Hi all, here we are starting our second year of the calendar girls group and what fun I have had...am 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 image....as 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,