Friday, 3 February 2012

Yay!  It’s Friday and my play day!!


Finally finished Kate’s Calendar challenge for Feb.  I had it ready last weekend but then tried a full page stamp on it and it was way too patchy, so I decided to redo it today. I added lots of gesso, thicker in some places for some texture, then resprayed it with more Hot Pink ink.  It’s turned out okay – looks much better without the circles, lol – but my circles are well tatty.  It’s a good job I like a bit of grunge cos they’re full of black and hot pink ink from the wet inks on the page.


feb1 scan feb2 scan


Edited:  People seem to think my pages are purple – scanners don’t seem to pick up the shades as well as cameras, so I took photos – admittedly in the sun, so a bit washed out – but they’re closer to the real colours, which are hot pink, with some purple.  I’m in a drippy, drabby mood, so there are lots of dribs and drabs and splatters of ink on these.  I’ll have to draw in the branches missed because of the textured gesso :-)

<KENOX S1050  / Samsung S1050>

<KENOX S1050  / Samsung S1050>

And to prove I used and completed my January pages, here are the scans.

jan left complete jan 1 complete

30 very much appreciated comments:

Sandy said...

Oh wow what a great calendar journal.
Love the purple color. Awesome work Cath.

Have a lovely weekend. xoxo

sam21ski said...

So pleasing to see one that's not pink and got heart shapes for the dates.

Love it.

Sam xxx

Janine said...

Yes indeed, wow!! Great, love the colours, and the stamping. Have an nice weekend too dear Cath

Jack said...

I'm so impressed with this. When I saw the calendars I thought they would be something I'd like to do but wouldn't have the time. And here you are, rushing around with your busy life and still finding time not only to creat each month's page but to fill it in! You are awesome. xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

that rocks... eyecatcher calender pages!

Diana said...

I think it turned out great! It seems like the calendar squares (or circles) diminish the work at first, but after they are filled in, it's like the pages come to life!

Jack said...

Hi Cath, no I wasn't taking the proverbial (would I, lol). And I know what a lot of work you put into your creations where as mine just lately are quick thingies, although plenty of them at the mo. xx

Anne Jagger said...

Think the grungy circles look fab. Very impressed you've done 2 months already - I don't think I'd have the determination to do one week! Lol. Lovely pages X

flutterbycrafter said...

Two stunning pages, glorious colours and love the stamping xx

papillon said...

i don't only loooove the color, i also really like the scenery you created with stamps. love it!

Martina2801 said...

Cath, this calendar looks so great! Love it!

Have a nice weekend my friend.
Hugs
MARTINA

jeanie g said...

Love that punchy colour.

Sheila MJ said...

Love the circles and the purply colour for Feb.

Marjie Kemper said...

Jan looks great all finished up and I'm so loving your Feb! When I double click I can see all that glorious texture.... LOVE it!

Carol Q said...

well done Cath - keep it up girl! lol
love that purple.

Artyjen said...

Love the intense colour...works well.
xoxo Sioux

Dotpat said...

You are really getting into this journal-ling Cath, they look great

patcrafts said...

Two great pages and so different each one. The grungy look doesn't detract it adds to the page, fab.xx

Milla said...

Lovely pages for February, the textures look great!

Anesha said...

Great background on your Feb pages. Lovely colour combination.

craftattack said...

Love the background of your pages! Valerie

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous colours , I love that vibrant purple, great job, xxx

krisandkreate said...

Really vibrant - just what we need to perk us up with the snow :(

maria's knutselplezier said...

Very beautifull card for the challange, wich you luck!!!

Greetings
Maria

Sue said...

I like the tatty circles - looks great. Thanks for visiting at mine ....

Sandra Hall said...

Gorgeous pages Cath.... I like the circle journal blocks - I always think I'll change the shape next month but then I forget and end up with squares again! x

Hermine said...

They look stunning

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great pages, love the colors.

ally said...

Love the colours :-)

thekathrynwheel said...

Lovely pages, I love the hot pink :-) Love the circles for the days - makes a change. Sorry it took me a while to get round to visiting - over 100 entries this month! Kate x