Saturday 10 August 2019

We've reached #500 at Just Us Girls

WOW! What a milestone we have reached at
It's our #500th Challenge!
How special is that...
Vicki is our Host and chose

I had a play and made 2 cards - and in very different styles.

This one is pretty basic and an old style layout
with just circles cut in different sizes
from DP using Spellbinder dies.
The sentiment is one I have had for years and is from
Lily of the Valley. 

I got a very very early Birthday parcel from my BFF
and had those life changing brushes in it so of course I had to
try them out - and they are as everyone says - life changing.
So dreamy to use.
I used Oxide Inks on the background then some grungy stamping
from STAMPlorations
inking a Tim Holtz flower cutting the same flower die in black
and added some white dots for effect.
The circles are stenciled with modeling paste.
Sentiment from Altenew.

Come over and see how Tristan and the Team
used Circles on their card and join us for our
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Helen said...

How lucky, Ina! So pleased you had time to play and have decided those brushes really are life changing! Love you 2nd card with all it's clever design elements. Your first card is so pretty and reminds me of my early cards!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Two such totally different takes. The second is much more your style - loving the background and artsy look! I have to take a look at these brushes, as everyone seems to be talking about them. Not that I have been stamping much these days. Though I do need to get a DT card done today!

Judy Woodland said...

WOW, 500 CHALLENGES!!!! That's amazing, where has the time gone? I love both your cards, and I don't have to tell you that the purple one is my favorite. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me, you are my hero!!!! Hugs~

*Vicki* said...

These are both really gorgeous cards Ina! Love the wonderful circle designs as well as your color choices for each! :) Circles are always fun to play with! Have a great weekend!

Macimbalo said...

Pretty purple circles - love it! Great inspiration for the 500th! Love it!

Tristan said...

Aren't those brushes just amazing? Love what you did with them. A great pair of cards Ina, I am partial to the 2nd one only because you've used my favourite colour - green.

Mac Mable said...

Two very different circle cards and both wonderful. The mixed media card is extra special with the stamping, die cutting and stencilling.....fabulous card Ina x

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Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful cards Ina.

lostinpaper said...

These are both wonderful Ina, I especially love the watercoloury look and bright colours on your second card.

Carol L said...

THis is beautifully designed and oh so pretty! Love your take on the challenge!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great use of circles and patterns

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love those purple patterned circles and the circle sentiment, too! Great CAS design. Your second card is absolutely amazing with the beautiful blending of the Oxide inks and stenciling.

Lisa Kind said...

Both cards are great! I love the "old style" card in your fav purple (of course). And your mixed media card is fabulous! Love the circles created from the paste! Glad you got some of the life changing brushes too!

Bobby said...

Your cards are so different, Ina, from rather clean and simple to your new love of mixed media. Both are wonderful.

Lucy E. said...

Such a pretty CAS Card!

Sue Lelli said...

BOTH of your cards are so different style wise but BOTH are really Beautiful!