July Calendar Page & Life
Hi and welcome to my blog (or welcome back if you’ve visited before).
I know – I’m a bit behind completing this post and getting it published!
It’s the start of a new month and time for another calendar page to be decorated, so …
The weather had become too hot, too quickly, here – but somewhere in the world it must be snowing. So I thought long and hard about what to put on Mam’s calendar for June – and this is what I came up with –
A snowman and a white dog in a whiteout snow blizzard! LOL! I even added a hill covered in snow in the background and put a polar bear walking away into the distance. Of course, you can’t see anything because of the whiteout.
What do you think of it? Is it my best effort to date?
At least it got a laugh from Mam and a few of the carers before I put up the actual picture I’d created for this month.
Jump to the “Crafting” section of this blog post to see that if you don’t want to read the next bit through. The photos of the calendar are near the end.
The year is half way through – how did that happen?!?
Mam’s had the letter to keep shielding until August, so nothing much has changed here.
I covered up and masked up to go out the garden with one of my nephews to supervise him trimming the bushes that had branches going over the front wall onto the pavement one day – shouldn’t have had the bright idea that I’d have a go with my trimmer while he was takeing some branches away in my pull along truck – I was in agony for a few days after that.
I’m slowly building my strength up after the months of leg infection, but I’m not going to manage to do much in the garden this year. As I showed you in my last post, I have been picking a few Strawberries and Loganberries, and doing a bit of weeding in my herb pots, but not much else.
I will need to start picking the gooseberries before long though.
What I’ve mostly been working on, crafting wise, is starting on Christmas Card makeing. I’ve managed to get two or three dozen done so far. Those will be appearing on my blog over the next few weeks.
But in the meantime …
Well, a new month means it’s time to show you how I decorated a new page on my mother’s calendar.
What I Did
I started by trimming a sheet of white cardstock so that it would go onto the green cardstock leaving a border. I used some makeup application brushes to put inks through two different stencils/masks to create the background.
After it was dry I attached the background to the green cardstock before attaching single layers of fabric flowers and some foliage using a hot glue gun. I added some of the hot glue to the centre of the flowers as well. I finished off by adding the butterflies and folding up their wings. The wings can be folded back flat at the start of next month when the next page of the calendar is made.
The butterflies came with small magnets in the body so can be used as fridge magnets or decoration on any surface a magnet will attract too. They also came with little squares of double sided sticky foam to attach them to other surfaces. I’m thinking that it will be nice to use them on cards or gifts using the foam squares so that they can be removed and kept afterwords.
The finished panel was then stuck up on the calendar with fingerlift tape.
What I Used
- Papermill Direct – 2020 Create-a-Calendar
- 1 Sheet 120gsm good quality paper – for printing out month title
- 1 sheet of 350gsm Super Smooth cardstock
- Artisan Design Stencil – Double Strip 1
- Artisan Design Stencil – Rowan Mask
- 1 sheet of Papermill Direct Green Cardstock
- Forever Flowerz fabric flower layers and foliage
- Makeup application brush
- Dreamees chalk ink re-inkers – three green shades
- Yellow Spray
- Glue – Hot glue gun with light blue glue stick
- Fingerlift Tape
- Paper Trimmer – Cutterpiller Pro
The Finished Page
The calendar as it looks hung up on my mother’s wall.
A closer look.
And a couple of angled looks.
As I’ve already said that I’ve started on my Christmas Card Makeing for 2020 – guess what I’ll have to show you on my next post!
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