Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Annual Calendar

Welcome

As I think it is world wide, life is busy here at the moment, hence my lack of blogging, and unfortunately, lack of crafting time.

The second project I taught at class last week was a wee calendar, with a panel of wax-paper resist coloured card behind it.


The card was a piece of glossy card. I usually buy my glossy card from a stamp company, but had not seen any recently, so I substituted some photo paper - a good choice.


After the wax was added to the glossy surface, I brayered Rhubarb Stalk ink over it, when dry, burnished it with a tissue then sprayed purple ink over it, which gave a wonderful depth to the background.


The glossy card was mounted over black card, and the ribbon sandwiched between the two layers.  The finishing touch were a few gold sequins dotted around the back ground after the calendar was attached.
The calendar was a 'freebie' from the internet.

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17 comments:

  1. Really gorgeous creation Maxine with stunning design and colours.xx
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  2. Great Calendar you've made there and nice wax resist effect thanks for playing at Incy Wincy this week hugs Nikki & DT

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  3. You did a beautiful job with the new calendar, Maxine! Love the results of the waxed paper resist. Also, good to know you can substitute photo paper for the glossy card. Thanks so much for participating in the December Stampotique Designers' Challenge!

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  4. Very nicely done! Thanks for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  5. What a cute project. I love the colors and that background technique you used.

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  6. You will laugh when you read this Maxine. I saw this stunning background and thought to myself, "Maxine is always on the cutting edge even when she is so busy". I finally had time to check this out and find these words, an oldie but goodie. We really appreciate that you are posting art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. It’s a two week challenge. Advent and Christmas Blessings to you and yours, Carole

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  7. This is a gorgeous background! Thanks for the tip about the glossy photo paper (cheaper to buy this in bulk at a Costco or Sam's Wholesale than Kromecote too) A fab calendar. Love this look and paired with the black, oh very sophisticated! Merry Christmas, TFS & Hugs too

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  8. Lovely calendar. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  9. Wonderful way to do the background and I really like the way it turned out. Wanting to Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year, Thank so much for joining us at Thought the Craft room Door challenge.
    Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    rubber stamping is my game blog


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  10. I have been thinking of making a calendar- love this design- and your wax paper BG- awesome! Love the depth you achieved with the addition of the purple. Your card class has to love coming and learning all of the new techniques!

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  11. This is a great background Maxine! I've always like the resist look and you did a great job on this and it showcases the calendar perfectly.

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  12. A lovely project.Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.

    Donna (DT) xxx

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  13. Why do I always forget about this wax paper resist technique?! And great way to use glossy printer photo paper! *taking notes*

    Thanks for joining our Red Alert challenge at Shopping Our Stash!

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  14. Fab calendar!! hanks so much for sharing and playing along with the Shopping Our Stash crew for the "RED Alert" challenge!!

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  15. Fab background!
    Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    I wish you a Happy New Year!

    xx Arwen

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  16. Fun calendar and great technique!
    Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and don't forget about our DT call
    http://useyourstuff.blogspot.ca/2014/12/its-dt-call.html
    Tammy DT

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  17. Great project. Thanks for playing at Use Your Stuff. Be sure to check out our DT call.

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