Friday, 30 January 2015

January Calendar Page 2015

Hi Folk, I hope you have all had a good start to the year!!!
I did get my January calendar journal page done on time and its nearly filled in now but ooops.... sorry!!! its taken me this long to actually get round to doing the blog for it!!
OK, some time in the middle of last year I gesso'ed this page but very roughly and left ripples in the texture. It was then used as a blot off sheet for several of my other pages so unfortunately I can't actually tell you any more details about the main background - It just sort of developed itself!!!
I loved the way the random blotting off had created different textures to add to the gesso texture so I didn't do much more to it apart from splatting some red mica ink and dripping some silver mica ink down the page.

I drew the grid for the day squares using a silver Sharpe pen and then a turquoise pen to create a bit of the shadow.  I then stamped round the edge with one of my favourite background stamps and its the crackled glass by Tim Holtz.
The toadstools are from a decoupage sheet by 'the house of Zandra' - they do now have these houses in stamp form if you are interested.
I used some foliage which I die cut a long time ago and added that for a bit more detail round the house.
I used sticky letters for the month and year but also used the Sharpe silver pen to draw it larger at the top.  I then outlined all of the elements in black pen.
The finally touch as always the saying - typed on a piece of page and distressed with distress ink and glued in place. 
I hope to be a bit more on the ball with my posts next month!!
Hope you have all got started with your own calendar pages!!
Please find time to be creative!!!
xxxxx hugs xxxxx