Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Running behind myself....

Hello everyone and thank you so much for visiting.
All of this month I have been meaning to make a calendar for myself, and every time I get side tracked into other projects, but finally I have completed at least my page for January.....
The paper and image I used are from the Graphics 45 Place in Time 12 x 12 collection, but then I  added stamping, inking and embossing to make it more my own. The actual calendar bit was down loaded from
Call Me Victorian
Here is another photo and I will add more pages as I finish them....what with work and DT stuff I have not nearly as much time to just make things for myself as I would like sadly.....still, no use complaining.
I put the side and bottom through a little embossing folder that came as a freebie with a card making magazine. I highlighted the raised bits with some Treasure Gold in Pewter.The stamped snowflakes are from Our Daily Bread designs and I embossed them with Wow powder in white. The other stamps (script and clock) I have had in my stash for ages and I have no idea anymore where they came from, all the edges were inked with Vintage Photo and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks.

22 comments:

  1. So lovely!! Sometinmes those little folders are very useful!! Don't work too hard Astrid.

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  2. Lovely calendar page Astrid. x

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  3. Oh, this is sensational, Astrid! Love the colors and textures, must try incorporating some Chipped Sapphire because I really love the look you have achieved here. Super extra touches with the embossing and stamping and the vintage image is lovely!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  4. So beautiful, Astrid... the papers are already lovely, but your additions really make them sing. The snowflakes are gorgeous (both types of embossing - that tiny folder is a treat!), and I love the shadowy text. Gorgeous! And I'm so glad you found some time for something for you...
    Alison x

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  5. Love the place in Time by G45 and I really love how you made it your own. The embossing and stamping enhances the papers beautifully. Fabulous! ox Marg

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  6. This is going to be a stunning calendar, I know. Your January page is just beautiful!!

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  7. Wow this is absolutely wonderful Astrid.
    Fantastic design. Love them.
    xoxo

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  8. Love this vintage style and your calendar will be amazing I'm sure.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. like how you take the Graphic 45 papers and make them your own. Fab creation.

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  10. So beautiful work here again Astrid. Your calendar is awesome and I love how you put it together.

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  11. Oh Astrid. I adore the way you take papers/images and make them completely your own. You were on my mind this morning as I made a card with the recent Tammy Tutterow technique as your tags for that blew me away. Hugs, Jenny x

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  12. Wouw...this is great!! I love you calendar. So glad you finished this project:) Hihiihi I know what you mean. I always do 10 things at the right time..lol

    Hugs Neltine

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  13. merci pour toutes ces merveilles que vous nous offrez ,c'est superbe
    belle année créative pour 2013

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  14. Bereits das erste Kalenderblatt lässt ahnen, wie wunderbar das Gesamtwerk werden wird, liebe Astrid, die Seite ist wunderschön!

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  15. Its beautiful. I'm glad you took time to make something for yourself.

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  16. The embossing looks so soft, and pretty...really like the dimension it gives to the background paper. The images are stunning, and must check out the site you included for calendars.

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  17. Gorgeous Astrid, another beautiful project, love the way you effortlessly blend your stamping with those Graphic 45 papers. xx

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  18. Awesome idea! Love the old world style that is yours! Gorgeous!

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  19. Beautiful tag Astrid. These papers are just gorgeous. Love the embossing too.

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