When I saw the art calendar challenge 2014 at The Kathryn Wheel blog I knew I had to join in; you can find all the details by following the link. I love Kathryn’s examples and we share a name, so how could I resist! I am working on loose sheets, 2 A4 pages at a time, and will bind them at the end of the year. I’m finding my work is increasingly detailed and fussy, which is not really me at all, but I’m enjoying it so who cares…
For these pages I used Dylusions ink spray and a Donna Downey stencil, then gesso and Tim Holtz Distress Paints with one of Michelle Ward’s stencils. I used archival ink to stamp some text here and there, and to add a fine black border round the outside edge of the pages. I used the Dylusions again,with two Tim Holtz stencils, the bubbles and the stars. I cut a bunch of 1.5×1.5 squares, edged them with black archival ink, wiped gesso across the centres, and wrote in the dates with a Stabilo pen. I stamped the month and year with black Archival and some old Memory Makers foam stamps, then added some details with a White Signo pen.
A lovely calendar page! I should return this year to doing this challenge. Thanks for the nudge.
Such a great calendar page! Love the colors! Thank you for your lovely words at my blog! 🙂
Hi Cath, Thanks for dropping by my blog, via CJS14. It’s the first online sort of challenge that I’ve joined, although you can often catch me on Wednesdays via WOYWW 🙂
I started one of the CJS14 projects yesterday, hopefully I can finish it quickly and upload (to the appropriate place, I hope … my computer skills are basic). At a quick glance I see some lovely projects here and will come back later to have a better look!
RosA (across the pond, in Australia!)
Hi thank you for popping by my blog vis CJS14. I have done the previous year Jump Starts and love the sharing and creativity. I am catching up on the posts at CJS , hope to find some time to get up to speed asap. Lovely to see your art
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog….I’m loving CJS2014 as it takes me completely out of my comfort zone…and I love your work 🙂 🙂 xx
Thank you very much for visiting me and your kind words! This calendar spread is stunning! 🙂 Like especially the texture and the colors and the layout.. well all of it really!:)