Friday, July 12, 2013

Just Us Girls #197

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This week's technique is brought to you by Maria and she has provided a wonderful opportunity to get down and have some mixability fun!!  Here is the link to the SCS tutorial on how to create bright pastels.

I only own one distress ink, and it's a neutral, so I had to improvise a bit by using a direct from ink pad technique with my classic ink pads.  I am quite happy with how it turned out and got a bit of added texture, which I just love, due to my saran wrap crinkling during the process.

The colour combination reminded me of a sunset so I decided to use this wonderful sailboat image to have the boat sailing at sunset.  A sailor's knot and an anchor added provided a bit of detail.

The rest of the  JUGS team has some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going, so head 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 chosen as the Chic of the Week. 

I am happy to say I have survived year eleven working at VBS!  I had the best group of boys: they had lots of energy, were loads of fun to tease and talk to, but very respectful and obedient so it was the perfect mix :)  I even managed to stun them with my knowledge of sports and Mindcraft -- no boring leader here LOL!  

Next week we start our two week set of swimming lessons so I'll be swimming laps for forty five minutes while the kids have their lesson.  Eau de chlorine here I come!  Have a great weekend everyone and come back on Monday for the first challenge of the re-opening of the Curtain Call!  

 

What's In It? 
Stamps:   Sail Away (Stampin' Up), Strong Anchor (Verve Stamps)
Ink:  Black, Real Red, Only Orange (Stampin' Up, VersaMark

Paper:  Black, White 
Accessories:  Nautical Die Set (A Cut Above By Verve), Black Embossing Powder, Twine, White Acrylic Paint, Dimensionals

24 comments:

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Love the look of the background you created with this technique! Great card, Marisa!

Marianne said...

Wow, amazing background and card. Isn't it fun to be challenged sometimes to get out of your comfort zone? I'm taking another online class right now (Summer Card Camp 2) and I love it! I actually managed to create a 10-minute card yesterday, an all-time record for me LOL. Your swimming arrangedment sounds great!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Lynn said...

So glad that VBS was a successful week and way to go on the swimming. Your card is gorgeous. I love the soft texture!

Mary Ann said...

Awesome background!Love it!Beautiful card,thanks for the video!!!

scrappingnana said...

Great card. Love the background you created. It does look like a sunset. TFS

nwilliams6 said...

Perfect card for swimming lessons and VBS - relates to both. I love the mixed media on this card - the scratch marks are fabulous! Wonderful scene and I love the anchor too. Very special.

I am impressed you are going to be swimming laps for 45 minutes and that you could surprise 11 year old boys with your sports knowledge - how great! Hugz!

Chris D. said...

What a gorgeous sunset you created with this technique! Beautiful card Marisa!

Dawn Easton said...

You rocked this card!!! Wow!!! I need to case it soon!!! That technique looks wonderful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome job turning the technique into a skyline! WTG~

Lisa Kind said...

Ooh, love that background! Love how you used Saran Wrap to get your dimension! Lovely card!

Maria Levine said...

This is wonderful! Love that color background it worked out so perfectly! Nice job!

Maureen said...

what a beautiful sunset...reminds me of the ones we see off our back deck :) Just lovely!

Crystal said...

Wow this is fantastic I love love that knot just the perfect touch!!

Danni said...

So pretty! Such a calming card...makes you just feel at peace!

Tangii said...

Love the look of this Marisa! Gorgeous :)

Viv said...

Wow Marisa! I envy you your energy and imagination. Your card is stunning and I love that knot and anchor! As for leading a group of boys.....I bow to you! xxx

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous card Marisa. Love the sailboat and the anchor. The background looks awesome!

Nancy said...

Loved reading your blog...sounds like your an amazing VBS leader! The boys loved you I am sure with your knowledge of Mindcraft! This card does remind you of a sunset and I am thrilled that the other inks worked so well...I will be trying that next! The knot on the bottom of the card is awesome. Have a good time at Swim Lessons!

Benzi said...

Great technique and a beautiful card, Marisa. I really love it.

Wanda Cullen said...

What an amazing BG...love that look! Enjoy your chlorine-filled weeks! If it's as hot there as it's been in VA, the water will feel wonderful!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awesome guy card, great silhouette.

Julia Aston said...

wonderful background 'sky' on this Marisa! the sailboat looks lovely with that great knot!

Bonnie said...

What an awesome background! It's perfect for a sunset! I'm in awe over that beautiful knot!

Christina said...

That is such an incredible background for your sailboat! And your knot looks absolutely perfect. :)