Hi everyone, today I have the next instalment of my Calender Month Series for you all!
This page provides me with a light pastel green and a brighter middle green colour.
July is a month that I associate with summer holidays (when you read this I'm actually on vacation!) and the best summer holidays for me personally are associated with mountains and/or the sea.
Since I don’t have a favourable stamp with either of these themes I went for a pre-coloured image from one of the Wee Stamps images by Silvia Zet (you can buy these pre-coloured images from The Hobby House). The original stamp is called “Shelley” and is sold through Whimsy Stamps.
And because the image already was coloured I could jump in directly and design the background. Because of the nice summery weather I associate (but don’t always get) with July I wanted to keep it light and airy.
So, to get the background started I cut a piece of white card stock in the size I wanted (for me that is 15x19 cm). Then I used one of my favourite stencils from The Crafters Workshop (called “Mini Tiny Circles”) and a couple of Memento inks over that, extending the stencil, to create a fun background. I used Memento inks in the following colours: “Lulu Lavender”, “Summer Sky” and “Danube Blue”. I also used “Danube Blue” and Memento’s “Sweet Plum” ink around the edges of this panel.
To create a bit more of a playful look I also splattered with some FineTec Pearl Color in “Moon Gold” (my all time favourite Pearl Color to splatter with!) and set this panel aside to dry.
Next I die cut the mermaid image slightly smaller with one of my Crea-Nest-Lies XXL dies and matted that circle on some matching green pressed fibre specialty “paper” and glued both circles together.
When I used the stencil to extend the dotted background I accidentally created a line with the Memento inks and to cover that up and because I felt that the light purply colour needed to come back somewhere in the design I wrapped some matching ribbon around the background panel covering up the line I created.
Then I searched my stash for some wooden elements in the shapes of sea stars and shells and adhered them to the left side of the panel with Ranger Medium Matte. I also adhered the background panel to the calender page with one millimetre thick foam tape. Next I adhered the circle elements with the mermaid on the project with one millimetre thick foam tape leaving enough space around the edges to tuck the die cut connected circles, that reminded me of water bubbles (Crealies “Decorette nr. CLDR 11”), underneath the green panel and I finished this project with some Pretty Pink Posh “Sparkling Clear Sequins” in different sizes to create another sparkly element (like the sun shining on the water) and applying “Glossy Accents” over the little pearls in her hair and the other pearls in the image.
And that’s it for this month’s calender page.
The first six pages of this calender can be found in the links below (in the posts for the months January and February I also explain more about what this series is about if you would like to know more about that):
I would like to submit this project to the following challenge:
Whimsy Stamps Challenge: Anything Goes with an option of Holiday