Sunday, 1 September 2013

September calendar journal page

Hi everyone I hope you have all been enjoying this lovely summer weather!  hope it lasts for a while longer!
Well this months page was done well in advance, in fact I finished it by the 15th of last month!! So once in a while I can get my act together! LOL!
This is how it turned out.

As you might remember from last months post I had sprayed some small rectangular cards to use as the day journal blocks but ended up not using them.  Well they have been sitting there just begging to be used.  After inking them and giving them a spray with some mica spray they looked gorgeous!  But it didn't quite know how I was going to create a background to put them on that wouldn't detract from their lush vibrancy!
So I finally decided to just do something very simple, so used 3 colours of distress ink pads and gently blended them together round the edge of the main page.  This seemed to set the blocks off nicely!
Once the day blocks were in place I had to find a nice focal piece for the middle, and as I have had this wonderful Stampotique stamp for a while but hadn't got round to using it, this seemed a perfect opportunity.
I coloured the stamped image in with watercolour pencils and added a bit of perfect pearls powder to his wings.  Didn't want him to feel like he was being out done with all the bling around him.
Date stamps on the days, with a little drawn edging and some tone on tone stamping to fill in some of the plainer areas and all it needed was a quote!
Once I had put the quote on I realised that it still needed a little something else just to finish it off!!
So out came one of Ryn's beautiful trickling water stamps and the final touches were done!
I'm looking forward to seeing how it looks once I have started to fill in the days.  Just cant make up my mind what colour of pen to use!!!! Decisions decisions!!!
Hope you all have a bright creative September.
Take care


  1. this is a beautiful piece!!! and i so envy your stamp!!!!!

  2. oh wow! That is beautiful! :) I love the colours... & its cool that the days are the colourful, pretty part instead of the background :)

  3. Love this spread!! The colored squares, the stamping- the quote :)!

  4. I love this, the days are much more interesting in this layout than the standard squares. great idea beautifully done :-)


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