Saturday 28 May 2016

Guest Design for Just Us Girls Challenge #345 Photo Week


It's Just Us Girls Challenge #345 - Photo Inspiration Week

It's my last appearance as Guest designer for  Just Us Girls Challenge for the month of
 May 2016. Every week JUGs challenge blogs brings a unique challenge to spark your 
creativity. It's fun and a great way to get the creative flow going.

The fourth week  in May is - Photo Weekmeaning you look at the photo and take your
 inspiration from that.  Whatever in the photo inspires you is what you should go with. For
 me, I was inspired by the wallpaper both colour and the style and the deep pink flowers,
This is what I created...

To make this card, First I took a piece of patterned paper
With this I blended Distress Inks Squeezed Lemonade and a little Fossilised Amber. 
It took on the plain paper but the glossy part stayed white. I added this once it was 
coloured to a 5 x 5" card base.
I used the Gerber Flowers from Uniko, stamped and clear embossed on watercolour paper.
I then used a mix of oranges and pinks but got a bit heavy handed with the main flower and
 it now looks more red than orange/pink in the photo. I added a wee bit of Wink of Stella for 
sparkle to the petals. For the leaves I white embossed on vellum and coloured on the back 
so the colour was very light, I needed some greenery but didnt want it to take up the picture 
(not sure if I've described it properly there but you are sure to get the idea when you look at 
the card).

I finished it off with a die cut sentiment in gold mirror card. I was going to do white as white 
features quite strongly in the photo but it just got lost on the background pattern.
I had fun doing this and made a few different backgrounds using stencils as well which you
 will see at some stage later.
I hope you find this inspirational and come play along with us, HERE at Just Us Girls. 
Go over and check out what the Design Team have done.
I cant thank the Design Team enough for giving me a chance to participate and would like 
to thank everyone for their lovely comments over this month. Each and every comment has 
been appreciated.


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge : Anything Goes


Thats it for now. I hope you enjoyed your visit and come again soon.


Sue VanDeVusse said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love how you did the background, never thought of this and your flowers are beautiful. You have captured the inspiration of the photo perfectly. Sad this is your last week, I have really loved all of your cards and you have given me a lot of inspiration.

Bobby said...

I never thought of inking DP and you had the perfect one for the background, Aileen. I love Gerber Daisies and yours are a great color. The flowers on my card are red and that's artistic license. ;) I was so glad to have you as our guest designer to inspire us as well as our followers.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful! The color against the yellow - awesome. Thanks so much for joining us at JUGS this past [zooming by] month -- it was our pleasure!

Karren said...

Beautiful card! Your background is gorgeous and really makes those gorgeous flowers pop!

coldwaters2 said...

This is such a beautiful card Aileen the colours of the background and the glorious flowers are so vibrant and uplifting, I love it
lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card :)

TaeEun said...

What a creative idea to use a pattern paper to represent the wallpaper, Aileen! The gerber daisies are beautifully colored! And I love the soft vellum leaves, too!

lostinpaper said...

Great take on the inspiration Aileen, love love those bold bright flowers!

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is fabulous! I love how you have created your beautiful background and your flowers are stunning! We are so happy that you played along with us this past month. Hope to see you in the gallery again soon.

Teresa Kline said...

hello! sweet card, I am luv int he favorite of them...teehehehe. the red and yellow color combo is stunning! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Judy Woodland said...

Love your beautiful creation. Wonderful background with the sponging, and your flowers are so pretty! Great take on the challenge, and it was great having you as a guest designer this week. Hope we see you around the blog!!!

Nancy said...

Such a great card to end your time with us Aileen! This card is beautiful! I especially love the background! Thanks for being such a wonderful guest at JUGS and thanks for adding this beauty over at STB too! Take care!

Chris Dring said...

Another gorgeous card! That inked background paper was perfect for this challenge! Thanks for being such a fabulous guest designer at Just Us Girls this month, and I hope to see more of your beautiful creations in the gallery!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card Aileen! Great idea to colour your DP like that!

Kim Heggins said...

You are so stinkin' creative...just love your stunning card. Those flowers are simply amazing!

Ina G said...

Wow! Aileen this is a stunner. Love that awesome background but those flowers just blew me away. So glad you showed us a close up. Thanks so much for showing us just a smidgen of your talent this month at Just Us Girls and I am sure we will see you again soon.

Glenda J said...

So gorgeous! Love how you did the background & the bright colours are awesome. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

Colleen said...

This card is amazing, I saw it at the JUGS challenge and was so impressed! It is truly beautiful and thank you for sharing it at Seize the Birthday!

Lisa Kind said...

I love that embossed paper you used! It's so pretty in white, but I love it in the yellow! Beautiful card Aileen! Thanks for begin such a great guest this month!

Cara said...

Stunning card, love the resist effect with the inks. Cara x

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our ALPHABET challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper