Calendar Girls Olympics!
Since the Summer Olympics are now going on, I decided the theme for this month would be our very own Calendar Girls Olympic challenge. There are two parts to this month’s theme:
1. The colors of the rings on the Olympic flag are: blue, yellow, black, green and red. Your card must have at least one embellishment and it must be in one of those colors.
2. Please make a card based on one of the Olympic events. The events in this summer’s Olympics are: Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Soccer, Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track and Field, Trampoline, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.
So, here are some examples…I have a stamp of a women jogging, making a card with this stamp, my card represents the Track and Field Event. That one is pretty obvious.
But in case you think you don’t have a stamp that you can use to make a card…look again, and this time, think outside of the box. That means…you may have a horse stamp, a card with that image represents the Equestrian event. You have Bikini Sophie, she could either be representing the Swimming event or perhaps she is waiting for her Beach Volleyball event to start. You have a sporting set so you use the basketball, your card is representing Basketball. You have sailboat image, your card is representing the Sailing event. You get the idea!!!
Or you have those cute Riley Travel Sticker stamps. So your card is going to represent the Olympic Opening Ceremony representing the USA, or Australia, etc. Or make a card representing the host country, Great Britain.
And lastly, when posting to your blog, please let us know what your card represents about the Olympics.
Please get creative with what you have. Use die cuts, stickers, stamps, whatever you have. I do not want anyone to have to go out and buy something.
So here is my card:
As you might guess...lol...my card is representing cycling. I did actually watch some of the cycling events and thought...hmmmmm...a little dangerous for me...I think I'll stick to a slower pace, not a tricycle but a big girl bike only riding slower..lol. As you all know I am a serious Mo fan and I couldn't possibly pass this image up when I saw the challenge. I used whisper white paper for the base and night of navy as the accent colors. I found some red, white and blue paper left over from the 4th of July and colored the streamers in the colors of the Olympic circles. My original plan was to cut out the circles in the Olympic colors and mount them on the bottom of the card...but....I can't find my darn punches. I am slowly plugging away at finding homes for all my stamp stuff in my new place but haven't gotten even close to knowing where everything is....not only is this frustrating but annoying as well...(ok enough with the complaining). Anyway, I just know my little gal was going to win the gold so I made a makeshift gold metal as my embellishment. (I hope that is ok as it is close to the yellow).
If you have a chance, please visit the other Calendar girls blogs...I am sure you will not be disappointed in all of their wonderful Olympic creativity.
Thanks so much for stopping by,
Until next time,