Wednesday, 1 June 2011

A quiet month.

 Looking at May's Calendar pages, just shows how unproductive I have been!!
Family life has been quite full on, Kezzy working for her GCSE's and Mitch having lost his job has been usettled. Saturday, he got the news that his Step Nanny Marge(his sisters true Nan) had died and then his  Grandad was rushed to hospital with a severe stroke, so late Saturday night I was driving up the A12 to take him to Colchester hospital.  His Grandad died this morning and he is staying with his Nan to help her for a little while, at least until the two funerals are over.
This months pages are pink, very pink.  My youngest is 16 this month and although she is not girly, I wanted to challenge myself to work in this colour.
I made the pages by:-
Coating the paper with a base of gesso.  When dry, I used Blonde Moments Sugar Dumpling Lustre paint in Sugar Lilac and Sugar Hot.  When dry, I stencilled with white paint through 2  different Crafters Workshop Stencils that I have.  I outlined the butterflies with a fine drawing pen. Fabric ironed onto Craft Vilene for the words. Sentiment stamped on with Brilliance Lightning black and 'lace'border cut using a Martha Sewart punch.
To see other calender pages follow the link:- thekathrynwheel

20 comments:

thekathrynwheel said...

Ooh dear, it sounds like you are all having a tough time :-(
Well done for keeping up with the challenge - we're almost half way through! Love the pinks, and the stenciling x

Miriam Weaver said...

'A Quiet Month' sounds like a busy time to me. Sorry that your visitor is having such a tough time. He's fortunate to have your family to support him. Enjoy the rest of your break.

Lynette (NZ) said...

Love your flowers and butterflies - here's hoping that June sees you in the Pink :-)

Astrid Maclean said...

Sorry to hear of your difficult month!.
Your June page is fabulous and well done for keeping it all going in May too, love how it's turned out.
Pink really fits the month of June I think...

Katrina said...

So sorry its been a difficult month, hope this month is better.

Uniflame said...

I love your calendar pages! They are so vibrant :) I hope June is kind to you!

Janique de Suisse said...

I love your calendar pages, beautiful colors !

dianehobbit said...

A very difficult time for Mitch. What with the stress of GCSE's and RD you must be pulling youir hair out. Home tomorrow from 11am if you fancy a cuppa.

Sheila MJ said...

Love the colours

JP said...

just you take care

patcrafts said...

Love your vibrant colours and your use of material for the letters, may have to try that sometime.

McMGrad89 said...

Love the pink!

I am terribly sorry to hear about the sad time you and your family are having. May your son feel peace about his grandad's passing.

Fiona said...

love all the little embellishments and the emphera.

flutterbycrafter said...

What an awful month for you and your family. Love your pages and the embellishments.

Terri Kahrs said...

Great pages! Thanks so much for sharing your techniques! Happy June! Hugs, Terri

chrisg said...

Hi Sharne
It sounds like you're having a togh time. I hope June is kinder to you and your family.
Your pages are gorgeous.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Sorry to hear you're having a tough time. Love your May pages and all the little additions but especially love June's butterflies!

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Hang in there! :]
Sending positive thoughts your way.
Great June calendar, you are very talented.
Take care of yourself <3

Sam said...

so sorry to hear you have had a bad month x I love your pink page and the stenciling x

Steph said...

Love the colours and stencilling. Hope things improve for you x