Sunday, 28 February 2010

February done too....

Yes, I'm feeling quite pleased I've managed to finish February too in the Calendar 365 Challenge. I won't go as to far to say that I'm that organised that I have my March pages all ready and waiting .......because I haven't. I'm sure I'll get there, I did last month. I think March will be a little crazy and I'm not sure if 1.5" squares are going to big enough to record it all but I'll try. I've also been enjoying a bit of experimenting using some tags. I covered one with a book page and inked using distress inks. I then cut out a butterfly image and added some wire antennae and some decorative red pearls. I painted some white gesso so I could stamp the butterfly quote from The Artistic Stamper. The second tag uses distress inks which have been spritzed with water. I die cut the button shapes from grungepaper and painted with acrylic before finishing with glossy accents.

A bit more experimentation...... I have to say that I have found die cutting grungepaper a bit tricky so for this flower using Tim Holtz as inspiration I hand cut the flower shapes. First I covered the grungepaper with a book page and then drew my flower shapes and cut out. I added a bit of ink around the edges and a metal flower and brad at the centre. I thought it would make a pretty brooch so I added a brooch fitting to the back and have been wearing ever since.
Onward and upward into March........

4 comments:

Wrightboysmum said...

Oh I love the tags a lot, going to steal those ideas for a try. Your Feb pages are fab the little pictures are really cool. Beer reconnasince(?sp)had me giggling. The book page triangles is a nice touch.

Sian said...

Amanda, your calendar is stunning! I really enjoyed clicking on it to make it bigger and poring over it to take in all the little details. Keep 'em coming!

thekathrynwheel said...

Lovely calendar page :-) I clicked on it for a closer look and the detail is amazing - I love all your little drawings. Well done for keeping up. 2 down only 10 to go LOL! Kate

Sandra said...

I just love your calendar page, it's amazing. Also your flower and tags .... you're so talented :)