Saturday, January 30, 2010

Calendar Challenge - February

I went over to my friend Tanya's place last night for an arting and crafting night of fun and finished my February Art Calendar for Kate Crane's 365 day Calendar Challenge (for more details visit this post - or join her flickr group - ).

This month I chose "tropical" colours of lemon, lime and watermelon as my calendar base because February in Queensland, Australia encounters very tropical weather.  Further up the north coast of Queensland it's monsoonal at this time of the year, with heavy rains, winds and heat ... it's not as extreme down on the Gold Coast, but we do experience some amazing intense storms and heavy rain during February.

The background is a yellow patterned serviette / napkin with a wash of colour in yellow and pink.  The green paint was applied with a brayer.  Some use of punchinella large yellow circles and then smaller pink ones.  Tim Holtz stamps down the left hand side and top right corner, Heidi Swapp mask alpha's and then pieces of matching scrapbook paper, that will get altered more as the days go by.

I've had a blast updating my January calendar every day ... it's not very creative, but I'm having fun with it all the same.

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Tan in a tree is me said...

Wow woman, wish i could blog that quick!! It really looks fabulous. Being in your company is INSPIRING, love what you do with the backgrounds.
No number 8 yet, but i'll keep looking.

thekathrynwheel said...

Oh I LOVE this, the colours are beautiful :-) And I also love your serviette technique, it creates such texture. Great work Diana, this is lovely. Kate x

Wrightboysmum said...

I love this page and thanks for the how to do it as well. I wouldn't know where to start it looks effortless.

Ophelia said...

Love your journal page...thanks for the link for the challenge!!

Samantha Marshall said...

Gorgeous page!