Every year I make several calendars for myself and friends and family. This year is no different. Everyone seems to enjoy them and look forward to when I finally get them finished and sent off. Unfortunately it is never before the next year starts. Maybe some day. So far all the images I have used are from the angel company and colored with prisma color pencils. I just have the first four months done so far but in the next couple of days I will add the rest of the pages and show you how I attached it all together. I am doing two different kinds but the the scenes are basically the same. I will show you the two different styles when I am done so you can have a couple of ideas on how to put a desk calendar together. This one is done with paper coasters as the covers. The back of the calendar is adhered to the picture of the next month, this makes for sturdy pages but not the thickness of using a coaster for every page.
I used white fun flock for the mittens, pompoms and collars of the skaters. The ice has stickles applied to it. The dp is from basic grey. There are two different silver papers used for accents.
This little bear has stickles applied to her apron and diamond glaze to the hearts. The paper is from bo bunny. I used a lot of this paper for Christmas cards but thought it worked equally well for a Valentine's type paper. Isn't that just the cutest heart clip with the ribbon tied around it. I forgot I had those until I was searching for something to add to this. The bear is popped with foam tape.
The little lamb has white fun flock on the head, body and legs. The flowers are tiny flowers from "You Got Flowers" by prima manufacturing. The big "pearls" are baubles string of pearls from embellashments.
My dd recently gave me a bunch of old jewelry she never wears so I cut the posts of these butterfly earrings and added them to the tree scene. The tree is popped with foam tape because I couldn't cut off enough of the stem of earrings.The tree is stamped with a rose colored versamagic chalk ink and then colored with pencils to give it some variation in color. Some fuchsia flower soft was added to the tree and some candy pink stickles. The butterflies on the other side were punched out of a dark purple bazzill cardstock and then painted with a purple Twinkling H2O. Silver stickles was applied for the body.
See you soon with the next installment of "Calendars".