maanantai 18. toukokuuta 2015

May bunting

I'll admit, that I chose bunting for this page, because I planned to post for the last weeks Craft Barn weekly challenge... I could probably have finished this by the deadline at midnight, but I don't want to loose my any sleep for crafting ( this isn't that serious, right?) so I'm settling for the Craft Barn calendar challenge (prompt words Magenta and Flowers) and the Rubberdance May challenge ( yellow, magenta, purple).

I am making a mixed media style calendar with old book paper as my personal choice for a theme that will tie the pages together. The background is purple watercolour and crackle paste through a TCW stencil. I cut my bunting from the old book paper (sermons from about 1840), stamped with a harlequin stamp from Rubberdance and sewed them in a line. 

I recently bought my first diecut machine, and took it out for the first time! I don't have many dies yet, but I bought this Lily of the Valley die because they happen to be my mom's favourite flowers and cutting was as easy as it should be. Just need to get over the fact that the plates get marks from the cutting... I drew the calendar grid by hand. It runs from Monday to Sunday, as calendars here do, and I also added the Finnish names that are set for each day, because it's always fun to remember a person on their nameday!

The previous pages for this calendar can be found here:


9 kommenttia:

  1. Stunning page Kristiina. Love that pretty bunting with the bead accents. Thank you for playing along with us over at Rubber Dance X

  2. This is really pretty, Kristiina! I love how you've made the bunting, and my harlequin stamp looks really great on them! At first I thought it was a stencil, till I read the text... - love your idea! Thank you so much for entering this page to our May challenge!

  3. I love your take on the theme. The lily of the valley die is so pretty I'm sure you will make a lot of use of it.

  4. A lot of work on this page Love the bunting made out of old book pages and the crakle effect leaves in the background and that lily of the valley die is so pretty. I remember the shock of marking the plates the first time I used my die cutting machine too lol.

  5. Kristiina, this is stunning!! Lovely page. Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  6. Pretty! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Rubber Dance! Hugs, Susanne.