Monday, March 28, 2011

Calendar Girls Celebrate Spring

I am delighted to be part of a blog group called the Calendar Girls. Each month, one of the Calendar Girls serves as hostess and creates a challenge for us to use. On the 28th of the month we each post our project on our blogs for all of the group - and our faithful followers - to see. This is the 28th, so I am excited to see what everyone created.

Here's my card:

April (a.k.a. Miss March) is our hostess this month and her challenge is a great one! These are her words:

For our challenge this month, I wanted to challenge us with a three-fer. It is the third month after all!

1. Since Spring is right around the corner and I am so looking forward to it, I'd like everyone to use a stamp/stamps/digi(s) that portray something YOU are looking forward to! It can be Spring, Summer, vacation, a holiday, or even a nice dinner!

2. I'd like you to use a technique or product that "scares" you. In my case, it could be glitter or spray Smooch. Just make it something that you admire and have procrstinated trying or using!

3. Lastly, I'd like you to use the attched sketch. You can interpret it however loosely you wish. I would just like CS/DP to follow my sketch - add all the layers and embellies you see fit. The sketch can be rotated and proportions can change - it is just a rough drawing!

Thanks, April for a fun challenge!!!

As you can see, I did change my card to a square format, but other than that, it's pretty much the same as April's awesome sketch.

The thing I'm looking forward to this spring, is the return of the Robins and other aspects of nature - green grass, leaves on the trees, warmer temperatures, blooming flowers. I love spring!

The product that scares me? Well, if you check my blog very often, you know I love rhinestones. I have so many stashed away, including some of the clustered kind... but until this card, I had never EVER used the clustered rhinestones. They SCARE me! I don't know what to do with them. So, April, thank you for FORCING me to put some of them on my card.

Be sure and check out the other Calendar Girls' blogs to see what they did for April's challenge. The links to their blogs is in my left-hand sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by!

Image: Stamps Happen Carolyn Shore Wright's Robin Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic markers Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Bravo Burgandy, Night of Navy and Really Rust and a green scrap from my scrap file Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye Simply Delightful Collection Embellishment: Mark Richards Crystal Clusters


April said...

Not sure why you thought this wasn't a grand card! It is fabby-dabby! I have some of those clustered rhinestones and you have given me a great idea!! Thanks so much!

Barb said...

This card is so pretty--first I love the image and second--the rhinestones are perfect on it! Great layers too and the paper is so cute!

Unknown said...

Go Jeanette - 3 posts! You rock!

dweatter said...

It's a great card. What in the world were you saying about not being happy with it?? I love the rhinestones...they are becoming one of my favorite embellishments. Great job my friend.

kadie said...

This is lovely too, Jeanette (making my way through the posts). Great use of April's sketch and thanks for giving me some inspiration on how to use the cluster jewels! I have a few and have just been stuck on what to do with them! HUGS

Lori said...

Fantastic! I love the bird in the nest, nicely colored. Great job with the cluster gems, not so hard, huh? I don't have any, so what am I saying?

Terry Ladwig said...

Oooooohhhhhh....I love the rhinestomes too!! Plus they are my favorite color :-) I love the card Jeanette! The image is cute and you followed the sketch perfectly!

I love it!!!

Carol W said...

Oh wow....I love this card...the image is so pretty and I love how you used the rhinestones...(the closest thing to glitter...heehee). I love rhinestones too....Great job!!! ♥

:: BlueInks :: said...

Really pretty, Ms Forest. The image is perfect and colored well. I have a package of those rhinestones too, but have not used them. I see other great cards with them, now I need to use mine. Super job!

Michelle said...

I love it! The image screams spring, and the clustered gems are gorgeous. I really need to try those too.

~Paola~ said...

woww..I lov eyour interpreattion of April's sketch and your sweet sweet birdie image...
Wonderful use od scattered rhinestones too...something I have yet to try!!
Wonderful card...great d/p!!

Anonymous said...

So fun to see what you did with your Calendar Girl challenge. Such a darling birdie, and beautifully colored! Good for your for stepping out of your comfort zone and using your clustered rhinestones -- those scare me, too -- LOL!