Saturday, May 28, 2011

Swinging into Shape!

Uh-oh! I think I might have broken the rules with today's post. Truth be known, it's summer vacation, and all I want to do is swing!!!

The rules? Well.......... this is the 28th of May, so that means it's time for the Calendar Girls to post their montly challenge. Barb, Miss May, gave us a most fun challenge. Here are her instructions:

The month of May can bring many things—Mother’s Day, Graduation, Prom, Memorial Day—all are wonderful events. However, May does bring one thing to mind—Skin. You know—like short sleeved tops, capris, shorts, flip flops/sandals, sundresses—all things that bring a frightful thought to our mind as our body is not in shape to show skin. So, let’s Shape Up. No—not running, biking, weights, but cards that have a different shape. So, your May card is to be a Shutter Card, Side Step Card, Gate Fold, Easel Card, Joy Fold, Criss Cross, etc. Any shape works—but to be true to the challenges we have had in the past—try a new shape that you have not used recently or really take a leap and try a design that you have never done before! The theme of the card can be for any event that happens before posting our next Challenge by the Charming Carol on June 28th—a birthday, wedding, shower, etc.

So, are you ready to take the challenge? Are you ready to Shape Up? Are you ready to show some skin--just kidding................

I hope you like this challenge and that you do trying a new shape in your card making or dust off a technique that you have not done in a long time. And, most of all--- Have Fun!!!

Oh, yes! I did have fun!!!

But I'm not sure I followed Barb's guidelines. I didn't do any special fold/shape that you'll find anywhere other than on my card. But it WAS fun! And I think it's quite shapely. (I hope Barb doesn't mind that my card isn't exactly what she said.)

Look at all those green circles. Don't they make a fun SHAPE of a tree???

And what could be more fun than swining on a tire swing?!?!?!?

Image: Whimsie Doodle Swinging Koale digi

I am so excited to see what the other Calendar Girls did with Barb's challenge! Aren't you? You can find the links to their blogs in my left side bar.

Thanks for stopping by!

Image: Whimsie Doodles

Ink: Copic Markers

Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Early Espresso, Garden Green, Marina Mist and lots of green scraps from my scrap file

Designer Paper: I DIDN'T USE ANY (wow! That's rare!!!)


Barb said...

Yay--I am able to comment and tell you how much I love your card. I know you followed the directions perfectly and passed with flying colors! Way to Go Friend!

Michelle said...

Yay...I can comment! I LOVE your card, its so fun!

~Paola~ said...

Let's hope this time the comment get posted this time...
First of all, welcome back home my friend,I hope your Memorial w/end was exactly the surprise U intended to do for your Parents:o)
Now onto this AWESOME full of creative genius-card! I loveeee the fact U used all different `greens`and diff. circle sizes for the tree top...and that lil boy in the swing is sooo priceless! It`s totally what my two grandboyZ do in my backyard when they come to visit in sunny weather!
It also reminds me of this project with the wonderful kit U put together a while back:

Obviously we both LOVE to trees I mean! LOLOL:o)

dweatter said...

Such a fun card. This image is adorable...looks like he is going to swing right off the card! I love how you used the circles to create the tree. You are so clever!

Carol W said...

This is such a fun card and the shape is in the cutting of the tree....and of course all the circles.. great job my friend....♥♥♥

Terry Ladwig said... I am late leaving a comment, but this card is great! I love your tree fold ☺

Very creative and very fun!!!