Hello. Welcome. Over at The Craft Barn they are doing a calendar challenge, with other fun in between. Two years ago I completed this calendar, also in response to a challenge set at The Craft Barn. I gave this one as a Christmas present and it was very well received. Looking back, I have decided I really liked the heart mini book format. It's a good size, not too big or too small, and I like that it is free standing. So at the risk of starting a tradition I decided to use the same format. Actually fitting for the time of year..........
The themes for January are Aqua and Snowflakes. Here's my snowflake stamped and embossed aqua card cut into shape using Sizzix scalloped heart dies.
I cut Die-namites Festive Owls and Floral Deer from textured black card. The owls are usually close together but I wanted to put one on each of my calender pages so I cut them apart and cut some extra foliage to fill in the gap. I backed them with vellum. I coloured the beaks orange. I was going to add some more colour to the eyes and breast but decided they looked pretty cool as was. I added the deer. The calender tab I printed out using the link provided by The Craft Barn. I inked the edges of my pages with black archival, punched some holes and added my book rings.
I like the semi-translucency of the vellum. You can see a shadow of the embossed snowflake through the owl on the left.
Joining the fun at
The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge - January
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge - Hearts
Thanks for visiting. Have a great weekend. Hugz