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:

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

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

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

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

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

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  6. Love your bright colours and your backgrounds are wonderful

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

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

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

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  10. 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!

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  11. Your journal pages are amazing Astrid.

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

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

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  14. Lovely pages and the journalling blocks look 3d x

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  15. Love the bright colours - well done.

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

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