January Calendar Page & Life
Happy New Year
To all who are visiting my blog, whether for the first time or return visitors
A new year has started – pretty much as the last one ended. I hope you are all keeping safe and well and following the rules, and I hope that this COVID19 pandemic will soon be under control and life can get back to normal.
Jump to the “Crafting” section of this blog post to see what I’ve done for this month’s calendar page if you don’t want to read the next bit through. The photos of the calendar are near the end.
With preparations for Christmas, and having more to do to look after Mam since she came out of hospital, I haven’t had time to post anything on my blog during December. And it was a funny old Christmas without having the family over for a meal at some point. Mam and I did make the effort to have a proper Christmas dinner at the dining table. The first time since coming out of hospital for her to walk to the kitchen table for a meal – we’ve been having meals on an over the bed table where ever she’s been sat out up to that point, and afterwords mostly, although she did manage to come to the kitchen table to eat her New Year’s Day lunch, as well as sitting by the table on morning in between to help me remove the meat from the turkey bones and chop it up into gravy for me to make a few pies for the freezer and a nice curry for us for lunch that day. She is still struggling with her health though, but most definately stronger than she was when she came out of hospital, even if she is still coughing badly at times.
I do have a few posts to put up of gifts and cards that I gave to family for Christmas, so expect them over the next week or so.
So that brings me to …
Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s January calendar page.
I asked my mother what she’d like on her calendar for January, and she said – snow!
So snow it was.
What I Did
I started by selecting the black cardstock and trimming a bit off one of the white cardstock sheets. I used tacky tape to stick one to the other so that a black border could be seen around.
I then tore up another sheet of the white cardstock, makeing the tare wavy and “mountainous”. Putting these two torn pieces together I moved them around until I was happy with how the torn sides overlapped and trimmed them both to have the same width and bottom position.
I then took another sheet of white cardstock and tore out three “cloud” shapes from it. These were put on the white, framed, piece of cardstock, as well as the tub of glue, and I used the marker airbrush to randomly spray blue to make the sky. I removed the clouds and glue tup and then sprayed the circular area where the glue had been with yellow.
While that was drying I took a bottle of glue and edged the skyline of the torn pieces with glue, as well as putting random spots and lines all over them. The fake snow was then sprinkled all over and gently tipped off. I added more glue towards the bottom right of what would be the front piece and added the fake ice.
Once the glue was dried I attached them to the coloured panel using 3mm deep foam to raise the layers up.
The finished panel was then stuck up on the calendar with fingerlift tape.
I printed out the month title in welsh and also stuck this on the page.
What I Used
- Papermill Direct – 2021 Create-a-Calendar
- A4 Black Foiled Cardstock
- Several A4 350gsm White Super Smooth Cardstock
- We R Memory Keepers Marker Airbrush and Markers
- Snow and Ice Tubs from Pinflair
- 3mm Deep, Double Sided Foam Tape
- Sheets 120gsm good quality paper – for printing out month title, wording, etc
- Ultra Tacky (red lined) Tape
- Fingerlift Tape
- Pinflair Bookbinding Glue
- Paper Trimmer
The Finished Page
This is the month title strip.
This is the panel ready to stick on the calendar.
This is both stuck on the calendar.
A Closer, Angled, Look
The snow and ice is actually quite sparkly but it doesn’t show up as such in photos.
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Have a great month everybody.
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