Monday, March 28, 2011

Calendar Girls March Challenge

Happy Monday!

Its time for our Calendar Girls Chanllenge! Our hostess April challenged us with three different elements this month...

1. To use an image..stamp or digital of something that we are looking forward to. Well I didn't quite do this, but you will soon see why.
2. We should use a technique/product that 'scares' us.
3. April also gave us a sketch to follow...which, with some abstract could work.

I am so wanting winter to be gone, so I have been thinking flowers. I also wanted to try punch art, which I have never done before, hence my new and scarey technique. At work there is card class going on that teaches how to make this flower, so I thought I would try to make it. I altered it slightly, and added Glimmer Mist to the whole card which is also a new and scarey product.

Hope you like what I came up with:

Tools used: Marvey scalloped circle punch, paper crimper, quik stick.
Paper: Kraft card stock as base from Archivers, DP is My Minds Eye and Basic Grey
Embellishments: Toile, Pearl (self-adhesive), Glimmer Mist


  1. Wonderful card, Michelle! Such a brilliant way to make a flower...I may have to snag that idea :)

  2. Oh my goodness, Michelle! This card is amazing!! I loe the flower... how smart of you to use it for this month's challenge because it is PERFECT! And shimmery, too. Wow, you aren't scared any more, are you?


  3. Pretty card Michelle! I love the way the flower came together and it looks great! I want to work at Archiver's and learn all kinds of cool stuff!! You're pretty lucky!

    Great job!! Thanks for sharing something new to me!!

    Hugs to you!!!!

  4. so,so pretty. I want to come to one of your classes too--and learn how to make this. Love the shimmer and the cards Shouts Spring!

  5. M, your card turned out great! What a fab idea to use the scalloped punch for. You have given me scraplifting ideas - thanks. Super job!

  6. Looks like you conquered your fears in a big way...awesome card and so clever...great job my did a wonderful job with this card!!!

  7. Woohoo!!
    I love your card! I will have you know that I still think Smooch is scary!! Your flower is gorgeous. I really do need a few (hundred) more punches!!

  8. It's beautiful. What a great punch art flower. You did a wonderful job. Oh, and I am going to have to check out this Glimmer Mist stuff...I like!!!

  9. Wow, and wow some more! Michelle, great job :) Beautifully designed and lovely flower!

  10. this is such a cool flower!! yeahh for learning new tecniques from each other!
    I love the colors U used as well and the crimper gives it also a dimentional look...*great job*!

  11. I love the way you always think outside the box with challenges, great imagination and lateral thinking. Great card Michelle, I love it

  12. What pretty folded flowers, Michelle! Such a beautiful card!


  13. Wow Michelle, this is beautiful! I can't believe that you were scared when doing this because it turned out perfectly! You really are an expert, you know! So very pretty.

  14. Oh, I love your flower! It's fantastic!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  15. wow...Great idea.. I love this flower. I love he way you made this flower,its amazing. This colors are looking cool and pretty.
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