Saturday, September 13, 2014

Just Us Girls #258 - Trend Week

This week at Just Us Girls is Trend Week.  Vicki is hosting and she has chosen the trend of watercolor.  I missed the watercolor online class when it first came out, but recently I  took it as an independent class.  I haven't done a lot with it yet, so I was very happy when Vicki picked it for our challenge, and I was able to put my skills to good use.  Here's my watercolor butterfly.

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and wet it with a brush.  I knew I wanted to make it into a butterfly, so I started in the center with shades of turquoise and then worked my way out with shades of orange, melon & yellow.  When it was dry, I used the Memory Box Delia die to cut the solid butterfly.  I decided I wanted some texture, so I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Shower Blossom.  I gave it a spritz with some Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Sparkle.  It's very had to see in the picture, but it has a subtle sparkle in person.  I used the Memory Box Finn die to make the black over butterfly and attached it with pop dots at the butterfly's body.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Mountain Meadow for the background.

Gina K. Designs Stamper's Favorites (sentiment)
Cuttlebug Mountain Meadow & Shower Blossom
Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Sparkle
Memory Box Delia & Finn Butterflies
Lil' Inkers Stitched Sentiment Flag
Heidi Grace Adhesive Accents

Please visit the Just Us Girls blog to see the gorgeous cards the rest of the team and our GD, Barbara Hagen, have made this week.  I hope you will be inspired and want to play along.  We would love to see your beautiful watercolor creations.  We, also, have a DT Call out for a new designer.  All the details are on the blog.  I hope you will come by and take a look!

If you win Chic of the Week in any of our September challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of November.  Good luck!


  1. STUN.NING! Way to rock out the challenge!

  2. Sharyn, your butterfly is beautiful! Love the blending of the colors and the added texture.

  3. Just gorgeous, Sharon! Love your color choices and the 'out of the box' butterfly!

  4. You learn very well! This card is an amazing example of the watercolor technique. I love it! The mountain meadow EF is the perfect place for your butterfly to land.

  5. I love what you did. I loved that watercolor class. It looks like you learned a lot from it, this is so pretty.

  6. Gorgeous butterfly! I would have been stressing out over this challenge!

  7. So pretty! I love the texture and watercolor on the butterfly!

  8. LOVE your butterfly! Perfect card for our challenge....great to showcase different ways to use watercoloring! Nice job my friend!

  9. Wow that butterfly is so beautifully colored !

  10. Oh my what a GORGEOUS Butterfly, absolutely stunning! Loving that blue embossed background!

  11. Absolutely gorgeous! Loving the big butterfly and the beautiful embossed background! Have a Blessed day!


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