I am so honored to have been asked to be a part of a blog group on SCS. We have a group of very talented ladies that I have learned so much from. We even have a name! We are the Calendar Girls.
Each Calendar Girl has a month of the year. Did I mention that I am Miss October? Yep, it's true!
The month prior to her assigned month, each Calendar Girl puts forth the challenge(s) to the other Calendar Girls. We take the challenge(s) and create a card and post it to our blogs.
I have to say that I have really enjoyed perusing other blogs. There is so much talent and techniques to learn from. You should take a peek at the other Calendar Girls blogs - they are amazing!
April :: April’s Alley
Barb :: Barb’s Inkin’ Into Retirement
Carol :: Lost In My Craft Room
Debbie :: The Ink Igloo
Jeanette :: Creative Play
Kelly :: Sandcastle Stamper
Michelle :: Ink’n General
Paola :: That’s Amore!
Terry :: Totally Terry
In our first challenge we had a few criteria to meet. Our card needed to be themed for our calendar month.....again, my month is October. We needed to use our last purchased tool. My tool was the Corner Chomper. I used it around the image itself on this card. The last criterion was to use your favorite embellishment. This one was hard...I like them all! I actually think that I like ribbon best, so used some on the card.
Here is the card that I created to represent the month of October:
The colors in the photo seem to be very vivid. In person they are much more muted and distressed looking.
The cardstock base is Stampin' UP! Old Olive. The blue layer is Stampin' UP! Not Quite Navy. The cream layer is scrap paper I had on hand. The DP is from Cosmo Cricket, Early Bird.
I received the image in an image swap, so do not know the company to lend credit to. I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils. I inked the edges with Stampin' UP! Apricot Appeal and Colorbox chalk ink.
I had the paper flowers, brad and ribbon on hand.
Thanks, for taking a look my contribution to our great group of girls. I think that we are going to have a really great time!