1.. Keep a part of the original picture and incorporate that into your design
2, Technique - Paint effect caused by using clingfilm or bubble wrap
3. Add some corrugated card
4. Blog your calendar page and link up from Feb 1st 2015
There are lots of heart/romance themed challenges about for Valentines so I've themed my calender with this in mind
So this is how the page was originally
I masked three heart shaped areas and slapped on the gesso - followed by assorted colours of acrylic paint which I 'stamped' with bubble wrap - with both large and small bubbles stamped an Artistic Stamper script stamp then removed the masks.
I die cut from a thin sheet of corrugated card - stripped off some of the top layer and added touches of picket fence and tarnished brass distress stain.
I then die cut hearts from various papers from my stash - gelli plate prints and book pages with dye inks, after I'd stuck them down I added stamping with a JOFY flower from PaperArtsy, borders from Hero Arts and a little solid heart.
I'm also sharing this here -
Unruly PaaperArts - Heartfelt
The Artistic Stamper - Love
Pan Pastels challenge - Love is in the air
Thanks for stopping by...Esther xx