Monday, 2 February 2015

February Calender page

Wow - 1st February already - but that means it's time for another page for Darcy's Calender challenge. The challenge rules this month are -
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.
My original idea was for my page top be a field of heart shaped flowers - but I'm not sure if they don't look more like balloons....I like it regardless...

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


  1. Beautiful alteration of calender, Esther. I love your page with hearts, its lovely!!
    Thanks for joining us at Artistic stamper and Unruly PaperArts RAQ this month

  2. A very clever piece Esther.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  3. Gorgeous, balloons or flowers , either way they are lovely and a definite improvement on the original page. You have blended colours beautifully and I adore that corrugate frame.

  4. So so pretty.... I adore how you repurposed this... wonderful idea to mask of the areas.... Thanks for playing with us at Unruly PaperArts.

  5. wow what a fab technique Esther, love the way you've masked those hearts! Thanks so much for joining our 'Love is in the air' Challenge at
    Claire xx

  6. So pretty! I too am a gesso fan; it works for almost everything. Thanks for sharing your technique in re-doing this calendar. Glad I came by this evening from "Unruly Paper Arts."

  7. Fantastic transformation, loving the hearts very much. The stamping with the bubble wrap gives wonderful textures and shading. A great calendar page :-) xxx

  8. i came over from unruly paper arts. i adore all your wonderful hearts! xo

  9. Love your heart theme... I had a similar one, maybe that's why? Or maybe because you did such a fab job with them all! Well done!

  10. Hi Esther! I'm a new follower and your art is gorgeous!

  11. A lovely page and I love how you incorporated the original picture into your design and kept the softer color palette. Thanks so much for joining us at Unruly PaperArts this month! Danie xx

  12. Oh wow such a super gorgeous calendar page, I love how you have made the background, it's so awesome. Thank you for joining us at Unruly Paperarts this month. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx


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