Saturday, October 24, 2009

Just Us Girls Challenge #4 Technique...{thinking of you today}


Thinking of someone special today as I type this post for Just Us Girls Challenge #4 and the Moxie Fab Ruffles Challenge.  Fabulous JUGs girl Mona Pendleton is hostessing a technique challenge this week and you will not want to miss her VIDEO tutorial on making layered tissue flowers!


Thanks to Mona's gorgeous example, I came up with this hot pink flower using some recycled gift bag tissue.  It got me thinking along the lines of collage/shabby chic.  Once I had my flower, I looked around my *messy* craft table and grabbed up my ruffled houndstooth ribbon and asked myself "what can I make with these?".  I'll not hide the truth, I grappled and shoved and stamped and inked and layered and distressed until, at last, out popped this card.  Then I went to bed to sleep on it and gave it the once over this morning and said, "hmmmm, not bad...I think I like it, yeah I do!".  So Mona's fabulous challenge REALLY pushed me into a creative space I haven't played in for a while and, I discoverd, I like it there.  :)  Thanks to all of you for indulging my creative whims too!

Soooo, how about that challenge?  Want to try Mona's flower technique?  Or perhaps you have one of your own tissue flowers to show off.  Either, way, pull out some tissue and start flower making and join us at Just Us Girls this week, won't you?  You can find all of the challenge details at the Just Us Girls Blog along with the video link.  Also, check out the individual blogs of the JUGs girls for all the juicy details on their flower projects this week:



Thanks so much for stopping by here today.  I can't wait to see the tissue flowers make!

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14 comments:

Kristin Bueter said...

OMG Dana, you crack me up ;] I am head over heels in LOVE with your card! You always come up with the most interesting, uniquely artistic creations with ideas that I never would think of on my own. I decided I wanna be just like you when I grow up :O)

Where do I start? The distressed background with the subtle text and overall vintage feel, or the gorgeous polka dottedribbon tabs you added under your flower? Or, that houndstooth ribbon you ruffled?! OR, the cute little leaf peeking over the ribbon and border punch? OR, the dainty little layered butterfly flying away from the flower she just visited?? I think I just plain like EVERYTHING you did with you card!!! It's fabulous, girly ;]

Rosemary said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Dana! All that pushing, stamping, crafting, etc. sure paid off!! What a wonderful card!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Dana! That recycled HOT pink tissue paper bloom is stunning! I love all the detail on your card! I agree with Kristin, I want to be like you when I grow up! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Stampin' Pam said...

Dana this is fabulous and a true product of mojo inspirationism. :-) I love how you came up with a great shabby chic project after all your playing! I guess that why we call them "challenges". Way to gooooooooooo!
Hugs,

Maria Levine said...

WOW! This IS shabby chic and I LOVE IT!!! SO COOL! The bright pink rocks and that ruffled up ribbon is amazing! Awesome JOB!!

Vanessa said...

Wow, what a card! Gorgeous - this flower is hot!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Jane said...

this card made me SCREAM!!!!

Elise said...

Ohhhhhh, man! Tell me that you had a BALL making this card! It sure looks like FUN! Sooo much WONDERFUL material, shown in such elegant, glittery light! This is FABULOUS, Dane! Such an EXCELLENT tease as if to cajole everyone into playing with you FABULOUS JUG GIRLS! You're SUCH fun! YIPEE!

~amy~ said...

Dana...I LOVE it...gorgeous job on your tissue flower and your card is simply stunning!!!

Karen said...

Dana, you and your ruffled houndstooth, happy pink flower love have me Lovin' your creation!! Apologies for being MIA for a bit now....life kind of took over. But, what a delight to finally pop back on and see this happy layered big bit of creativity from You! :> I always love how you can layer so many different elements and come out with it looking totally cohesive and spectacular!

Winter said...

So cute! I love the flower and the houndstooth ribbon! :)

Courtney Baker said...

Ah yea I do! That's awesome. And I love hearing about your creative process - so fun!

Kryssi said...

those cards have SO MUCH character! awesomeness!!

Ann said...

Oh, wow, this is awesome!!! LOVE that amazing flower!!!!