Monday, January 28, 2013

Calendar Girls ~ Happiness

It is the 28th, so I am here to welcome you to another round with the Calendar Girls!

Who are the Calendar Girls? We are a group of bloggers who want to have a place where friendships blossom, creativity abounds, and encouragement prevails! In keeping with that dream, this blog group has been created so we will have a place to interact and enjoy being fellow bloggers.    And—we have a new member this month—so please welcome Linda when you check out her blog!

January Challenge was posed by Miss January, our own 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.

I thought this was a great challenge—however I did it backwards.........….  (No comment Jeanette!)  I found a stamp that I wanted to ink up first and then went online to find a picture that I could use as inspiration.  Since you saw the image on the card—you will know there are lots and lots of pictures online that I could choose from.

Here is the photo that was inspired by my stamp…………………………..

Image/Sentiment—Impression Obsession Hot Air Balloons; Stampin' Up Warm Words

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin’ Up Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, In Colors Patterned Papers Pack

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Island Indigo

Accessories—Copic Markers; Blue Button with Blue floss; 3/8 Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon; SU Punches

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us, so it might take you a bit.   I am sure you will enjoy all of the creations inspired by photographs! All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!


Darlene said...

I love it!!! (and I love your approach to the challenge!) What a fun, fun stamp and you've colored it so very nicely too. Lively and bright colors, just like the photo, LOL Great job!

Linda said...

Barb, great card and I'm learning from many of you that there are photos on the internet, lol. I was so focused on pictures I had taken, the thought never ocurred to me that I could work with other pictures, too. That's why I'm the newbie here. I love hot air balloons. They always have such bright beautiful colors and look so peaceful floating in the sky.

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

Okay, I'd leave a comment, 'cept I've been told I can't. Mumm's the word. ;)

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

WAIT! Hold the horses!!! When have I ever listened to Barb and did what she told me to do. I'm not a-skeered of you, Barb... so I AM going to leave a comment!

Love love LOVE your card, even if you did do the challenge backwards. LOL! It is colorful and cheerful... and it reminds me of warm spring days! I am so ready for winter to be over, so that is refreshing!

Lovely job, Miss October!

MiamiKel said...

What a beautiful pictures to start with, Barb! The colors and softness to the photo are beautiful but your card is SPOT ON!! WOW! Just as lovely as can be - the vibrancy, the wow factor - you got it all! x0x0

April said...

Very cool!
I like how bright and fun your card is! Just like the 'inspiration' you

So glad we are going into another Calendar Girl Year together!

jimlynn said...

Fun card! Love the hot air balloons. Very pretty!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Fun! I really like the bright colors and the floating ballons. They look perfect on the three tiers of DP. Great job this round!

Tammy said...

Fantastic take on the photo, love all the hot air balloons and the fun colors you used!

Carol W said...

Wow Barb, You and Jeanette sure make me two are such good love the picture you rich with color and depth....AND I love how you created your card. The layout is wonderful and the balloons and clouds are so perfect...Great job on this challenge my friend...♥

djones said...

Love the card and picture both! Great colors and fantastic layout. You and Forest crack me up.

Terry said...

What a fun card! Love that the image is a perfect fit for your inspiration photo!

I love hot air balloons.....although I am terrified of heights, the one ride I took was awesome!

Great job on the challenge and great card!

Thank you for being a fellow Calendar Girl!!

~Paola~ said...

I loveeeeee how colorful your card is...sooo totally happy, just like your title suggests...your d/p goes soooo well with the colors of your image...what a cool card and the picture U found is vibrantly
awesome too! ♥ Great job Barb!