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.