Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Daze challenge - Wood Calendar

Happy Daze are having another Facebook challenge at the moment - Wood - so I'm entering this for it.

I bought a plain wooden calendar in my local craft shop Just Tracy's and have used Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden 6" x 6" papers and Butterfly Garden stamps to decorate it.

It started off looking like this:

I started by painting all over the main calendar and the wooden date blocks with Claudine Hellmuth Studio gesso and then used Mod Podge to stick the Butterfly Garden papers to the main part.
I then added some lace, flowers, vintage glass buttons, and some stamping to the main panel and lace along the bottom.

The date blocks were stamped using the Butterly Garden stamps and Versafine sepia ink and edged with Versamagic chalk ink with some highlighting of the designs in green Versamagic ink.

Materials used: Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden 6" papers and stamps, Versafine sepia ink, Versamagic malted mauve and key lime chalk inks, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso, Mod Podge, Prima flowers and flower centres.
Also used: cotton laces and vintage glass buttons.

You may like to head over to the Happy Daze blog here and leave a comment as they are currently offering some fab blog candy of a £25 gift voucher to spend in the shop!!


Anita said...

Oh jo! that is just completely and utterly STUNNING Hun!!! Good Luck, that is just such a winner!

Poppit said...

wow Jo! Absolutely gorgeous! xx

She said...

Oh Jo this is gorgeous. I love it.I was very lucky and got given one of these by a crafty friend, it's lovely to see another very pretty variation. S xx

kjjc said...

ha. I am that friend She mentioned. small world to see you on here She. This version is absolutely stunning Jo.

CoventryAnn said...

This is gorgeous, I need one to go on my desk at work :)