Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Brand new calendar for 2014

Hello everyone

Thanks for stopping by my blog today :-)

Today I created a project to join in with a couple of challenge's: - Our Creative Corner have a 'no more shopping sins' challenge which I wanted to combine with the monthly colour challenge over at  A Sprinkle of Imagination

I had a rummage through my box of stuff I've bought that I intend to alter and never ever do (it's getting quite full!) and came up with the same hanging board that the lovely Astrid used - although my calendar looks very different from hers!

So with Astrid's calendar hanging board in my head I went and created this:

 I painted my grey hanging board with a mixture of Snowflake and Irish Cream Fresco to give me a nice neutral background to work with.   I coloured around the edges of the board using Haystack and Smoked Paprika Fresco's.

Next I used an Inkylicious French script stamp to add text randomly to the background with Pansy Fresco.  I then used black archival to stamp the flowers and butterfly from Paperartsy JOFY sets 13 and 14 and set about painting them all in using Fresco's in the following colours: Snowflake, Pumpkin Soup, Smoked Paprika, Haystack, Pansy, Eggplant and French Roast.

 Finally I added two eyelets to the top of the board with a crop-o-dile and then another rummage turned up an old piece of twine which was perfect for the hanging.  Then all that was left to do was to add the little calendar tab to the bottom!

So here is the colour picture from A Sprinkle of Imagination that I followed:

Thanks for stopping by my blog, it's been a lovely crafty start to the year for me today but unfortunately it's back to work again tomorrow - not looking forward to that!

Claire x


  1. I think your calendar is adorable, Claire!

    LOVE the colour scheme you followed and the clarity and simplicity of the design - it makes the lovely stamped images pop out even more! Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner and Happy New Year!

    Claudia x

  2. Great calendar with stunning colours & fab ztamps. A winning project for NY:-) xxx

  3. Love the painting of your images - so fresh and clean and bright... a fabulous make. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner!
    Alison x

  4. Gorgeous, I love the vibrant colours and the way you've laid out the stamps. It looks great.

    Emma x

  5. cute lil tag and nice painting, Claire!

  6. HI Claire, just catching up, love this calendar, so clean and fresh, makes me long for spring.
    Avril xx

  7. Very beautiful calendar, the butterfly looks lovely.

  8. Hi Claire, I love love love the delicate stamp. Beautiful piece. Thanks for joining the challenge at A Sprinkle of Imagination :)

  9. Wow, that's really superb!!! Coco x