Wednesday, August 18, 2010
August Calendar Page Design
Picture Lazy August Summer Breezes. Relaxing on a quilt, looking up at the clouds with butterflies flittering about. This is what I had in mind when I designed my August 2011 calendar pages for a swap with the group, Art For The Create Mind. I signed up for two group calendar swaps where you make 12 pages of the same month and send 11 of them out to your partners. I have the months of August for this one, and July for the other group. I wanted to share August first. I am currently working on a two part design for my July calendar pages for the other goup. (groups 1, 2, and 3) I will be sharing those designs (6 pages of each design) when I am finished. I have until December to send these out but was so excited to get started that I am way ahead of the game. I just love when the creative excitement comes back!
I apologize for the shadows, my scanner is acting up AGAIN! I chose a Tilda design holding a rose as well as my favorite butterfly stamp first done as a watermark background for the calendar sheet, then stamped in Versamark using white owl embossing powder then watercolored with the green and blue inks. I attached gold wire antenna's to add a touch of elegance. I also die cut some pink swirls using one of my Sizzix dies to bring your eye around the pinks on my page. Of course I had to add another embellishment with the gold butterfly charm tied using some of the crinkle ribbon I died shown in an earlier post. I love the way these turned out-especially when you see them in person. Elle