JBWW.  Are you wondering what that means.  I sure wondered when I was in Ohio visiting with Jeanne and Sherry a few weeks ago and heard them referring to it. When I asked what they were talking about they said "Just Because We Wanna".  So every week Sherry and Jeanne alternate hosting a weekly JBWW challenge on their blogs and everyone is invited to play.  This week’s challenge is to use beloved and hoarded holiday designer paper.  You can’t fool me….I know you have some you are waiting to use for the perfect Christmas card and have been waiting for how long?  Well this is the perfect time…so go get busy. Check out this link to Sherry’s Nov 11 JBWW challenge.

For my card I chose to use a couple of coordinating pieces from a Provo Craft Holiday Slab that I purchased from Michael’s. I had already painted this darling little Girl with Sleigh by Elzybells and came home from work and put it together with this fun and festive paper.  It’s sort of retro and for some reason seems to match the Elzybells images.  If you haven’t seen the line of Elzybells at Amuse stamps…you don’t know what your are missing.  Darling is the only word I can think of. Don’t even go check them out unless you have some money in your bank account or some credit left on your Visa.

The girl was stamped with black Stazon and the trees were done with olive.  I took a dry watercolor brush and brushed directly over the ink pad and used a stipple motion to apply to the trees to fill them and make them look alive.  I sponged the them with a little barely banana to make them shimmer. I painted the girl and sleigh with re inkers and watercolor brushes.  I added snow to the trees with a tiny brush filled with white craft ink and used a larger brush to add craft ink to the ground area and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I wanted some sparkle so I took my versa pad and touched directly onto the scene and then heat embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder. I cut a frame with an oblong Nestabilities die (don’t get me started on how much I love those) and popped it over the main image to make it pop over the bright paper. I used my Cuttlebug snowflake die to make one tiny little star for the top of the tree. I added sparkle to it with some yellow glitter glue. This was a fun card to make.  I hope you will go to Sherry’s blog and check on the details.


Stamps:  Elzybells- Girl with Sleigh, SU Canvas

Paper: Real Red, Provo Craft Holiday Slab

Ink: Black Stazon, Buckaroo Blue, Olive, Cranberry, Mustard, White Craft

Accessories:  Versa, White Embossing Power, Iridescent Embossing Powder, Grosgrain, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug