Sunday, March 17, 2024

Time Out Challenges + JUGS Collaboration Challenge

Blogging friend Michele directed me to a collaborative challenge between
Time Out Challenges and (new to me) JUGS, the acronym for Just Us Girls.

And the cue word for both challenges is BIRDS.  I'm a huge fan of birds and I feel that I was 
destined to enter the challenge. Here's my rather busy entry.

I just received Papertrey Ink's Into the Blooms Spring Nest Die and quickly put one together. 
I have several of their Feathered Friends cut, colored, and assembled in a "bird box" and chose
 a blue one that matched the eggs.

I unsuccessfully researched birds' egg colors and I believe blue colored birds don't lay 
blue eggs. I don't even know what species of bird this is but I was short on time to color 
a beige/brown bird. 

The nest and eggs were assembled and flowers and leaves were added, together with
the bird and a white embossed sentiment. Yes, it's the same sentiment that I used a 
few cards back that's a fave.

Ok, off to link this up! Thanks so much for stopping by and to Michele for
introducing me to the challenge.

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Edited to add: I've just returned from an overseas trip a few days ago and feeling a bit 
jet lagged when I read in some comments that I won the collaborative challenge!
 Many thanks to the gals at Time Out Challenges and JUGS for the honor!


Monday, March 11, 2024

Color Hues #82 --Turquoise & Green

I haven't played in a Color Hues Challenge in quite a while and when I found some
  Greetery dragonflies that were already cut and colored, I decided to enter a card.
Here's Tracey's color palette for Challenge #82

And here's my card. 

I colored them quite a while ago and I think I used Zig makers and a waterbrush.
I adhered him to an embossed panel and added the white embossed Honeybee Stamps
sentiment. Some Pretty Pink Posh jewels finished off the card.

Earlier I added some vellum leaves but took them off and decided simple is best.
Besides, I don't think dragonflies ever land on greenery--they're much too busy flitting.
Off to link this up with a few days to spare. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Edited to add: My card was chosen as the winner! Thank you Color Hues!


Friday, March 8, 2024

The Flower Challenge #89 -- Make a Square Card

This month's challenge theme at The Flower Challenge is to make a SQUARE card.
 Here's my little square number.

I  just received my Greetery order of BotaniCuts Lilacs. I thought they'd be a pain to assemble
but I watched Betsy create hers about a dozen times and I was sold on the set.

Betsy used daubers to color her lilacs but I took the lazy route and smooshed whatever
purple inks I had and picked up the colors on watercolor card stock, then cut them out.
The leaves were ink blended on white die cuts and I used the residual ink to color the
tops of the clusters. 

I added a frame to a 4.25" card base and sponged in a blue background. I spattered water
and blue ink then added the blooms and leaves when the panel was dry. The sentiment
is from Honeybee Stamps Be Still stamp and die set. Sequins finished off the card.

All in all it was fast and easy to assemble the lilacs and I'd like to try and make some
 white ones that Betsy shared. But that's for another day. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!