Saturday, October 17, 2009

Just Us Girls Week 3 - Color Challenge

Wow girls - you totally rocked our new blog (Just Us Girls) last week! We already have more than 90 followers and we had 75+ participating entries last week for our first challenge on the new blog! AMAZING! Huge thank yous and hugs to everyone who helped support our new venture.  :-)    :-)    :-)


Alas, it is Saturday again - and time for another NEW challenge from Just Us Girls. This week the amazing Dana is our hostess and she has a fabulous color challenge for you: Aqua, Red and Cream. Although the colors referenced on our color graphic are PaperTrey colors, you may use any company's papers that are similar colors.

It has been really cold here in the Chicagoland area (especially considering that this is only October) so I was in the mood for working with a holiday or winter idea. (OK Dana you nudged me into it LOL.) Here's my card for this week's color challenge:


I love that I could combine stamps from both Gina K (Funky Christmas snowman and snowflakes) and PaperTrey (Snowfall sentiments).

I used all Papertrey papers per the color graphic and just worked with several layers. Cuttlebug snowflake and swiss dots embossing folders provided some texture. There are snowflakes stamped on the cream strip but are very soft and a little hard to see. The aqua mist ribbon really matches the paper beautifully but my camera was messing with the color so part of it looks a little "off". (sorry)

I used red as the accent throughout from the sponging to the framing to the embellishments. A little bit of Copic shading using BG000 to provide some dimension to the snowman (and to stick with the color challenge.) Again, it's hard to see but there is glitter on the snowman and bits of it on the cuttlebugged snowflakes as well.

Here's a detail shot of the snowman so maybe you can see a bit of the glitter.



To play along this week with the Color Challenge, create a new card and post it to your blog or online gallery, then provide a DIRECT link to your project on the Mr. Linky on the Just Us Girls Challenge site for JUGS3. Deadline to post to Mr. Linky to be considered for our "top pick" stamper called our "Chic of the Week"  is Thursday, October 22, 9:00 PM EST.  We will post the winner on the Just Us Girls blog on Friday Oct. 23.  I really hope you will play along!

For more inspiration please hop along to the rest of the Design Team and see what they have "colored up" for you:

Kristin
Dana
Lisa
Mona
Maria
Tracey

Have a fabulous weekend, girls. I'll be by your blogs and galleries to comment on your creations when I get home.

18 comments:

Maria Levine said...

Great Snowman, I love snowmen! It's been awfully cold here in CT as well, where did Fall go? Great job with the challenge!

Jennie said...

Great job on this card Pam! Love the colors and your snowman is just adorable! :o)

Alicia said...

Great card....love your snowman!

Kristin Bueter said...

This is so cute, Pam! Love all the texture and how you added dimension to the snowman with the Copic! He's such a funky snowman...I need to check out Gina K's stamps SOON!

Have a great trip this weekend! Chat with you soon :O)

catdidit said...

This is awesome Pam! Love it! Love this color combo, gonna have to try to give it a try!

Dana Gustafson said...

Gorgeous layers and texture Pam! I love all of the embossing in the background and glitter accents. I'll bet those glittery sparkles are even more amazing IRL. You capture the spirit of the color challenge perfectly!

Regan said...

so super cute Pam!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Pam - SUPER fun card -- I love the embossing -- and that snowman is just too cute :).

I love that you did a 'winter themed' card too -- that's what I originally thought of, but 'needed' a different kind of card ;).

Andrea M said...

Another stunner, Pam! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Wendy said...

Lovea, lovea, lovea! Thanks for introducing me to the JUGS, love it!

Selma said...

This is such a cute card Pam. Love the card layout and all the textures you have given it.

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card, what great detail and the glitter on the snowman :) TFS

Our Little Inspirations said...

Oh My! I just love that chubby little snowman image and how icy cold he looks with all that glitter!! The embossed b/g looks perfect with your cute little snowman!! Great card!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh Dear Pam! I sent you an email prior to your posting & didn't realize that I didn't come back to tell you how much I love your snowman card! I love ALL the embossing, the pearly embellies & the detailed sponging around the perimeter of the scalloped circle! Great inspiration! :) TFS

Deb Neerman said...

Love this, Pam! Beautifully done!

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me the info on the JUGS challenge. I'll definitely check it out; thanks!

~Hugs, Deb

Courtney Baker said...

How cute! I just love all your details!

Gwen said...

This is just darling! I am always a sucker for a snowman card!!!

Elise said...

PAAAAAAAM! Your snowman image is toooo cute! Not to mention the tactile dimension and fabulousness of your material choices! Lovely and yummy and WINTER wonderful!

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