Friday, April 11, 2014

Just Us Girls #236 - Technique Challenge

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This week, Lisa has challenged us to create a water coloured background on our card.

I embossed Stampin' Up's French Script background (don't think I'll ever get rid of this stamp!) on my card stock and then pulled out some Gelatos and water and had fun finger painting :)   I quickly discovered you only need a "touch of grey" when blending as it is a very strong colour.  Needless to say, my first attempt ended up in the garbage can as it was too dark and depressing, the total opposite of my intent LOL!   On my second attempt, I added just a few dabs of grey, and almost came to the same result, but managed to salvage things by adding and blending in some extra aqua to tone it down a bit.  A few black accents and I was good to go.

The rest of the  JUGS team, along with the first appearance of our April Guest Designer Lee Anne, 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.  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.  Plus if you are chosen as Chic of the Week, you could be invited to be a Guest Designer.

Have a fabulous weekend!



 
 

What's In It?
Stamps:  French Script (Stampin' Up) 

Paper:  Black and White   
Ink:  VersaMark
Accessories: 
Gelatos, Happy Hello Die (My Favorite Things), Flower Die (PTI), 5/8" Sheer Black Ribbon,
White Embossing Powder, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals
   

17 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

So very beautiful and elegant! Way to water color softly!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

So soft and lovely! Your background turned out great. This is just so elegant.

Lee-Anne said...

Beautiful...just beautiful, Marisa! Love the soft colors and layout! Don't you just love playing with Gelatos?

Lynn said...

Soft, serene and oh so beautiful Marisa! Hope you have a great weekend...first soccer and baseball games of the season today!

Nancy said...

Second attempt is Fabulous Marisa! Love aqua and grey together! Have a great day!

Vickie Z said...

Love it!! The French script is gorgeous and perfect gelato blending!!

Vivienne Holden said...

Gorgeous muted effect Marisa! xxx

Sharyn Polesel said...

Love your beautiful design and the lovely soft background! Beautiful card!

cm said...

Applauding and cheering your watercolour background! You've ventured, with style and flair, into a realm that manages to intimidate me! Your results: gorgeous!! Love the flower, especially the polka dot layer!
c

Benzi said...

I love your beautiful background and the dotted flower is sooooo pretty.

nwilliams6 said...

Wow is this ever elegant and pretty! Love this! The bg you created is gorgeous with the aqua and grey. I am going to get some gelatos so I can play too! I agree your script stamp is a keeper! Beautiful card Marisa. Hugz!

Kim S said...

Absolutely lovely! Such a beautiful background (I've never had good luck with Gelatos - but I love your technique!) The quick pops of black are totally elegant.

sue t. said...

This is just so elegant! I love it! I haven't worked with the gelatos yet, they sure seem pretty cool!

Ravengirl said...

This is so pretty!

Lisa Kind said...

This is just so classy! I love the colors and the watercoloring! Very pretty card!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Your background is just gorgeous. Pure genius to add the Aqua as it looks striking. This is very sophisticated and beautiful!
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Linda Callahan said...

This is just gorgeous!