And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Just Us Girls Word Week #422 - Anything Goes

Hello friends!  I am so thrilled to have been chosen to be a guest designer for the Just Us Girls Challenge for the month of January.  The first challenge for 2018 is Word Week: Anything Goes and is a great way to kick off the new year!  Here is my card for this challenge:

Creative Nugget:  Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo Oxide Inks were sponged onto a panel of mixed media paper which was cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die by Our Daily Bread Designs.  The same inks were applied directly to one of the grass images from a new set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Scene Silhouettes: Tall Grasses, spritzed with water and stamped over the sponging. The flying birds from the Scene Silhouettes: Woodland stamp set were added to the sky and jute twine was wrapped around the panel.  The sentiment from the Keep in Touch, Too stamp set also by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps was heat embossed on the bottom of the panel before mounting it to the card front.  The same oxide inks plus Abandoned Coral were applied directly to the back of a TH embossing folder, spritzed with water and pressed, but not embossed, to another piece of mixed media paper.  This was cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die and spritzed with Perfect Pearls to give a little shimmer before stamping the grasses in Jet Black Archival ink.  The panel was mounted to the card with Fun Foam and a few sequins added to finish the card.

To see more fabulous inspiration from the talented JUGS team, hop on over to the Just Us Girls Blog!  
Now it's you turn!  Please join us for JUGS Challenge #422...can't wait to see your Anything Goes creations!


This card will also be submitted for the following challenges:


Hugs,
Cathymac

16 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the dual sponging and silhouette look. Welcome to January with JUGS

cm said...

Cathy, your silhouette card is gorgeous, especially with the background that reminds me of a summer sunset; perfect to brighten the grey day here! You're definitely an inspiring Guest Designer; thank you for joining us!
~carol

Bobby said...

Wow, Cathy, this is beautiful. I love the stencil behind the silhouettes and how they mimic the grass on the main panel.

Sandra said...

What a pretty card, love the stunning colors. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Macimbalo said...

Beautiful silhouette card - really love the colors and texture! So happy to have you guest designing at JUGS! Love your work!

Linda Callahan said...

I love your scene with the silhouette images! Pretty card! Glad you joined us at FMS!

nancy littrell said...

I love all your different watercolor techniques, Cathy. Your warm colors and stamped images are so beautiful. TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs...

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful scene, the colours are stunning and so perfect as the background for your silhouettes. The twine is a great addition :). thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

Bonnie said...

I love these warm colors, Cathy! And the layered nature scene is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Ina Grehan said...

Absolutely stunning Cathy. So many amazing element here and such an awesome layout. Love the colours you chose. Welcome to JUGS. Looking forward to seeing more of your talent as you join us this month.

Loll said...

Wonderful mix of techniques on this beautiful card Cathy. Love the mix of warm colours. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Nancy said...

Finally I have the time to stop by and give you a proper welcome. Your card is Gorgeous Cathy! You really stepped it up with all the different layers and techniques! Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve this month!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

What a beautiful card. I love how you've layered the two similar scenes. And your backgrounds are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Sue Lelli said...

Beautiful card! LOVE the silhouette, Cathy!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love what you have done with the Oxide inks, especially using them on an embossing folder to stamp that background. Welcome to JUGS! So glad you are joining us this month as our Guest Designer!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful background! great colors and design!