For this last challenge at TheCraftBarn the theme was embossing. You can't tell by the photo but the ornaments, crown and sentiment are heat embossed. So this calendar is completed now. I am ready for 2013 now!
So we will have a white Christmas again this year. We got some snow yesterday. Isn't it beautiful?!
I don't like to call it an Art Journal as I don't write any journaling in it and it is not a mixed media type of thing either. So its official personnality is a creative book. I made it myself from stash on my desk, a lot of recycling, coptic binding and it took me over 4 months to completed. Today I am showing you some pages but I think there will be a second part and maybe a third one, I'll see...
It all started with an easy challenge at TheCraftBarn this week. Circles. And it ends up with this page that I don't really like. I don't know why I choose these colors. I don't like the almost look like a watermelon slice circle and the other almost like a pie.... I will have to live with it because I can't tear off my page. My book is already sewn together. Sometimes things don't want to work together!
This week at TheCraftBarn for the calendar challenge, it is a color theme. Teal, rusty and white. Never I would have mix these by myself, but forced to admit the result is pretty cool. I colored my zentangle with distress inks (peacock feather and rusty hinge)
Did you ever soak mini Christmas tree in bleach? You know the green ones from the dollar store. I read that on a blog. So sorry I can't remember where it was! Soak them about 20-30 minutes. Rinse. Let dry. And then spray with a mix of alcohol and few drops of alcohol ink. I love these colors!
This week at TheCraftBarn the theme is children/cute. So I made this page with cute stamp and still colored with my distress inks. August is back to school time, so this little girl is happy to leave home and go back to school even if she has no face!
This week at TheCraftBarn the theme is candle... I didn't want my July page look like Christmas. So I turned it to a hope candle, because we all know a girl who is fighting... A simple draw colored with distress inks
Finaly I found a way to use my ipad to feed my blog since my computer died 2 weeks ago. So this is the challenge at TheCraftBarn, week 5. To use paper tape. I made my own with white tissu paper and colored with my distress inks. May has to be a happy page because my birthday is in that month.
This week at The Craft Barn they are challenging us with doodles for our calendar page. I didn't want to make something similar to my february page, so I went lightly on doodling for the butterfly, wall paper and tablecloth...The jar is a digital stamp from LimeCitron.
Today, I am showing you an altered shipping box, originally, these were made to ship cards, thick cards, you know when you add beautiful flowers and ornaments on card and they don't fit in an envelope anymore...I decided to altered mine with a small shadow box.
When close and almost ready to be ship, only have to write the address
...The Craft Barn Challenge was not really easy this week. It's a color theme: yellow, white and green. Ok, ok I added some brown and light blue too...And I came up with this little landscape in washed tone...
I also sewn all the pages of my calendar to this piece of thick fabric. It is not decorated yet, but it will be...
This week the theme is bright colors over atThe Craft Barn for the calendar challenge. Is my february page is bright enoug? I love doing these doodling. I simply draw the lines with a permanent marker and colored it with my distress inks.
Woot! This week I am the guest designer over atCity Crafter Challenge Blog. It is a color theme choosen byLinda. I decided to make a little photo holder with a paper clip that we all have in our home. Come and play with us!
I am trying this challenge at The Craft Barn. Hopefully I will make the 12 weeks to make a complete calendar. The first challenge is vellum. I used vellum for the wings of my angel. Why don't you play?