Friday, January 28, 2011

Just Us GIrls #69...I beg your pardon but this looks like a rose garden!


Oh my goodness!  Just WAIT until you see alllll of the beautiful roses blooming in the Just Us Girls challenge garden!  I'm telling you, they are knock your socks off GORGEOUS!  Thanks to the fabulous grunge rose technique illustrated by none other than Mr Tim Holtz, Just Us Girls is challenging you to join us in the garden with your handmade flower.

I used grungepaper, ink and stickles on my flower and was pleased to find, the more you add and play with this flower, the prettier it gets.  There is no one way to do this, because I tell ya, EVERY way is stunning!
See what I mean?  These flowers are so realistic looking when you are done.  I highly suggest a glue gun for gluing the petals...less wait time.  Also, you don't need to do these with grungepaper, cardstock works well too.  To stick with the garden theme I had going, I chose DP from the Once Upon a Springtime Graphic 45 collection plus a Martha Stewart butterfly punch....the vintage seamstress measuring tape(which fits the City Crafters Challenge this week for stitching), seam binding, and custom colored Want2Scrap Kimmie bling swirls are simply because I loved them on this card.  The layout was inspired by the current Mojo Monday sketch #175

If you haven't already visited the Just Us Girls blog, you are in for a treat!  If you already have, then just nod knowingly and smile!  :)  I hope you'll stop by all the JUGs girls blogs and leave a little love along with our fabulous guest designer, Carla Suto! and then JOIN US in the celebration of handmade roses!  Can't wait to see what you make! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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21 comments:

Stampin' Pam said...

Dana Dana - I KNEW you would pop out something absolutely gorgeous - this is YOUR style lady and you did a bang up job - WOW - the flower is just breathtakingly beautiful and your overall card is da bomb!!!

Carla S. said...

This is jaw-dropping gorgeous, Dana! I absolutely love the colors and the beautiful rose! Every detail is perfect!

~amy~ said...

::thud:: gorgeous!

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Those would be beautiful as napkin ring holders too:)

Rebekah said...

very feminine! love that flower and that bling!!

Ann said...

Your flower...and your color combo...ROCK! Wow!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful Dana. I love all the handmade flowers I have been seing lately. Yours is truely stunning. Love the fun colors of your card too. :)
Hugs~

Ros said...

Another stunner Dana ... love the flower ... thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB ...

Elise said...

SOOOOO amazing, dear Dane! GOSH that flower is positively intoxicating!!! What dreamy, WONDERFUL, exceptionally technique rich and GORGEOUS work here, my friend! YOU, babe. Simply YOU!

Elise said...

P.S. YOUR samples at Want2Scrap.... IRL!!!! 2 die FOR! xoxoxo!

kksb said...

I would love to see a tutorial for the fabric flowers, especially the petal flower. t is adorable!!

Maria Levine said...

LOVE IT! Your flower is rockin! Love the whole card and style!

Linda R. said...

WOW.. What an amazing card. Love that flower.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Simply amazing, just adore the G45 new collection! Thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Carol said...

Dana your card is just gorgeous. I love that big beautiful rose as your focal point. It is perfect with that sketch. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a lovely comment on my blog.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Dana! Love the big blossom!

Kathryn B said...

Your Pink posie is just beautiful Dana! Love your card it's simply stunning all your colors and elements flow perfectly together as usual you never disappoint!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is gorgeous!!! LOVE the colors!
Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

Joanne Leddy said...

So beautiful! I love the colors and the addition of the measuring tape. Sweet! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Kind said...

OMGosh, your card is absolutely beautiful! Love, love your flower! They are so fun to make and I agree about using a glue gun...the faster way to go. I didn't use one, but I wish I had! Another lovely JUGs card!

Andrea M said...

Oh Dana! With your gorgeous flowery creations, I knew you would just rock this challenge when I saw it! Yep - you totally did!!! Hope you had a great time at CHA!!!