HEALTH WARNING YOU MAY NEED SUNGLASSES!!
Hi folks today I was so looking forward to doing a class at Art from the Heart but unfortunately due to the snow it was cancelled so I decided to use the time at home doing some creating and what better than get my February calendar journal page done early!!!!
I decided this year that I would try and push myself out of my comfort zone in my crafts. I realised that I don't often do dimensional work - even though I love i,t and I hardly ever do stitching on stuff which again I love to see on other peoples work.
So going to try and do more of those this year starting with this page!
Ok i sprayed the background with water and dylusions inks (I was hoping to use Dy's new ones on this project but I was also going to be picking them up at class today!!) then I sprayed some water on at an angle and blotted it off and the final touch was some mica spray.
This year I am using a 12 x 12 journal just for my calendar pages, rather than dot them around in all my other journals, and the pages come out so this makes for easier machine stitching.
I couldn't make up my mind what to use, turquoise and white butchers string or the lovely fluffy red wool, so I decided to twist the two together and zigzag over them. Loved the effect.
Here is a picture of it before all the extra stuff got put on - I nearly left it like this as I really like it!!. REMINDER TO SELF dont fall in love with the background, your going to cover most of it up!! LOL
After that I stuck down the little post it tags which I had bought because I like the colour and then doodled round them to make the days.
The figures are from the The Octopode Factory and are digital downloads I think they are 'coloured long legged birds' and 'Saint Valentine'. Love Lilys creations!!
I coloured Saint Valentine using liquid pearls and put the characters in place.
The sign was printed out onto card and machine stitched to tie it all together.
I may add a few tweaky bits before I start to fill it in - possibly a bit of bling. But I will wait for a couple of days and re assess then.
Just before I go I wanted to add this last picture - the two mop up pages do making this page - cant wait to see what I end up using them in!
Ok stay safe in the snow!