Friday, May 14, 2010

Just Us Girls #33 Color Challenge...show your colors!

Your patriotic colors that is! Here in the US of A we will be celebrating Memorial Day on the last day of this month. To honor that, our Just Us Girls DT member, Lisa, has challenged us to make something red, white and blue plus kraft(optional). Check out the challenge details and join us, won't you?
I also called on the fab sketch from Mojo Monday #138 and the chipboard challenge at The Shabby Tea Room to help me bust out the red, the white and the blue in honor of our service men and women. 
I used a great star embossing envelope from cuttlebug plus a swipe of cream ink from Papertrey to make the background stars pop.  The scallop-circle-star medallion came in a bag of goodies from my friend Jane!  I treated each piece of this interlocking chipboard piece with something different.  Papertrey bitty dot paper on the scalloped frame, white paint and chunky irredescent glitter on the circle and glue fine glitter for the star...hellooooo sparkles!  I also used the edge of a paper doily that was scrunched and adhered to the back of the scalloped circle for a little more vintage goodness.
So, what do you think?  Ready for some red, white and blue???  I don't know about you, but I'm whistling Yankee Doodle and I'm mighty hungry for apple pie!  ;)  Before you get started, check out the JUGs DT for more inspiration.... 
Guest Designers, Teresa Kline and LeAnne Pugliese
OK kids, let's get crafting!  Link us up over on the JUGs blog so we can see what you did.  Thanks so much for stopping by today. 

Supplies:
Paper: Papertrey, October Afternoon
Ink: Papertrey
Embosser: cuttlebug
Craft Supply: glitter, acrylic paint, paper doily, buttons, ribbon and embroidery floss
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14 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute card Dana! Love the stitched strips of ribbon & the embossed stars :) I'll be looking forward to the apple pie ;0

Elise said...

Yum, yum, yum, YUMMY! Tastes like apple pie to me! Sooooo patriotic, friend! What a glorious theme and super-fabulous use of some of the most delicious materials! {HELLOOOO, glitter goddess!} This is top-notch DANA G. fun! Wow!

{Must play along! Must play along! MUST play along! Yipee!}

GinaB said...

Very pretty card, Dana!

Debbie said...

Oh Dana! This is simply beautiful!!! I {heart} that embossed background design and all the treatments you did to the chipboard pieces - YUM! The tattered fabric sewed in place and lots of buttons ... just wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us, once again, in the Tea Room! We so love to see your wonderful creations -- keep them coming :)

Lisa Kind said...

Love it, Dana! That medallion you created is so pretty! I bet it's full of glittery goodness IRL! I also love that embossing folder and how you made the stars "pop"! I'll have to check out that one! Thanks for making the colors look so fab!

Ann said...

I love all the glittery goodness on this, Dana!

LeAnne said...

What a sweet card you've got goin' here---lots of fun details! Love the chipboard!

Heather Jensen said...

Dana this is beautiful! Love the doliy, ribbon and embossing folder you used. :)

Audrey Pettit said...

This is Gorgeous!! LOVE the design and the patriotic theme. Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room.

Sam said...

Hi Dana. What a great job on both of the challenges. Love the colors at JUGS and thank you for the constant inspiration. I love that scrunched doily treatment and the sparkle. Really great card.

Rosemary said...

Adorable card, Dana!! Love all the glitter and sparkle!

Stampin' Pam said...

FABulous Dana- you are the queen of all things unusual. I love hoe you combine textures and different elements! Wonderful card. Sorry I'm late commenting - it's been a week!

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Karen said...

Well now I'm feeling all patriotic here, must be that great card o' yours! Love the sparkles, the bitty dot, those stars (hey...I just put that folder away...yesterday!), and your goody from Jane! :>