I have made pages in a Monthly art journal form for some years now - like my friend Elizabeth, I used to link Kate's Kathrynwheel blog but as she no longer has a link on blogger this is the only place you will see this one!!(I believe Kate still has a link for Facebookers if you want to join in - I'm not saying "never" but I don't think I will ever join Facebook or Twitter!)
March pages were filled in…
…and April pages were ready….on time for once, but we went away, I did remember to take a photo before I started writing on it though!!!
I used the sunflower stamp set again - with pink flowers!!! The stencil was used to stencil through and then as a 'stamp' to mop up the ink!
Now for calendar number 2!
I am really enjoying Darcy's calendar challenge! I think I rather limited myself when I bought a butterfly calendar even though the paper is really good to paint on! It is making me think though and Darcy's prompts are definitely encouraging me to try something new!
Here are the rules for this month..
1.. Keep a part of the original picture and incorporate that into your design
2, Technique - use drips and splatters
3. Add - a repeating shape or word as many times as possible
4. Blog your calendar page and link up from April 1st 2015
This is how this page looked before….
…and here it is now….
My repeating shape is the flower, sketched out roughly first then painted using Paper Artsy Fresco paints. I then drew around the outlines with a black Stabilo 'All' pencil. I splattered two of the colours I had used all over!I drew in the antennae that I had painted out, and outlined the butterflies with a Pitt pen.
This calendar is the one I use to circle dates to remind me to look at my dairy!!
Now, I must remember to link this to Darcy's blog!
Thanks for looking, Chris