Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August Calendar Girl Challenge

Woohoo it is the 28th of the month and time for some awesome creations from my fellow calendar girls...This month Debbie (aka Lildj) was the hostess and let me tell you...she sure can come up with some awesome ideas. The theme she chose for this month is:

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,


Barb said...

Great Card Carol! I think that image is so sweet and I love that you colored the streamers in the Olympic Colors!

I am sure you are plugging along with getting everything unpacked and organized.

Thanks for being a part of our wonderful group!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Carol, , this is a vision of sweetness!! I wish you could have seen the huge smile that just graced my face when I saw this gem :). And it's adorable no matter what ... I'd ride trikes with you any day :) love the ill touch of gold ...

Big hugs to'you!! Xoxo

April said...

I love, love, LOVE this! And I had no doubt you would use a Mo stamp!!

I am sorry you can't find a thing.....guess that it why it is " lost in my craft room" LOL

djones said...

Adorable! I absolutely love this darling image. And the gold medal you made is wonderful...very creative. Love the CAS layout and your coloring of the image is just beautiful.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Simply adorable. This card is so very cute. You colored the image so well. The DP you used is Olympic perfect. Great job, Carol!

Terry said...

Awwww....cute card Carol! After I made my card I remembered an SU! set I have with bikes and could have done the same thing you did ☺

Love the gold medal....and I too thought it was close enough to yellow!

Great job Carol! Love it!!

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

Oh my goodness... how did I miss this card, Carol? It is way too cute! I love that image - Mo sure has s ome fabulous ones! Love how you added a gold medal, too! AWESOME job!!!

Jackie said...

Love your card & your coloring....great layout too! TFS!!!

Carolina Little said...

Carol... that image is so CUTE!!!. Great colouring and layout as well. LOVE IT!!!