Monday, January 28, 2013

Calendar Girls January post 2013---woohoo...

Hi all, here we are again...the Calendar girls received this awesome challenge from the amazing Jeanette....it went like this:

JANUARY 2013 CHALLENGE
Miss January: Jeanette

This is a PHOTO INSPIRATION Challenge. But there’s a catch! You have to choose your own photo.

I want you to find a photo – it can be a picture you’ve taken (of a family member, a scenic drive, a food you’ve cooked, whatever) or it can be a picture someone else has taken. Maybe you even found it on the internet. After you’ve chosen the PHOTO you want to use, create a card/project inspired by that photo.

Of course on your blog post – when you show us your creation – we also want to see the photo that inspired you.



How fun is this? Well I have many photos that inspire me but I really tend to gravitate towards photos of the outside with shadows etc....(like my black and white color scheme...kind of stark)...





I'm not sure why I love these kinds of photos but I do and have taken to trying my hand at trying to re-create them or something similar. I found this photo on pinterest and of course pinned it....lol...

Here is my card:





I found this stamp at either JoAnn's or Michael's awhile ago and just had to have it...(insert an eye roll in here,,,[like I really need any more stamps]). Did I say had to have it...I MEANT...I really NEEDED it...anyway, I got it. I used umber card stock from Archiver's for the base and butter cream prisma paper for the background and image. I then sponged 4 different colors of Tim Holtz distressed inks on the prisma paper to create the background. I cut out the oval and mounted it on umber paper that had been cut out with a nestie (can't remember the name right now....sorry). Anyway, I kind of like how this turned out...I hope you do too.

Thanks for stopping by. Please check out the other calendar girls blogs and see what inspired them...Also, I want to shout out a big WELCOME to our newest calendar girl.....Linda Hart...I just know you are going to have fun with this group...

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

11 comments:

Darlene said...

Like it? Are you kidding? I LOVE it! Carol it is so richly tinted with those inks and papers, perfect to show off such a beautiful image! I can see why you needed this stamp, it's gorgeous. Love that Nestie die cut that you used to frame it too. Lovely, lovely card!

Linda said...

Thanks for the welcome and I am just amazed by your card. The deep richness of colors is so elegant. I don't even know what prisma paper is and I've never used distressed ink, clearly I have some learning to do. :)

Barb said...

Oh My--this card is stunning! I love the photo and I was wondering where you were going with it. I love the image you used and all of the background colors are perfect!

Great Card for the Challenge!

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

Oh wow! I am loving your paper... you are always using some incredible technique on your cards and this one is no exception. And the color scheme is STUNNING! I see why you HAD to HAVE/Need that stamp... it is so gorgeous!

Lovely job! Thank you for taking on my challenge so beautifully! I'm glad you're a Calendar Girl!

MiamiKel said...

OH Carol, I know how you love your black and white and you do it so well! But this is positively Stunning - the shading, the shadowing, you just made your mark on this card! I'm so glad you finally got to ink up your stamp! (I did a whole post on that alone, lol!) This reminds me of such peace and tranquility - such serene and almost african-plains like feel to it - stunning just stunning! Love! x0x0

April said...

Very cool! I know what I must try now!

I love that you recreated your inspiration photo to a T! Great colors and shading!

:: BlueInks :: said...

I am in love and amazed by your sponging on this card! It totally looks like the inspiration photo.

The simplicity shows through by all of the layers of color and your awesome touches!

djones said...

Oh so beautiful. You did an amazing job recreating the photo. Love the rich colors and the framed image.

Terry said...

Wow....seriously? That card is awesome! I love how close to the picture you came with this wonderful creation!!

I love it, really I do!!!!!! Very pretty!!!

Thank you for being a fellow Calendar Girl!!!

kadie said...

OOOOOH, I adore this! Your distressing/shading is stunning, Carol! What a beautiful card and looks almost exactly to the inspiration photo! Love ya! kadie

~Paola~ said...

wowww...another stunning creation Carol! Loveeee how well you did this challenge! The three resembles very much your image and your sponging is absoluty spot on!...veryy mystic looking! Definetly rocked thios challenge BIG time my friend!♥