Friday, January 28, 2011

January Challenge for the Calendar Girls--May Flowers!

Welcome to my first post 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. 

This is the first month of the challenge and it falls on the creator of this group—Jeanette—to offer the details of the first card.  She wanted us to focus on our new name and there were three components that needed to be met.
1—The card is to be created reflecting the month we are hosting—my month is May and that month is always great for our flower gardens to get ready for the summer blooms.  It also is the month when I plant the baskets and pots we have on our deck and front porch.
2—We are to use our favorite embellishment—that is not hard for me as ribbons and brads are usually on every card I create.
3—We are to use out newest paper-crafting tool—I just got the new Scor-Pal and love it!  I have used the first edition of this tool, but got the new one as it has more lines for scoring.  I used it to make a grid on the background of the card.

So here are the details on the May Flowers card I created:

Image—Tim Holtz Flights of Fancy

Cardstock—SU Pink Pirouette, Rose Red and GKD Ivory

Ink—Rose Red with Pretty in Pink sponged on the image and the sentiment

Accessories—Nesties-Labels 11, Nesting Tag, Rose Brad, Rose Ribbon, Scor-Pal

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us, so it might take you a bit, but I am sure you will enjoy the creations for this first challenge.  All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar.

I hope you enjoy looking at our cards!  Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!


MiamiKel said...

Oh Barb, this is just aaaaaaaaamazingly sweet - such a soft, beautiful card with the perfect shading - and that quote is one to remember always! This is truly beautiful and really brings out your style and grace and loveliness!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Barb, your card is GORGEOUS! I love everything about it - the colors, the sponging, the beautiful flowers, the use of your new tool which adds such a nice subtle touch to your card, your favorite embellishments (which also happen to be my favorite embellishments), the saying. WOW! Love it!!!

Well done, Miss May!

April said...

I love all the shading around your flowers - think that sets them off even more!
I am glad to be in this endeavor with you! HUGGZ

dweatter said...

Pretty card Barb. Love your colors. I too love the shading around the flowers, I think it sets them off. The score lines are a great added touch to the pink paper. Wonderful sentiment.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh Barb, this one turned out great! I really like the simple color palette. The image is perfect and I really like how you sponged the ink - perfect!

Carol W said...

Wow Barb, what a beatiful card. I love the color scheme, and the scored paper behind your image. The image itself is wonderful I love it. Well done....and a perfect example of your month....♥♥♥

Terry Ladwig said...

Pretty choice on colors Barb! Love the image and the sentiment. I need to use my ScorPal more often....I never think to use it the way you did!

Great job, love it!!

Hugs to you!


Darlene said...

Barb, this is really pretty. The setting you created really highlights the image nicely. I like how you sponged around the image to make it pop. The color combo is so perfect too. Nicely done!!

Silver MLM said...

This is very clean, simple, yet so adorable card. Great color choice, and the image is perfect. Great job!
Kenneth Copeland

~Paola~ said...

yeahh Barb! what a beautiful monochromatic card you created to represent your month of May!
I love the softness that exudes from this card...the sponging added so much and makes the flowers pop up... and absolutly love the scored squared b/ground U added to it...very clever!*tfs*:o)

Ms. Earlgrey said...

Your Calendar card is just beautiful, the colors were simple, but elegant. Great Job.