Friday, May 30, 2014

Just Us Girls #243 - Wild Card

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This weeks Just Us Girls challenge is to create a background for your card using the shaving cream technique.  Here is a link to the technique  
Shaving Cream background.  Here is the link to the Splitcoast Stampers tutorial.

I used Old Olive, Summer Sun and Only Orange as my reinkers. I scraped the saving cream off my paper and left it at that rather than going over it with a paper towel as per the video.  Must say, that saving cream has quite the potent smell (albeit a nice one).  I'll be smelling like it for quite some time I think as will the card LOL! 

I used this week's Freshly Made Sketch as I wanted the background to be front and centre.  A Starbucks sleeve was used for my maple leaf and a few touches of brown with an orange button were added for contrast.

The rest of the  JUGS team, along with our last post by our wonderful May Guest Designer Barbara Campbell 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.

Forecast is for sunshine this weekend, so yard work it will be along with participating in the annual garage sale at my LLS.  Hopefully I can move my unloved goodies on to others and by doing so get some cash to spend on my wish lists.  Wishing you a fabulous weekend!
 

Challenge:  Simon says

 
 

What's In It?
Stamps:  Happy Birthday (Amuse)

Paper:  Old Olive, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up), Starbucks Coffee Sleeve   
Ink:  Black, Old Olive, Summer Sun, Only Orange (Stampin' Up) 
Accessories:  Leaf Dies (PTI), Saving Cream, Reinkers, 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals 

17 comments:

Lynn said...

I hope the sale goes well. Love the soft tones of your color palette Marisa.

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love your beautiful color combo and all of that glorious movement. Wonderful addition with the maple leaf. Beautiful card!

Kim S said...

LOVE the swirl of natural colors - perfect with the Starbucks sleeve!

Maureen said...

ah, the shaving cream technique! I think that's why I have so many reinkers! Always messy and fun and dramatic!

Nancy said...

Love your card Marisa....those colors work well together! Got another kick out of looking at your Hawaii pictures again! Great time for sure! Enjoy your weekend!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome job -- love that you used the panel as a focal image!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Such gorgeous results from the shaving cream technique! Your pairing with leaves was perfect-o.

Hope you make lots of money from the sale!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! This is fantastic, Marisa! You totally rocked this technique. I do not know if I have ever done this technique before. Oh, dear! Love your card!

Linda Callahan said...

Love that swirly shaving cream background! Fun technique! Beautiful card!

Bonnie said...

Oh, I want to try this technique now! This is so pretty and it's the perfect layout to let the background shine! I see I need to confiscate hubbies Starbucks sleeves.

I enjoyed your vacation photos! What a beautiful place and family!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!! :)

Vivienne Holden said...

You totally have this knack of turning something quite mundane into a positively beautiful work of art!! LOVE that shaving cream effect, it's the colours! xxx

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful color combo. Your background looks so soft. Love the pairing of the leaves, especially the corrugated one.

Amy O said...

What a cool technique! I love the way you've recycled your coffee sleeve too. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jingle said...

Awesome background! This is a fabulous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Jen Timko said...

My goodness, how cool! Great colors on that background! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Barbara said...

This is an extremely appealing BG. So very fascinating and a beautiful card.