Saturday, 7 February 2015

Altered Calendar - February

Hi All,

Today I'm sharing my altered calendar page for February.

To see Darcy's calendar this month and to find out more about this challenge just click HERE

The requirements she set for this month are:

  • Keep a part of the original picture and incorporate that into your design
  • Technique - Paint effect caused by using clingfilm or bubble wrap
  • Add some corrugated card
Here is how my calendar started out:

And here is how it finished up - quite a difference!

I started by adding masking fluid circles to the sky as it was just such lovely colours. While that was drying I created the water effect by adding Carribean Sea, Bora Bora and Snowflake then scrunching cling film on top and leaving to dry.

I created the main background using Vintage Lace, Sky and South Pacific and a baby wipe then pulled off the masking fluid. I added smudged black pencil around the circles using a Stabilo All pencil.

I stamped the birds from Paperartsy plate EDY10 and the twiggy image from hot picks plate 1008.

The house (brand new JOFY 29) and sentiment (Hot picks 1007) were stamped onto smoothy card and dictionary paper. I painted the house using Cherry Red, French Roast, Tangerine Twist and Toffee.

I added the house onto the page onto of some torn dictionary paper 'hills'

I cut a scalloped corrugated card border and brayered Snowflake over it then added it to the calendar.

Finally I added the sentiment and all done for another month!

Thanks for looking!

Claire x







  1. Okay, you got me here, which bit of the original did you keep? xxx

  2. wow, there's not much left of the original - what a great page!

  3. What a fab way to use book pages x

  4. wow wow wow love this so much, could not get much more different from the original. I love this new style, really made me smile.

  5. The original sky is a fantastic colour and adds a wonderful touch of whimsy to your sky, a genius keep by the way!

    A total transformation and am enjoying everything you did to create such a gem :-) xxx

  6. Wow that really is a transformation. Lovely page!

  7. Looks great Claire. Love the scalloped edging! X

  8. WOW wow wow absolutely stunning calendar page, the background is totally awesome and I love the corrugated card edging. Gorgeous. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx