Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May Calendar

It's almost mid May. Does anyone else feel like you are riding on the back of a rocket and you are holding on for dear life?!!! I can't believe how quickly the year is going by. I hadn't done our May calendar yet, and had the BRILLIANT (if I do say so myself) idea to recycle a card for this month. As it turns out, I only recycled an image that I really love from this card that I did *gasp* 3 years ago! It has always been a fave, but when I pulled it out I decided it looked a little dated and needed some sprucing up so I didn't use the card in its entirety.

Here's what I came up with;

I must admit, I still love the colouring on this dragonfly image. I took it off the original card by dismounting the image and cutting off the original framing layers because they just didn't go very well with the new paper I chose for this layout from Linen Closet by DCWV. I am very pleased with how well the colours in this image and the over stamped flourishes co-ordinate with this paper collection. It gives the image a softer look than the original mounting, which is what I was after to begin with.

I simply adore this image! I didn't realize I'd had it for as long as I have. I think I need to pull out some of my older stamps and give them a go!!!

As if there wasn't enough glitter on these patterned papers, I decided this little corner of the layout needed a little blingification. I cut out some JAC paper (double sided adhesive paper) with a nestie butterfly die, and sprinkled some glitter on the exposed adhesive with the nesite die acting as a stencil. *DIVINE DETAIL!!!*

While I was pawing through my card stash, I found a few more that I will re-card by mounting them on this 8 1/2"x 8 1/2" calendar that I am gifting to my family, month by month. Here are the previous months of my calendar if you would like to take a boo;


stamps; flourishes (rhonna farrer), dragonfly legend (stampers anon)
paper; linen closet (DCWV), raven, walnut creme (bazzill)
ink; cool caribbean, bashful blue, almost amythest, garden green, certainly celery, old olive(SU! reinkers)
accessories; pearl ex (jacquard), page pebble, brads (making memories), chipboard (K&Co), ribbon (offray), charms (blue moon beads), glitter (art institute pee wee kits), butterfly 2 shapeabilities, bigs scallop petite borderabilities (spellbinders), rhinestones (heidi swapp)


MiamiKel said...

This is truly a vision in every way ..... I love dragonflies, and this is a beauty!

Gretchen said...

Wow! Love this! You did a fabulous makeover!

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, thanks for giving the link to the original card, it's really neat to see how you used the one thing to transform to another.

marsha said...

This is so lovely! What a great makeover and what a fabulous image!

Hugs, Marsha

Cassie said...

it's gorgeous!!! love that stamp image too! and the butterflies along the edge. i might be casing this Linda!!

AMIT said...

Just love it.The card is awesome.

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