Saturday, 5 January 2019

Just Us Girls are Back!

Yes it's January and the Just Us Girls are Back
refreshed after our Christmas Break ready for
A New Year of Challenges.
Hope you enjoyed the Holiday Festivities.

We have two Talented Guest Designer's this month.
Welcome to Cindy Major and Janet Ribet.
Lovely to have you join us this month.

Sue is our First Host and it is WORD WEEK
and chose something I know we all have plenty of ---
LEFTOVERS! No not the food kind -
all those bits we sometimes have still on our
work space or tucked away for those 
'I know I will use this one day'
Mine is a 'Bit Box' and I  rummage through it
quite regularly. I did so for my first challenge of the year
and have used the other half of my background piece 
on my card here.
It was a little hard to get a decent photo. Sorry!

The coloured background is simply smooched with
Finnebair Art Alchemy Metallic Paints on water colour paper.
They were leftover paints on my work bench
that just couldn't go to waste.
I added a soft stenciling and a
sprinkle of glitter while wet on the side.
Added some pearls ribbon and an IO word die.
The background that I adhered to my card base is
stenciled with Nuvo Roasted Almond Mousse
and a new one from Sanna Lippert Designs
called ARTplorations Fairy-Tale-Forest

I saw a card from my good friend Loll Thompson
that I based my card on. Thanks for the inspiration Loll.

Hope you can come play with us this week
and add your card to Our Gallery
In doing so you could be our first
 Chic of the Week for 2019
and be our Guest Designer in March.
Of course you will have seen what my Team Mates
created with their leftover bits haven't you?
Thanks for popping in.


Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is amazing! I love those backgrounds with the beautiful shimmer/shine. The stenciling behind the lovely sentiment looks fantastic! Great use of your leftovers!

Carol L said...

I love the colors on this beautiful make, especially that stenciled background bit! The ribbon and sentiment tie this one up in a perfectly lovely way!

Cheri said...

This is a charmer, SS! I'm in love with the soft bg and the whimsical feel you've created with your scraps. Love it!

Judy Woodland said...

This is so, so pretty. I love the soft color and all the texture. I also love the look of the greeting, really pops. Happy New Year, dear friend. I wish you nothing but the best in 2019!!!

Macimbalo said...

Such elegance, and shine - wow, this is really gorgeous! Great take on the challenge theme! Happy New Year!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful and I love the soft colors.

Bobby said...

I can see the shimmer on the background, Ina, and am enthralled with the top layer. It's the rustic looks I like, even if that's not what you intended.

Nancy said...

So Gorgeous Ina! The stenciling behind the sentiment really looks fantastic! Great use of your leftovers! Happy New Year too! Did you change your blog? If so I like it!

Linda said...

What a beautiful background Ina - always admire all your layers and textures :)

Helen said...

A gorgeous card, Ina! It's amazing how many great "bits" we have left over and how well they go together! Love all the lovely layers that work so well together!

lostinpaper said...

Gorgeous design with so many subtle layers Ina!

*Vicki* said...

Such an elegant design here Ina!! Love the sparkly and shimmery background! Your gold sparkly panel fits wonderfully with it! HUGS

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful card mf...
Happy New Year!!
x Karen

Kara Lynne said...

Your card is so gorgeous, Ina! That gold in your sentiment paired with the ribbon and pearls just melts into the rich colors on your panel! I love that soft, shimmery stenciled background too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very pretty! That bg panel is lovely.

Lisa Kind said...

This looks so soft and pretty in the picture, but I bet it looks fabulous in person! Hate when you cannot get a good picture! Lovely card Ina!