Saturday, March 29, 2014

Just Us Girls #234 - Wild Card: Tall and Skinny

Hi everyone!  We have a Wild Card Week over at Just Us Girls!  That means the hostess has the option to choose any type of challenge she wants.  Marisa has chosen to have us make a tall and skinny card. 
 
This is my version.  I wasn't sure which direction I was going with this, but I just kept going until I was happy with my water colored background.  I used Tim Holtz water color paper and SU reinkers in Coastal Cabana, Cameo Coral, and Apricot Appeal.  On top of that, I added some modeling paste using the Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil.  The flower was made with the mini rolled rose die (I have such problems making these flowers...don't know why!).  The leaves were cut using a WPlus9 die.  The sentiment was stamped in Smoky Slate ink and the base of the card is Going Gray and measures 3 1/2" x 5 1/2".
 
I got my color combo from this week's Colour Q challenge.  I didn't have Calypso Coral, so I used Cameo Coral.
 
You can see more inspiration on these blogs.  I also want to thank Calypso for being out very special guest this month.   She created some fabulous designs this month.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Delightful Dahlias Addition (PTI)
Paper:  Tim Holtz water color paper, going gray, coastal cabana, SU dp
Ink:  Coastal cabana, apricot appeal, cameo coral, smoky slate
Accessories:  Mini rolled rose die (MFT), fresh cut florals die (WPlus9), dot fade stencil, modeling paste, dimensionals, pearl

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14 comments:

Marisa said...

Gorgeous water coloured background! Love how the rose pops too :)

Hannelie said...

Great use of those colors!
Beautiful inspiration Lisa!

Cheryl said...

Lisa, your card is springy and gorgeous! Those colors are great together! I have got to try the watercolored background! The added texture with the stencil paste is a great touch and the sentiment stamped in grey really pulled this all together! In short, I love your card!
(Yes, test anxiety has been building!)

Lynn Mangan said...

Holy moly Lisa...that water color background is absolutely amazing! Gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful use of the color challenge -- I adore the touch of paste too!

Nonni said...

What a stunning background, looks very interesting!

Lee-Anne said...

What an amazing background, Lisa! Love the colors you've used. The embossing paste looks fab!

Jen said...

The water color background is beautiful and I love that you added the paste dots. What wonderful texture! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Lisa this is stunning! I love the soft, gorgeous colors. You are so good at water color. I really love it!

LeAnne said...

This is just beautiful, Lisa! You've combined those colors so nicely on the watercolor paper...gives it a real dreamy effect! Love your little flower...I can never get them to come out right, either! And I guess I will have to break down and try that modeling paste...it gives your card such a cool effect! So glad you shared it with us at the ColourQ!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lisa your watercolour background is gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

sandie said...

Amazing, love the background and the stencil with paste, fab texture x

Nancy said...

Great use of those colors and wonderful card...hope you have a great Monday! Those flowers look hard to make! I am tempted but haven't bit quite yet!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

That background is gorgeous! Such beautiful blending of colors. This is a true work of art.

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