Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge......JUGS19 37

Mona Pendleton | Friday, February 5, 2010 @ 10:00 PM | ,

***I have 2 posts today - please scroll down if you are looking for my Sketch For You To Try post :) Thanks!***
Happy Saturday! Thank you so much to those who played along with our Pennant Banner challenge last week! It's time for a new Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge! Tracey is our wonderful Hostess this week & she designed this fabulous sketch for us all to play with! I would like to welcome Iwona Palamountain (a.k.a. Chupa) as the Featured Designer for the month of February :)
Here is my for you card:
I made this card for my dear son, Jerry, who will be turning 22 on Monday, February 8th! Surely, he can handle flowers at this point in his life! It is always a BIG challenge for me to create a masculine card!!! I think this particular card fits my need :)I purchased the Heartfelt Creations flower & leaf stamps while I was at CHA. I love the flowers because they coordinate with the Spellbinders Peony dies making it super duper easy to cut! All I had to do was ink up the flower stamps with SU Chocolate Chip ink, stamp on a piece of Darice Mulberry paper, position the Peony die then send it on it's way through my die cutting machine! Can't get much easier than that! My dear friend Andrea recently made a beautiful card using Mulberry paper which inspired me to pull mine out & actually use it, rather than saving it :)

For color inspiration, I played along with the gals over at The Play Date Cafe in this week's creativity challenge #15, PDCC15. Be sure to stop by the Cafe to see what the DT has created for you to gaze upon! One thing I always have to remind myself when playing in any challenge, the photo whether it be colors or a sketch, is merely inspiration & guidelines to get you on your way!

I inked up the leaf images with Versamark, then heat embossed with copper colored embossing powder. For a bit of shimmer, I added a touch of copper glitter to each flower.

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 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.

I will be back tomorrow to share some exciting news! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by! Be Sweet!

Ingredients Used: Stamps: Heartfelt Creations flowers & leaf images, SU All Holidays Paper: K&Company DP, SU Chocolate Chip, Natural's Ivory, Bordering Blue Ink: VersaMark, SU Chocolate Chip Sprinkles: Spellbinders Peony & Labels 5 dies, EK Success oval & border punches, Sizzix Sizzlit oval die, Making Memories hardware, ribbon, cord, button, glitter & embossing powder from stash

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37 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie Ranae said...

Just FaBuLoUs as always...so glad you were able to make the colors work with you style...as if there is any doubt!

Congrats to Chupa as well...she a sweetie!

Canda said...

Wow! This is really gorgeous. I love the muted colors. I love all of the details.

Davi said...

FABULOUS!! Mona, this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! The colors, flowers of course my fav and the wonderful combo of colors@!!

Penny said...

Wow, you really did well with this sketch! Those flowers are really amazing! Spellbinders, love their stuff!

Stampin' Pam said...

Fantastic - love the flowers and if your son can't handle it then send it on my way :-) Love those flowers - truly amazing - hmmm spellbinders! You really know how to work magic with their products. Love the rest of the details as well. There is always SO much to look at with your sweet cards.

Tracey Cuccia said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mona! the texture, the sparkle the layers...LOVE-LY! You totally rocked the sketch!!

MeredithS said...

This is a gorgeous and elegant card! Great inspiration for this challenge! Your creations are ALWAYS so beautiful!

Hanne said...

A really elegant card! Beautiful details.

Lisa Kind said...

I was wondering how you managed to cut out those flowers so perfectly! I never knew about these images! thanks for the link! Your card is beautiful! I love the colors and all the details! Happy birthday to your son...I know he'll love this handmade creation by mom!

Laurel said...

Beautiful as always!

Stephanie Kraft said...

What a fabulous card for your son!! Those images are too perfect for cutting with that peony die! Happy early birthday to Jerry!!

Kim said...

Just gorgeous!Your take on the sketch is incredible! Loving the flowers and the vintage papers! You are awesome, Mona, just awesome!!!!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Mirna said...

