Saturday, January 28, 2012

Calendar Girls Redoux

Yes, I know it is spelled wrong.....I wanted to add a little flair to my title! I could have called this post now and then...lol

This month, our mighty hostess, Jeanette, challenged us to use an image we posted last year and remake it! I made a list of my immies used, checked my stash o' scraps and just knew that Noah was going to celebrate the 4th of July! Isn't he looking snazzy in his blue jeans and red shirt? What says freedom better than a boy and his dog?? I freehanded making the banner by following the outline after I used the die. I also added the white dots with my gel pen!

So, without further ado....here he is:




I look back on my original card using Noah, a Puddle Jumper drawn by Lori Boyd, and think holy cannoli that is awful! I guess in ten months I have truly honed my card making skills a bit! Here it is (my original can be found on March 28, 2011 post here)



Make sure to check out the other Calendar Girls creations! Their links are to the left in my sidebar! I know they love to be loved also!!

Thanks for stopping by!
HUGGZ,
April

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11 comments:

Terry said...

Very clever April....using the die scrap to make your banner! That is awesome!

Love the new card...and love that it is so very different from the first! Great job all the way!!!

Thank you for being part of this awesome group!

MiamiKel said...

Ummmm .... April? I thank you for giving me fits of laughter this morning calling me a MORON on my blog, ROFL!! YGB! Too flippin' funny! Your card is just too cute - I actually still really love really love the original one :) It's all about having a style and we each have our own - it makes us who we are, including in card making! MUAH! And now this moron is going to make some blog rounds, have my 'Bux that my honey bunny brought me and visit :)

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

April, your card is FABULOUS!!! The image is perfect for the 4th of July!!! And what a fun addition to add all those white dots! You're amazing!

Hugs, my friend!

I'm so glad you're a Calendar Girl!!!

Barb said...

april--I like both of your cards! That image is so cute and your colors are perfect for it.

Thanks for sharing and being one of the Calendar Girls!

Carol W said...

Wow, wow, wow love your card, the colors, the layout and the banner..Great job with the borders and free hand banner accents. Love the flag border under Noah...How on earth did you manage to get the dots so evenly spaced?? I'm bowing down to your talent...great job my friend...

~Paola~ said...

awww Aprilll...your new card is STUNNING....they are both sooo different and, although I still do like your first one, I think that the vivid colors used in your new rendition truly make the new card pop...I love all the extra attention to details too...
and I especially ♥ being a CG with U! *muwahhh*

djones said...

Great card April! The image is adorable and so is your great. I love the theme and the bright colors. Terrific job using the die and adding the white dots. Talented you are my friend!

Tammy said...

Super April! Isn't it great that we improve with age! Love the card.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh I like the new card! The colors just pop!!!

I see that Noah dyed his hair too. LOL

The gel pen dots are a great idea. Makes me think I need a new gel pen as I am having trouble getting dots out of it now. Too old I think - the pen that is?! ;)

Great job!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Great job on making the card again love it. The colors are great and it looks like a whole new image.

Michelle said...

Love your new card! The colors are awesome. Love your coloring and layout. Super job!