Friday, October 18, 2013

Just Us Girls #211 - Colour Challenge

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This week Nancy is our hostess and she has provided us with this fabulous colour combination to work with.  I just loooove brown and blue/aqua together, especially since they are Verve's signature colours :)  The photo makes it almost seem black, but trust me, it is Early Espresso!

After seeing this week's Merry Monday challenge involving snowflakes, I had snowflakes on the brain because they are my favorite Christmas element to put on cards.  That lead to my gleefully pulling out  PTI's large snowflake die!  I mounted it ion a kraft tag since the current Verve Diva Dare is to make a tag or use one on a card, and added the embossed background.  The sentiment is from Verve's Glad Tidings set and it is stamped on this fun banner from Verve's Flag It die set.  Fiddled with whether to have it vertically or horizontally oriented, and settled on horizontal, though I'm still not sure which version I liked better LOL! 

The rest of the  JUGS team, including our three new DT member's, have 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.    

Hoping for a quiet weekend with lots of R & R as we have been going full tilt as a family for over two months now.  Think everyone is in agreement too, even our extrovert LOL! Have a great weekend everyone!  

 Challenges:  Simon Says



What's In It? 
Stamps:  Glad Tidings (Verve Stamps) 

Paper:  Early Espresso, Cool Caribbean (Stampin' Up)

Ink:  Black
Accessories:   Flag It Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Snowflake Die (PTI), Jumbo Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Tag Die (My Favorite Things), Seeing Spots Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), 5/8" Blue Satin Ribbon (Michael's), Twine, Button, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

19 comments:

Sharyn Polesel said...

Wonderful job of combining so many challenges and coming up with this beautiful card. I love the big snowflakes. They are a favorite of mine too!

Benzi said...

Marisa, I'm with you, that is a gorgeous combo of colors. And, the big snowflake is beautiful and made a wonderful Christmas card.

Lisa Kind said...

Snowflakes are starting to pop up everywhere! It's that time of year up north! Love this card. Putting them on the tag was such a great idea! Lovely card Marissa!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Weren't these colors fun! Fabulous layered snowflake~

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!!

Nance Leedy said...

These colors are yummy together! Especially all stacked together on that beautiful snowflake! Love your tag and the way the sentiment mimics the ribbon accent--great card!

Betty Wright said...

Hello! Hope you are doing great! I love how you used these colors. Beautiful design with the layered snowflakes. Lovely card, Marisa!

JoAnn said...

Love your layered snowflake and design of your card. Pretty colors.

Shelley Germann said...

All those lovely layers and your stitched tag! Very pretty, Marisa!

Maureen said...

a classic colour combo...gorgeous snowflake :)

Katina said...

Beautiful Christmas card Marisa, I love the colour scheme.
xx

Nancy said...

Great job with the colors this week....love that tag!!!! I hadn't really thought of it before you mentioned it...but they do resemble the JUGS color palette! Hope your doing well Marisa!

Maria Levine said...

Oh so fabulous! Love those snowflakes! Great job with the colors this week.

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - the colors on this are amazing! I would never have thought to use the brown on a snowflake but it is perfect! Very cool stitching on the sentiment too. Love this! I think it is my favorite Christmas card you have made this year. Hugz!

Barb said...

so perfect! i love the shape of the sentiment banner, stitched edge and of course those gorgeous snowflakes.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love how you adorned that tag with the large, layered snowflakes! I really like how you tied the ribbon with the button and twine. Great use of this color combo.

Cheryl said...

Nice card, Marissa! I love that chocolate colored snowflake among the blues! Frosty and warm at the same time!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, fabulous use of those colors. This is bold and dynamic. So beautiful, I can hardly take my eyes off of it!
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Jen said...

Two of my favorite things together in one place: snowflakes and tags! I love these gorgeous colors and all the lovely details.