Saturday, July 31, 2021

Just Us Girls - Wild Card Week


Happy Saturday!  It's time for another Just Us Girls challenge.  Sadly this will be my last with the team.  I've been here for 595 challenges since the very beginning.  I never planned on leaving the team but it's hard to make cards.  While I will not stop stamping and making cards but COVID and everyone home and still home has made it difficult for card making.  My hubby works from the office which is where all my stamping supplies are.  So since the beginning of all this I have resorted to the kitchen table and went back to drawing and art journaling since it's less supplies. I usually try to sneak a card in at night or weekends.  

Anyhow, I picked a good challenge to end on which is Anything But a Card!  This week I picked up a art journal at my local art supply store and it's a 7x7, pretty cool size actually.  I immediately wanted to play in it and here are two pages I was able to create in the last few days from my kitchen table :-)

This first one is using paints from Deco Arts, Posca Pens, Stencil from Recollections and a Dare 2B Artzy stamp set by Tracy Weinzapfel. 

This second one started with Dina Wakley gloss sprays, Posca pens and a shimmer paint by Deco Arts. All the flowers are hand drawn reason why they are so wonky! LOL! But overall in the end I liked how it came out wonky and all!  

Anyhow it's been a fantastic run with Just Us Girls!  All the best to the team in the future!! Hugs to all! 

Be sure to swing on by our amazing Design Team for loads of inspiration:


Just a reminder: 

  • If you win Chic of the Week in any of our JULY challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of SEPTEMBER.
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  • Please copy and use our graphic on your post. 
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  • Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, JULY 29th  The Linky Tools form will close at that time. 
  • Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning.




Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome books! Love the first one with the B7W and pop of color!

cm said...

WOW! I'm amazing that you've played in 595 challenges! So impressive...and so sad that you're leaving, but totally understand given your family/home/crafting space situation. I've recently become smitten with planners/journal (Elizabeth Craft Designs, to be precise...oh my!), so seeing your art journal here is timely and inspiring! You will be missed...very much!
PS. I hope you'll continue to share your artwork with us!

Ina G said...

Love your journal pages Maria and nice that you have enjoyed the making process. Both so lovely - especially the sentiment on the first one which is so so true. Enjoy your journey into journaling and have fun. It has been a pleasure and such fun to be a teamie with you at JUGS.

R's Rue said...

So beautiful. I love it 😍. You are so creative.

Lisa Kind said...

These are amazing! Sorry to see you go! We are the originals, so I'm the last one standing! LOL! Best wishes to you!