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Monday, February 28, 2011

Calendar Girls : February

Hello my darlin friends and followers,
it is the 28th of the month and ,a s such, it's also time to disclose our 'Calendar's project' for the month of February.
In case you are new to my blog ,you can find all about us 'Calendar Girls' here:
This month is hosted by Miss Kelly ,and she challenged our creative minds big time! :o)
In her own words, see below, are the fun guidelines for us 'Belles' to follow :

" Hear ye, hear ye! By royal proclamation …… I Welcome you all to Ms. February’s Ball!
Each of you beautiful belles – our lovely Calendar Girls - are cordially invited to the Calendar Girls Ball! It’s a month of love, admiration, and red hearts, my lovelies!
What will you wear to this ball? More like what will your CARD wear?! This month – fabulous Calendar Girls,- show us your STYLE! Your card should reflect a representation of what your dream dress would be and the moment each of you beauties walks into the ballroom, we’ll be dazzled by what you (your card!) has on!

1. Challenge 1 -- What’s your style?! will your card be sleek, sexy and black?
Will it be a pink and frilly with flowers? Lavendar and lace?
Will it have Bows? Buttons all down the back? {etc!} You may use any stamped image you like - it should not be a dress stamp, lol – your card should speak for itself with it’s colors and style! Make sure your card has the representation!

2. Challenge 2 -- Show us your true colors at this ball! Add your favorite color somewhere to your card, even if it’s the smallest of a brad or a little flower – it might not match your “dress personality” but that’s the whole challenge! In the words of Tim Gunn, “Make it work!”
3. Challenge 3 -- Shape up for this ball!! Well, this will be one of your EASIEST shape ups evah! Tee hee! on the same card, you must use a SHAPE somewhere on your card! Make your regular card but add a Big-shotted, Cuttlebugged, hand cut out shape to your card. (Ms Feb. will find samples and post to the thread!) Add your image to a nestie, to a hand cut heart, to a circular pattern – etc! Shape up, show your true color and your style!! "

With all that in mind ,I started to mulch ideas in my head and after two failed card's attempts I resigned myself to start all over again...when..*poofff*...!!! HOLLAAAA...(as Kells would
I remembered a fabby card that strucked my fancy a lil while back and that I saved in my SCS favorites for eventually try and case it, so I decided it was time to try and case it now...

This is the card I cased:
And this is my interpretation for the Grand Ball to which, of course I was escorted by a very dapper date :
 My favorite 'evening' color is the classic,elegant black, but I do alternate  and wear dark burgundy/wine color too,which is my fav color amongst all colors. Rich,vibrant, warm...
and, in this particular card it's even 'plungy' at the front as well...eheh
I paired up my colors w/ some sparkly gems in lieu of real which,apparently, are girls' best friends :o)
As you can see, my 'date' is quite elegant and ready to go too.
He just needs to get the Jaguar's door open for me and we'll be on our way...*wink*

For more informations, and step by step video instructions on how to make this hearts' couple and much much more, please check  Valita's Utube videos...she is absolutly a truly FENOMENAL punch art paper artist!

Here you have it...I enjoyed making this card, its challenge and its result.
Learning and discovering new tecniques and striving to better myself as a cardmaker.
I hope you like my crafty creation too
my friends :o)
Looking forward to your critiques...
Have a blessed day!

Card Deets:
C/S: Black,Pearly Ivory Bazzil,Burgundy Wine,Blush Blossom,
       White, Basic Gray
Ink:Bravo Burgundy, Onix Black, Pink Piruette,White chalk
Others: SU Textured Expression 'Elegant Bouquet' ,1" punch, Heart nestie, sm. black pearls by Kaisercraft,Large glitter gems,'diamonds' , Silver ribbon, dimentionals.
Tecnique: dry embossing,layering,sponging
Please go and check the talented
Calendar Girls Blogs here:         
April   April's Alley
Debbie   The Ink Igloo
Jeanette   Cre8tive Play
Michelle  Ink'n General
Paola  That's Amore *you are here*


:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh my goodness! Where to start! I love it. The background embossing and colors are perfect. The embellies on the flowers. The fact that you have heart cleavage cracks me up! Such a fun card. Great take on the challenge, Ms P.

