Friday, November 11, 2011

11-11-11 and Challenge #110...Ohhh! Just missed it!

Drats! Wouldn't that have been FABULOUS if Just Us Girls
had been on Challenge # 111! Crackers. Oh, well. Never MIND
that - we're still having ALL kinds of technique rich fun over
thar, at the place where Just Us Girls { and YOU, too! } play!

Our crafty efforts and fun are being hosted by the darling
and EVER so talented, Lisa! She's sharing a super technique,
perked up a notch or two after a class she took with Wendy
{LUCKY!} last year. The technique is called "ghosting",
but she cranks it up a notch by embossing with white pigment
ink, to really make the colors pop! By the looks of her exquisite
sample, she was EXTREMELY successful - it's a stunner!!! If
you are interested in a tutorial, check here! Being the rebel that
I am... I went the traditional route..... {!}

Using ONLY Versamark... because.... {remember my middle name: DANGER!}
but also because I've never been successful with it. I always opt for clear embossing
or quit all together. I was beginning to think this technique was a myth! Well, I am,
at last, a BELIEVER! It worked! Versamark, only... and a few great tips from my
darling DT cohort, and CLOSE, PERSONAL FRIEND! Dana G! - Anywhoo, she re-
minded me about the importance of heat gun application AND had a great tip to use
an Embossing Buddy! WHAT a buddy! Indeed! I'm POSITIVELY delighted with the
results! Before I inked the background, I made some clouds with Post-Its and added
my joyful cloud crafting technique, shown here { In case you're interested! - ! } to ensure
the feeling of WIDE open space in this here, GET well card for a friend who's been
out of the saddle for too long.... {Prayers of healing*Prayers of healing*Prayers of
healing....! - A girls GOT to ride! That's alllllllll!} Anywhoo, check out THIS fantastic
stamp in the inside of this card.... {THANKS, again, Claire, of Waltzing Mouse
, for designing this set for lil' old me - I SURE appreciate it! LOL}


So. Aside from my long-windedness ... would you like to play with us?

{I hope so!}

And, for your consideration - howz' about taking a gander at the rest
of the FABULOUS JugHeads? Inspiration for ANY crafty climate!!!


ANDDDDDD! Don't forget about our darling guest designer for this month:

Kim O'Connell!

Goodness, GRACIOUS! Much to share, much to do, much to see!

Well, where I come from: THAT'S a GOOD thing!

Thanks for permitting me to do ALL of the above,
with YOU! {*Swack!*} I sure APPRECIATE it!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Waltzing Mouse Stamps; Inkadinkadoo {Rearing horse}
Ink - Versamark, Versafine, Staz On & Stampin' Up!
Button - Buttons Galore & More
Seam Bias - My Craft Spot
Baker's Twine - Paper Treats


Andrea M said...

Hey E!!! Another technique turned into an absolute work of art! WOW - this is absolutely STUNNING!!! Sure to make your dear friend feel almost as if she were riding again! It's good to know I wasn't the only one who encountered technical difficulties at first :) But now that I found the right paper, I'm all over this technique!!! Especially after laying eyes on your fabulousness!!! Have to check out that cloud tutorial 'cause, dang, they're awesome!

Dotty Jo said...

Totally fabulous card Elise! Love the clouds, Jo x

Lisa Kind said...

Well how lucky are you to have a stamp set created for little ol' you? LOL!! This is fabulous and I love your technique! This is such a cool card (as always)! Love the colors, too! And I never thought of our challenge #! We should have added a challenge in the middle of the week so that this one could have been #111!

LeAnne said...

I have never heard of this technique, so I am going to mosey on over to that link so I can check it out! I am always on the lookout for new techniques. LOVE the love love it.

Kathryn B said...

I love your long windedness Elise! Coming to visit your blog makes me happy! Love the white embossing...I have done it before come to think of it! Oh well always a day late and a dollar short I am! I love the scene you've created with your awesome background along with the white clouds! It looks like he is out on the range! YeeHaw!

Vicki Dutcher said...

A stunning masculine card for sure! You ROCKED this bg technique! (me...not so much :))

Dana Gustafson said...

Queen of clouds, I bow down to thee....

You paint a picture with every card but those western inspired ones just have that extra bit 'o something special. I sure am glad Claire designed this set for you! ;)

Rosemary said...

yeee haw!!! that's a mighty purdy card, little lady... think i will mosey over yonder and check that technique out!!

Kim O'Connell said...

Ummmmm, this is just too flippin' cool for words! 'Nuff said!

Lynn said...

Giddy up is right! You absolutely rocked the technique challenge Elise! Your coloring is incredible!

Mynn xx said...

Oh, wow! This took my breath away! It's truly stunning! Beautifully done!!!

Karen said...

Dana's right, you do indeed, paint a picture with every card. Adore the layers and all neatly tied up in seam binding & bakers twines. Gorgeous! :>

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