Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Art Calendar 2012 366 Challenge

Messy Studio Day!
Started the Art Calendar 2012 366 Challenge today... I love it!
*Link-up info on right sidebar!*

January is all done and the images I'll be using for the other 11 months are all printed and waiting. Decided to delve into my often ignored stash of Digital Stamps/Coloring Page images for this entire project. Still need to decorate my cover but I figure there's an entire year ahead to do it in, lol.
The *plan* is to get my blank calendar made each month for the *next-next* month ahead.
ie. I'm going to make February AND March this month.
Then in February I'll be making April (2 months ahead) etc...
Dat's the plan.

Little late starting this because I've been rummaging trying to find this book:
It's a Baby's 1st Year Calender was given when I had Arthur (who's turning 14 years old next month) and it only ever got the 1st month filled in.
Guiltily I kept it... NOW it's being put to good use!
Started by ripping out the 'non-month' pages.
It's a great size 12" high and 18" wide (pages are 9" each) and the pages are this super thick, heavy cardstock.
It's already set up for 12 monthly spreads which is awesome!

White Paint 'white wash' to start.

Got all the things that needed to attached ready to go for sizing, color etc...
Image is from Sassy Design Studio colored with Pentels and SU! Markers. Title Letters are Karen Foster paper cut out with the SLICE. Day squares are cut from a Wal-Mart Paper pack... wickedly ooooogly stuff, glad to see it used up!

Started with several paints Light Blue, Silver, Shimmery Blue and White... just started brushing it on. Mostly dry-brush so the white showed through. Layering, sprinkling some glitter on and drying with the heat gun in between.

Then stamped snowflakes eeeeverywhere.
Stampin up! set and Ink.

Then it was just a matter of laying everything out that needed to be attached, to see spacing... then gluing it in. I doodled over the title and Day squares, added the dates and a border with Sharpie.
lil' Miss's clothing is colored the same as my outdoor gear. :O) ...and of course she's a read head!

Since I started late-in I had some catching up to do on the day fill-ins.
So quick and easy!
This is going to be a lovely project to keep the *big* events in.
Going to have to start stalking the 2nd hand stored now for a Baby's 1st Calendar for 2013!

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