I have been inspired by other bloggers to
join in with the 2012 Calendar Challenge
run by The Kathryn Wheel.
I didn't want to buy yet ANOTHER journal/sketchbook
so I've used an old 1956, falling apart, Playbox Annual.
This really was in dreadful condition
and I bought it for 99p just to save it from
So here are my January pages
all ready to be filled in.
I gessoed the pages first to strengthen them,
giving them extra texture by pressing bubble wrap
and pot lids into the drying primer.
I then stuck on some Christmas snowflake
tissue paper (surely I'm not the only one to secretly get
more excited by the wrapping paper than
the thoughtfully chosen gift?!).
Over this I glitter glued and stamped
snowflakes - which were also glitter glued.
There's a lot of shimmer on these pages,
but it's a grey and gloomy day today so the
shimmer wouldn't show up on the photos.
|(January: As the day lengthens, so the cold strengthens.)|
These pages are already in need of some first aid
(there is some tearing at the top of the
centre of the pages) but that's what you
get from using old paper.
It really doesn't bother me,
a bit of duck/duct (which one is it?!)
tape will sort that out.
Tag Tuesday has started.
This is run by Carolyn Saxby
and the first week's theme is
I used my 'go-to' blended paper background
(I'll do a how-to post in the very near future about this)
and found a sweet image in an old book of two Bramblings
(I've never heard of these birds).
I used Pumice Stone Distress Ink round the edges
of the tag, which is quite 'crusty' because I used
rock candy stickles around
the edges to look like ice/hard frost.
The birds are pecking at little sparkles in the snow,
although officially they are
I'm also going to be joining in with
Darcy's Postcard Challenge.
Boy, does this look fun!
If you are familiar with Nick Bantock's
books then this might be one for you.
All the information about it is
The first challenge has just been set so
I'd better get started!