristin - your take on the sketch is fabb and I love the 3D umbrella full of leaves. Job well done as usual girlie! Glad you got to spend time with your DD - it is indeed those moments that we need to grasp at every opportunity! I was the "mom's taxi" at 2:00 am to pick up all my son's friends from the bar last night - they are all over 21 and smart enough to call for a ride!! I was happy to shuffle them all to their beds safe and sound. Enjoy your weekend.

Monique said...

Oh Kristin this is just beautiful..Stunning more like it..Love the umbrella full of leaves how creative you are :)

Denise Marzec said...

EEEEEEEEK! This is just THE cutest!! Love Love LOVE the upside down umbrella with all the leaves! TOOOO COOL!

Maria said...

So awesome that you went an spent time with your daughter!! LOVE the card. OMG, the umbrella with the leaves totally rocks! Fabulous job!

Michele Kovack said...

I think this is one of the cutest cards I've seen in such a long time!!! It was totally genius to put all of those leaves in the umbrella! I love all of the dimension in this card!!! FABULOUS!!!

Diane - said...

This is FANTASTIC! Love the colors, the layout with the umbrella and leaves... just everything about it. TFS.

Kathryn B said...

OMG!!! This is just way to stinkin' cute Kristin. I just love the scaled down template on this card you've showcased your digi paper perfectly! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!!

Andrea M said...

WOW! I love the 3-D umbrella and the leaves spilling out! Just gorgeous!!! How creative are you?!?! Fabulous take on the challenge colors girl! Glad to hear you had a fun night out with your DD :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

WOW!!!! (But ... that has already been said!!!) It just seems the perfect word for this card, though! Hugs xxaxx

Dana Gustafson said...

How cute! Your cup ( or umbrella) runeth over with gorgeous leaves!

dpkennedy said...

Holy cow girl, this is fabulous! Love the fall theme and colors! Awesome card!

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