I've tried not to do "real" colours on this calendar, so I kind of discussed the blue sky with myself, but decided that since it looks to be grey outdoors in reality, blue is fine. It demanded some strong colours to go with it, so I chose pink leaves and yellow apples (golden delicious tend to be greenish, so these are perhaps my favourite Finnish kind called "yellow cinnamon"). I find the ground a bit too boring, but didn't have stronger greens at hand. I cut out a tree for a calendar page last spring, and drew a template since it turned out quite nice. Now was the time to dig the template out and use it! Also some sewing and doodling on the page. I didn't do my normal step-by-step photos, because the evenings are getting dark, and taking decent pictures would have required special arrangements that would have disturbed the "doing" too much.
keskiviikko 23. syyskuuta 2015
My third and last September take on the Craft Barn calendar challenge (brown and leaves) features an apple tree. I am also posting for the September challenge (shades of autumn) at Our Creative Corner. To get myself in the mood I stamped the paper full of maple leaves and seeds, mostly covered up by the blue sky.
As usual I've drawn the calendar grid by hand and filled in the days according to ordinary Finnish standard with the week running from Monday to Sunday and the name-days written for each day. I'm working on three different calendars, one with scrapbook style, one with mixed media and pages from an old book and this one with colourful paperpiecing. The previous pages of this calendar can be found here: