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November Calendar Page
If you’ve not a regular visitor to my blog you may not know about the blank calendar from Papermill Direct that I gave to my mother as a gift right at the begining of the year – which I’m decorating for her month by month.
I’m trying to use a variety of papercrafting styles, with a little but not a lot of dimension (because too much dimension would mean it would push the calendar out when flipped over the next month). You can catch up with my previous calendar pages by visiting my posts about them if you want. I’ve not blogged the early months of the year, but you can see the post for April – here, for May – here, for June – here, for July – here, for August – here, for September – here, and for October – here.
Some months I ask my mother what she would like on her calendar for that month and she tells me ehat she wants – like last month she wanted my nephews in their school uniform. This month, however, she told me to surprise her with whatever I wanted.
I’d just received the Pollyanna Pickering “Best of Breeds” volume 2 CD-ROM and immediatelly thought the Border Collie would suit. I printed out a whole page of the “sketchbook” type image.
This is a large proportion of the image I chose.
I decided I wanted to frame the image in some way, but decided against using further items from the CD-ROM. Instead I reached for my Tattered Lace Brambles die and matching digital artwork (From the Bohemian Garden collection – though I only bought the bramble flowers and fruit dies)
I printed out a background onto good quality paper and the image for the die onto 250gsm cardstock.
I then cut out two of the images.
I put lots of fingerlift tape onto the back and attached it to the calendar.
This is what the blackberries look like when layered up a bit – I didn’t use all the little bits.
The image when it was all stuck together looks like this.
And this is the whole calender, as displayed with a file for appointment, prescription, etc., paperwork beneath.
So, that’s the November page done. I’ll be back early next month with the December page so time to get my thinking cap on.
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