Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Distressed Calendar

Happy Wednesday, blog visitors,  hope you're managing to stay warm.  We had some snow early this morning, but it didn't last, thank goodness.

I hope you saw yesterday's newsletter, if you didn't, it's HERE.  The final class of the year is in Maidstone on Friday, the mobile craft shop will be there, open from 2.30 to 9.30pm & there is a big SALE on many items, Christmas & non-Christmas.  So, if you're in the area, feel free to drop in & pick up a bargain or two.

One of the Friday's class projects will be a calendar & I had a play with one, so that I could show it here.

The shaped base is chipboard, which makes it very sturdy.  I started by building up layers of  Rangers' Aqua & Willow paint dabbers with a piece of cut & dry foam.  The paint dries quickly, but you can speed up the process with a heat tool.  I stamped some flowers & splatters around the border with blue dye ink.

The next step was to colour a piece of white cardstock with Antique Linen & Old Paper distress inks, followed by stamping lots of Kanban stamps with Old Paper & Faded Jeans, making sure to dry each layer thoroughly.   distressed the edges before adding Brushed Corduroy DI.

I coloured a piece of white lace with Old Paper & Antique Linen DIs & pleated it around the label.  The calendar fits on the largest of these Spellbinders' labels, so I used the same die as a template, drew around it & cut it out.

The butterfly was stamped with a chocolate brown ink, covered with clear embossing powder & heat set.  The sentiment is a Tim Holtz stamp from my stamp.

After I put everything together& added the pearls, I decided the base needed something else, so I scribbled in places with a Versamark pen & added copper embossing powder.

STAMP07 Script  STAMP03 Butterflies  AS6011 Spring Butterflies  STAMP06 Floral Schrolls  STAMP6008 Tickets   Antique Linen Distress Ink Pad  Old Paper Distress Ink Pad  Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink Pad  Faded Jeans Distress Ink Pad  Hobby House Chocolate Heaven 5mm Pearls   2mm Bakers Twine - Gold & Ivory 

Thanks for visiting the blog today, I'll be back soon.  Until next time, take care & happy crafting.


1 comment:

  1. WOW!! This is gorgeous. I love the design and beautiful colours



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