Just Us Girls Challenge......JUGS5 20

Mona Pendleton | Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 9:41 PM | ,

Hi Girls! First I would like to thank all of you who played along last week with the Just Us Girls 3-D flower challenge & for your AMAZING support of the JUGS site & myself :) There was sooo many BEAUTIFUL creations! I hope you can join us for this week's new challenge! Read on for the details....

Are you ready for a Wild Card Challenge?
This week Kristin is the Hostess & she has challenged us to create a holiday card showcasing a photo for the Just Us Girls 5 Wild Card Challenge with the option to use her EXCLUSIVE Holiday Digital Stamp Set. This week Tammy Hershberger is our "Guest Designer"! Tammy wrote the sentiment "Happy Holidays", then Kristin transformed it into a digital image! Please be sure to visit Tammy's blog, she is a remarkably talented paper crafter & you are sure find some inspiration!

For my project, I showcased Kristin's very own Digital Holiday Lamp Post & 1 of the Greetings on my card. That's right! Kristin designed the stamp set that is featured on my card & is offering it to all participants this week! For complete details, please visit the Just Us Girls challenge site & be sure to visit ALL the DT girls blogs to see how they created their project! Thanks for looking! We look forward to seeing your photos displayed on your cards!


I NEVER created with a digital stamp prior to this card! I was a bit nervous at first but once I dove in, my fear quickly resolved! :) Kristin's Lamp Post image reminds me of the streets lit in the Gas Lamp District in San Diego, CA. I colored in the Lamp Post image using Copic markers. I inked up a sponge dauber with Ranger Antique Photo ink and gently rubbed all the edges for a soft vintagey look. For sketch inspiration, I used this week's Sketch for the SCS Sketch Challenge #251, SC251. For amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the SCS gallery!

From a bird's eye view, you are able to really see the BEAUTIFUL scripty font that Kristin chose to use in her greeting image. I hand stitched every available edge!

I made this card for my DH & on the inside, I included one of MY personal favorite photos from a Christmas past of my step-children printed in black & white, adorned with punched scalloped vintag"ized" photo corners. Sure to bring a smile to his face :)

Ingredients Used: Stamps: What I call "Kristin Bueter's Classic Lamp Post & Holiday Greetings Digital Stamp Set" Paper: SU Kraft, Bravo Burgandy, Naturals Ivory, My Mind's Eye DP Ink: Copics BG93 Green Gray, T5 Toner Gray, R89 Dard Red, 0 Colorless Blender, N7 Neutral Gray, YR21 Cream, W3 Warm Gray, Ranger/Tim Holtz Antique Photo Ink Sprinkles: Spellbinders Labels 1 dies, Making Memories hardware, DMC floss

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20 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie Ranae said...

Really pretty card Mona...very olde world.

Davi said...

Mona, Very pretty card. I really like all the stitched layer and the soft colors of the dp.

KathyO said...

Great job with your first digital stamp! Can't believe this is really your first. Looks great! Love the step-kids photo too! They are beautiful!

Kim said...

Wow, your first attempt at a digi image is awesome! I love the colors you chose for you card and that you put a photo inside too! This one is just the right challenge for me! can't wait to play! Happy Halloween!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Stampin' Pam said...

GRRRRREAT job with the digi image Mona - glad you stepped into this new realm. I know the gas lamp area you are talking about and yes - this reminds me very much of that area. I can't believe you HAND STITCHED all those edges - (have you heard of a sewing machine *grin*) I don't yet sew by hand or machine on my cards so I can't talk. Your card is beautiful - the vintage softness is perfect for the image. Your DH will love this with the great photo on the inside *giggle* - that's a super idea for him. WONDERUL, wonderful, WONDERFUL.
Hugs!

Dana Gustafson said...

You have done an amazing job, Mona, with all of the vintage cream layers with *just* the right amounts of old red and green. I love it! And you and Kristen slay me with your PERFECT hand stitching. Wow! REally breathtaking!

Kristin Bueter said...

Mona, I cannot even believe this is your first stab at using a digi image! This turned out beautifully! I LOVE your coloring and how you sponged the edges to achieve a soft, vinatage look. I also adore your hand stitching! It's GORGEOUS and really adds to the vintage look of your card. Your step children are so cute...and I love the pretty photo corner you added! Oh, and who can forget that perfectly framed sentiment? I MUST buy that set of Nesties...

Thank you for using my first set! I wish I had read your description of it before I sent the first digital package to one of our participants! I like your name better than what I am having people call it :( Oh well...as long as we can find the projects in an online gallery I'll be thrilled!! This is so exciting!

BevL said...

Wow, this is amazing! You JUGs girls are so talented. I can't believe Kristin is giving away this beautiful digital stamp! You have done such a great job incorporating it into your design! Your DH will be tickled pink! The hand stitching is better than any machine stitching I've seen! Mona, you are awesome!

Donna said...

This card is breathtaking! I love your stitching! It's incredible that you did that by hand! You are a machine, Mona! This design is adorable and so are your step-kids! Precious all around!

JennyGerber said...

I love how you combined all the layers and stitchwork with this beautiful digital stamp! You coloring with the subtle shadows is better than professional! This will be great inspiration for JUGs5! TFS!

Jan Hirsch said...

Mona, I'm so impressed with your first foray into digital stamping. You did such a great job presenting this sweet stamp and your coloring job is gorgeous! You are such a natural! I think your DH will love this beauty especially with the cute kid pictures you put inside. Great idea using a B/W photo to go along with your perfect vintage theme! Awesome!

Mirna said...

I love this card! You are so skilled with the Copic markers. I love your sponge technique too which gives these images such a nice feel of depth!

Sierra said...

Wow those step-kids sure are cuties! I love your take on this challenge! You did a great job with Kristin's Digi-stamp! I love your technique! And that stitching is absolutely perfect!

1CardCreator said...

Love your challenge card, looks great with the kids inside. Great masculine card, I find them so hard to make at times. I hope your husband is on the mend, enjoy your time away! ~Diane

Helen Watanabi said...

This card is very beautiful, Mona! I love how your colored this digital stamp. I'm usually not too fond of the digital variety but your excellent skills with the Copic markers and the sponge technique made this image very interesting and eye catching! Also, I have to tell you that your step children are adorable!

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous job! Love the photo inside, it's perfect.

Yolanda said...

Beautiful take on this digi-stamp! I love what all the JUGs girls have done with this. Like the others have said already, you did a magnificent job with the hand stitching! Amazing!

HawaiiRenee said...

Wow, Mona! Your step kids are beautiful and so is this card! That distressing you do makes the card look so interesting. Thanks for sharing this!
Aloha,
Renee

Norma said...

Sumptuous card design! I love that hand stitching; pretty darn amazing how machine-like it looks. You must have a steady hand and lots of patience! Way to work that digital stamp into your design. Fabulous!

Sue Nader said...

Wow, your step-kids are gorgeous little things! I love what you did with this challenge. Love the digi-stamp and your beautiful coloring. TFS!


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