Friday, July 3, 2020

Guest Designer for Just Us Girls Challenge #543


Hello there.  I’m so excited to be back as a guest designer at Just Us Girls (JUGS) for the month of July!  Thank you JUGS team!  The first challenge is word week and the word is Rainbow!


Those who know me know I love rainbow anything!  And after not being able to join in the Circles/Bubbles challenge at Twofer Challenge last month due to back issues again, I was thrilled to create one of the cards I had envisioned!  I used new NBUS Interlocking Circles die with an older Blow Me Away stamp set from SugarPea Designs for some rainbow bubble fun! 


Started by die cutting from X-Press It cardstock with the pierced rectangle die from SugarPea Designs Card Front Element Builder II.  Stamped the dragon in the bottom left corner with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, masked him then stamped the bubble wand in his hand.  To ground him, pounced Memento Tuxedo Black ink with a sponge dauber through a diagonal stripe stencil (discontinued) then black heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set.  Removed the mask and coloured in with Copic markers.


For the bubbles, the Interlocking Circles was die cut from the panel and twice from Bristol paper then stacked for dimension.  Took a piece of Bristol paper next and ink blended Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron distress inks to create my rainbow.  Spritzed it with a sparkle spray, but then decided to use acetate to get a better “translucent bubble” look instead.  A piece of acetate backed the opening.  Adhered the inked rainbow piece directly to the card base then added the panel on top.  Inlaid the stacked Interlocking Circles to finish.


Now it’s your turn to show off your rainbow creations and join in the fun!  More inspirations from the design team can be seen HERE.  Happy 4th of July to my American neighbours to the south.  Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend.









Challenges:
Crafty Animals - #40 July Anything Goes Animals
The Male Room - #139 Use Die Cuts
Seize the Birthday - #194 Anything Birthday Goes optional Red White and Blue (no twisting)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Stencilling
Love to Craft - #48 July Anything Goes

31 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

love your rainbow bubbles Trina, and your little dragon is adorable :)
Congratulations on being GD for JUG.

Carol Cel said...

My immediate reaction: "OH, this is so stinkin cute!!" I love it.

Vicky Hayes said...

What an idea, to have a dragon blowing not flames, but bubbles - and what amazing bubbles they are! A really stunning, well-thought-out card Trina! Vicky x

Bonnie said...

This is AWESOME, my friend! Love the rainbow bubbles and the sweet dragon! Congratulations on another Guest Designer spot at JUGS!

Cindy H. said...

OMGosh, this is soooo adorable!! Love your coloring on this cute dragon and your clever rainbow bubbles!

cm said...

How AWESOME is this card, Trina! Love your adorable rainbow-tummy dragon blowing rainbow bubbles! Such fabulous techniques that, yet again, are testament to what a card-making rock star you are! So thrilled to have you designing for us this month! Your inspiring creations are sure to fill the galleries to bursting!
hugs~carol

Mac Mable said...

What a unique and colourful rainbow card with such a creative and fun design. Such a clever use of the rainbow, the bubbles and the adorable little dragon....Fabulous card Trina x.
Sorry to hear about your back x

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on guesting with this stunner of a card Trina x.

Darlene said...

WOW what a fabulous design and I love those colorful bubbles! GREAT JOB! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
Please stop in for a visit!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on guesting at Just Us Girls, Trina!
This is so adorable!!! Love the cute dragon and the gorgeous rainbow bubbles! Using acetate for the interlocking circles is so clever. It give them a translucent shine just like real soap bubbles have. You caught the beautiful shine in the pictures so well!
Hideko xx

Susan said...

Congrats on being GD at Just Us Girls! And how perfect was it that the challenge was rainbows! Love the way you put the rainbow in the dragon's bubbles! What an adorable card!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my gosh, this is the prettiest card. The coloring on the dragon is beautiful and those bubble "blew me away"! They are awesome, Trina. I hope your back issues are over and you are feeling much better.

JoAnn said...

Your card is adorable Trina. Love the cute dragon and the rainbow bubbles. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Trina, you put a smile on my face :D How cute and fun!! LOVE the translucent look of the rainbow bubbles and the dragon is really CUTE!! Great design as always!
Thanks for popping on my blog, I'm trying to comment around but I'm out of practice LOL :)
Hugs

Nancy said...

I came by for a proper welcome and to tell you once again how fabulous this is. Your coloring is outstanding on your dragon. So happy you got to make a card and I sure hope your back gets better soon.

Colleen said...

This is just too darn adorable, Trina! I love everything and think it is brilliant that you used that bubble die like that. what a fantastic card! I hope you are feeling better now and the back is not acting up and yu can keep up with stamping, I so love visiting you and seeing your work!

Birgit said...

This is just as cute as ever Trina! Love this playful little dragon blowing rainbow bubbles. Thanks so much for joining The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge. Best of luck to you.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is awesome! I absolutely love those rainbow bubbles and your adorable dragon. Welcome to JUGS! You have certainly started out your month with a bang, can't wait to see the rest of your creations for this month.

earl lea riser said...

WOW!!! What a great idea!! I LOVE IT!!! You are sooo talented!!

Sari / Granne said...

This is absolutely stunning, love the coloring on dragoon and the bubbles are awesome!!! Thank you for joining us in our Use Die Cuts -challenge at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge that starts tomorrow.

Lady Joyful said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the rainbow bubbles, and the colouring on the sweet dragon. Really wonderful. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

lovecraftingpaper said...

Hello, Trina,
I saw your card on The sisterhood of crafters blog. I find it simply amazing! Great stuff and greater design.
Hugs,

Mariangela ;-)

Wickcliss said...

Trina, your cards are always amazing. Love the stacked diecuts and colours you have used for your card. Thank you for playing at the Male Room Challenge, hope to see you again.Thanks, Clarissa DT.

Loll said...

ALWAYS love your rainbow cards Trina ... but have to say this is one of the cutest I've seen. Adorable design using the circle dies as your larger than life bubbles. Congrats on being GD at Just Us Girls ... it's the perfect challenge for you! xx

Ina G said...

You have 'blown' me away with those amazing rainbow bubbles Trina. So love what you created here. Fabulous layout and that dragon look so life like. Lovely to have you Guesting with us again this month

Michelle said...

That looks amazing! That dragon is just the cutest!

MA-MI said...

Great use of the die-cuts for this very cute card!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Male Room.
Ma-Mi, The Male Room DT member

LesleyG said...

Love this card Trina! I love dragons anyway, but he’s so cute, and the acetate makes the bubbles so realistic, and fabulous colours xxx

Cathy said...

What a great take on the rainbow theme Trina! Your card is gorgeous with that adorable dragon. Awesome colouring too! Thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

Darnell said...

Congratulations on being the GD for JUGS for the month of July, Trina! What a treat for us! You always achieve such incredible colors in your designs and this is a perfect example of that! What a fun, fun design using that bubble die! (I was bummed because I just missed entering my rainbow butterflies!) Keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

Witchcrafted Life said...

This is a truly joyful design! So sweet, whimsical and bursting with cheerful fun.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life