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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

12 Months in View - May Calendar Pages

Thought it about time to get my MAY calendar pages ready especially as I needed somewhere to try out the latest challenge on 12months, fitting text into a shape and was all full up in April!

I made a flower stamp for the days, you can make one just the right size this way, although I didn't stamp them close enough the first time so had to quickly rub off as much as I could and re-do them! The middle of the rubber on the stamp kept picking up ink so I perfected it as I went along, all adds to the texture anyways.

I used stains, inks, paints and star sequin waste for the background. I used up already cut letters and coloured them with distress inks for the month title. I used one of the May quotes for the fitting text into a shape technique.

I started an ATC whilst I was at it as a place to try out the colours and stuff. I used up my favourite piece of pink ribbon on there and on the edge of my May page too. Page all ready for filling in and the May flower, I wonder what that will be - probably Blue bells now I have gone all pink!


Bernice Hopper said...

I love this. I think you did the text in the egg shape brilliantly

Beverley Baird said...

Love your calendar page amd the egg especially!Great quote and design!

sandee said...

You fab girl that you are, making your own stamp!! Color me impressed every time I visit your blog! waving hi from the rainy hills of North Carolina ♥

kokoclowie said...

How clever! I enjoyed watching the demo for the 'fitting text into a shape' - once DH is off to work, I think Iam off to the craft table for a go myself ;)

Karen xxx

Anne Payne said...

Super duper layout! Love the text shaping. I have not tried this too much but it looks fun!