Monday, 1 August 2011

Monthly Calendar Journal August

As many of you know, Kate Crane hosts a monthly calendar challenge. I have been doing this for over a year now and it is great fun. You can find out more on Kate's blog here
Here is my July page all filled in:

And here is my August page ready to go

For this page I started to put Gesso all over, then used many layers of Golden fluid acrylics, blended with a baby wipe.The paper out of which I punched the circles was created in a similar way but then I stamped all over them. As they were quite dark I added more gesso and paints (Titan Buff). The imagery was created with the help of a paper napkin. August 2011 was stamped as were some of the other details on the page. I set myself the challenge not to use any digital images this time.

19 comments:

Nona said...

Love how the august dates seem to leap right off the page.

Laura said...

WOW these pages are stunning i dont know which one i love the most xxxx

Sandy said...

Boah wow die beiden sehen toll aus.
Das will ich auch gerne noch amchen diese Blätter. Ich hoffe es im nächsten Jahr zu schaffen.

Anesha said...

Wow, stunning pages, love the background on your August pages.

Sandra Hall said...

I do love the vintage look of your August pages - Is the border tissue tape that you have coloured? I LOVE that idea :D

flutterbycrafter said...

Love your bright colours and your backgrounds are wonderful

patcrafts said...

Both pages are stunning just love the backgrounds and like Sandy I think the edge must be tissue tape it looks good.x

IsaNorris said...

July was already amazing but August is a true work of art. Love it!
isa

snazzyoriginal said...

These pages are both beautiful but I especially love the layers of stamping on the August pages.

Sam said...

Both pages are stunning but your August one really stands out! All the detail is beautiful and I would love to know how you used the napkin!

roc said...

just beautiful astrid!

Gillian .... said...

Your journal pages are amazing Astrid.

Lynette (NZ) said...

July is so pretty - I love how you've made your August pages glow

fatmonica said...

Fabulous pages!

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, your pages are so gorgeous. I love the circles for August. Fantastic art Astrid :-)

Steph said...

Lovely pages and the journalling blocks look 3d x

Sheila MJ said...

Love the bright colours - well done.

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Beautiful pages!

Kimberly Gruber said...

okay, this is freakin amazing! your depth and color are unbelievable! Truly...

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