Friday, July 9, 2010

Just Us Girls #41 plus some of my favie challenges....when life hands you lemons

...why you make *lemonade* of course!  Hey everyone! I am here with Just Us Girls #41...it's technique week!  Maria has picked out the very fun Ink, Spray, Smash technique.  Wanna get inky?  This one will do it for you!  So grab some reinkers, glossy cardstock and let's get smashing!  Don't have reinkers or glossy cardstock?  I'll bet you can achieve some similar effects with acrylic paint and cardstock and join in...but if you do have the goods, won't you join us in trying this technique?  I got inspired by the lemon patterned fabric I found this weekend in my fabric stash.  I don't know the maker on it as I recieved it in a swap years ago.  So glad I had this hidden away for a sunny day!  Did you notice mMy card says "Happy Birthday" on it?  Guess what?  JUGs girl, Kathryn Berthiaume is celebrating her birthday this week!  Be sure and stop by her blog and send some celebration wishes her way!  Happy birthday Kathryn!
Not only am I getting inspiration from this cool Practicing Creativity Designs sketch shown below by Dana/Kismet, Art, and Life blog but I am also joining in on the Cupcards {2 Go} FRUITY challenge hosted by the fabulous Sarah Martina Parker!  Double bonus that I had that lemon fabric in my stash!  :)  I used Courtney's You're Dandy stamp set to stamp the green line-stars on the half circle behind the *lemonade* glasses and I used the Happy Birthday sentiment included in the same set.
Check out my aluminum foil and embossed background!??  Whaaaat?  Oh yeah, aluminum foil + herringbone embossing folder equals DE-LISH texture for my summery scene.  Thanks so much to  the girls at Everything but the Kitchen Sink for the aluminum foil challenge and the Shabby Tea Room embossing challenge.  The shiny foil reminds me of the old time tanning reflection screens folks used to use to tan their faces (eeeeeek!) back before we knew that baby oil is not a good form of sunscreen (tried that one in my teens!) and tan faces mean wrinkles and other skin mishaps later on in life!  Or maybe the sun glinting off the corrugated tin roof of one of the barns outside where I grew up...hot like that deserves a break with an icy cold lemonade!
Check out the ink fun I had trying to discover which lemonade/limeade/pink lemonade shade I could go with...
The first sheet is yellow reinker only, the second is yellow plus two shades of green and the final was a pale pink and a yellow.  I ended up going with the paper in the middle to capture the yellow and greens of the lemon fabric.  Super fun technique you chose this week Maria!  You definitely won't want to miss out on all the JUGs design team card details.  I hope you'll hit up their blogs and leave em some love!  They are listed on my sidebar.  Also, don't forget the very talented Debbie Marcinkiewicz who is guest designing for us this month!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you join us in our ink, spray smash party this week.  Be sure and link your creation on the JUGs blog.

Supplies:
Paper: SU!
Ink: PTI
Stamps: Practicing Creativity and Stampcraft
Ink: SU!
Glitter: Martha Stewart
Craft Supplies: ribbon, seed beads, flower beads

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31 comments:

Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

You are amazing! Each of your cards is such a work of art. Gorgeous!

Joanne Leddy said...

What fun! I've embossing with aluminum foil in the past ... it's so cool! Thanks for sharing!

Linda Robinson said...

Hi Dana, Your card is So So cute, I love it.. Looks like a lot of fun technique's going on here! It makes me want to go grab a nice cool refreshing lemonade... Hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs, Linda

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

I hope you keep a copy of everything you make for yourself! Just beautiful!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, your tin foil is amazing! Love the card.

Sarah Martina said...

So incredibly fresh and fun, Dana! I adore this! Thanks so much for joining in on the Cupcards {2 Go}: Fun & Fruity challenge!

Karen said...

Now that is the way to combine challenges and SHINE!!! How do you do that?! How do you combine so many fabulous different elements....fabric, beads, aluminum foil, ink, etc........and come up with something SO fantastic?! Love your lemon fabric, the chevron inked aluminum foil, and those polkas have stolen my heart! :>:> Have a great weekend, Dana....and stay cool!!:>

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Pretty yummy summer card, it makes me feel like having one of these drink right now! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fabulous card! Love the sounds of that ink, spray, smash technique. And love the fabric and foil you embossed on here. I mean.......what cool stuff you've got going on here!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at TSTR.

Andrea M said...

Dana this is gorgeous :) So many fun details. Love the lemons, beads and the awesome foil background. Great inky background too - fantastic inspiration :) Love all the inky backgrounds you created - so pretty!

Stampin' Pam said...

Fabulous Dana - love this card it caught my eye right away with the bright summer colors and left me wanting a glass of lemonade and a piece of key lime pie@ :-)

Rosemary said...

wow, dana! your card is a work of art! so many amazing details! love it!

~amy~ said...

such a fun card dana....chock full of goodness {& challenges!!}...fun technique too!

Kathryn B said...

Love the Birthday card Dana! ;0)
I couldnt wait to get onto my computer so I could see your fab background...aluminum foil so creative girl!!! The colors you used along with that Thanks sooo much for the warm Birhtday wishes!!!

Elise said...

Is YOUR middle name, TIM HOLTZ? You're like the sunny, girl version - all warm and buttery and CALIFORNIA-IZED! What a fab creation! OH, the rich use of technique and material, I may just... need to make some LEMON BARS! That's how AWESOMELY inspired I am! {THEN, I'll wrap the leftovers in tin-foil!} YAHOOOOOO!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Fab card Dana! You surely squeezed lemonade from those lemons :) Love the foiled background!

PapierGirl said...

Wow....fab-u-lous! What a way to combine all those different techniques girl! I love the aluminum foil embossing! Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Monika Reeck said...

woow this is so funtastic..great using the aluminum foil..woow...Adorable card...I am joining EBTKS too my card is number 34 maybe you would like to see my blog?Many thanks before, hugs, Monika

Winter said...

Too cute! I LOVE it! And yes I use to layout in the sun on our tin roof and use baby oil to get more sun! :) Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

Dana said...

OH my Dana, this is incredible. You area a master at making your cards shine. WOW. I'm amazed at what you did with my sketch!

Karen B. said...

Dana, its no wonder you are a Domestic Diva over at Everything but the Kitchen Sink!! This card is everything awesome! Love the textures and the bright colors. I love all your work. Just took a few minutes to browse and I'm hooked!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! The ribbon technique with the drinks really caught my eye! And the foil is FAB! LOVE the little beads, too!

Kim Wilson said...

Lovely card!!! I did a card for that challenge using the foil as a bg too :) Fun huh? Hope you can play along in my challenges sometime, I have great prizes!

Katie said...

Oh-my! I absolutely love the card with the fabric! What a creative way to construct a card!!! I'm always look for inspiration on ways I can "up" my card making!

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I love the stamped lemons, and fun design of this card!! The ribbon is fabulous! Great job with the sketch challenge!!

♥♥♥Lea

Debbie said...

Super cute, Dana! I {heart} that yellow polka dot ribbon too! Thanks for sharing in the Tea Room :)

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

This is wonderful Dana

Maria Levine said...

This came out so bright and cheery! Love what you did! Fabulous! I hope that you had a fabulous anniversary!

Courtney Baker said...

Dana girl you totally rock sister! I love this card for so many different reason! Thanks for playing.

dannisdoodles said...

this card makes me so happy, love this!

danni
http://www.cupcardstogo.typepad.com

jen said...

Super fun!! Congrats, Ms. Diva! :)