Sunday, January 6, 2013

Art Journal Calendar - February

Here's my February calendar finished nice and early!  As I work full-time and start back to work tomorrow, thought I better get a little ahead just in case.

I've added a picture below of just the background as well. The white scallops around the edge are made with wax and the paint resisted it.  The stamped background was inspired by a technique/article by Kim Costello in the January 2013 Craft Stamper magazine. It's all different stamps and some hand doodling done one section at a time and masking. Took forever but once I started I couldn't stop ... it was fun.

There are two hearts this month as my husband and I not only celebrate Valentine's day, but also our wedding anniversary a few days earlier.

Spending time with Family

For the first time in years we managed to get a photo of mum, dad & the kids.

Sylvia, Dave, Alexis & Harry stayed from 23rd December until 4th January and it was nice to spend time with them again. We had a BBQ the night before they left with the whole family and Dave's mum Yvonne plus Tante Annie, Barbara and Ian plus the Germans ... Theresa & Marcus.

Friday, January 4, 2013

2013 Art Calendar

Have decided to join Kate Crane's Art Journalling Calendar Challenge 2013 through FaceBook.

I first had a go at doing the art calendar in 2010 and managed to get to February!!!

I don't do enough art & really want to get into the habit of doing something every week to ensure I have more balance in my life ... hopefully this challenge will be the ticket.

Here's my January page ready to go. Last year we moved house and it took me nearly that long to unpack the copious amounts of craft supplies that I own. My aim is to use my stash of scrapbooking papers, stickers, alphas, rubber stamps etc in this calendar.