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Monday, September 15, 2014

Calendar Girls : August theme



  Hello my friends in Blogland ♥
I am late (what else is new?)  to post my August Calendar Girls' card ...actually, truth be known ,I hardly have been home as hubby and I (and usually one or two of our grandkids tagging along too) have been enjoying this amazing weather while camping not too far for home...
School is not in session here in British Columbia yet, as our Government and the BCTF 
(teacher's assc.) are still at an impass with barganing.We are now entering the third week of strike
into the new school year already *sigh*
Anyways, it was nice to enjoy such gorgeous weather while in limbo...

I was actually the hostess for the month of August and this was my challenge for my peeps : 
~ " Hello Calendar Girls ♥
for the month of August, I would like to challenge everyone to embrace the PUNCH ART tecnique...yup, dust off your punches Ladies!
PLease feel free to use a stamped sentiment of your choice , but the main focus is being creative, using punches ."





The idea for my card came from this
awesome blog ...I had a hard time to chose amongst so many cute 'punched cards' :

 http://jackietopa.typepad.com/.a/6a00e55205719e8833017c381f3fbc970b-pi






Above are all the punches I used to create my card ( I noticed just now that I forgot to add the oval punch -for the sentiment- )

Besides are the pieces cut out from my stack of leftover cardstock and d/p
 



I totally LOVE the art of making cards using punches and I hope I was able to have other crafters embracing such tecnique without fear, even if for a day ♥

For my card , aside the punches, I used a foliage
embossing folder and colored the leaves and branches, sponged the sky, and drew part of a tree bark to complete the scene. I also added a cute lil sentiment that I thought would go well with this 4 3/4 by 6.5 card ...

I hope my friends (Calendar Girls) had fun creating with punches...I know I did! ;o)

                    ♥    Thanks for stopping by and BLESSINGS TO ALL!!  ♥

5 comments:

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness, Paola. I'm squealing! This is absolutely darling!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Super cute and way creative! I just love her hair! The inked edges make it look perfect. You outdid yourself on this one!

Enjoy your extra strike days! I now it is not optimal, but you might as well have fun since it is out of your control! Party at Paola's!!!!!

Maxine D said...

What an amazing card - I have very few punches so have never made anything like this - I am in awe of your creation.
Blessings
Maxine

MiamiKel said...

Wow you rocked your own challenge! Holy punches!! She's so dreamy and this while card design is wonderful! Enjoy the extra time - life is short :-)

Barb said...

Outstanding Paola--what a stunning punch art card!

Thanks for a fun and challenging month in the Calendar Girls World!