Saturday, 26 January 2013

February Calendar Journal Page - Rainbow days!


Hi folks today I was so looking forward to doing a class at Art from the Heart but unfortunately due to the snow it was cancelled so I decided to use the time at home doing some creating and what better than get my February calendar journal page done early!!!!
I decided this year that I would try and push myself out of my comfort zone in my crafts.  I realised that I don't often do dimensional work - even though I love i,t and  I hardly ever do stitching on stuff which again I love to see on other peoples work.  
So going to try and do more of those this year starting with this page!

Ok i sprayed the background with water and dylusions inks (I was hoping to use Dy's new ones on this project but I was also going to be picking them up at class today!!) then I sprayed some water on at an angle and blotted it off and the final touch was some mica spray.
This year I am using a 12 x 12 journal just for my calendar pages, rather than dot them around in all my other journals, and the pages come out so this makes for easier machine stitching.
I couldn't make up my mind what to use, turquoise and white butchers string or the lovely fluffy red wool, so I decided to twist the two together and zigzag over them.  Loved the effect.
Here is a picture of it before all the extra stuff got put on - I nearly left it like this as I really like it!!. REMINDER TO SELF dont fall in love with the background, your going to cover most of it up!! LOL

After that I stuck down the little post it tags which I had bought because I like the colour and then doodled round them to make the days.
The figures are from the  The Octopode Factory and are digital downloads I think they are 'coloured long legged birds' and 'Saint Valentine'.  Love Lilys creations!!
I coloured Saint Valentine using liquid pearls and put the characters in place. 
The sign was printed out onto card and machine stitched to tie it all together.
I may add a few tweaky bits before I start to fill it in - possibly a bit of bling.  But I will wait for a couple of days and re assess then.
Just before I go I wanted to add this last picture - the two mop up pages do making this page - cant wait to see what I end up using them in!

Ok stay safe in the snow!
Hugz xxx


  1. Lush about sums this little beauty.

  2. Love your February page Donna. Also the background is fab - I wouldn't have wanted to cover it up either! Think I would have just hung it on the wall. Do you use your mop up sheets in your projects? - I keep meaning to but haven't yet lol Susiesu xxx

    1. Hi Suziesu - yes I use my mop up pages, in fact in september last year I made a book with canvas board covers and just used mop up sheets. I did a blog posting on it - its called 'mop up journal' in September. Still havent done any more to it thought!! LOL loads of things to play with but not enough time or energy!! x x


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