Saturday, October 17, 2009

JUGS Challenge

The fog of sickness is slowly lifting enough that I can do a bit of stamping. What better way to get into the swing of things than with a challenge. There is a new challenge blog out there called Just Us Girls (aka JUGS). My friend Lisa Kind is part of the crew and I thought I would play along this week. This is only their third week of challenges and I encourage you to play along if you have a chance.
This week is a color challenge (check it out here) and the colors are aqua, cream and red. Here is my card...

It felt good to ink up some Whipper Snapper stamps again. This snowman is one of my favorites. The pattern paper is Cosmo Cricket and it suited the challenge perfectly. I used the Martha Stewart Gooey border punch for icicles, sponged them and also added some glitter. The image was stamped onto watercolor paper and was colored with re-inkers and a waterbrush. There is some more glitter on the snow.
Snowmen make me smile...Anna Wight snowmen make me giddy with delight ;)
Have a wonderful evening!

13 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

He is just so adorable! I love the dp you used!

Lisa Kind said...

Hi Tracy! I was so glad to see your name under Mr. Linky on the JUGs challenge! Thanks for the shout-out! I LOVE your card! (I just ordered a couple of Anna's snowmen today!) I like that the gooey drip punch can be used for icicles too! Thanks so much for playing! Glad you are feeling better!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cuuuute lil' snowman! I love how you embossed the Aqua colored paper with the snowflake EF! Reminds me of all the snowmen I would make when I lived in Orchard Park, NY!!! Thanks for playing along with us girls at the Just Us Girls Challenge site! I we see more of your creations in all the upcoming challenges! :) TFS

Andrea M said...

Such a great card! The image is so cute! I really love your layout with the DP, embossing, icicles and stitching. Thanks for sharing

Stampin' Pam said...

Tracey - you are so right - snowmen make us smile! This is just adorable. Thanks for supporting your friend (and awesome designer) Lisa AND the Just Us Girls challenge. Hope you come back next week!

LeAnne said...

This is just adorable, the best I've seen yet! Using the gooey punch for the icicles is genius! Love that image, too, and how you've colored it!

Cheryl said...

Sorry I haven't been by and that you've bveen sick! You have been a busy girl thought! There's some great stuff on this blog!
glad you're feeling better! super snowman card!

Julia Stainton said...

Absolutely stunning Tracy!

Starla said...

This is adorable (how could any NOT love a snowman?!) I like how you used the drippy punch for icicles...very clever!

Kristin Bueter said...

Omg...how absolutely adorable! I love the blue cs embossed with snowflakes and that patterned holly paper is wonderful!! Your watercoloring is FANTASTIC on your happy little snowman :O)

Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls this weekend!! We hope you join us again on Saturday for a fun 3-D challenge hosted by our sweet Mona :)

Dana Gustafson said...

This is so pretty! I love that awesome embossed background of snowflakes!

So glad you played along with Just Us Girls this week!

Laura.K said...

Wow. Lovely card. Your snowman is so sweet. And your background paper is wonderful.

Marge said...

Darling card!!! Love it!!!