Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Calendar

Happy April! I got my April Calendar done in a timely manner this month. Yay!!! I do really work at staying on top of deadlines but it doesn't always go in my favour! *grin* So, just to refresh, here are links to January, February and March. And now for a full shot of April;

I love the way this calendar is holding up. By now, my calendar has been taped around the hanging hole and the year has hardly begun! This year, it still looks awesome and I think it'll hold up beautifully until the end of the year. The picture portion of the calendar is 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" and will fit in a shadowbox style frame that I have from Ikea once I remove it from the calendar as the new month starts.

I had to re glue the Tim Holtz corners once, and I suspect I'll need to again before the year is out. I used Tombow metal glue, and it just hasn't been holding the corners the way I thought it would. I think this is a small complaint over all, and I'll have the opportunity to experiment with some other adhesives. Any suggestions?

I think April is my favourite calendar image so far. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I used my cricut stone script cartridge to cut out 'delight'. I must say I like this font/cartridge far more than I thought I would! To reinforce the sentiment, I included a cute definition of the word. That little portion covered up a booboo as well - When I took the cap off one of my copics, the ink flew off the nib and splattered my image. I nearly cried because I was only adding the last couple of touches and had already put in some serious colouring time. I used my colourless blender to disperse the smaller splats, but there was one really big one that wouldn't fade! {insert embellishment opportunity} I decided that would be the perfect place for the definition.

I coloured the image with a base layer of copic markers and all the shading and texture is added using prismacolours. The red balloon really pops against the layers of this calendar image because I wanted the joy of this simple childhood pleasure to be the focal point and for all other elements to support this thought.

This card, by Amy Sheffer, was my inspiration for my layout.

Thanks so much for popping by today. It always means so much to me when you leave your comments and thoughts for me.

stamps; define your life (SU!), Cody's balloon (mo manning - digi stamp)
paper; origins (basic grey), coconut swirl, blackberry swirl (bazzill)
ink; black soot distress ink (ranger)
accesories; big scallop squares, square, labels 6, petite ovals nesties, jumbo scallop borderabilities (spellbinders), beetle black brads (bazzill), rhinestones (basic grey), stone script cricut cartridge (provo), copic markers, prismacolours


Velta said...

Hi girl...I want all of the puppies below!!! CAN I HAVE THEM???
Geez it is killing me...I swear if I could...I would have an entire backyard of dogs!!!

goldyfish said...

Very cute. Thanks for sharing.

LindaH said...

These calendars just keep getting better and better!!!!!!

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