Saturday, July 21, 2012

Just Us Girls #146: Color Challenge



It's Saturday...we're heading out to the Reds game this evening with my blogging friend, Sara and her hubby!  Really looking forward to an adult night out tonight!

Now...onto our challenge at Just Us Girls.  Andrea has a fabulous color combo for us. I have to admit to being a bit stumped until I watched one of the Stretch Your Stamps videos earlier this week.  I put distress inks on a crafting mat, sprayed a touch of water and then pressed water color paper to it.  After it dried, I die cut the butterfly. I masked off the top and bottom of the card and did the same thing to create the stripe across the card base.  Stamped my sentiment, added gems and off I went.  Have to say I'm really pleased with the end result!  This will be sent to a friend's son who just started his mission.

Please come play along with us at Just Us Girls.  We'd love to be inspired by you1

24 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

The is absolutely stunning Lynn!

Marisa said...

Yoru butterfly is gorgeous, Lynn! Lvoe the way your brought the watercolours across the page not to mention that fabulous verse. Great use of this week's colours :)

Quip1320 said...

Wow!! I wasn't so sure what to make of the distress ink/watercolor technique either but if this is what it can do...I'm in! Gorgeous!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful! I love the idea of the strip going across your design, a brilliant tactic!

Karen Conner said...

Simply love the water color effect on the paper & butterfly!
Super!!

Cindy C. said...

Simply fabulous!

Jean Martin said...

Wow Lynn! This is stunning! I LOVE your technique!!! Beautiful CAS card. :)

~jan said...

One of my favorite color combos! Will have to get to this sometime this weekend! Your card is goooor-geous, Lynn! Hope you enjoyed the game!

Laura B. said...

so gorgeous!!! gotta try this!

sandie said...

this is stunning, not sure I understand how you did the watercolour/distress technique but it the effect is great. I will try to master masking first!
Reds-basketball, football??? I'm British remember before you giggle too much! Have fun x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome card!! I love the subtle line of color. You rocked out the color challenge this week,

Barb said...

That is such a fun technique, isn't it?! Just love the way your card turned out, Lynn - pretty colors! Enjoy your evening out - sounds like fun! :)

Virginia L. said...

Wow, how GORGEOUS!! I love your color take on this! The water color effect is amazing! Enjoy your weekend, Lynn!

Ange Kelly said...

This card is gorgeous and I love the technique you used with the distress inks.

Noelle said...

oh, just gorgeous! I love these colors! :)

Maureen said...

what a cool technique! Hey, is that a new Verve stamp? LOVE it! The colours are just perfect :) Hope you had a fun time last night! Any pics?

Lisa Kind said...

Ive done that technique many times but I love the way you created that strip in the middle! This is gorgeous!

Jenny said...

What a great technique.... that multicoloured strip makes such a great design across the card, love how the colours flow together :0)
Jenny x

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous, Lynn! I especially like the stripe you created! Must try this...

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the watercolored butterfly and that FAB sentiment, Lynn! FAB card!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for explaining how you made this absolutely stunning creation. Simple, but total WOW!

Carole said...

The stretch your stamps classes are all over the blog-aspere. Sounds interesting and it certainly produced some delightful results. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with the soulful message. And thanks for the feed back on my blog.

Andrea M said...

Hey sweet Lynn!!! This card is an absolute DELIGHT!!! I love what you did with the colors - STUNNING!!! Wowzas friend!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I love how you can use such a small amount of color and make an impact.