Since it is a new year, I think a calendar project is just the thing to start off with! And I warned you, there would be more Twilight inspired projects to come, so it seems only fitting to make a "Twilight" calendar. Some of the images I am using for the calendar I found on google images, and some are from magazines. I hope to share a new page every month with you, and I will step out the process of each layout so you can try some new techniques(hopefully). I found this picture on google images, and thought I was going to die! So beautiful! There is some amazing digital talent out there. I just knew glimmer mist would be the perfect compliment to this dreamy photo, as well as the Tattered Angels large screen. I started out with the Karen Foster calendar that I have been hoarding for years, lol. I figured what better time to break it out! I used the Autumn Leaves Messy Dates stamps to add the days, and dates to the calendar. For the word January I sprayed white cardstock with Arctic Blue Glimmer Mist and cut out the letters using my QK Revolution and the Finale alphabet(my favorite). For the Title of the layout I used the QK Spicy Chicken alphabet (my 2nd favorite). So that is the calendar base. For the layout I used a sheet of 12x12 white cardstock. I sprayed it with Glacier, and Dew Drop Glimmer Mist to start with to give the whole page a light misting of color and sparkle. I used a rubber brayer to work the color evenly into the paper and I left it wet so when I add my other colors they would blend better. Next I added the medium colors of Denim Blue, and Spring Violet Glimmer Mist. I sprayed the mist then blotted it with a paper towel to lift some of the color up. Then I went in with my darker colors of Huckleberry and Moonlight Glimmer Mist, drying after these last colors were applied. To create the dreamy cloud look that is around the photos I used Marshmallow Glimmer Mist. If you haven't tried this color yet, you must! It is an opaque glimmer mist, so it sprays white. I used several layers of this around the area where my photo would go, then dried it. For the swirly piece on the bottom right corner with the journaling block I used the Garden Lattice large glimmer screen with Arctic blue glimmer mist. I used the stamping technique with the screen and transferred the image onto a separate piece of white cardstock and cut out the image.I cut the image out because I wanted some of the swirls to overlap my photo and I didn't want to cut my background page. You could skip this step if you aren't concerned about portions of the swirls being covered up. I also used the Tattered Angels Spooky Tree stamp from the halloween set to add small portions of the branches around the edges of the page. I stamped around where the photo would go for a little definition, as I didn't want to use a photo mat. For the wings, they are Tattered Angels glimmer chips from the nature set. I sprayed them with Glacier Glimmer Mist and dried them. Then I inked the outside edges with Milled Lavendar, and Weathered Wood distress ink. They are self adhesive, so I just stuck them down and was done! Love that. After that, I just adhered my title and a couple of stamped images for embellishments and voila, my first project of the new year is done! Hope you enjoy, and try some of the techniques I used.
I live in California with my husband, and three daughters. I am an avid scrapbooker, and a Tattered Angels endorsed educator. I am also an educator for Elizabeth Craft Designs (yummy glitter). I teach scrapbooking classes at scrapbook and stamping stores in Southern California. I love using found objects in my scrapbooking, and ribbon, flowers, buttons, bling and of course Glimmer Mist and glitter make regular appearances on my scrapbook pages. My favorite subjects to photograph are my girls. I do something "scrappy" everyday.
Please bring the following items to class: Paper Trimmer Adhesive: Strong fast drying liquid glue such as K&Co Craft Bond or Zip Dry Glue dots Scissors Ink Pads - I use Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy, Walnut, and Black Soot. Heat Gun Brayer made by Ranger in medium size If you have a teflon craft mat, please bring it.(I use the pink one from Tattered Angels)