Thursday, 1 November 2012

November Calendar Page

Ok its that time again folks - where I panic to try and get the new months calendar page done in time to fill it in on the first day!!  As always I'm running close to the wire but I did manage to get it finished late last night when I couldnt sleep!! At least something productive came out of the time!! LOL

As i'm sure you are use to hearing from me by now - it didn't turn out how I expected - In fact it nearly got binned on several occasions. 
Background done with Dylusions ink sprays with the addition of white dabber paint for the figure on the right.  I used the ink to colour some paper and then used Tim Holtz tattered leaves die to cut out the shapes for the days.  I added some leaf stamping over the top and some cobwebs.  
I die cut, embossed and coloured the 3 main leaves with inks and used the blending tool with some distress ink pads to add some extra colour.
Printed off the quote and used the distress ink pads to colour them in autumn shades.
Used a Dylusions stamp for the edging and cobweb and bird stamps for some additional detail.
For the final element - the faint white snow flurries (as we had our first snow here last week) I used some white golden paint in a mini mister, thinned a little with some water and added some silver perfect pearls.  After a good mixing this gives a lovely shimmering effect and gave me my hint of snow!!!  Doesn't show well in the picture.

Hope you like it - I will be putting it on Kate Cranes blog as I have been following along with her challenge and she is the lovely lady who started me off on this fab calendar journey and on Simon says stamp blog for their weekly challenge - just add pearls!!  Hope you check out both blogs as they have some wonderful creations for you to see.
Have a good and hopefully snow free November!!
xxx Hugz xxx


  1. So pretty! Love the depth of the background.

  2. Oh pretty leaves! I love the layout of your pages too.

  3. Really beautiful page, love the colours.

  4. A great page Donna for this month's calender. Love how you captured the first bit of snow too. Hope everything is ok with you
    x catherine

  5. Another gorgeous calender page. You have lovely ideas to incorporate shapes for each day rather than the standard square or circle.

  6. What a beautiful background and I love the leaves

  7. Beautiful calender page! The leaves are brilliant against your inky background! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  8. Love the leaves, the depth of the background and the artistic re-creation of the first snow flurries. Happy November artystuff!

  9. I love your page. It's a good thing I didn't look until after I did mine, because I would have been a copy-cat -- you did kind of what I had in mind but I couldn't figure out how with what I had, so I went a different way. Love the leaves and the depth.

  10. Great page, I love how the leaves sweep around the edge

  11. what a gorgeous autumn calendar spread!! Love all the realistic looking leaves!!

  12. wonderful background ! I love this calendar page !!

  13. It's been a while since I browsed my favorite blogs. Nice to see what you've been up to. I'm a fan of your work! This one's really atmospheric. Love all those leaves and the faint flock of birds in the background :)

  14. Oops! Skidding in late as usual ... but it is still November (just!). Love your calendar page ... I laughed when you said it nearly got binned - it's a floportunity! Love the leaves :-)

    Are you still in for next year? x

    1. Thanks Kate floportunity about sums up my life at the moment. Havent got Decembers done yet so I will have to get my finger out!!! Dont even have any ideas so it should be interesting!! LOL xxx


Thanks for leaving a message - I really enjoy reading them! x