Saturday, February 5, 2011

My Time at Just Us Girls...Made Easy

Hello my friends.  I'm back for the final February release post with My Time Made Easy...and I'm also here to showcase some awesome goodies generously donated by Want 2 Scrap to the Just Us Girls team!  Best of both worlds, I'd say ;]  So...first things first.  The JUGS challenge.  The ever so sweet and talented Ms. Dana is our lovely hostess at Just Us Girls today and she hooked us up by securing a sponsorship from Want 2 Scrap!  Woot woot!  Check out the unique, yet AMAZING sketch Dana came up with:
Awesome, right?!  I was so inspired not only by the sketch but to use some of the new My Time Made Easy goodies, and the Want 2 Scrap baubles we received!  Want 2 Scrap has an EXCELLENT collection of chipboard cut outs.  I couldn't WAIT to get my hands on the flourishes (Chipboard Embellishments - Style D).  My original intent was to paint them and decoupage some of my patterned paper on top, BUT, after I took a second look at the intricate swirls, nooks and crannys, I chose to just paint and pretty it up.  So, I painted my flourishes with burgundy acrylic paint and let it dry overnight (acrylic dries pretty fast, I just happened to paint mine before bed :).  I then stamped one of the small flourishes from MTME Fanciful Flourishes with VersaMark and embossed it with Stampendous iridescent embossing powder.  It's very subtle, yet noticeable.  I thought is was a bit shiny for my vintage style card, so I sponged some Very Vanilla craft ink over the top.  Notice that I took two of the flourishes, flipped one so that they mirrored each other and formed a heart of sorts.  I hot glued the two areas that are overlaid, and decorated from there. 
I printed the Vintage Posts and Damask - Cherry Sand from Warm Serenity at 5x7" each.  I cut out the damask with the MTME Steno Note cut file, distressed and sponged and adhere to my distressed parchment panel.  I added a dinky rosette to my heart flourishes...this is a very early sneak peek of what's to come at MTME ;]  I have to play with my files before I sell them!  LOL I cut out two of my mini postcards and distressed them before tucking them into my flourish heart.  I also added some May Arts lace ribbon that I sponged with the Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink I used on all of my other distressing :]  I stamped the So Very Thankful sentiment from the MTME Framed Elegance set being released this month, using Memento Tuxedo Black on the bottom right corner of my Steno Note panel.  I embossed the word "Thankful" with clear embossing powder to make it stand out.
Okay, since I've written WAY more thatn I should for one card, much less half of what I need for two, I'm going to close.  I will post about my other pretty card later today, so swing back by around lunch for the close ups ;]  In the meantime, check out Just Us Girls' inspiration for this week!  You won't be disappointed :]
Lori Kalus ~ Guest Designer

Also, check out the MTME team and their goods!!  Fabulous, motivational, inspirational projects...just for YOU! 

Lauren has everyone linked...I'm having issues with our Linky tool, but I'll update as soon as it's fixed :]

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you are inspired to give our sketch a try.  Have a fab weekend ♥  I'll be back later with deets for my other card!


AKiteFlier said...

Stunning work Kristin - love the chipboard flourish and how you flipped one of them around. Stylin!!!!

Lisa Kind said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous! We had similar ideas for those post cards! Love the papers this month, Kristin! The vintage flavor is just beautiful! Love what you've done with the flourishes, too! Can't wait to see more about the other card!

Angela Toucan said...

really elegant

Lauren (mytime) said...

WOW! You really went elegantly shabby-ish! I love these!!

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous Kristin!!!! I can't even decide which I like better. The papers this month are awesome girl!!!

Anonymous said...

SPEECHLESS! How gorgamous - pro nounced - GOR - JA - MUS!! LOVE IT! You have such a nice style.

Elise said...

This is ONE of those cards that would NEVER get old to look at: it's exquisite! I'm just loving your clever accents and use of materials! YUMMMMM! You had me at the pearl center of that exquisite paper flower, but there's OH, so much more! What to SHARE the inspiration, sweet Kristin! Yipeeee!

Kathryn B said...

Well these are two of the most beautiful cards ever Kristin! I;m just in love with this digi paper...OMG!!! Those mini postcards rock too! Thanks for the tip on printing them on vellum, I never think of that!

Maria - Artsy Oils said...

Simply stunning creations!! LOVE the style and how you used the sketch!! Nice job.

Dana Gustafson said...

WEll now lovely lady, look what you have gone and done...TWO projects! Oh my word! Your cards are gorgeous. I love the drama in all the deep colors you use so expertly. ANd the trash can lace and music paper have me swooning! Way to go rockstar!

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