Tuesday, July 20, 2010

WMSC #6 and JUGS #42



A two-challenge card today! I looked at this sketch from Waltzingmouse and had no ideas. So, I thought--when all else fails, go literal. It looks like a flower to me, so I made a flower! I cut several Large Scalloped Circles from nestie dies, stamped them with a background stamp from WMS, and then rolled like crazy to soften and loosen up the paper layers. Then I inked it some more and cut it to fit the shape of the card. My first try at one of these homemade flowers and it was a fun learning experience. I used one of my grandmother's old earrings as the flower center, and a sentiment from WMS, and stitched around the edges.

The color combo came from challenge #42 at Just Us Girls. I loved it, and so decided to play along with my first JUGS challenge (love the acronym!). I can see using these colors together again!

Thanks for looking, friends!

Supplies
Stamps: WMS--Faux Fun & Fancy Phrases
Paper: PTI--Vintage Cream; stash
Ink: PTI--Enchanted Evening; Versacolor--Marigold; Ranger--Dried Marigold, Antique Linen, & Tea Dye Distress Inks
Buttons: PTI--Orange Zest
Ribbon: Michaels
Dies: Spellbinders--Large Scalloped Circles
Misc: Button; sewing machine

18 comments:

Joyce across the Pond said...

What an usual take on the sketch...the colours are great, the flower is so dramatic in yellow...and the little buttons to co-ordinate are a nice touch. Just think it zings!

Jen Carter said...

I want to do this sketch too! I love your take on it! Very cute!

Baseret said...

Cool flower.Love your take on the sketch!

Ren-Yi said...

i love your colors and find your huge flower absolutely to die for. so big and summery and bold. love it.

Lisa Kind said...

Jill, this flower is over-the-top fab! I LOVE it! What a great way to use those dies and the sketch! Great use of the JUGs challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls!

Kathryn B said...

Love that big bold flower Jill! Great job with this weeks color challenge!

Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Julia Aston said...

I love your flower and the pretty ribbon! very clever use of this difficult sketch! thanks for playing with WMS this week Jill!

Karen H. said...

This is awesome! What a great flower - love the earring as the center!

Andrea M said...

This is fantastic! I ADORE the flower - Great use of the challenge colors. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls - we really appreciate your support!!!

Anne said...

Really neat flower!!

Helen said...

Jill, this is so pretty - I really like the yellow flower especially. Great take on a tricky sketch!!

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW, this so BOLD, love it!!!

Sue Lelli said...

I just LOVE THIS CARD! THE FLOWER IS JUST fabulous!

Heidi said...

Fabulous card! The flower is so bold and fun!

Ann said...

Great flower - so many layers! Excellent!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Yep, your flower is just perfect for this sketch! Great job and thanks for joining the WMS sketch!

Kate W. said...

Your flower definitely has creative power! I especially like the way your ribbon makes up the leaves of the flower. Congrats on being inn the top three!

Ren-Yi said...

just wanted to stop by again to wish you congrats on your Top Mouse award :)