Saturday, 20 May 2017

It's Colour Week at Just Us Girls

This card was made with a heavy heart as a very dear
and old friend passed away recently.
She was a second Mother to my hubby as she spent
every week end watching her son and my hubby play soccer.
She was also a big part in our lives when we all lived in Darwin.
There are so many beautiful memories of our time together.
She was also the one that warned us
of the force that Cyclone Tracy was about to leash on us.
I started with Metallic Linen card stock.
With the same paper I then inked up my background images
which are from SU Bloom With Hope. These were coloured
with metallic paints. The focal flower was heat embossed
in navy, fussy cut and popped.
Behind that I added a few sprigs from a MS punch.
For the TH Splatters I used Mowed Lawn Stormy Sky
and Peacock Feathers. I'm afraid the Lime Green
is a little hard to see.
I cut out a tiny circle and added a punched heart
to which I added WOS. I thought this perfect
to put under the sentiment which is also from
that same stamp set.
Finished off with some pearls (of course) and
some cotton and bow.

Hope you pop over  and see what our May Guest
Kathie Durgan and my Team Mates have made.
Join us and you could be our Chic of the Week
and be in the running for Guest in July.

Thanks for dropping in today.

Monday, 15 May 2017

It's a FIRST!

Mix It Up Challenge Blog

May finally arrived and our new Challenge Blog
Mix It Up Challenge is in full swing with Team A
showcasing their Craft Styles.
It is Team B's turn to showcase ours and
as a REMINDER! to get your entries in
and join in our First Challenge -
It's an Anything Goes Challenge with the
Optional Twist to Emboss.
For all the nitty gritty check it out HERE

Here is how I made my card -
This was my first attempt at using Brusho's
and I had only bought a few so of course I wanted to
'use them all' only 3...
My base is basic black card stock.
The fun began when I added
black turquoise and violet to my water colour paper
and let some magic happen.
Once that was dry I kept on adding bits & bobs here and there.
My rose stamp is from Penny Black - Temptation
which was heat embossed with Ranger black powder.
I think I should have done that first as it
didn't stamp as clear as I would have liked
but I did have other 'stuff' added (gold gelatos) which didn't help.
Next time I will know better!
For a bit more texture I have added
splotches of Inka Gold.
There is a tiny bit of script to the left side which is
from 49 AND Market
Some grunge from STAMPlorations Scribbly Splattery Grunge
Sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping.
Added a stitched sheet of card stock as a frame
and finished with a rounded corner.

Hope you will pop over and support this new challenge
by entering in your Embossed Project.
Thanks for dropping in -
We all love reading comments so why not leave one for me
and the Team while you are over there!