Pages

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Desk Calendar

I made this to sit on my desk at the office. I had wanted to create 7 more pages to match the one I made in August for my new job, but mojo was low & time short. I plan to create a page a month to add to it & then next year I will have a full calendar & can add 2010 dates to it. I created a simple folded structure by cuting card 5ins high by 12ins long. I scored at the centre & then outwards from the centre along the long side at 5ins & 1in both sides. I added some extra card to act as a strengthening piece once glued together. The pages are from an old book. I sponged on distress inks & then lightly brushed over two thin coats of gesso. Once dried I inked my designs using Chalk inks, Malted Mauve, Pink Petunia, Perfect Plumeria & added a blue & a brown from some colourbox queues. Stamps are Gel-a-Tins Big Wild Things. The Calendar dates pad I picked up in a stationery shop for about 20p.
Front
back
I'm quite pleased with the effect. The cardstock is Bazzill in brown & raspberry (not sure of the correct names had them in my stash a long time).

8 comments:

Taniwha said...

Lovely Paula, those stamps are fantastic, wish I'd got some too now!

laurel said...

Very pretty!

Je@net said...

Great idea Paula and it looks lovely!!

lam said...

so beautiful and elegant. sweet idea

lauren said...

Great stamping!

Karin said...

Very pretty and tranquil, Paula. Just thing to have on your desk. I love those Gel-a-Tins Big Wild Things stamps, haven't seen those before.

Marjolein said...

What a great idea Paula!!! It looks great, love the gesso effect, I gotto see if I can find that somewhere here!

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for your visit Paula - I totally can appreciate you needing time out - so hope you are refreshed. I was looking to buy these stamps - so super effective - love how you used them here!!