Saturday, December 13, 2014

Just Us Girls #271 - Trend Week

This week at Just Us Girls it's Trend Week, and Maria has picked Mixed Media as our inspiration. This technique requires the use of two or more artistic mediums in a single composition.

Here's my card

I started the background with a piece of patterned paper and applied the stencil to the top using Dap Lightweight Spackle that had been tinted with a light pink re-inker.  After it dried, I spritzed it with a sheer shimmer spritz in Frost and Sparkle.  I added some paint splatters using a paint brush and some Pearlescent watercolors.  The poinsettia stamp is from Power Poppy, and I colored it with Copic Markers.  I fussy cut it and popped it up on a beautiful Spellbinders die.  The sentiment was gold embossed.  I added a gold ribbon, bow and some pearls to the center of the flower that I colored with a gold Pitt pen.

Please visit the Just Us Girls blog to see the beautiful cards the rest of the team and our GD, Lee Ann Barrett, have made this week using the trend of Mixed Media.  I can't wait to see how you were inspired!

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

The Recipe:

Power Poppy Poinsettia stamps
Core'dinations Red Plaid patterned paper
Simon Says Screened Leaves stencil
GKD Innocent Pink Re-inker
Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Spritz Frost & Sparkle
Pearlescent watercolors
Spellbinder Stately Circles, Standard Circles & Scalloped Circles
Offray Wired gold mesh ribbon
Pitt Pen Gold
Recollections white pearls

I am, also, linking this card with the Power Poppy Peep of the Week challenge.


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, there is just no other way to say it! This is a piece of ART!!! Merry Merry!

  2. What Donna said gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I sure do hope your card will be chosen as the next peep of the week! Merry Christmas Sharyn! XO

  3. Seriously awesome background - you ROCKED out another challenge!

  4. Gorgeous! Love all the detail and techniques.

  5. Goodness, how beautiful! The background, composition, and the beautiful Power Poppy Poinsettia image -- a fabulous combination! Thank you for joining us in our Peep of the Week Challenge at Power Poppy!

  6. Simply gorgeous. Love all the different layers and colours.

  7. Oh my, this is just stunning, Sharyn! I am amazed at all of the elements you have used and they all come together beautifully! And that image- wow! I do love Power Poppy images, and this one is amazing. And bravo on the fussy cutting! Such an honor to be guest designing with the team this month!

  8. What a beauty!! I love the textured background! And your poinsettia is gorgeous with its beaded center and your fantastic cutting! Thank you for joining our Power Poppy Peeps challenge this week!!

  9. This is wonderful! Love that texture in the background, and you have colored the image just beautifully. Gorgeous card!

  10. Really pretty card. I love the background and the flower is gorgeous.

  11. This is such a beauty! Your background is gorgeous (I also use DAP spackle :) ) Love the poinsettia and greenery.

  12. Oh my goodness! this is beautiful! love the fab texture

  13. Beautiful, this is so soft and elegant feeling. Wonderful card. Thanks for playing in our Peep Of The Week!


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