Firstly, I'd like to apologise for being absent this week. I've been unwell and consequently have spent very little time on my laptop or at my desk. I'm feeling lots better and will come and visit you at sometime over the weekend and reply to the emails that I've received.
We have reached week 11 at the Craft Barn Calendar Challenge
and the theme this week is circles. My brain managed to compute this into a stamped page with embossing and a little stencilling. I've chosen a recently used colour palette because I rather like it and I thought it would be a good choice to brighten up a dreary November day. . . . . .
Here's my completed page:
|The first step was to create a background using distress inks in warm orange and yellow tones.|
|For the next step, circles were stamped with versamark then embossed with clear powder. The colour in the background was then deepened in different areas.|
|A border stamp was added at the bottom for interest. I like the way this stamp allows the background to shine through.|
|Here you can see the script stamping in the background to create depth. The top of the calendar stub was covered with Tim tissue tape then inked using sequin waste and archival ink. This method was also used around the edges to create a frame and again, more depth.|
Only one more page to go now and then I'll attempt to take a picture of all the pages together - not sure how I'll manage that one though!
Once again, sorry for not being a good blogger but hopefully, the coming week will be better. Unfortunately, my Christmas preparations are now a week behind too!
Beautiful calendar page. There are so many ways you can use a stamp and yours is great - really bright and cheerful for a November day!!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear you've been unwell, hope you're feeling much better now though.ReplyDelete
love the vibrant colours for your #11. Can't believe that there's only one more to go, it's gone sooo fast!!!
Take care - Sam xxx
Hi, love those firey colours and the clear embossing, nice texture effect. Glad to hear you are feeling better. I'm still not 100% after a nasty cold but every day feeling a bit more normal. Thanks for becoming a craftynomad follower. It will be so nice to see everyones calendars in a single photo so we can admire the whole project. It's amazing to think it's nearly complete.ReplyDelete
Beautiful effect on the background Julia ! and Beautiful calendar, love the colours and images. Hope you feel better, ShirleyxReplyDelete
Lovely, bright and cheerful for your November page Julia, sorry to hear you have been poorly, hope you are fully fit for Christmas. You have been missed. Hugs, Anne xReplyDelete
The bright colours certainly make me think of November, love the stamps you have used with black contrasting with the reddish orange colours. Sorry to hear you have been unwell, hope you are 100% for Christmas.ReplyDelete
How lovely! Love the stamping here!ReplyDelete
Hope you feel better now. These bright pages should cheer you up. Love the colour scheme.ReplyDelete
Sorry you've not been well, hope you are feeling better now. There is loads going around and I seem to catch everything at the moment! Anyway, lovely cheery calendar page and the matchbook holder is super too. BJReplyDelete
The background certainly reminds me of Catherine Wheels (hmm, maybe they don't exist anymore!)ReplyDelete
Wonderful inky creation.
Wishes and hope you are feeling much better.
Beautiful textures, layers and stamping on this page. Get well soon !ReplyDelete
Stunning Julia, beautiful colours. sorry you have been unwell, best to get it out of the way before xmas. You have an awesome calender collection, will you do it again next year? xReplyDelete
Oh poor you Julia... I do hope you're on the road to full recovery - and there's absolutely no need to apologise. Be gentle with yourself over Christmas preparations too.ReplyDelete
Your circles calendar page is completely delicious - I love the embossing through that delicious text-y border, and the colours are just what's needed to cheer a grim, grey day. Wonderful, dynamic page... I love it!
So fantastic, love the colors and the texture.ReplyDelete
Beautiful colours & textures Julia! Hope you're feeling better this week! xxReplyDelete
Love that colour combo Julia and the use of the circle folder:)ReplyDelete
Hope you manage to catch up with Christmas before it catches up with you
Hugs Von ♥
Love the circles and texture and bright orange! I smell orangey goodness!!! Hope you get to feeling better...bad time of year to feel bad!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous calendar page Julia. So many inky layers to this adding real depth and dimension with beautiful colour choices. Hope you are on the road to recovery v. soon. It's miserable this time of year to be poorly as it feels like time is running away too much. Take great care of yourself, hugs Jenny xReplyDelete
WOW those differens's layers and kind of cirkles and the colors - stunning. So much to look at. WTGReplyDelete
again such a fabulous creation....I love your calendar project! Hope you are feeling better! *hugs to you*ReplyDelete
Colour, texture, great techniques, interest all make this a great calendar page.ReplyDelete
Great calender page Julia.ReplyDelete
love the bright colors and the textures ypu used.
Wonderful calendar page with great techniques on the background.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog it is always good to have such encouragement.
Love Chrissie. Xxxx
Beautiful calendar page. So many details to look at. I love your embossed background. Great bright work!ReplyDelete
Fabulous page, Julia! Love the rich colors and embossing.ReplyDelete
This is awesome too Julia. Those colours are striking. Love it. Hope you have a very merry Christmas and a very happy New Year. Take care, Michelle xxxReplyDelete
I love the inking and embossing technique on the background! It gives such an interesting texture to this!ReplyDelete