Friday, February 19, 2010

Just Us Girls #21 color challenge.....Thank {you}

Hello friends!  It's saturday and time for another challenge with Just Us Girls.  This week is a color challenge by the amazing Maria!
Ivory, chocolate, coral and just a dash of raspberry!  Yum!  Sounds like dessert!

I started by finding the piece of basic grey and then backed it with the melon berry grid paper from Papertrey Ink.  I *made* the flower  using my CRICUT and SCAL!  Oh boy!  I am soooooo hooked on my Cricut now because of this software.  Forget the fact that I bought WAY too many cricut cartridges several years ago.  The fact that I can use SCAL to create and cut basically any image I can find is amazing!  I found a daisy silhouette online and cut two of the eight petal flowers above, embossed them with a damask folder and inked to enhance the embossed pattern.  The rest of the card came together with a repurposed tag I had in my basket o' findings on my desk, some lace and chipboard letters.
OK, just one more shot of my daisy.  I'm am just tickled I was able to make my computer talk to my cricut and cut it out without a major learning curve.  Oh the possibilities for creativity.  Speaking of creativity, check out the rest of the JUGs this week for more inspired color challenge cards!

OK friends, let's get creative!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:
Paper: Basic Grey, Papertrey Ink, Georgia Pacific
Ink: Papertrey Ink and Stampin Up
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Punch: Fiskars and Stampin Up
Embosser: Cuttlebug
Chipboard Alpha: Heidi Swapp
Craft Supply: lace, button, embroidery floss, ribbon, office tag

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15 comments:

Karen said...

So glad you're liking SCAL...don't know why I've been a chicken to jump on that bandwagon! Love your embossed daisy and these colors are so fun! :> Can't wait to see what else you and your new toy create!

Elise said...

You are DAISY-LICIOUS! LOVE that thang you do! And that Cricut/SCAL - WHA? Have you been holding out on my, girl? What up! Oh, you've always got your eye on the fabulous innovative, cutting edge.. You are RATHER, savvy {cough!} that way! I love this freakin' gorgeous card! YOU are amazing! What a festival to the eye - mmmmmmmm, hmmmmmmmm! LOVE this! You're FABULOUS!

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

This card is just WOW! I love the touch of shabbiness - the sponging & lace, and that awesome embossed flower!

Heather said...

Very pretty, Dana! I love that lace. I used that ribbon from the goodies you sent me, on the card posted on my blog. I love how wide it is. :D

Stampin' Pam said...

Spectacular Dana - WOW this is an eye catcher. Love the "repurposed" tag - smart girly. nicely done with the flower - I have already needed to replace my Cricut mat I've been using it so much :-) Have a great weekend.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Dana, this card is so pretty! I like your embossed flower & that lace adds such a feminine touch! Love how you worked this week's color combo :)

Lisa Kind said...

It's addictive, isn't it? I swore I would never buy a Cricut...why would I need that thing? Fast forward and here I am with one! LOL!! I agree with the great stuff you can do, and your flower is so pretty! I love the embossing and inking...it makes is so special! Your card is lovely! Love the tag and the letters! So pretty!

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

Wow! Beautiful and creative card! I love your daisy. I'm so envious of anyone who is so creative. Can't wait to see more.

Maria Levine said...

FAbulous job! Love the flower, great to hear everyone loves SCAL I have to make that investment.

Canda said...

This card is so pretty! Love the embossed flower! Isn't SCAL the best?!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous...fabbie color combo!

Ann said...

Yummy colors...love what you did with them!

~kelly marie~ said...

Love the card and love the flower!

Alicia said...

Great card Dana. Glad you got your cricut to work without any troubles! I have a pazzles, but can't wait to get a cricut sometime!

Monique said...

Wow very pretty!! I love your flower :)..Great card :)