Saturday, January 28, 2012

Calendar Girls January 2012

Hi all, here we are starting our second year of the calendar girls group and what fun I have looking forward to just as much fun this year. Jeanette was the hostess this month and this is what our challenge was:

Our January Theme

It’s time for our first challenge of 2012. Can you believe we’ve now been together as a blog group for an entire year? That is exciting! I want to celebrate who we are and the fun we’ve had together. Sooooooooo my challenge for January is this: Something New Using Something Old!

What do I mean by that? This isn’t exactly what it seems. It’s not a vintage theme, though you can make your card/project vintage if you’d like. What I do want you to do is look back over your Calendar Girl posts/creations from the year 2011 and choose one of the images you used. Then I want you to create something entirely different with the same image. It cannot look at all like the previous Calendar Girl creation; nor can you use the same papers/embellishments/etc.

When you post to your blog – on January 28 – I want you to also post a picture of your 2011 card/project that used the same image so we can see the two and how different they are.

I hope you are up to the challenge! I can’t wait to see your Something NEW Using Something OLD!

So in keeping with the theme the challenge, I looked through all my entries and picked this luck would have it, this is the card I started last year out with...Getting ready for "June" (my month) brides...(this year I will have 3 brides I am helping out...)

The above is my January card from last year using a Sassy Studio image and here:

is my January card for this year using the same image...I have colored this beautiful bride...or this year...bridesmaid in a lavender and accented her flowers with a medium pink highlighted with a darker pink and the topped off with iridescent stickels...rather than having a traditional folding card I have made this an easel oval card. I used Concord grape SU paper as an accent behind the white embossed oval. I cut this beauty out and mounted her with mounting tape on the embossed white image. I then placed pearls all around the concord oval to really make the image pop...finally I added pearl lace and some purple flowers with pearl centers to hold up the easel card.  Here:

is the picture of the card closed...

I hope you like my "something new using something old" card.

Please stop by and check out the other calendar girls creations...I am sure you won't be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time,


April said...

What a beautiful card! I love that it is an easel card, and shaped, to boot!! Those flowers are TDF!!

You have three lucky brides in your life!!

Terry said...

Holy cow that is an awesome card!! I love it!

Your creations are always great but this one takes the cake!

I love the layout and fun shape, the coloring is great and of course it has glitter (I love that you are not afraid of it!)!!!!

Great job my friend! Thank you for being a part of this wonderful group!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh. my. word! This is beyond stunning - Carol! I can see why you would want to ink her up again! I remember this card and was dropping jaw then, and still am! I can see the glitter and could pick this one out of a crowd as yours :) It's so *you!* And just as lovely as you, my friend - wonderful job, you totally blew this one right out of the ball park! Big hugs and thank you for being such a fabulous Calendar Girl! x0x0

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh my goodness, Carol! This card is soooooooooo elegant! Love the pearls and the oval easel fold! Love the "border" for lack of a better word for the ruffled scallop around it. Love the colors - how this image can go from the blushing bride to the awesome bridesmaid. WOW! Love everything about your card!!!

Kelly's right... your card is STUNNING!

I am so glad you're a Calendar Girl, my friend!

Barb said...

Carol--I think this card is just beautiful--stunning--magnificent--all of the above and a few more adjectives to describe it.......

I love the pearls around the edge--that must have taken a looooooong time. I think that image is so perfect--I am sure every bride hopes she looks like that on her wedding day.

I am sure this will be a great year for you and beautiful brides!

djones said...

Carol this card is beautiful. Your coloring is amazing. I love the dies you used, the flowers and of course the pearls. Such an elegant and beautiful bridesmaid you created. Wonderful job.

~Paola~ said...

how can I describe this stunning stunning paper creation w/ the right words? It's an impossible task! I remember how excited I was when U first posted the 'old' card-which is still magnificent in my eyes- yet the new card has such a fresh and crispy, astonishing look all of her own...It is drop dead gorgeoussssssssssss....SO amny details, such a perfectly executed
oval easel fold and just the right amount of color and pearls to make the whole paper elegant awesomness pop.
I am in total AWE my friend!!
I ♥ being a CG with you my darling Carol!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Carol. For. Cripe. Sake. This. Is. AWESOME!!!!!

Such a pretty card. The colors and the soft blue/purple on the dress. The Nestie you used is just perfect for the fold in the card. All around a winner.

Great job!

*Susan* said...

Carol, your original is beautiful but your redo is a Victorian stunner! Your image is gorgeous and all of the accents combine to perfection, especially those flowers and the pearl border. scrumptious! :-)

Michelle said...

So beautiful! both cards are stunning. I really like the layout, colors, and embellishments. Awesome card, Carol.

Darlene said...

Ok, knock it off already! What's with all the show stopping cards, huh?! Yeah, I'm jealous & not too proud to admit it either, ha ha! Of course she's beautiful. And perfect. And eye popping. WTG sis! You totally rock.

Lorie said...

WOW! What a beautiful easel card!! I loved your previous card, and this one is even more gorgeous!! Great job, Carol! It's always so wonderful to see what you're creating!