Monday, 8 October 2012
Calendar Challenge Week 2
Bright colours are required on this week's Craft Barn Calendar Challenge. February is usually a grey and dismal month so I'm sure some brightness will be just perfect for a February calendar page. I wanted to give a nod to Valentines Day but I didn't want that as my main theme (I'm getting too old for all that stuff!). This Crafty Individuals stamp fitted my requirements with a few hearts in the background. The page background uses the Stazon technique (basically rubbing a few Stazon colours randomly on the page). I used mustard, azure and blazing red over a Cornish Heritage Farms stamp. I highlighted some parts with a white pen - I have a Sakura white pen, an Inkessentials white pen and a Uni Posca white marker pen but I never seem to get the results I want from them. The Uni Posca is the best but I need to get a thinner version so that I can add detail more accurately. I left the image and month tab plain white because I wanted a contrast to the bright colours and it also helps pick up the white in the BG. So that's it for today - a welcome touch of brightness on this wet and miserable day.