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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Calendar Girls *March*


My stamping friend April wa sthe hostess of our Calendar Girls` Group last month but, because I was away getting better soaking up some natural vitamin D , I couldn`t do the challenge then. Finally I took the bull by the horns and today was the day to catch up!! :o)
For our challenge this month, April gave us a three-fer.
It is the third month after all! :o)

1. Since Spring is right around the corner she asked that everyone use a stamp/stamps/digi(s) that portray something WE are looking forward to! It can be Spring, Summer, vacation, a holiday, or even a nice dinner!
2.We`re to use a technique or product that "scares" us. We had to make it something that we admired and procrastinated trying or using!

3. Lastly, we were to use the attached sketch  you see on the left,and  interpret it however loosely we wished. The sketch could also be rotated and proportions change as well. -
Well, I am looking forward to the rebitrth of nature and working on my flower and vegetable garden, also waiting for the return of the amazing hummingirds (one of my two favorite birds in the whole world -the other is the majestic eagle...I know...totally opposites eh! ) I chose to try the `Black Magic` tecnique, a tecnique that intruigued me for a long time and that I kept on postponing ,as well as using the white sign-o pen to enphasize colored image (I DISlike NOT knowing HOW to do that properly still!! arghhhh....*sigh*)

This is my first result at  a `Black Magic` card...I must say I LUV the sketch that April had us use !!
Challenges are soooo fun to do...ususally they  make me think out of the box and try something new.
All of my supplies are from Stamping Up! except the baubles (from Stamping Bella)
and the MS daisy punch.  Yup...as U noticed I went bauble's happy on this card!...eheheh
The stamps I used are: 'Both Ways Blossoms' and 'Spring Song' .The latter set I finally got to ink after  having it for approx two yrs collecting dust!:o)   Here's a link to the tecnique I used :

Hope you like my first attempt at it..I know, I know...I NEED to keep on practicing it in order to eventually get better at it...however I did have fun trying to achieve a lil 'magic' my way...*wink*
                                              Have a great,blessed Sunday!!:o)

                                                             Paola

Check this for your listening pleasure:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BidMkLdTAdc

7 comments:

Carol W said...

Woohoo Sweet P....great job with this...I have tried it once and had forgotten about it. It is a fun technique but can be a bit challenging...I think you did a wonderful job with it and big kudos for using it for your challenge....wonderful card my friend. ♥♥♥
Hugs
Carol

Imke said...

Great technique- your card looks fabulous, Paola !!

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

Oh my goodness, Sweet P... this is stunning! So shimmery, gorgeous!!! Love that technique - totally new to me. I'd never even heard of it before! I love the way you used April's sketch, too. Perfect!!! And who doesn't love hummingbirds! I give you two thumbs up!!!

April said...

Paola,
This is absolutely freakin amazing!! I love, love, love it...and you so totally rocked my try at a sketch!!

I am so happy that your spirits were lifted with a wonderful vacay! I am sitting here happy that the sun is out and the temps found 70!!

kadie said...

Oh, Paola, this is STUNNING! The colors are so vibrant and the layout just pops!! Such a lovely sentiment too. I just {{heart}} all your creations, my dear!! Love ya!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Ms P - I did not even know about the black magic technique! It is really cool. Such the trend setter you are. I love the addition of the baubles - they are great. Going to have to get some of those. That daisy punch is pretty grand as well. ;)

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