Tuesday, January 5, 2010
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.