Friday, February 1, 2013

Just Us Girls #174

JUGS174

This week's sketch is brought to us by Vicki. I needed a card for a friend and his wife who recently moved in to a new home, so took the opportunity to  use the sketch to make them a card.  Since I know him much better than his wife, I went for a more masculine card.

The image is one from Market Street stamps purchased through my SFYTT win on Christmas Day.  I coloured it with Twinkling H2Os - always a daunting task as a colourer I am not!

The middle house represents their new home so I wanted it to stick out - thus the orange colour.  Hope they like orange LOL!  I added some grass around the houses to "ground" them images.  Had to giggle to myself because I went a bit long on the blades of grass and it looks like it has to be mowed - not something you want to have to do when you first move in.

Added texture with the embossing folder and crimped banners and just "had" to add a bow to glam it up a bit.  Pretty sure he can handle it [grin}!

For some inspiration to get you going, just hop on over to the Just Us Girls blog, and check out what the Design Team has created.  Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post on the JUGS blog for the chance to be selected as Chick of the Week.

Have a great weekend!  Back on Monday with my Mojo Monday card. 



What's In It?
Stamps:  Market Street
Paper:  Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Mellow Moss, Kraft  
Ink:  Black
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Lattice Embossing Folder (Stampin Up), Crimper, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals 

22 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh this is so sweet! Love your awesome coloring on the sweet little row of houses Marisa!

chantal said...

This card(map) is magnificent!
I adore.
Kisses.
Chantal

Andrea Ewen said...

Lovely, Marisa! I'm sure that they will enjoy this card...love the colored houses (especially the orange one) and the fabulous textured background. AND...You have mastered a masculine card which is a feat in it of itself! ;)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love it! This is darling, and your coloring is perfect...really!

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is wonderful! I am sure they appreciated it! You know I've never used that colouring medium!
Great looking sketch...I'll add it to my to do list for the weekend!
Have a good one!

Benzi said...

That a very nice 'new address' card, Marisa...grass and all. :-)
That bow is just perfect.

Viv said...

LOVE this card...(love 'em all actually) but this is so YOU! So clean and so beautifully co-ordinated. I'm jealous. xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome use of the sketch! Nice clean coloring too!

Ravengirl said...

Nice Marissa! Congrats on that great SFYTT win!

Kristina said...

What a sweet card! I think the coloring job turned out fabulous. I love the choice to make the colors bold on the middle house. It really catches and draws the eye. You friends are going to love it!

Dawn B. said...

They will treasure this. What a pretty combination of colors. I really like this layout too. How thoughtful of you to think of them during their transition.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful, Marisa! Love the trio of houses - a perfect housewarming!

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful!! Those blades of grass are perfect and love the orange house!! Love the bow!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super sweet card Marisa! The image is darlin' and you totally rocked the sketch :) !!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Marisa,
What a wonderful and adorable house - will most certainly make someone smile!

Tangii said...

Too cute Marisa :) And your coloring looks just fine to me!

Elise said...

This is soooooooo darling! I LOVE your use of colors and MATERIALS! {Helloooooo BOW!} So pretty! My hunch is that you have a FRIEND for life in the recipient of this fine card! <3 Yipeee!

TannyP said...

Gorgeous ribbon with your perfect bow! Stunning card.

Shelley Germann said...

Cute idea, accenting the middle house. Bows are lookin' good!

Katina said...

Ooh, lovely! It's a long time since I used my H20S -I'd forgotten how fab the colours are. Love the way you've made 'their' house a different colour. Great layout and I love the turned back corner - fab touch!
xx

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful stamp and it looks to me like you color beautifully! The little tag is perfect!

Christina said...

Your coloring is fantastic, and I especially love the orange house! Love the textured background and curled corner as masculine touches.