Friday, November 6, 2009

Just Us Girls Week 6 - Sketch Challenge

Wow this is already challenge #6?!?! I must say - again - that you girls are really rockin' our challenges.


We are thrilled that so many of you leave comments about how much you are enjoying these. We are trying to make them fun but also somewhat challenging to help each of you (and certainly us, too) to grow in our stampin' abilities, styles and techniques. And besides all that - it's just plain FUN!!!!



This week we bring you another SKETCH challenge for the oh-so talented Maria. Maria cooked up this new sketch just for y'all and we truly hope you will use it this week. I just LOVE to see the hundreds of ways that girls interpret sketch challenges. :-) REMEMBER: every participant who posts a direct link to their project by the Thursday deadline is eligible to be considered as our TOP PICK stamper which we call "Chic of the Week".  You get your own special blog badge, too! We plan to then select one gal from our Chic of the Week winners from each month to become a Guest Designer with Just Us Girls for a future month! SO - come out down and play with us! Show us what you've got!



Here's MY take on the sketch - ever since Dana's color challenge for Just Us Girls, which kicked me into a winter mode, I've been resisting going to winter.... BUT I really wanted to do a winter theme this week so I gave up and went with it LOL.  This precious snowman (I LOVE snowmen) is an old, old CTMH I think. BUT he's super fun to color - used my copics. I modified the sketch to use an oval nestie instead of a circle cause I wanted lots of Mr. Snowman to show.  Some simple sponging while the image was still in the nestie gave the soft, subtle "sky" BG.


Here's a close up of this adorable little guy. What you can't see are the stickles on his hat and button. BUT you can also see a close up of the snow flake embellishments. I found these after winter on clearance last year and was SO excited when I saw Maria's sketch - I just knew I HAD to use these flaky embellies :-)

Now - the double layers on Maria's sketch I chose to go with some "snow" hills using one of my EK punches. Each of the two "snow" layers is popped up on dimensionals and there is, of course, glitter on the mounds - I really wanted to use some white Flower Soft for the snow - but, alas, the stamp store is out.  I kept the rest of the card simple - no ribbon *gasp* because of all the other elements I have on this.  I'll be sure to send this card to one of my California friends in January LOL.




Be sure to hop over to the rest of the Just Us Girls team. Everyone has some fun takes on the sketch. Once you make YOUR card - be sure to go back to the Just Us Girls website and link up your project to Mr. Linky.

Just Us Girls Team:

I'll be looking at and commenting on your projects! Ciao and thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls.

13 comments:

Dana Gustafson said...

I love it Pam! I'm feeling the winter too...even here in coastal California! hee hee. It actually rained today :) Your snowman is such a cutey and those snowflake embellies are PERFECT! And to think you got them on clearance?! double perfect!

Maria Levine said...

This is beautiful! I love snowmen! Love the glitter!

Wendy said...

Oh I am so playing this week! I love a good sketch and this is a good sketch!

CraftieConnie said...

Love this card Pam! Love how you made the snow mounds

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a cuute snowman card Pam! How fun :) Love the snowflake embellies & the glittery shimmer in the snow! Looks like diamonds sparkling on a cold wintry day! Brrr.... You really rocked it out with Maria's sketch! :)

Andrea M said...

Pam, this is so fantastic!!! Love everything - the super cute snowman, the snow, the background paper and the embellishments - just... perfect! Thanks for the awesome inspiration :)

Gwen said...

This is so adorable!! love how you made the snow drifts! Hope I can find time to play this week!!!

Carolina said...

Adorable card Pam...love how you made the snow and the snowman is over the top adorable!!!

Justine said...

What a fun card, love your beautiful coloring and those snow drifts are genius. Love it

Lisa Kind said...

This is the most adorable card! I just love snowmen images, and this one is a cutie! I love how you interpreted the sketch, too! Clever use of the punches for the hills of snow! Beautiful card!

Martina said...

Thank you Pam for leaving such nice comments on my blog for my boys' creations. They were so pround and happy about it.

Whenever you came to Frankfurt and need some help - let me know!

Melissa Cash said...

I love your snowman card Pam! The sketch this week is awesome. I hope I have some time tomorrow to work something up using it.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE love love this card! Just a perfect scene for the JUGS Challenge.

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