I’ve been following Kate Crane’s art journalling blog for most of 2011 and she’s been doing a 365 Calendar challenge for a couple of years now (this year it’s 366). So in November I decided that for 2012 I would join in as well and this is my January 2012 page. I painted the background with purple acrylic paint, and stenciled over it in white and blue paint through a crafters workshop swirly stencil. I then stuck on the squares for each day and the titles. I drew the snowman on paper and coloured him in using distress inks and water. I’ve also put a bit of glossy accents on the stars which were stamped using a free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine (december 2011) and there you have it my first calendar page!!
Close up to show the glossy accents and on the 9th I bought some fantastic purple shoes so I emphasized them with the glossy accents too!! (Marks & Spencer sale £9 – I couldn’t say no!).
I’ve almost completed my February page too as I didn’t want to get behind schedule too soon.