Friday, 1 April 2011

3 down, 9 to go!

I am still on track with the Calendar Challenge, see more pages here 
I have finished embellishing April's pages now,it is the month of my 11th wedding anniversary, the symbol of which is steel.  The colours represent the colour scheme of my Wedding, and I have used metal embellishments to represent steel, hence 11 flowers too! To colour the pages to look like steel, I first applied paynes grey to the gessoed surface. When dry, I painted over in silver, and then again when dry, another coat of paynes grey and silver mixed together.  The final coat when dry was black Quink ink.   I love getting the inks and paints out to create my pages, but they are very much in the style of a scrapbook.  I would love to be able to make them more journally.
I have had a computer problem this morning.  When I switched on, I found some returned emails that I knew I hadnt' sent.  Checked my sent mail box and it seems someone has hacked into my address book and sent out mail to everyone in it, for a certain sort of medication.  I need to get my son Rhodri to help and advise me when he gets home tonight.  Sorry to anyone who has got a random email from me.

17 comments:

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

wow Sharne its looking fab. Have a great weekend

Jensters said...

Looking good Sharne,,,well done you.

Sheila MJ said...

What fab purple colour and metal too. Great pages.

Sandra Hall said...

Ooo-er, scary stuff about the hacker! Hope you get it sorted pronto. I like all the litle embellishments on your March page :) April looks good too.

thekathrynwheel said...

Great pages and well done for keeping up so far. Congratulations on your 11th wedding anniversary - I like the way you have incorporated 11 into your pages. Boo to the hackers, they are such a nuisance. I have had a few e-mails off friends offering me medication - I just ignore cos I know what has happened. Have a great weekend x

Laura said...

These pages are gorgeous i really love the colours of your april pages xxxx

sandra de said...

Lovely dramatic colour for April.

chrisg said...

Congrats on your aniversary.

Great contrasting pages in colourways and textures.

Poppit said...

Great colour choice for your Apr page (*wink*). Love your Red Nose Day entry - went in for a close up look!

Steph said...

Great pages Sharne Aprils is a striking colour x

qwiksave said...

Like the way you have added photos and shells, etc. to your March page, what a good idea! I didn't know 11 years was steel, have you been keeping up with the right theme each year? Hope you get to have lots of gold at 50! ;-)

Kimberly Gruber said...

Love the colors, especially on April. Happy Anniversary!

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Great artwork! thank you for sharing your calendar pages. 2 thumbs up :]

flutterbycrafter said...

Great work, love the purple

Lynette (NZ) said...

Love that colour combo too. happy anniversary :-)

Sam said...

Beautiful colour for april, fab pages x

Anneke (An) Wijers said...

It's a great memory too, these beautiful april pages.
Good idea to use the color scheme of your wedding.
Congratulations with the anniversary.
Greetings, Anne