Exciting News!! Just Us Girls Featured Designer!

This has been so hard to keep a secret! I was approached a few weeks ago by Pam and asked if I would like to be a Featured Designer for the Just Us Girls (JUGs) Challenge Blog for the month of August.  To say I was excited and flattered was an understatement!!  I happily and eagerly said yes, of course!, and then the panic set in!!  The regular designers must feel this all the time: the Pressure to create something worthy of all the lovely viewers!!   I was so honoured to be chosen.  So thank you lovely ladies at JUGs!  I hope you like what you see!

This weeks challenge is a sketch.  I LOVE working with sketches, they can be wonderful starting points.  I flipped the sketch and used some beautiful bright colours that were taken from the ribbon (Fancy Pants).  Believe it or not this is a Wedding card! Hhmmm....  Anyhow I used stamps from Unity (one of the Kit of the Month kits).  The sentiment says "May your cup overflow with joy, Love & Laughter".

I stamped the image once in black and then coloured it in, cut it out mounted it on teal cardstock and then popped it up on dimensionals.  Then for the image under the sentiment I used my Stampin Up markers to ink the stamp so it matched the main image - I've seen my friend Martine do that frequently but I rarely do it.  I have to say I think this stamp lends itself well to this technique.  I embossed the sentiment in black to make it stand out more from the image stamp.  I created a little window for the sentiment using an oval nestibility.  Added some dry embossing, ribbon, stitching and scallops for good measure, then all done!

Here are some close up pictures.

Now it's your turn! Hop on over to the Just Us Girls Blog for all the details.  Have a fabulous day.

Oh and a couple of reminders: Still got a few stamp sets for sale check out the link on the sidebar; and also I posted a freebie digi image along with a little challenge last week, the challenge is open until 16th August so plenty of time to enter.  Just scroll back through the post to find the post.