Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October 2012 366

Here are the October layout and calendar spread for my 2012 366 Calendar/Art Journal project. If you are unfamiliar with this project you can see my original post here. Check out Kate's blog to see her calendar and find links to how others are interpreting this project.
My background paper started out plain white. First I used three different stamps in three different brown inks and randomly stamped all over. Next I painted over the whole thing with Liquitex Cadmium Yellow Medium paint. Finally I used a Balzer Designs 12x12 stencil called "Wedding Ring" and applied the pattern with four different colors of Staz-On ink using a dauber.

The picture is of our beautiful home which we've lived in for almost 28 years.
The tree embellishment is freeform cut from craft felt, the letters are Making Memories and the ribbons and gold buckle are from my stash. Ranger ink all around the edges
Do you like how I've piled up my leaves and strewn the numbers about randomly for my calendar? The journal spot is by Basic Grey and came with the  matching clear overlay. The letters and numbers are Karen Foster Designs rub-ons. And that darlin' little bird is a Memory Box die cut from a scrap out of my stash.

I am entering my layout at Frilly and Funkie for their "Fall into Fall" challenge, at Berry 71 Bleu for their Mixed Media challenge and at Lasting Memories for their Autumn Splendor challenge.
Thanks for looking! 
I truly appreciate your comments!


18 comments:

TeenaBugg38 said...

LOVEEE this Teresa!! And you REALLY oughta come over to LMLC and post that too....we have a fall challenge going on!!!http://kcclayoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/09/lmcb-108-autumn-splendor.html

Robin said...

Very Pretty!! You've almost made it through the whole year!!

Haven_mom4 said...

The background you created is amazing. I never would have guessed it started off as a white piece of cardstock. Simply beautiful. thanks for joining us at lasting memories

Marjie Kemper said...

I love how you combined the stenciling with the leaf dates and the felt! Totally cool. Thanks so much for joining us again at Frilly & Funkie, Teresa!

sandee said...

I had to look twice at the background you created, at first I just thought it was manufactured paper, wow, color me impressed! You did a fabulous job! I also like the creative way you used the leaves for the calendar pages!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Toni Herron said...

Wow... Such an amazing creation! All your efforts have definitely paid off as this looks terrific!!
Thanks for linking up with Lasting Memories this week..
Toni - LMDT

Sean said...

Hello Aunt Tres,

I'm not sure if it was intentional but I love the way the wedding ring pattern looks like falling leaves, then the leaf form is again repeated in your leaf pile. That spot of blue on the bird brings nice balance.

Denise Pustelniak said...

Yes, I do love how you piled on the leaves and love all the stamping you did! Your home is gorgeous and the colors are fab! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

Bellaidea said...

This is so cute!Thanks for playong with Berry 71 Bleu!

Karen Wilson said...

Wow, you made that yourself? Amazing and well done!! How creative! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories

Michele said...

I have never seen anything like this. The leaves with the calendar days is such a good idea.
Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories

krisandkreate said...

beautiful pages, love your colourful leaves and background design... feels very much like the Fall :)

Creatively yours Fi said...

Gorgeousness!! I just want to jump into your piece of Art :))

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Wow this just screams Fall. Love the tree and the pile of leaves. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories this week.

Diana said...

I LOVE the pile of leaves! I may have to steal that idea for November -- that's our more "leafy" month here.

Helen Tilbury said...

LOVE your stamped background! Thanks for joining us at Berry71Bleu this month!!

Keren Tamir said...

love this project its amazing!! thanks for joining us at B71B

I'm having a mixed media giveaway, check it out: http://kerentamir.blogspot.ca/2012/09/giveaway.html

Channa said...

Beautiful work! Thank you for joining us at Berry71blue.
Channa