Pearshaped

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Friday, 1 February 2013

January,February 365 calendar journal

Here is my February page. I know, I've got a bit of a romance theme here but why not?!
I love taking part in this challenge, hosted by the amazing Kate Crane at the Kathrynwheel - although I very nearly didn't - my journal went missing -  for days - I won't bore you with the tale, but if you want to read about what happened it's here
I used my favourite(for the moment) distress ink Picked raspberry dabbed onto my craft mat and rubbed on with a baby wipe - I don't think I've ever used a wipe to apply ink but I wanted a lighter swirly look. I then sprayed my stencils with water and dabbed them onto the paper and quickly pressed paper towel over to dry up the water - I love this effect! Then more stencilling by dabbing on PR again with a sponge. The dancing lady is a Crafty Individuals stamp(sorry don't know the number) and the rose is an old Elusive Images stamp with the buds stamped again at the bottom - I coloured this in using distress markers.
Here are my completed January pages
We are taking a break at our caravan at the moment, this is the first year the site been open all year round and now that hubby is retired it would have been rude not to come wouldn't it? There are only about five being used at the moment(probably more will come tonight) It is a very small site - none of that big entertainment centre nonsense and I'm being distracted by the birds right outside my window - Mr Robin pushing the others out of the way!!
Thanks for looking, Chris


13 comments:

kat said...

I love your romantic style, very poetic and lovely!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What could be more romantic than the rose? Beautiful January and February pages.

flutterbycrafter said...

Two gorgeous pages, Jan certainly looks cold and Feb, o romantic xx

Linda said...

beautifully soft and flowing calendar pages (unlike mine)-I may need to try this for one of my months!

Annie said...

Oh, love picked raspberry! Pretty page!

Liezbeth said...

What great pages you made. Love them, especially the soft colors.

ColourFly said...

Great pages. Very beautiful!

butterfly said...

Such a pretty, romantic Februrary page... and congrats on filling January!! Far more dedicated than I would manage to be, I fear!
Alison x

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

Very pretty pages. They are so sweet and delicate. Love the pinks in Feb.

Lynn Stevens said...

So pretty and so perfect for Valentines day
Hugs Lynn

Writers Heart said...

Such a lovely page. I use baby wipes to apply paint all the time. It's nice and quick to apply a background colour, and it doesn't take too long to dry either.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Lovely :-) Love the colours Chris and that gorgeous rose stamp.
Are you going Thursday?
Anne x

thekathrynwheel said...

Love your pages, so pleased you found your journal again! I love picked rasberry too (although when i first got mine i thought it was pickled rasberry LOL!)
Enjoy your caravan break :-)