Just Us Girls Color Challenge......JUGS21 53

Mona Pendleton | Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:00 PM | , , ,

***I have 2 posts today - if you are looking for my Sketch For You To Try post - please continue to scroll down - Thanks!***

Hi Out there! Thanks to all of you who played along with last week's split negative technique challenge. For this week's color challenge, Maria is our wonderful Hostess & has chosen this fabulous photo for color inspiration to paint our palette (stamps) with! Remember, Iwona Palamountain (a.k.a. Chupa) is the JUGS Featured Designer for the month of February & will be joining in on the fun :) Here is my happy birthday card:
I made this birthday card for my Dear sister Tina who will be turning 52 on the 25th of this month :)I made the flourishy background by inking up the Cuttlebug embossing folder using the brayer technique. I like the soft, subtle effect. After cutting the Spellbinders flourish accent pieces that the flower sits on, I distressed it a tad with Ranger vintage photo ink, then applied some Ranger Blush Perfect Pearls. You can't see it so well in the photos, but the Perfect Pearls really adds a beautiful shimmery effect!
Papertrey Ink's Raspberry Fizz cardstock is a loud color to me - I can hear it screaming! YIKES! To tone it down, I rubbed some Ranger vintage photo ink around the edges of that particular layer. I suppose I just prefer a softer, muted color palette as opposed to a bold, loud one. I grew up with 10 siblings, so you can imagine the noise level! Maybe that is why I prefer peace & quiet & soft, subtle colors. Hmm.. :)
I made the multi-layered Coral colored mulberry paper flower using the Spellbinders Dahlia die :)

I hope you can join along with Just Us Girls this week :) For complete details, please visit the Just Us Girls challenge site & be sure to visit ALL the DT girls (found on my side bar) & Chupa to see what they have created!

Once you have your project photographed, be sure to go to Just Us Girls and post a direct link to your creation on our site. If you post your photo in an online gallery, be sure to name it JUGS21.

That's all for now. Thanks for looking at my card & I hope to see what you create using these beautiful colors.

Remember: I will be back today at 10:00 with my post for Sketch For You To Try sketch challenge!

Ingredients: Stamps:
Stampendous Dream Text, Papertrey Ink Flower Garden & Damask Designs Paper: Papertrey Ink Rustic White, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz, Darice Mulberry Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz vintage photo, Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Raspberry Fizz Sprinkles: Spellbinders Labels One, Symbology One & Dahlia dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder, EK Success border punch, Sizzix Sizzlit tag die, Perfect Pearls, Offray ribbon, Husqvarna sewing machine, pearl brad, gold cord, button & clear embossing powder from stash

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53 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie Ranae said...

Beautiful work once again, Mona!

Can we just pretend it's September now....lovely birthday card : )

Canda said...

What a pretty card! I love the inked embossing!

Mara... said...

This is beautiful Mona!! and what a pretty color combo, I can't wait to play this week!

Heaher said...

Oh, Mona..this is so beautiful. I love the brayer on the embossing folder. I have new Glimmer Mist colors. I wonder how that would turn out.
Your sister will love it. I will make my card for this challenge tomorrow morning. We have more snow coming... after the 5inches we got this afternoon.

LindsayZ said...

You really "worked" those colors well, Mona! I love the beautiful embossing with the brayering technique! Just lovely! Great flower and perfect stitching; two of your trademarks!

Millicent Forester said...

Gorgeous vintage delight! Your blog is quite stunning as well!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

SO pretty! :)

Iwona Palamountain (a.k.a. Chupa) said...

Mona - what a JAW-DROPPING creation! Nothing more to add, really - just WOW!!!
Oh, there is actually one thing - I totally need to learn how to make your luscious bow + twine + button combos! :)

Silvia said...

What a beautiful creation you did Mona. This card is absolutely beautiful. I love everthing about this card. Tina will be so happy to receive a piece of art like this one.

Big hugs...

Stampin' Pam said...

Stunning girl - oh heck - I said that last time - and the time before - I need some new adjectives to describe your amazing talent and style. I LOVE bold colors - but then I'm a Leo so that makes sense - you did a great job of making the colors work with your style - and that's what it's all about. Hugs girly

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh I forgot to say .... I can't believe your sister would allow you to PUBLISH her age LOL! I don't care if folks know my age but I hope she feels the same *tee hee*

Lisa Kind said...

Very sweet Mona-style vintage card! Just lovely as usual! Your sister is one lucky gal to be receiving such a lovely work of art. You really incorporated the challenge colors very nicely! Great card!

Nancy L. said...

soooooooo pretty! love that flower!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Mona!! Your sister will LOVE it! I love how you toned-down to Raspberry Fizz and added the vintage touches!!!

Monique said...

Wow...Very pretty ..LOL I am laughing at Pam's comment I to hope you don't get into trouble ..Thats funny.. and 10 sibilings holy smokers I have 3 girls and that is loud enough.. Great job on the Challenge :)

Silke Ledlow said...

DROP DEAD GORGEOUS - Mona!!! I love the Raspberry Fizz color...it surely screams *FABULOUS*!!! Happy Birthday to your sis!!! Hugs ~S~

Jen Johnson said...

Wow, hey girlie! Awesome as usual! I showed your blog to a friend at work and it totally backfired on me!! LOL! Now after seeing your beauties, my friend thinks my simple papercrafts were made by students in my niece's 6th grade class! OMG! Big mistake showing her what a talented person can do! You absolutely rock, girlfriend! Gorgeous card!

