Wednesday, 19 August 2015

August Calendar - Pink and Butterflies

My August calendar page for the Craft Barns calendar challenge is a bit grungier than my other pages.


I enlarged a photo of a hydrangea from my garden and printed it onto copy paper. I tore round the flower head and adhered it to the page. I then stencilled some modelling past with a Dreamweaver stencil and when the paste had dried I gave the page a light coat of gesso.


I sprayed the page with water and added some Dylusions ink.


I went round the edges with picked raspberry distress ink and stamped some butterflies and letters. I stamped and die cut the large butterfly and added it and the calendar to the page.


I used Stampers Anonymous stamps for the background letters and butterflies, for the large butterfly I used a Stampendous stamp and die.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

16 comments:

  1. Wonderful calendar! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Such stunning colours and beautiful flowers and butterfly. A beautiful summer calendar page

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. Oooh love it, the grungier the better I say xx

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  4. WOW!! This is stunning Hazel! Love love love it!! :D

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  5. So soft and lovely. The stencilled paste is perfect.

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  6. Great idea to use your own photo in the background and I love the stencilled texture too...

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  7. wonderful calendar. Have a great weekend.
    Hug Flo x

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  8. So original the way you used a photograph as the starting point and the stencilling around the edges, it is extremely beautiful. Grungy but also very pretty.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  9. This is so gorgeous Hazel, hydrangeas are one of favourite flowers and pink one of my favourite colours. Loving everything about it xx

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  10. Stunning calendar page...wish I'd tried something similar! It's really striking and delicate at the same time xx

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  11. So romantic and nice! Very good how you used the flower photo for background. Amazing artwork!
    Greetings
    Sabine

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  12. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge.
    Jane x

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  13. Fabulous background, you have managed to pull all the elements together.

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