Friday, May 17, 2013

Just Us Girls #189 - Colour Challenge

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This week's colour challenge is brought to us by Vicki and it's a lovely neutral pallet with a pop of colour.

I used Verve's second May sketch with this week's colours (plus my added touch of  black and cream neutrals).  The sketch was making me think I really do need to get some doilies...I have managed to put it off to date as I'm not a huge fan of them, but I think the need to succumb is in order as one would have been fabulous on this card.  Can you tell I do not like to follow trends that aren't "me".   Yes...I'm stubborn that way LOL!

Since my sympathy card stash is non-existent at the moment, I pulled out Verve's new Deepest Sympathy Plain Jane and stamped it on Verve's Curvy Bookplate Die and layered it over my lacy circle nestability.  Added a touch of cream and black neutrals to the mix and rolled a few roses to finish things off. 

The rest of the  JUGS team has some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going, so 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 Chic of the Week.  
 
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!  My son has a soccer tournament so we will be spending a lot of time at the soccer pitch.  Thankfully, due to late morning or early afternoon games, I will also manage to get a few sleep in days as I really do need them!!  Life is slowly getting back to normal as mom is doing better every day, and the push to get the big job for hubby done is just a few days away from completion - yeah!  Added bonus:  we get a long weekend!


Thanks for popping by today and if all goes well, I will be much more consistent with my posting.





What's In It?  Stamps:  Deep Sympathy Plain Jane  (Verve Stamps), French Script (Stampin' Up)
Paper: Kraft, Cream Linen, Tan, He Said She Said (Teresa Collins)  
Ink:  Black, VersaMark 
Accessories:  Lacy Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders),  Rolled Rose Dies (My Favorite Things), Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart), 5/8" Coral Grosgrain Ribbon (Michael's Ribbon Bin), Button, Black Half Pearls, Twine, Glue Dots

21 comments:

Viv said...

You have the gift of creating just the right card with just the right elements, for just about every occasion. This, as always, foots the bill! xxx

Lynn said...

I love all the coral. Such an elegant and beautiful card Marisa! I hope all the games go well this weekend!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous! You made the colors sing~

Benzi said...

Maria, that is yummy paper you've used. This is a wonderful sympathy card..love the roses.

Hope your weekend is great and you're snoozing right now. :-)

Maureen said...

such a pretty sympathy card. I say try the doilies! They aren't expensive and I bet you fall in love!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous sympathy card. Love the colors.
Glad your Mom is doing better, Enjoy your weekend.

Katina said...

A beautiful colour palette and a stunning card, Marisa!
xx

Mary Ann said...

Love your card,Very pretty,Love the color of your ribbon!

Dawn Easton said...

Wonderful Sympathy card, Marisa. I like to keep a few on hand for when the time arises that I need one. Much easier to make them ahead of time.

LOL I finally caved and bought some doilies too. Other than designer paper I don't buy a whole lot of trendy things either ;)

Bonnie said...

I love these colors! I hope I can find time to use them. Your scalloped circle works very well in this sketch. I haven't bought any doilies either.

Vickie Z said...

Love how you used these colors and sketch!! The rolled roses and bow/button combo is perfect!

nwilliams6 said...

I need some sleep in days too! I love the neutrals on this and the pop of color - what a wonderful combination. What a special Sympathy card. Gorgeous. Hugz!

Silke Ledlow said...

Marisa, this is just gorgeous...love these colors :) and you definitely rocked the sketch too!!! Hope you all had a great day and successful at the soccer tournament!?!? Hugs ~S~

Lisa Kind said...

Very pretty Marisa! Love the damask pattern and how you put the colors together! This looks fine without the doily too, but go buy some or a doily die!

Jeannie said...

Beautiful colors and I really like that cool twine too!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie Thomas
Dragonfly Journeys

Emily Keaton said...

Marisa, this sympathy card is so very lovely. You did wonders with the color combo! This is sure to bring comfort.

Diane Malcor said...

Lovely card! I LOVE your flowers!

Nancy said...

Marisa....I am in love with what you did with our color challenge this past week...sorry it took me a while to comment. Hope your mom is still improving!

Tangii said...

It looks fabulous Marisa! I just love everything about it and the pops of black are just perfect!! And you rocked the "doily" ;)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your JUGS card isn't posted. :)

Vicki B. said...

This is so pretty Marisa, I love the colors and the rolled flowers!!! Such a great sympathy card!!