ShellyM said...

Phenomenal is the only word I can thing of to adequately describe this lovely card! Wow!

ScrappyFelicia said...

How do you constantly create amazing cards! I just wish I had 1/10th of your talent! This card is spectacular!

Maria Levine said...

Stunning card your sister will love it! I always love your shabby chic style! Fabulous job with the colors!

Dana Gustafson said...

Gorgeous! Stupendous! Amazing you! I do so love your romantic and fluffy flowers. All of your layers create some beautiful music for sure.

Kim said...

OMG Mona, I just shared this card with my Honeybee and I told him you made the MOST BEAUTIFUL cards I have ever seen! This card is the example of perfection! You are so very talented and inspirational!
Happy Birthday to Tina!!!!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Sue Hester said...

Stunning card, Mona! That paper flower is so gorgeous!

Isabel Jett said...

Mona, you put us all to shame! This card is 100% pure gorgeous! Great flower!

Amy Liz Schultz said...

Mona this is GORGEOUS! I just want to know how long it takes you to create your cards! They are always so perfect, you are such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing...

Chris said...

Just plain awesomely beautiful card! Those colors are so well done; the best of the bunch! Wow, I'm really blown away by your designs! This is fabulous!

Mirna said...

Great job with the brayer and embossing! That makes such a nice backdrop for your utterly amazing paper flower! You are the best with those flowers and combining your trademark shabby chic style! I love looking at your creations!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is really a soft and elegant card! I really love how you create such gorgeous layers and top things off with your beautiful paper flowers! Excellent!

JGoedes said...

Loving this card, Mona! Dreamy looking! Beautiful flower, bow and tag! Great job using these colors!

Andrea M said...

Hi Mona! Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog. LOVE this card! The mulberry paper really does make gorgeous flowers :) I have to try this once I get back home. I love the more subtle but really effective punch of raspberry fizz in the cardstock and the dry embossed background! Brilliant card as usual! Man, I love the tags you do too! Have a great day!

JennyGerber said...

I really love this card with all those magnificent layers and the neat brayering you did for the background! Mona, you really do awesome work!

Tumbleweed said...

Gorgeous take on these colors! I don't know about you but I love that Razz-Fizz in your hands you make it work so well! Your flower is just heavenly!

Kristy said...

This is such a classic, elegant card! Totally gorgeous! Amazing work!

Donna said...

I love the inked embossing on this card! I tried this once and it really was a mess! Any chance for a quick tutorial? You are so good at all this stuff! Gorgeous results! TFS!

lynn said...

your inked embossing is wonderful-very pretty card, mona!

Tracey said...

OMG just found your blog by accident - so glad I did - your work is stunning TFS XXX

Jan Hirsch said...

OMG, Mona, you've created another spectacular beauty! Wow, your flower is phenomenal! Everything is just perfect with this card! You really know how to make paper "sing"!

Cecilia said...

Have I ever told you, Mona, that I absolutely love your design style? You always create something that is fresh and interesting! You are the queen of beautiful layers, embossing, flowers, bows and tags in all of it's yummy shabby chic-ness! I love it all! This card is just sensational!

Monica said...

What a lovely card, Mona! I'm blown away by your gorgeous flower and that brayered inked embossed background! I am learning so much by following you! Thank you so much!

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Cindy Percovich said...

What was that? Anyways, I am always so impressed when I visit your beautiful blog! This card is magnificent with it's gorgeous centerpiece flower! Your shabby chic style is always perfect! Great job and very inspiring stuff!

HeatherCz said...

Mona, you are the goddess of shabby chic! This card is amazing! I love your paper flower and pearl center! Gorgeous!

Michelle Breston said...

So glad I found your beautiful site via the WM Hop! I can't believe how talented you are! All your cards are gorgeous! You have a wonderful style! Can't wait to see more!

BethieJ said...

Mona I simply ADORE this.. I know your sister will too!!!
I plan on doing nothing but making FLOWERS after my walk.. hee hee! (sorta my own PAPER spring garden day! ;) )

Alicia said...

Love your card Mona. It looks so vintage and elegant! The flower is just beautiful!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful Birthday card for your sister. I love the beautiful Dahlia flower you made and the pearl makes it look awesome! I bet with 10 siblings you are always busy making the next card, they are fortunate you are so good at it. Take care, ~Diane

Caroline said...

Really one of your most beautiful cards yet! Love that inked brayering technique! You are so good at this vintage look!

Lora DeJardins said...

I'm in love with your amazing vintage style! You are a rock star!

Trudy said...

That inked embossed paper is so unique and beautiful! I love the elegance of this card and your stitching is such a wonderful touch! I'm inspired!

Lucy said...

Wow! Your paper flower is gorgeous! I love that color you chose too! I think you are too funny with your "love" of Razz Fizz!

Brenda Holman said...

Another classic beauty! I love how you worked these colors! You are giving me so many good ideas! Thanks so much!

BevL said...

Wow your paper flowers are always so well done! This card is a masterpiece. Feel free to send it my way when you're done with it! Stunning stuff from a very talented lady!

Mo Hernandez said...

You are blowing me away again, Mona! This card is divine in every way! I am definitely going to give this inked brayering a try! Your results are spectacular! Love your paper flower too!


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