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Art Therapy is Heart Therapy ~ TwinkleToes2day (aka mo)

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Craft Barn

Calendar Challenge

I didn't intend to start a new challenge this early into the new year, but when I got an email telling me about this new challenge, and having been given a blank calendar some time last year, I just couldn't ignore the nudging of my reacquired  mojo/muse now could I? *grin*

The Calendar Challenge is a monthly challenge posted on the first Sunday of the month with two weeks to post entry. It is late this month, but The Craft Barn peeps say that from February it will be on time. 




The pages of my calendar came in black with white speckles. I didn't have a clear idea at all of what I wanted to do, I just knew I wanted to use my gelatos, (which I happened to purchase with a gift voucher courtesy of The Craft Barn during their Quotes & Lyrics challenge last year). 

I roughly applied two of my gelatos, sprayed them with water, tried to get them to run a little, smooshed them around a wee bit with my finger and used a baby wipe to remove some of the colour through a star stencil.  I dried it off with my heat tool then I used the baby wipe and an alphabet stencil to add 'January' to the page by removing some more of the colour but it just wasn't very clear at all. Using the stencil again I went over it with a silver pen and noticed how wonky my original stencilling had been. 
Don't say Oops, say interesting. Oh well *hehe* 

I stamped in white Versacolor, Our tomorrow's start with the dreams of today, which you can see a little clearer in the close up below. 


I decided that this calendar is for 2016; the silver dates are already added but without days. so I added abbreviated days over the numbers and added some washi tape over which I added some extra text, also in white ink.
I wanted to add some white speckles on top, so using my finger I flicked white Wink of Stella over the page and I also flicked some silver Wink of Stella for a little shimmer, (not that you can see it here). 


Et voila. My January page. I shall hunt down the Linky thing on the blog and look forward to posting February's page soon,

Take care and thanks for coming by; any comments you leave are most welcome and much appreciated ((hugs)) Mo :o) x


Edited to add: Ok. I've just stumbled across the correct page on Craft Barn's blog, with the Linky thingy, instructions etc, and it seems there are specific items to be used and for January; there should be Aqua and Snowflakes used on ones page. I guess I could fudge the Aqua bit, but there are no snowflakes on my page, so I reckon I shall be discounted for any prizes etc. Oh well, I shall link up anyway and try to visit as many people as I can.



22 comments:

  1. Your page is lovely, even without aqua and snowflakes! Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you kindly Valerie. It was fun to do :D

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  2. I am sorry you had problems with the Link on our Calendar Challenge. Hopefully that will not happen in February. thank you for joining in. I'm going to take a pic and your link to add it to our gallery.
    Jane x

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    1. Thank you Jane for your comment and kind help :o)

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  3. Those white speckles look like snowflakes to me! You might just get away with it.

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    1. Hehe - Thanks Carol, you're too sweet :o))

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  4. It is a lovely page. Love how you have done the calendar along the bottom.

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    1. Thanks very much Fiona. The dates were already there, I just added the days. I checked online more than once, to double double check I was placing the right day on the first, lol :o)

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  5. Well at least you're joining the challenge this year, it'll be fun!

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  6. White speckles = snowflakes in my book!! Great start to your 2016 calendar.

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  7. Oooh, Gelatos! I have had some for ages and never used them... I love the way the colours show up on the black on your lovely page! I think that white dots equal snowflakes too.... Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thanks Anne! I love the gelatos. Did you know they can be heat set? I didn't until recently. The heat melts them so slightly you don't notice, but when they set again, as they cool, they tend not to 'move' about again. The same goes for oil pastels. ((hugs)) xx

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  8. It does look like a snowy page so I think it qualifies. I'm interested to see how you will continue with the black base as the months continue, maybe you could add your artwork on a separate piece of card using the black as a frame or maybe you will continue with the black. Brilliance pearlescent inks work really well on black.

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    1. Thanks very much. I hadn't thought about what I will continue to use, but would like to try and stick with the gelatos on black if possible.. If I run out of ideas I have some metallic derwent pencils and shimmer sprays, but I do like the sound of the Brilliance inks. Thanks for the tip ((hugs))

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  9. Okay I need to know what a gelato is my friend because as you know I am a numpty as far as all this fancy stuff goes.
    You are amazing how you put it all together. The "snowflakes" are a great addition xxx

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    1. Haha, you're NOT a numpty. I thinbk you would love gelatos. Faber castell say: Nothing on the market today compares with Design Memory Craft Gelatos®. Compact acid-free pigment sticks glide on creamy smooth for vibrant color and coverage. All Gelatos® blend easily with or without water. Try this unique medium on paper, canvas, or wood!
      If you can wait, I'll bring mine in Aoril xxx

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  10. That's a wonderful page, great details.

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  11. Muses are hard to ignore. As long as we're having fun! : D

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    1. Thanks so much Angela. I'm so grateful my muse came back, lol :o))

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