Tuesday, 27 August 2013

August Calendar Journal Page

Hi everyone I hope you have been enjoying all this hot weather!  I love seeing the sun but I do find it rather to hot at times which sucks my energy away and I don't want to do anything!
However despite that I have managed to get my August calendar journal page made in time!
Here's this months efforts!

As always the original idea changed as I was making it!
I had some small card just a little smaller than atc size and I planned on using them for the day shapes.  So I layed them on my craft mat and sprayed them with dylusions inks and water.  Then used this 12x12 sheet to blot off the extra ink.  
I'm sure you will not be surprised to hear that once I had done that I liked it so much that I didn't want to cover it up!  So I have put the inked cards to use on another months page and had to come up with a new plan for this month!
I added some splatters and mica to the background then added some stamping using a script stamp and one of Ryns lovely water droplet stamps to add some more detail!
Then using grunge board letters for the word August. I painted them black and stamped script on to them and brushed over them in lots of different colours of perfect pearls.  Then to add the sheen I rubbed over come clear crackle glaze.  I loved the way they turned out but when I added them to the page they seemed far to heavy.
So once I had stamped the day squares on with a cute little tag stamp, I then went over them with a glaze pen to make them pop a bit more and work better with the large lettering!
It still wasn't working for me when I realised that there wasn't really a focal point apart from the word August!  
So I added the quote and stamped and coloured a little stampotique character!
They probably needed to be bigger but by then it was to late.
So all in all I'm quite pleased with it, though it obviously isn't where I was heading!
Anyway I hope you have all managed to find time to do some journaling or have found some creative time.
Have a great month!
Xxx Hugs xxxx

1 comment:

  1. This is a gorgeous page. You put SO much into your calendar, you put mine to shame. I like how you described your thoughts as you proceeded through the page. The end result is fantastic. And of course, I LOVE how you made the days.


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