2019 Create-A-Calendar Summer Months

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Posted on 22nd September 2018 by Sylvia Ames
Filed under Card Making Ideas, Design Team

July Calendar Page Sylv 9

Hi Sylvia here, today I have another three 2019 calendar pages covering the Summer seasons, June, July and August.

June Calendar Page Sylv 3

For June I used blue and green spray inks and a very old stamp by Aspects Of Design called "Butterfly Beauties". Where I have added paper butterflies there are stamped butterflies in the girl's hair, the paper butterflies were coloured with distress ink and stamped over with a script stamp in grey ink.

July Calendar Page Sylv 5

More blue spray ink with some purple on July's page, the face is from Stampers Anonymous "Daydream" stamp set. The flowers were stencilled with distress ink and the paper flowers and butterflies were added to soften the edge of the image. I added some pearls and white pen detail.

August Calendar Page Sylv 8

Back to blue and green with a little yellow spray ink for August. The girl is a Marianne Designs stamp "Romantic Vintage CS0867" and the butterfly Prima Marketing Finnabair "Butterfly 2", the background stamps are AALL And Create "Set #43".

I have been thinking about what to do with my old calendars and the artwork created for each month, do I keep them intact or use the artwork for other things? I so love what I created for last year's calendar and thought I would cut out the images to put in a journal, mount in frames or use in my cardmaking.

Calendar Artwork Cards 1

I made these two cards from the January and February 2017 pages, mounting the inked panels onto coloured card, papermilldirect teal smooth 240gsm and new lilac smooth 240gsm then onto a cream vellum plain 290gsm card blank and a white hemp 255gsm card blank. I added a congratulations sentiment to February to send as an anniversary card.

The scrap card from the calendar will be saved for stamping, inking and stencilling later, and the coloured cover will be used too. A great way of upcycling rather than throwing the calendar away once the year is over.

There are only four more months to complete in this year's calendar, hope you are all enjoying working on yours. We would love to see how you fill your pages, post yours on our facebook page, tag us in your photographs or hashtag us on Instagram.

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