Friday, August 15, 2014

Just Us Girls #254 - Colour Challenge

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Today, Sue V. has a wonderful colour challenge for us to work with.  I must admit, I'm not much of a navy girl, but I'm definitely a green girl so things balanced off LOL!  Actually, this is a fabulous colour combination to work with and I enjoyed working with it quite a bit.  I did cheat just a tad by adding a light blue to the mix...sorry Sue....just couldn't go with a Sahara Sand flower!

My card is based on this week's Viva La Verve sketch by Stacey, tweaked just a bit - must have been in a rebellious mood when I made this card LOL.  Haven't used the heart die from the Scalloped Trim Trio die set for a long time so out it came, along with the Rounded Scalloped Frame die, Petal Points die, and Sprightly Sprigs die.  The sentiment is from Be Blessed, and I wanted to squeeze in a flower/butterfly combo as summer is on the waning side and soon my beloved maple leaf dies will be front and center.

The rest of the  JUGS team along with our August Guest Designer, Kristie, have some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going, so head on over to the Just Us Girls blog and check out what they've created.  Simply create a card using the sketch and link it up to the JUGS blog for a chance to be chosen as the Chic of the Week.  Remember, if you are chosen as Chic of the Week, you could be invited to be a Guest.

Have a fabulous weekend!


 

What's In It?
Stamps:  Be Blessed (Verve Stamps) 

Paper:   For The Record 2 (Echo Park), Night of Navy, Early Espresso, Cool Caribbean, Old Olive (Stampin' Up)  
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Scalloped Trim Trio Set, Petal Points, Sprightly Springs, Rounded Scalloped Rectangle (A Cut Above by Verve), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Buttons, Twine, Black Half Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

16 comments:

Vivienne Holden said...

I really do envy you your knack of gathering just the right elements to make any card or project you put your mind to! It's a gift and I wish I had it! Another pretty and perfect card Marisa. xxx

Lynn said...

Love the heart borders...you are rocking your dies for this card Marisa.

Benzi said...

So pretty, Marisa. The blue flower and the greenery look awesome.
Hmmmmm....I see talk of those maple leaf dies. I know you're anxious to use them. They really are pretty.

Kim S said...

Totally sweet. Great combo of softly patterned paper with the darker colors for frames and borders. You are right on the light blue flower - it balances everything perfectly.

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic Marisa!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love this card. Your twine bow is awesome!

cm said...

I'm with Vivienne in noting how your create one stylish card after another, with each one seamlessly perfect. And I'm also echoing Kim: the blue flower is an excellent accessory! Makes the 'outfit' complete! Beautiful card, my friend, absolutely beautiful (as they all are *grin*)
~c

Nancy said...

I so agree with Vicki...that twine bow is so well done! The card is beautiful too! glad you cheated withe the light blue...great added punch of bright! Enjoy your weekend!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! You combined these colors beautifully! Love that twine bow!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is beautiful and that light blue is the perfect accent for that flower! Love the composition and that perfect twine bow.

Betty Wright said...

This is wonderful, Marisa! Love the colors, patterns, and detailing! Must try these colors! Great card!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Gorgeous use of the challenge colors....love the addition of the light blue. Beautiful card!

nwilliams6 said...

Fun colors and your card is so sweet Marisa! Love the light blue you cheated and added - it was a perfect addition. Positive card with lots of details. Hugz!

Maureen said...

love how all the colours go so well together. Just darling :)

Darlene Gabriel said...

Marisa this is such a beautiful card. I love seeing the Scalloped Heart Border here:) and the light blue flower is perfect. A fun combination of DPs and dies.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How Sweet! I just love your layered flower with the button center.
Bear Hugs,
Carol