Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary . . . A Fun Challenge!

Well, those fun gals at Shirley's 2 Girls have come up with another fun challenge - they like to call this one the "222 World Wide Challenge"! What's that, you ask? Well, it's a challenge that they post once a month on the Shirley's 2 Girls Challenge Blog that starts on the 2nd 2sday of the month at 2:00 p.m. (PDT) - and it's open to the world!! Clever, huh?! Each month, the challenge varies - this month's challenge is an "inspiration/color" challenge. Here are the details:


We decided to forego a template this time . . . and let your imagination go wild with COLOR and this nursery rhyme!

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
how does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.

We want you to use this rhyme for a jumping off point . . . being young . . . carefree . . . open your mind and get creative! The color palette is . . . Lavender, Orange, Lime, Black and White. Remember that the due date is April 21st at 2:00 p.m. (PDT)! After you have finished your piece, post it to your BLOG and/or SCS (using keywords 222WWW and shirleys2girls), then link it to our"Mr. Linky" on the Shirley's 2 Girls Challenge Blog HERE. The winner will be chosen by S2G & the DT members . . . and their piece will be posted in our Gallery, Blog and also recieve $22.00 in Attitude Gratitude (translation - free stamps!!) GOOD LUCK!

Now, I don't know if you know this, but Shirley's 2 Girls have recently come out with some amazingly cute digital images. And they're so inexpensive and instant gratification-y (yep, that's a new word I just made up)! If you don't own any Shirley's 2 Girls stamps, and you wanted to you use one of their images, then you could download some like RIGHT NOW from the store HERE.

In fact, I've used one of the new digital images for my challenge sample. Isn she pretty?!! I just downloaded the image on my computer, printed her out on my Neenah Solar White CS (I think it's 80#, but I'm not sure), colored her in with my Copics, and VOILA!!

So, get your Easter Bonnet on over there and start creating!! Can't wait to see what you all come up with!!

Want some more fun inspiration? Check out the yummy goodies that the other Ladies With Attitude have created for your viewing pleasure!

Stamps: Mary, Mary Quite Contary Digital Image (DG7 Shirley's 2 Girls)
Paper: Green Apple CS (Poptone), Lilac Lace CS, White CS (Neenah), Black CS (PTI), Amplified DP (American Crafts)
Ink: None
Accessories: Copic Markers, Polka Dot 5/8" Satin Ribbon (PTI), Stampin Dimensionals, Square Classic and Scalloped Nestabilities, Quickie Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Orange Crystals (Impress), Lace Edge Punch (Martha Stewart)

I have more stamping goodness to share with you today, so be sure and scroll down to see it all!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful, Karolyn! Love all the details and yummy DP and ribbon.

Debbie said...

Karolyn - Absolutely beautiful! Love all the details!

Terri said...

This is a darling card, Karolyn! You definitely nailed the whole color thing and isn't fun having instant gratification with digital images?!

Brandi said...

What a wonderful card!

I just wanted to let you know I have a little something for you on my blog! Please stop by and check it out!



Justine said...

O Karolyn, I absolutely love this card. This was an amazing image to work with don't ya think. Love what you have done with her.