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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Calendar Girls January Challenge

Jeanette was a our hostess for the January Calendar Girls challenge.  And her challenge was....

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 did not quite follow this challenge...exactly...

I made the card below a few months ago in another swap where my theme was rainbows...and this is a picture of it, and it is a picture on my computer...hahahaha...


I cannot exactly remember where I found the layout design but I really liked it.  And I really liked the bright and cheerful colors in the DP and the cardstock I matched to that.  That got me thinking this would be a great birthday card because it is SO bright and cheerful.  So that's what lead me to make this card...

 
 
I used the same layout, colors, and DP but changed up the image and added the scalloped circles behind it.  I used Crystal Effects on the heart on the top of the cupcake and glued micro beads to the cupcake to give the "frosting" some texture. 
 
Thanks for stopping by.  Please check out all the Calendar Girls creations.  See my sidebar for their blogs.  


10 comments:

:: BlueInks :: said...

I so love that your photo was a photo of a card! Genius!

I agree that the papers and colors are great. I like them both and it is a good layout.

Thanks, for sharing!

Darlene said...

You are so right, Debbie, this is a great color scheme and a great layout! I love those bright colors and the double scalloped circles behind the cupcake are really fun. Who would not smile with cupcakes and rainbows on their birthday? Great job!

Linda said...

Debbie such pretty cards. I love the bright colors. So bright and cheery.

Barb said...

Great colors Debbie. I love the bright colors and all of the layers are perfect!

Great Card for the Challenge!

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

Cheater! LOL! I'm just kidding... because you didn't do anything wrong. The photo you chose for inspiration was/is a GREAT card that you just happened to make. And your card for this post is equally beautiful!

Love the fun colors and those great rainbows. Love the layout! (I giggled a bit when my mind made me think it was a camera - after seeing all of Kelly's greetings on SCS today, I have camera on the brain, I guess.)

Thanks for taking on the challenge beautifully and for being a Calendar Girl!

MiamiKel said...

Jeanette, LOL!!!!!! I will go with Tami's compliment of a picture of a card is pretty smart, lol! This must have been a fun swap! Your card sure is fun!!

Hugs! x0x0

April said...

LOL
Great take on the challenge! Nothing better than CASEing your own card....and now you have another photo for inspiration!

So glad to be seeing more of you ately ad glad that weare off to another year as Calendar Girls!

April said...

Hmmm....should have said
So glad to be seeing more of you lately and glad that we are off to another year as CG's!

Carol W said...

Great card Lildj....I love this layout and the rays of sunshine coming out from underneath (the yellow layer), is brilliant...the rainbows are awesome as well...Your little cupcake is da bomb...so darn cute. So glad we are in together for another round of Calendar girls...great job.....

Terry said...

Great card Debbie!

I love all of the layers, the papers and layout you used! Love it as a birthday card too ☺

Great job on the challenge, I say you followed it just fine!

Thank you for being a fellow Calendar Girl!!!