July 16, 2011

JUGS #93


Hi there, strangers!  Sorry I've been quiet all week, but I'm currently on the road, traveling to Indiana to visit family, then headed to Cincinnati next weekend for Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire!  Lots of fun stuff coming up!

This week at Just Us Girls brings a fabulous color challenge of coral, blush, and gray.  For more inspiration, check out the gorgeous graphic highlighting these colors:


Makes you want to go get your craft on, doesn't it?

For my card, I worked on it right after seeing THIS card by Nichole Heady, so I had those stitched cardstock strips on the brain and knew I had to incorporate them.  I started with a Smokey Shadow card base partially debossed with the sheet music impression plate.  I left a small strip for some Sweet Blush cardstock stamped with a sentiment from Verve's Accent Notes.

I stitched Berry Sorbet and Sweet Blush cardstock strips vertically, then topped them with a dahlia stamped onto Bitty Dots patterned paper and shaded with a Copic marker.  I added the large leaf, also from PTI's Delightful Dahlia, stamped on Sweet Blush cardstock.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Smokey Shadow, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush)
Patterned paper:  Papertrey Ink (2008 Bitty Dot Basics)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Delightful Dahlia), Verve (Accent Notes)
Ink:  Inkadinkadoo (Black), Copic markers
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Sheet Music impression plate, dahlia & leaf dies), We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper), Martha Stewart (Scoring Board)
Accessories:  Michaels (rhinestone), thread

I show you this close-up not to draw attention to my miserable coloring skills, but so you can see more of that yummy debossed music score!

Okay, friends, it's off to bed for me so that I don't drive off the road tomorrow on the last leg of my journey.  Thanks for dropping in, and I hope to be back around to visit your blogs in a couple of days!

20 comments:

Marisa said...

Great colour combo and card. Hoping the drive went/goes okay! Will be nice to finally arrive, I'm sure, and enjoy some time with family.

E.T said...

Oh Christina this is GORGEOUS!!!

Lindsay said...

Um, wow! This is one fabulous Christina! Gorgeous is more the word for it! I hope you have a great time with family and safe travels! We will meet up soon!

Karen B. said...

This is spectacular, what a wonderful take on the color challenge. Like Lindsay said, safe travels!

Kendra said...

This is just beautiful! Great job!

Lynn said...

Safe travels tomorrow! How fun that one week from today we'll get to meet in person! Your card is beautiful! love the embossed background and the stitching!

Kim S said...

I am in awe...

Andrea M said...

Safe travels friend!!! This card is STUNNING!! LOVE the embossing, LOVE the shading and those FABULOUS paper strips!!! GORGEOUS take on the challenge colors!!!
Hope you have so much fun at Stamp-a-faire!!! So jealous!!! Wish I could be there to meet all of you! I'm sure it'll be great!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wow Christina, this is perfect! I LOVE the layout, and those colors look stunning together!

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous!!! Those colors are gorgeous. Love the flower, embossing, and the stitched strips!!!

Sara Mac said...

Love this card Christina! Perfect balance in the layout. Can't wait to meet you in Cincy!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! I love the grey background!

Maria Levine said...

Wonderful job! I just love that flower!

Sue Kohler said...

absolutely stunning Cristina, love how you have incorporated all the colours and the flower is amazing! TF inspiring- yet again! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a gorgeous card Christina. Love the dark background and the lovely flower!

The Paper Parade said...

LOVE it! It is so pretty, yet could be used for a male or female card.

Laurie said...

I want to sit here and stare at this card all day! WOW!!! That music background is AMAZING! I love this Christina! Maybe one of my top faves from you....but there are really so many of yours I love! :)

Elise said...

Yes, Ma'AM, this is gorgeous! You're not KIDDING - want's to make me get my craft on! You BET! Love, love, OMG - I am so in love with the texture and most excelletn {DUDE!} composition you're assembled here! Don't know what that malarky was about coloring skills - I'm just seeing pure card-craft GOLD! Way to go, delightful girl! You're crafty ways are a JOY to behold! xoxo!

kasia c. said...

I hope you have a FABULOUS time! (and safe travels)

This card is so yummy! I adore the colour combo and that flower looks absolutely perfect on the dotted paper with some subtle highlights. LOVE it!

Anne said...

Your card is fantastic! I love the play of the musical notes embossed card and the dotted dahlias. You hit the color challenge perfectly, too:)

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