Guess what? The sun is finally shining and who knows, maybe Spring is finally on its way? But if Mother Nature is still unsure whether it's time then I hope this project will make it absolutely clear - yes, it IS time! LOL.
And it's also time for another Fashionable Stamping Challenge :). This fortnight we are challenging ourselves and you lovely stampers with (Art) Journaling! But we could not let this challenge go without some inspiration from a professional Art Journaling artist so we have a very special guest playing with us - the one and only - Kate Crane from The Kathryn Wheel. How exciting is that?
I am a big fan of Kate's art and I love her Art Journaling DVDs. So what a better way to join this challenge than with a project inspired by Kate's all year long challenge of journalled calendars - here you can link up your April pages.
For almost a year now I've been trying to make a journalled calendar to keep track of all important dates, anniversaries, birthdays etc. But so far I only made June, July and October ha ha ha! It will probably be another year before I finish it (and that's quite optimistic). But since my dear friend Ruby recently told me to get on with the calendar, I decided to....errr...get on with it! :).
Without further ado, here's my April page.
For my April page I reused parts from an old calendar. I kept it because it was so pretty and I knew that one day I would find another use for it.
My background was created with acrylic paints, Inktense pencils, Colour Wash, Glimmer Mist and Cosmic Shimmer Mist sprays. I used a brickwork stencil to add gessoed texture and to add some colour highlights.
Those fabulous flowers are stamped with Stampendous Jumbo Daisy with a free template.
And I thought I would share a quick tutorial how to use the free templates from the new Stampendous Jumbo flower stamps.
I hope you can join us for this challenge, there is fabulous prize waiting for one lucky stamper - $20 voucher to spend at Flonz Craft store. Be sure to check out all the gorgeous Journalled projects my talented DT Sisters have created - and of course the magical pages created by our lovely Guest!
Have a fabulous week!
Challenges for this project:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything goes
Sunday Stamper #252 - Squares
Pan Pastel UK #14 - Use a stamped image
The Kathryn's Wheel - April calendar
Blogger's Challenge - Backgrounds
Inspiration Journal - Masks and Stencils