Friday, March 11, 2011

Just Smashing!

NOTE to my followers: I will be MIA for a couple of weeks. My daughter is back from her assignment in Germany and is coming home for a week as she prepares for her deployment to Afghanistan - I will then be going to DC to help her finalize her plans and will then drive her car back here once she leaves. I want to spend every possible free moment with her before she goes so I hope y'all understand and check back on me soon. Here's a quick post for the JUGS.   Try it--- You'll Like it!

Good morning - it's a JUGS Saturday - are you ready for a fun technique? Today's challenge is to use the acrylic smash technique which you can find HERE from SCS.


I had never tried this technique before and, although I used to do a lot of tole painting, I could not find my old acrylic paints. I had one bottle of cream on hand so I simply added a few drops of re-inker ink to a small pool of acrylic, stirred it up and sponged it on my acetate layer.

Here's my sunrise thank you...


I used a light pink, soft yellow and a pale purple for my three colors. I had stamped my acetate with a few pieces from the Tropical Flowers set from Gina K. The rest was just a simple design - a little embossing, a couple of prima flowers and a few purple pearls.  I really liked this technique and will surely use it again!


Please check out the rest of the team's creations and I will "see" you soon.

 Just Us Girls Design Team  

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Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs n smiles,

14 comments:

Elise said...

Wonderful PAM! My thoughts of wonderful mother/daughter togetherness are with you guys - I hope you have a BLAST! God bless your daughter for her service to our beloved country - My PRAYERS to keep her safe will follow... *HEART!*

Meanwhile, HOW anyone with such exciting plans can manage to CREAT soooo beautifully - GOSH! THIS is SUCH pearly, painterly, WONDERFUL use of this dynamite technique! WAHOOOO! Thanks for leaving us with SUCH goodness to enjoy!

HAVE A FANTASTIC time!

Lisa Kind said...

I love how we all had to improvise somewhat to do this challenge! Love how you created the sunrise behind your images...so very soft and pretty! Those images are perfect for this technique! It's really a beautiful card! Have fun with your daughter. We'll certainly miss you!

Anne said...

Beautiful card! Enjoy your time with your daughter!!

Maria Levine said...

OH Pam I'm so glad you are going to have time with your daughter!! ENJOY every minute of it!!!!!

Your card is awesome! So pretty and elegant! Great job with this technique!

Andrea M said...

Pam, first of all enjoy your time with your DD!!! I can so relate! I can't wait to move closer to my family!!! Enjoy every moment friend!!! No worries, we'll be happily waiting for your return :)
Your take on the acrylic smash is STUNNING!! I love that you mixed reinker in the cream paint - BRILLIANT!! It makes a stunning background!!! WOW! Love the purple and yellow color combo!!! Beautiful work GF!

Tangii said...

BEautiful card Pam! SO glad you told us how you improvised as I will need to do the same thing, lol. Enjoy your time with your daughter! How wonderful that you are able to take the time to be there for her and help her like this!! Safe travels, for you both :)

Dana Gustafson said...

Yay for you and your girl! I hope you two are able to soak up every moment together. Please pass on my and my family's gratitude for her service to this great nation!

You obviously channeled your excitement into creating your gorgeous card. It is so pretty and sophisticated!

Kathryn B said...

Beautiful card Pam! Love your soft hues of yellow and purple. it makes me think of a spring morning! Enjoy your time with your daughter Pam, it's all too precious.

Monique said...

Your card is just SMASHING !! Love it ... I hope you have a wonderful time with your Daughter enjoy every bit of it!! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Hope you enjoy every moment with your DD Pam! Your card is oh so pretty! Love the soft BG you created!

Donna said...

Hi Pam! what a pretty card! I bet you're enjoying every minute with your daughter - be safe!

Carla Bazhenow said...

I hope you and your daughter are having an amazing time. Please thank her for her service.... I so admire her. Your card is so fabulous!!! Hugs,

Alyssa S said...

First off, thank you for having a wonderful daughter that is giving her service for our freedom! Hope you all had a magnificent time!!

Beautiful card! Love the soft color pallete!

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