January 28, 2011

Calendar Girls - Our First Big Blog Post!

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!


dweatter said...

Omgoodness!! Can I say that this is the most bright and beautiful fall card I have ever seen? YES I CAN!!! I love the colors and the layout. And your coloring of the image is outstanding! Way to go Miss October!!! **wink** **wink**

Barb said...

Awesome colors Tami! Love the background paper and the image is perfect for your month! I really like the layout of the card and the wide ribbon--Perfect!

MiamiKel said...

Wowzers, Tami! You came out of the gate running! This is so rich and vibrant and the colors are stunning -what a fun image, too! Perfect for Ms. October! Just gorgeous! x0x0

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness, Tami........ your card is delightful! I'm ready for fall already! I love the colors you used and all the amazing details. Your background is so creative with the various designer papers. It adds a lot visually. And that image is so cute and colored to perfection! Such a nice touch to sponge around the image, too. Love your flower and the ribbon, too! Awesome!

Well done, Miss October!

April said...

I love those colors...some of my favorites!
I too am honored to be in this group with you! HUGGZ, my friend!!

Carol W said...

Holy hanna Tami, what an amazing card. I love the layout...the colors, the image...you've done an outstanding job with this. I am so glad we are in this group together...you teach me new things each time I visit your blog...This card certainly brings a smile to my face and does really remind me of October..great job!!!♥♥♥

Terry Ladwig said...

Tami, that is so stinkin' cute! I have that stamp set and have never used it......I'm going to CASE this because I never knew how to color it in :-)

Thanks for your inspiration and for sharing your work! I love it!!!

Hugs to you,


Darlene said...

Tami, you have captured October perfectly!! Love the color combo and how you colored the adorable image!
Great job & thanks for sharing your talent with us!

~Paola~ said...

Tami this card ROCKS BIG TIME!!
Love it allllllll...from the rounded edges to the gorgeous colorful b/ground designer paper, to that yummyliscious wide orange grosgrain ribbon...but the colored image...OHHH the image!!! you have capture your month absolutly in a
PERFECT way!your coloring is amongst the best I have evah seen!
Totally the grand package here Miss October!!*love,love,lOVE IT!!*