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October Calendar Page
Time for my regular, monthly, post about what I’ve put on this month’s page on my mother’s calendar.
If you haven’t seen my previous calendar posts then you can find this year’s pages by following these links : the January page – here! February page – here! March page – here! April page – here! May page – here! June page – here! July page – here! August page – here! and September page – here!
In my last post I showed you two butterflies I’d stamped and coloured for a project, but, as I said, I had a bit of a disaster with a bottle of fizzy pop and only had the butterflies, which were elsewhere at the time, left to work with for other projects.
Having used one of the butterflies on a simple card for an Artisan DT Collective challenge I was left with one butterfly to use on this month’s calendar page.
After the fizzy pop disaster, and a few other incidents during last week, I wasn’t feeling up to doing much crafting, so what I did do was stamp out an assortment of images and have a little bit of colouring “me” time.
I wanted to have a bit more of a practive with my newest alcohol markers, The Prism Craft Markers from Hunkydory. So before starting to colour in the stamped images I picked an image from a Prism Colouring Pad that came with the markers to colour first – it just happend to be an image of Poppies.
I then remembered seeing Joanna, from the Artisan DT Collective, had coloured up a stamped Anemone to look like a poppy so I thought I’d give it a go as well.
These are what I landed up with.
I did use a black pen to add similar detail to the centre of the Anemone as there was already printed on the three poppies.
What I Did
The butterfly for this project was stamped in flitter glue and covered in guilding flakes like the one used on the last project, before it was coloured in.
The flower was stamped using black ink.
I cut out the single “poppy” trimming off most of the leaves, and also cut out the butterfly, cutting off some of the curly embelishments.
Leaving one of the dotty cardstocks at A4 size I cut the other slightly smaller and a sheet of the white cardstock smaller again.
I used makeup brushes and green re-inker to colour in two corners of the white cardstock, leaving a white band diagonally down the middle.
The layers were attached together using fingerlift tape and the flower and butterfly were shaped a bit before attaching with glue gel.
I then put a clear drop onto the flower and added various colours of sticky back faux gems to the panel, as well as a line of peeloffs a mm or two in from the side of the inked piece of cardstock.
This was then stuck to the October page of the calendar and I also added the month title in Welsh – Mis Hydref.
What I Used
- Papermill Direct blank calendar (you can already order for 2020 – here!)
- Hunkydory Prism Craft Markers – Butterfly : 431, 424, 427; Poppies : 520, 513, 538, 414, 427, 600
- Prism Colouring Pad – came with markers linked to above.
- 3 x A4 sheets Colour Me! Professional Stamping Card
- 2 x A4 sheets of dotty cardstock from my crafting stash.
- Artisan Design Sisal Leaf Butterfly
- Artisan Design Stacy’s Garden Collection 1 – Anemone
- Stamping Platform – We R Memory Keepers
- Black Archival Ink
- Indigo Blue Guilding Flake Items – FlitterGlu, Mega Flakes, Scoochy Foam and Phat Foam
- Fingerlift Tape
- Pinflair Glue Gel
- Makeup Brushes
- Dreamees Dinky Inkies Sparkle Reinkers – a green shade
- Clear drop embelishment
- Sticky Back Gem Assortment
- Gold Flexi Peel Offs
- Cutterpillar Pro Paper Trimmer
Photos Of The October Calendar Page
This is the matted and layered panel – I’ve put a photo up in the inspiration album for the “Light and Dark” challenge that is currently running on the “Create with Artisan Design” FB group.
A closer, angled view of part of the panel.
And an even closer look at the flower and butterfly.
This is the whole calendar page as it looks hanging on the wall in Mam’s room.
Getting in closer and closer.
And finally a photo of just the month name and panel on the calendar
Hopefully, before long, I will have more batches of Christmas Cards to show you. I really am running behind with makeing the Christmas Cards for my mother and I to send, as well as packs to sell up in the chapel where a portion of the price goes to the Sunday School funds.
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