It's time for me to share my 5th and final (for today anyway) project using A Muse's NEW calendar downloads. This time, I used the A2 calendar. This is my favorite project of the 5 I have shown you all today. I am a sucker for Penny Black flowers and imagine my surprise when I realized I had at LEAST 12 different brush stroke flowers I could use to complete a flowery calendar! *Eye roll on my excessive flower stamp collection*, but YAY that I was able to make this using all different flowers. LOL
The A Muse calendars come with colored month names, but I knew I wanted to use the Ambrosia paper from Basic Grey and it wouldn't be matchy matchy if I had colored names, so I had a light bulb moment and went and printed out the A2 calendar in BLACK AND WHITE! By doing this, you can use ANY color combination you want! YAY for versatility! I used my SU markers to color directly on the rubber of the flower stamps. Then, I misted with water and stamped one flower per calendar page. I stayed within the colors of the Ambrosia paper pack which was pumpkin, grey, red and I just had to use green for the stems... they are flowers... forgive me! LOL I decided that the pages needed to be reinforced, so I added a 3/4 inch piece of matching patterned paper to the top edge of the calendar pages where I would be punching with my Bind It All. I overlapped a few of my stamped images when doing this. Next time, I will adhere the paper first, then stamp. :) I used my SU scalloped edge punch to scallop the bottom edge of each calendar page. NOTE: when using the scalloped border punch, CENTER the piece of card stock you are wanting scalloped and then move left and right. This will ensure that the scallops end up even on the ends. You wouldn't want half a scallop on one side and a full one on the other would you? That just looks WEIRD! LMBO! I matted each page of the calendar to card stock and then punched the holes in the top with my Bind It All! Man, I have used that a lot this past week or so! :) It's a good thing I have a life supply of coils huh? LMAO! I adhered patterned paper to the front and back covers. I added a sweet sentiment to the cover. I think it is fitting for the calendar since it refers to beauty and joy of each new day! :) Awwwww! *warm fuzzies* I finished off the front cover with some ribbon and Doodlebug rub on stitches (unfortunately my Janome won't stitch through mat board! LMBO!). The focal piece was embellished with real stitching, silver brads, a SU flower brad and a Heidi Swapp ghost shape.
Stamps: a dozen Penny Black flowers, Penny Black sentiment
Ink: Memento Black, pumpkin, ruby red, going grey, celery, artichoke
Paper: Basic Grey Ambrosia, black, red riding hood, PTI white
Accessories: Bind It All and coil, Janome sewing machine, silver brads, SU flower brad, Heidi Swapp clear ghost shape flower, SU ribbon, Doodlebug rub on stitches, dimensional boosters, water misting bottle, scalloped edge punch SU, mat board, Xyron, Basic Grey filing kit
I am wondering if I am going to be able to give this away. LOL It took me quite a while to make it and I SO love flowers. :)
I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and I hope you have taken the time to go make a small donation for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Have a wonderful day!
Totally exhausted after writing SEVEN blog posts tonight! LOL