Wow, your son better love this card. It is gorgeous. I love the colors and textures especially those golden flourishes! Those Spellbinders flowers are magnificent. You utilized them so well! Lovely!

Cheryl Love said...

Stunning as always! I love this vintage look!

Anne Jagger said...

Beautiful.

NanceB said...

Mona, this is so incredible; I think you are a magician with these cards! Those flowers are so perfect! I don't think I've seen these anywhere else! Would you be able to tell me where I might locate them! TFS!

Julie said...

Hi Mona,
What a great card - I'm sure your son will love it - I hope he has a great birthday and congratulations on your guest design team spot - you are on a role at the mo, your going to have to give up your job soon to keep up with your crafting - Every crafters dream.
Take Care - Ju xx

ScrappyFelicia said...

Mona, this is awesome! Gorgeous stamped flowers! I love all your textures! Your cards should be framed and placed in a museum!

Beth said...

Mona, I'm really impressed at how you crank these amazing cards and templates out! I wish you could bottle ip your mojo and sell it! I'd be your best customer! You are amazing, girl!

Heather said...

Mona, these are both beautiful. I think your son will love his card. My son is 10 and he likes to make cards and scrapbook too. I DO have problems making masculine cards as well.

I have alot of card making to get done this weekend. There are alot of great challenges.

Lucy said...

Mona, Spectacular card! You really make me speechless with these beautiful creations! I love those Spellbinders flowers you used! What a great idea! Now this is elegance!

HawaiiRenee said...

Beautiful card, Mona! I've not seen that Spellbinders set but I'll have to check it out; the results are beautiful! You have given me a million great ideas over the past months, you are so awesome! Thanks!

Ashley said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love those flowers!

Debbie said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my card! yours is very sweet too! Love the vintage look of it!

xxDebbie

Sue said...

Mona--Love this card. The flowers are so elegant, and the background is perfect. The coloring is just right and flows easily on the eye to produce a beautiful effect. It all comes together so well. Jerry will definitely be pleased. Happy Birthday, Jerry!!!!!Sue M.

Andrea M said...
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Andrea M said...

Sorry about the deleted post - darn spelling mistakes!
Oh my goodness Mona! How fabulous is this!?! It is beyond words - I mean my jaw literally dropped when I saw it! WOW, WOW, WOW!!! I have the peony dies, now I have to have this stamp set :) It is so beautiful and elegant. I'm sure Jerry will love it (Happy birthday to him!). The glitter, the stitching, it's all just stunning.
Thanks for the shout out :) This is so funny, but I had forgotten that it was called mulberry paper - you just reminded me :) Never thought about stamping on it though so now I have another use for it - thanks for the inspiration!
Can't wait to hear your news!

Shana said...

gorgeous - with a masculine flair!

Jen Johnson said...

OMG, Mona Cupcake! I thought I'd seen it all! Nooooooo way! This is even more gorgeous than your previous stuff! Well, ok, here's the real story... You are amazingly talented and EVERYTHING you do is magnificent! I really mean that! Some can occasionally put something together that is either interesting or pretty but you seem to have the ability to dazzle us EVERY single time! ALL your creations are masterpieces! Thanks a million for sharing your talent with us. I know you have made my creations better; at least my friends tell me so!!!!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card, Mona! Great colors and gorgeous flowers!

HeatherCz said...

This is amazing, Mona! I love those dies! I'll have to get the stamp set that match! Wow, Spellbinders should hire you! You make their stuff look awesome!

Mara... said...

Holy cow, so many beautiful details!!! Those flowers are great and I loove the blue color!

PetraB said...

a stunningly beautiful card

Michele said...

Gorgeous!

Brianna said...

OMG! What a spectactular card! This is so gorgeous! Love the flourishes and those awesome flowers! Great use of those Spellbinders dies!!!

Maria Levine said...

Love love what you did! Those flowers look awesome and it seems you have been loving the sewing machine! Excellent! I recently got a small crafty machine I've yet to really make use of!

Pammy said...

Wow, this is another instant favorite! I bet you son will love this beautiful card! Those Spellbinders flowers are incredible!


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