Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Flip Calendar - Part 2

Hi, Lois here again with the second part of my flip calendar.  Today’s post covers the months from January through August.

Supplies used for today’s post:

Copic markers
Ink – Distress Bundled Sage
Sponge dauber
Foam pop dots

 I loved the Birthday Month flower stamp/die sets, but I didn’t necessarily want to have just flowers on my calendar pages.  There are several other stamp/die sets available as well – In the Kitchen, Garden Gnomes, Bee Sweet, Woodlands. as well as others.  I interspersed some of them throughout my calendar.

The January, February, May and August pages were made with the non-flower sets, while the March, April, June and July pages used the appropriate flower for the month.  I stamped, colored and die-cut the images for each month.

After I put the die-cut images onto the white panels, I realized that they needed to be “anchored” by something.  So I die-cut a strip of grass, using the Spring Grass die.  I cut 12 of these strips of grass, one for each page.  This also added continuity throughout the calendar.  This photo was taken before I sponged a bit of darker green around the edges.

I glued the grass strips along the bottom of the white panels and then built my scenes.  I chose which of the icons I wanted for each month and applied them on the appropriate dates.

My next post will show the remaining four calendar pages as well as directions for the calendar base.

CottageCutz dies and stamps used on today's post are:


Mary Marsh said...

this is fabulosity to the max Lois-I love this project-and the monthly patterned paper is a great find for your project

Janja said...

Beautifully done!

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