Saturday, October 24, 2009

Just Us Girls #4


I recently began playing the Just Us Girls challenges (JUGS) and this week for #4, we're challenged to add a 3D flower to our project. They posted a great video tutorial by Mona, so go check it out and see how easy these flowers are to make!
I used yellow and lime green tissue paper for my 3D flower, and cut them using the Blossom Nestability and a leaf shapeability. I know the leaves weren't really intended for flowers, but I thought why not?! I like how they look with the flower. I didn't brayer my tissue paper, I just smeared my ink pads (celery and so saffron) all over it randomly since they were already colored. I added some PTI bitty box dsp, a gemstone brad, and a sentiment stamped in Versafine Onyx black ink (from the Sincere Salutations stamp set). Quick, easy, fun, and I really like the look of this 3D flower! Thanks for the great challenge ladies, and as always, thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!!
Carol

12 comments:

Kristin Bueter said...

This is FANTASTIC! I really like how you added the leaves using a similar technique!! SO clever :O) The simplicity in your design lends itself to the sentiment perfectly. This turned out so well!

Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. Be sure to stop by again next week for the Wild Card challenge I'm hosting! Every participant will be a winner!!! ;]

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a beautiful blossom Carol! Thanks for the idea of smearing the ink pads on the paper :) Those leaves are just as pretty & that crystal brad in the center is a nice touch! Thanks for playing along with the 3-D flower challenge this week & I am glad you enjoyed the video! :) I hope to see what you come up with next week - Kristin has a real treat to share! :)

Lisa Kind said...

Oh I love the addition of the leaves! So clever! And why not? It matches so perfectly! Lovely card...glad you found a new technique to use! Thanks for playing our JUGs challenge! See you again next week...something very fun is planned!

Stampin' Pam said...

Carol!!!! I LOVE the leaves - what a fun addition - who says they aren't intended for flowers -they are a perfect addition. Thanks for the tip that you didn't brayer the already colored Tissue Paper - I have some already colored paper I was going to try with another project - good to know I can just "smear" some ink since I usually use the spots or cubes. Thanks SO much for playing along with Just Us Girls! I hope you had a great time and will join us again next Saturday for a brand new sketch challenge.

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - Carol - this is a gorgoeus flower and take on the challenge!!! I think I was just inspired to paly along!!! Hugs ~S~

Michelle said...

I absolutely LOVE this flower, Carol! Beautiful card, and I'm glad to hear you say that it was easy to do. I need easy these days! :-)

Sue from Oregon said...

Pretty!

Laurel said...

Oh my goodness. I love this. I hope you don't mind, but I saved this picture to use as inspiration whenever I get the courage to try out Mona's technique. Thanks so much for sharing.

LeAnne said...

Oooh, aren't these fun!? I love the color you used here! I am saving mine for later this week (hint, hint) so I am glad I got to see yours NOW!!! LOVELY!

Andrea M said...

Your flower is gorgeous! I, like everyone else, love the leaves! Great idea. Beautiful colors too. Great job. Thanks for sharing!

JD said...

So pretty!

Maria Levine said...

Beautifully done!! Love the leaves you added!