Tuesday, 1 February 2011

1 down, 11 to go!

 I have managed to stay discaplined enough to complete the first month of my calendar challenge.  Then it was out with the paints to get the pages made for February.
I stuck two pages together with PVA, to make them stronger, then covered them with gesso( I am using an A3 sketchbook) When dry, the pages were sprayed with Craftynotions Creative  Colour spray-Olive.
 I had a rummage in my cupboard and found some spare chipboard letters which I coloured with Brusho, red as it is Valentines Day this month.  Also used red Brusho to colour some paper to make my little journal boxes.  I don't normally use red, but luckily it has not come out to strong a colour for me to work with.
Stamped 'love' on a page from an unloved book and cut out.  Ready now to start on this months journalling.
Thumb still throbbing but I hope to start stitching again tomorrow- it's so frustrating!!!

9 comments:

Sandra Hall said...

Found you through Kate's 365 challenge - I Love your red journal blocks for February :)
I also had a quick look back at older posts on your blog - your textile work is amazing! x

Sam said...

Great pages and I love the step by step of how you created Feb x

dianehobbit said...

You might have to be more patient with your thumb, they take a long time to heal. As they have a pulse the wound spilts open so easliy. Sorry!!! ps Love the journal, especially close up, it will be a real treasure to look back on.

thekathrynwheel said...

Lovely calendar pages :-) JAnuary looks fabulous all filled in, and I love the colours you have chosen for Feb. Thanks for joining the challenge!
I had a cruise through your blog while I was here - your textile work is amazing x

Anesha said...

Lovely pages.

Poppit said...

Love your little sketches on your Jan page :-)

Juls said...

I love all the little drawings you have added to Januarys page....cant wait to see what you fill february up with! HUgs Juls

Sheila MJ said...

Love the February colours.

Kayla coo said...

Good luck with your new project.x