Terry Ladwig said...

WPS - this is a very cool card! I love it! I have also wanted to try this cleavage card, but didn't think I could pull it off! You did, fantastically!!

Imke said...

Fantastic Card, Paola. Love the embossed background and your color choice !! The idea with the hearts-perfect !!

Carol W said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, rocked this one ...I love your color choices, the background embossing the little tux and that sexy, little number you are are going to have to hold the guys back lol...(showing that cleavage and all)...I love this card and you did such a wonderful job. I love your take on this challenge and the way you executed it. Amazing...You look beautiful...this is such a fun party..((big hugs)) great job!!! ♥♥♥

Michelle said...

Awesome card Sweet P! Its perfect, I love the color combo, and the embossing. I love what you did with the hearts, might need to try this. Very fun!

Barb said...

Paola--love this! You always amaze me with your creations and this card is another stunning example of your style--Glamour! I think this card is so perfect for the ball and I am sure you will have a grand time! Great Job on this challenge!

MiamiKel said...

Holy Shrimp! LOOK AT THIS!!! This is beyond amazing, so detailed and so many elements, I have to keep looking at it over and over to see it all! You ran with this and hit a homerun, right out of the ballpark! You and your date are looking FABULOUS at the Royal Ball! This is over the top supah!! Lovin' the embossed mirrored background, the stunning work on the punch art hearts and even the girls are lookin' so creative, lol ...... you have made my heart smile with this beauty! A true belle of the ball!! x0x0

Can I request you open a swap, make 6 more of these, so I can call DIBBS!!! LOL!!! Love ya!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh, Sweet P... look at you! Stunning! And your date is such a looker! Eyes are going to pop for sure when they see the two of you arriving at the ball in the jaguar!

Your stylin', my friend... so glamorous! And flashy (tee hee), too!

Oh, I call dibbs, too... Kelly had a brilliant idea!

I hope you dance!

April said...

What a wonderful card, Sweet P! Your style shines in this! I can see you in this gown, with your dapper date!

So, who has the room for us to have this dance??

dweatter said...

Fantastic card Sweet P! The colors, the embossing, and he suit/tie and dress are all beautiful. Love all the bling!

Unknown said...

WOW, I am speachless!!! Great card--love the colors, design, images whats not to love?

valita said...

loved your card the shading is awesome!! and thanks for the links back i appreciate it... Valita

Rosetta said...

I tuoi lavori sono fantastici.
Un forte abbraccio a te e famiglia.

My Need 2 Craft said...

Gotta love Valita! :) You did a fabulous take on her technique. Love everything about this card. :)Terri

Mandy said...

Beautiful card...Love the hearts and colours...Thank you for joining in with us at A Gem of a Challenge...
Mandy x

Denise said...

Brilliant card - I love it!! Thanks for joining us at DYSU xx

MagsB said...

Wow! I love the embossing, and those gorgeous hearts! Thank you for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges!

luv, Mags x

Miranda said...

gorgeous card paola
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

WencheP said...

This is absolutely fantastic! I just love the hearts! Such a great idea! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Beth said...

Wow this is such s gorgeous card! I love how the 2 hearts make the necklines - fab! Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

Love Beth xx

Katie said...

Thanks for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge :)


Hi Paola
A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
Hugs Dianne xx

Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

Lovely card :) thanks for joining the Paper Romance Challenge this week.
hugss Ria

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card, love the details.
Thanks for joining us at A Gem of Challenges.

*Susan* said...

WOW,WOW,WOWOZAH!! Oh Temptress, this is STUNNING! I love the black-and-wine combination and the embossing gives the colors such a rich, regal feel. The black and white diamonds are so elegant! Your plunging neckine is va-va-voom - sure to get your date's engine running! (who needs the Jag?) EVERY head will turn when you sashay into the ballroom! GORGEOUS!!! {HUG}

haness said...

Moltoooooo orginaleeeee :-)