Monday, February 28, 2011

The Calendar Girl's Ball

NOTE: I have two blog posts for you today. Be sure to check out the Deedee's Digis one that follows this one, too.

Hear ye, hear ye! By royal proclamation …… I Welcome you all to Ms. February’s Ball!

Who is Miss February? It's Kelly, one of the Calendar Girls and this is her month. Therefore she created a challenge and all the Calendar Girls are doing their best to meet the challenge.

These were Kelly's instructions to the Calendar Girls:

It’s a month of love, admiration, and red hearts, my lovelies!

What will you wear to this ball? More like what will your CARD wear?! This month – fabulous Calendar Girls,- show us your STYLE! Your card should reflect a representation of what your dream dress would be and the moment each of you beauties walks into the ballroom, we’ll be dazzled by what you (your card!) has on!

1. Challenge 1 -- What’s your style?! Will your card be sleek, sexy and black? Will it be a pink and frilly with flowers? Lavendar and lace? Will it have Bows? Buttons all down the back? {etc!} You may use any stamped image you like - it should not be a dress stamp, lol – your card should speak for itself with it’s colors and style! Make sure your card has the representation!

2. Challenge 2 -- Show us your true colors at this ball! Add your favorite color somewhere to your card, even if it’s the smallest of a brad or a little flower – it might not match your “dress personality” but that’s the whole challenge! In the words of Tim Gunn, “Make it work!”

3. Challenge 3 -- Shape up for this ball!! Well, this will be one of your EASIEST shape ups evah! Tee hee! on the same card, you must use a SHAPE somewhere on your card! Make your regular card but add a Big-shotted, Cuttlebugged, hand cut out shape to your card. Add your image to a nestie, to a hand cut heart, to a circular pattern – etc! Shape up, show your true color and your style!!

Here's my Gown:

Challenge 1 - My Style

I think the single thing that most personifies my style is the way the neckline is lopsided with one shoulder showing and the other one covered. No, I don't necessarily wear clothes like that, but I do consider my personality quirky and fun, not the traditional or normal. I also do not like symmetry. I am totally assymetrical in my style, whether it's home decor, crafts, or other areas of life.

Challenge 2 - My true colors

In cardmaking, I tend to like all colors. It depends on what I'm making. However, in clothing, I almost always choose brighter colors mixed with black. So that's the color scheme I chose for my card. Purple is often my color of choice when choosing clothing. As far as jewelry, I usually prefer silver over gold, so I added some brushed silver cardstock to my card, as well.

Challenge 3 - Shape It Up

That one was easy, since my dress is created with shapes. LOL! I used 10 punched tabs to create the dress. I also used two punched shapes on the righthand side of my card to anchor theh felt flowers.

The sentiment inside my card: Say I love you often

I love you, Calendar Girls!

Miss February, this has truly been a ball to remember! Thank you!!!

I hope you'll go check out all the Calendar Girls' blogs... to see what they created for the ball. The links are in my right sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by...... and don't forget to keep scrolling to the next post, too. It features a fun Deedee's Digis image and a challenge you might like to join.


Sentiment: Print Works
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Black, Brushed Silver, and a purple that is retired (I don't know its name)
Designer Paper: Reminisce Prom Night
Embellishments: Michael's Felt Flowers, Stickles Glitter Glue, Target Rhinestones, and Wal-mart Ribbon


Terry Ladwig said...

Wow Jeanette!! How clever is that?? I love how you used the tab punch for your dress....and it's a sassy one shouldered number too!! Very pretty!! I love it!!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Jeanette, you look gorgeous...I love, love, love your clever and cute. I love the dropped shoulder and the silver touches. You look absolutely amazing and the detail. You are so clever using the tab punch for the dress never cease to amaze me and I am always learning new ways to think outside the box from you...(wish I could do that better)...Great job on this challenge..I love your take on you too....Very well you are ready to dance the night away...see you at the ball...((hugs))♥♥♥

Michelle said...

Very creative and beautiful! Love your attention to detail, the embellishments are perfect. Would never have thought the tab punch could do this. Love it.

Barb said...

WOW--striking dress and an awesome card! Love your creativity in using tabs for the dress--can't wait to see you in a number like this at the ball.................. Purple is a great color and I too really like the off the shoulder and the rhinestones on it. I am truly amazed at this card!

MiamiKel said...

gahhhhhhh let me pick up my jaw - again! This is unreal! So very creative and I must say, you are a VISION in your stunning purple dress with all it's layers and bounce! This would be a hit in the stores, m'dear!! How adorable that you added the bling to go with, so stylish and so beautifully done - you have outdone yourself on anything I've seen you create! This is an award winning card and I can hear the King's trumpets blowing for you in your stunning dress!!! x0x0

April said...

I love this dress...makes me want to run out and get a tab punch, for sure!

Your color choice really makes me think of how your personality shines through the computer at me!!

I hope we have tons of fun at this ball!!

dweatter said...

YAY!!! You outdid yourself for the ball Miss Forest. What a great idea to use the punch to make the dress. And I love all the lil sparkleys everywhere. Perfect background paper to offset the gown!!! You are certainly a Belle of the Ball!!

~Paola~ said...

OHMYYY!!! Jeanette YOU look STUNNING!!!!
I never imagined and am surprised to see you in this dress is TOTALLY to the top..way way up!! Extremely clever use of the tab punch...wowww..what a vision you are!
TOTALLY AWESOME PURPLE GLITTERY DRESS!! woot woot woottttttttttttttttt...:o)

Cheryl said...

Your card is so beautiful! I love how you put the dress together. Of course I have to love the color and sparkle too!

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is gorgeous!!!! I love how you did the dress and the background! Outstanding card as always.

Anonymous said...

Jeanette, this is a winning "red carpet" dress for sure! It took my eyes a bit to focus and see where you had made the dress from punches -- incredible! Thank you for sharing about how you are represented in the dress -- it's so fun to learn more about you. :-)

*Susan* said...

THIS IS INCREDIBLE! LOVE the punch-layered dress with the glitter trim! And the background is beautiful - the rhinestones you added to the starbusts are perfect! I can just see you floating across the ballroom floor in this beautiful gown! Gorgeous! {HUG}