Friday, July 24, 2020

Guest Designer for Just Us Girls Challenge #546


Hello there.  I’m back with my final post as guest designer this month at Just Us Girls (JUGS).  It’s their photo week challenge #546 and here’s the photo.

 

I must admit I struggled with this one because I didn’t have anything amusement park related.  Even the muted colours stumped me. 😂   But then I noticed the French flag flapping away in the upper left corner and the trees / homes below and this is my card.


All stamping was done with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It cardstock.  Started by stamping the air balloon from My Favorite Things Up in the Air.  Inspired by the flag, coloured it with Copic markers then die cut out with the matching die.


Masking was then used to create the little neighbourhood with new NBUS Concord and 9 City Stacks stamp set on a stitched panel from my stash and coloured in with Copic markers as well.  Blended SU! Smoky Slate dye ink over a cloud edge stencil from Honey Bee Stamps for the sky.  Black heat embossed the sentiment from Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout stamp set.  Adhered the panel to a white card base then popped up the air balloon with mounting tape to finish.


A big THANK YOU to Vicki and the wonderful JUGS team for having me guest design this month!   The challenges were so much fun and I was so honoured.  Hope you will join us this week with your take on the photo.  If you need more inspiration, you can check out what the talented JUGS team created over on the challenge blog HERE.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great weekend.










Challenges:
Watercooler Wednesday - # 281 Heidi’s All About Ocassions.
NBUS #16 - new unused stamp set

20 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Clever to spot the French flag and use it as your starting point Trina. What a lovely little neighbourhood to live in and what an uplifting and fun card x. I have so enjoyed your inspiration this month and congratulations again on guesting x.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the neighborhood scene you were inspired to create. It has been a pleasure having you Guest with us for the month of July.

Maria said...

What a fun card with a beautiful scene! Love the hot air balloon! Awesome color and great design for your lovely card...well done!!

Christine Alexander said...

great street scene Trina, and love your take on the photo inspiration. I don't know if I would have noticed the flag :)

Bonnie said...

Love this scene, Trina! It's a difficult photo to connect with but you found a fantastic way! Love the bright balloon and the sweet neighborhood below!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wonderful interpretation of the photo, Trina! Love the cute neighborhood scene with the tricolor hot-air balloon!
Hideko xx

Darnell said...

You are not just another pretty face, Trina! You thought this through and came up with such a great take on the photo. I love your whole scene, colored perfectly, and, of course, I really love your sediment! It's been a joy seeing your creations as the JUGS GD! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS. Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Sweet! I love your interpretation of the photo. What a fun and colourful card. Congrats on being GD at JUGS this month. Your cards have all been so amazing and inspiring! xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats on guest DT spot, Trina - just love your hot air balloon and sweet village below! Great work on the clouds too!!

scrAPpamondo said...

A clever take of the sketch, Trina! So brilliant and creative!
Hugs

Tristan said...

Love the inspiration you've drawn from the flag. Gorgeous card and scene. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

Brenda in IN said...

You really put your thinking cap on for this one and came up with a brilliant idea. Such a tranquil scene and great coloring. I wish I had the nerve to ride one of those swing rides!

Nancy said...

The struggle was real for me too with that photo. You rose to the occasion with a terrific card. Love the outdoor scene and that sensational balloon. It has been an absolute pleasure having you design alongside us at Just Us Girls.

Bobby said...

I struggled too, Trina, but your darling little hot air balloon was perfect and reminded me of my trip in one. Thanks for being out guest this month. I look forward to seeing your wonderful cards on other challenges.

Lisa Kind said...

Sorry to make you struggle, but you pulled off a really cute card! Thanks for being such a great guest this month at Just Us Girls! We hope to see you often in the gallery.

cm said...

Want to join me in that lovely balloon and go for a ride over the neighbourhood? You've created an absolutely charming card; love the direction you took with the photo! Thank you sooooo much for being an awesome GD this month; your creativity, as always, dazzles, delights and inspires!
Big hugs~carol

Ina G said...

Amazing masking on your little neighborhood Trina. Lovely take on the photo. Gorgeous cloud formation. It was so lovely to have you Guest with us again this month. Thank so much for sharing your talent with us.

Cécile RIBON said...

What a delightful little scene! I love those cute houses. Sometimes one get inspired by very small details. The flag made a great starting point. Maybe it would have help you to know that thisphoto is a view from Paris ... it's "La grande roue de Paris' in the "Jardin des Tuileries" and the houses are the ones of the " Rue de Rivoli" ... It was super great to have you as guestie during all this past month.

Diane said...

What a fun card with a beautiful scene and stamped clouds.

Hugs Diane

R's Rue said...

It’s beautiful and full of whimsy. I love it so much.