sunnuntai 25. tammikuuta 2015

New year: time to wake up!

The Craft Barn challenges to make calendar pages all year long... I decided to play along, since these will make a lovely Christmas present for someone at the end of the year.  For January, the prompt words were aqua and snowflakes. Since this fits in with a couple of other challenges I've been keeping an eye on, I am also posting this for the SimonSaysStamp Monday challenge (Winter Stamping) and the Rubberdance January Challenge (Frosty blues). Since calendars in Finland usually run from Monday to Sunday, I drew my own grid at the bottom of the page and stamped the days on it.


I happen to have loads of old book pages that my parents found while renovating their attic, and I am personally challenging myself to combine them to the challenge prompts.The book these pages are from contains sermons, obviously for a whole year. Hence I chose the first sermon for the first Sunday of the year, and the topic is "Now is the time from your sleep to wake up" It's funny how language can change in about 150 years, the words are in a funny order, and the font is so difficult, no one is going to bother to read further than that!


I started of with a sheet of sturdy Canson Imagine. When the grid for the days had been done, I painted the background with watercolours. I forgot to fasten the paper and it curled quite strongly, that is why it is still fastened to cardstock with paper clips. Luckily it has 11 months to straighten out! After sewing the piece of old paper on the background. I used a couple of different stencils to add texture and and some floral stamps to build my image. I regret not stamping the tree much higher up. It would have looked better (it has a very low stem) and I could have built a hill for it with layers or crackle paste... now the banner with "January 2016" was used to fill the empty space. I used quite a bit of glimmery stuff (pearlescent acrylic paint, embossing powder and stickles) and some small white pearls to embellish the sheet. The edges have been covered with crackle texture paste, but that doesn't really show on the pics.


17 kommenttia:

  1. Fab page, I love the way you used the book page. :)

    VastaaPoista
  2. Love your beautiful creation! The colors and texture are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

    VastaaPoista
  3. Beautifully done and I love your sparkly tree!

    VastaaPoista
  4. Love that book page font, and all the sparkle!

    VastaaPoista
  5. What a beautiful page! Thank you for joining The Calendar Challenge.
    Jane x

    VastaaPoista
  6. This is beautiful! How lucky you are to get all those old book pages. The trees and snowflakes are all lovely. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

    VastaaPoista
  7. Gorgeous, Kristiina! Love the old book page in the back, and that tree and added frost is just perfect! Thank you so much for entering our challenge once more! :-)
    xox

    VastaaPoista
  8. That's a fantastic january page. Love it.

    VastaaPoista
  9. Beautiful work Kristiina, love subtleties, thanks for popping over,
    Shaz in oz.x

    VastaaPoista
  10. Lovely page. The book page fits so well with the beginning of a new year.

    VastaaPoista
  11. That's a lovely sparkly scene you've made. I look forward to seeing your pages in the coming months.

    VastaaPoista
  12. Very beautiful. Excellent use of the book paper :o))

    VastaaPoista
  13. Wow! That's gorgeous! Thanks for joining the challenge over at Rubber Dance.

    VastaaPoista
  14. Beautiful. Are the letters also handwritten?

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. I used Lawn Fawn alphabet stamps for the letters and numbers. Actually stamping all the numbers was such a pain, that I am planning to write them by hand on the following sheets :)

      Poista