1.. Keep a part of the original picture and incorporate that into your design
2, Technique - use a candle or wax crayon as a resist
3. Add a title, using letters or words cut from a magazine/leaflet in a ransom style.
4. Blog your calendar page and link up from March 1st 2015
My page for March started like this and I wasn't very inspired...
But I finally created this
I masked off the houses and set to with my acrylic paints. I've used the wax resist technique on the green at the bottom - colouring through a sequin waste stencil with a white crayon over pale green paint before adding a wash of forest moss distress stain which resisted the crayon.
I used old book pages to cut window shapes, added stamping to the 'trees' and used grunge past through a stencil for the 'smoke'. My title is not very original but it was the best I could do - I'm a bit rubbish at coming up with them. I'm not really sure I'm completely happy with this page, think it needs more layers - but I've been unwell after my wisdom tooth extraction so not firing on all cylinders.
As well as Darcy's calender challenge I'm also linking up to -
Thanks for stopping by - Happy Crafting...Esther xx