Saturday, March 22, 2014

Just Us Girls #233 Photo

Welcome to this week's Just Us Girls Challenge

Nancy is our hostess this week with a wonderful Photo Inspiration.  Isn't this a great picture!

Here's my card

I was excited to see this inspiration photo because I bought a set from Gina K. Designs some time ago called Up & Away, illustrated by Theresa Momber.  This set has hot-air balloons, tree, clouds and great sentiments.  Theresa is known for her beautiful sponged scenes.  I have been studying some of her techniques and hoping that a smidgen of her talent would rub off on me.  This card is my attempt at sponged greatness!  (I know I have much to learn.)  I did a lot of masking, sponging, stamping and coloring, but all in all, I'm pretty happy with it.  The balloons were colored with Copic markers and fussy cut.

GKD Up & Away
Lil' Inkers Stitched Sentiment Flag
GKD Grass Green, Black Onyx, Moonlit Fog, Sweet Corn & Powder Blue ink
Memento LuLu Lavender, Danube Blue ink

Here's another card I did with the same stamp set, but I added a couple of new dies that I just bought.  They are both from Lil' Inkers, one is called Instant Camera and the other Stitches & Stripes Cover Plate.

GKD Up & Away
Lil' Inkers Instant Camera & Stitches & Stripes Cover Plate
GKD Pure Luxury White & Kraft CS
Offray Kraft ribbon

Please visit the Just Us Girls page to see the beautiful cards the rest of the team and our GD, Calypso, have come up with this week.  I hope you will be inspired to play along.  We would love to see what you create!

Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our March challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of May. 


  1. What is it about hot air balloons? We all love them, they are just so charming. Both your cards are awesome Sharyn!! I love your colors, and your sponging is superb. I have yet to get the nerve up to try it - I think you have done it beautifully!

  2. Both cards are wonderful! I especially love your sponged scene!

  3. Awesome cards!! Great scene along with the fun balloons~

  4. Your inspiration cards are super, but I especially like the second one!

  5. LOVE them BOTH!!! You did a great job with these! You are as talented as Theresa...BTW! HUGS!

  6. Oh, sweet! You sure have created two beauties with Theresa's designs, and your sponging is way up top notch! I just love the colors you chose to mix on both cards -- all my best Sharyn ♥

  7. GREAT balloon cards! I give you an A+ on your techniques, Theresa is a tough act to follow but you are doing it perfectly! I love her work as I love yours!

  8. Fabulous scene you have created here, Sharyn!

  9. Loving all of those balloons! Looks like one of those hot air balloon festivals. Love the second one, too using your new dies.


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