Happy Monday! The blog group Calendar Girls has their second reveal today. Please take a few minutes to check out all of the Girls' posts today. Their blog links are located to the right in the sidebar titled Calendar Girls. You will be amazed at their creativity, as am I.
Our February theme was created by Miss Kelly or aka Miss February. The challenge was to create a card that represents your style of dress in which you would wear to a grand ball. The other criterions were to have something with your favorite color and a shape.
I have to admit that I was a bit perplexed at what to create. I had an idea that formulated to the point of picking up a great pearl paper especially for the card, to only start to create the card and did a total 360° turn!
I know it sounds crazy, but my favorite color changes. I consistently always like black. No, I am not Goth! It is just a basic color and most everything goes with it. You know, the perfect black dress, suit, shoe, or 'I got up late so will wear all black so I do not have to decide on anything' (you know that you have had that kind of morning!). So, I decided that my favorite featured color would be black.
As for a dress well, I really am not a foofy girl. I would be more your amazing looking simple dress that looks well made and in a perfect world is way comfortable! Said dress would probably be purchased at a great boutique.
Along with the 'I really am not a foofy girl' theme, I am not really not a pink girl either. Not that I am opposed to the color, it just seems that I do not use it or wear it much. I maybe own three pink clothing items, so the fact that there is so much pink on my card is just how it came together...think 360° again!
As I went to create the original idea for my card, I remembered that I received a greeting card that had a great little boutique scene. At the time I saved the card front, as I thought of my girlfriend who sells CAbi (Carol Anderson by Invitation) clothing. I wanted to create a cute card that she would love and pink and black are CAbi's themed colors. If you have not checked out their clothing, do! They have great items and quality. I love me some CAbi!
So my little cheat, was that we did not have to use 'the dress' literally, but it just looked so cute on here that I did. It would be so me to have matching handbag and shoes. I thought the little shopping bag was so cute, tissue and all! Of course if I could choose, the pearls would be from Mikimoto!
The card stock is basic black. I used pink scrap card stock to accent. It does not show well in the picture, but the white layers are a pearled paper. I used a scalloped edge punch for a decorative edge. My shape is square, as I can be a bit square at times, but the rounded edges hopefully make me not too geeky! I added three eyelets, some ribbons and here is the finished card. I hope it fares well at the ball!