Tuesday, 8 October 2013

October Calendar Journal Page - LATE!

Hi everyone - here is me finally managing to finish and blog Octobers journal calendar page.  So say I'm behind is an understatement!! Ive been a bit stressed and tasks have been falling by the wayside but I was determined to get this finished and filled in up to date!
So today all other jobs have had to wait till I got this finished.
So here is the masterpiece LOL!  I wish!!
Ok I did a nice ink spray background at the beginning of last month and then it sat there not touched for weeks.  
I got some fab downloads off Deviant Scrap and this lovely lady was out of one of the collections by Xquizart - ok she did come with a pretty head, which I mercilessly cut off and replaced with the skull!!!! It suited my mood better!
I then stamped round the top edges with a foliage stamp and decided that I wanted to do some stitching on it.  So out came my very old sewing machine which seemed determined to eat or snap the thread, but after 30 frustrating minutes I managed to get the edging and the day shapes done.
Some stamping with Tim Holtz alphabet stamps and his bird gave it a nice subdued looked.
I came across the quote by Dr Seuss and I fell in love with it and thought it would go on this page very well.
So with the quote and the figure stuck on and some green outlining it was done.
I can believe how much I like it - it felt like such a struggle getting it done that I got to the stage where I didn't care what it looked like I just wanted it finished.  
I guess that goes to the state of mind it was in!!!
As always I was helped through the process by my 2 cats,  Mishka and Marble.
  (Mishka was even determined to get into the act when I was trying to photograph it!!)

Don't you just love all the help you get!!! LOL
Have a great week and I hope your creativity flows this month!!
Take care


  1. Hey Donna, it's been a while since my last visit. Glad to see you've been busy creating. This post made me smile. Everything from the Dr. Seuss quote to the skull head to the pic of your cat. Hehe, cat's have a way of knowing where the attention is ;) I miss having one.

  2. It looks as though you were in the perfect mood for your October calendar to be created. I love it! And I've thoroughly enjoyed viewing it and reading about it. What a fun quote!

  3. Sorry I'm so late visiting. Life got in the way this month. Bleubeard was thrilled to see your helper, as was I.

    I loved the way you decorated your calendar. I liked how you placed the skull on the little girl. I thought that was really clever. And I like that quote. It reminds me of a fun sci-fi show I watch called Haven. There are troubles, there, too!


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