perjantai 1. huhtikuuta 2016

A Calendar for April

My altered calendar project has proceeded to April. I am linking to the Craft Stamper Take-it-Make-it challenge (Spring flowers) and the Rubber Dance April challenge that is using a colourful moodboard for inspiration this time.

I picked the colour combination and the flowers... and here is my page:

I started by gessoing the page white and adhering large flowers cut from a brochure. I covered the flowers with clear gesso and sprayed the background. All the images have been coloured with alcohol markers (New Rubber Dance stamps: Clover Castle and flying girl from Fly Mail and a flower from Antique Botanicals). The sentiment has been written by hand on scrap paper. I finished the page with some stich stamps around the edge. Lots of fussy cutting with the girl and the flowers! Part of them are mounted on low foam tape for a more dimensional effect.

Here is a larger picture with part of the calendar grid showing. I've drawn it by hand and added names on all the days (in Finnish tradition we do celebrate name days :) The large letters are from Alphabet Uno and the butterfly girl from the same Fly Mail set as before, this time with the postage stamp showing. Also these have been coloured with alcohol markers.

If you go shopping at the Rubber Dance web shop, remember to use the code kristiina2016 for a 15% discount on your stamps!

The previous pages of this calendar can be found here:

6 kommenttia:

  1. Love your happy calendar, such lovely images and colours, very suitable for spring. Thanks for your visit to my 'Tulips' blog post. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  2. Love your colourful April calendar page! Great use of my stamps - love how you have combined so many different ones. Really beautiful inspiration of our moodboard challenge colours this month. Thank you, Kristiina! ♥

  3. You are my favorite calender designer, Kristiina ;-) April is beautiful ♥ I think it's wonderful that you celebrate Name Day in Finland. in Norway it is not so common, and that's a shame.
    Wish you a inspirational and happy day!
    Hugs, Anita ♥

  4. Fabulous calendar pages ..... lots of gorgeous colour. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  5. Love the little details, fab pages. Thanks for joining us at Craft Stamper this month. xx