Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Calendar challenge : May/June

Really enjoying the calendar challenge this year. Hard to believe we are up to month 6 already though! My May page was a celebration of our New Zealand Autumn - confusing for people who live in the other hemisphere and looked at my pages without realising I am a kiwi :-) This is how they began. And this is the completed spread. Finished it off with lots more leaves stamped, and lots of gold to add to that autumn leaf and fire feel. As happens with assuming things about the weather, this turned out to be a surprisingly warm May - one of the warmest on record. No complaints here :-)
I wanted to have a bit of feminine fun with June since it is birthday month for me (and my youngest) Have been having fun lately with sprays and stencils so this was my background. Sprayed all over first with Starburst Sprays : Bells of Ireland Green, then oversprayed through my Mini Arabesque Crafters Workshop stencil with Peeled Paint Distress Reinker combined with Kiwi Perfect Pearls. Didn't want to cover it up too much and have found some days there isn't much to write about, so have 1 flower for every 2 days of June on my base and therefore a bit more flexibilty for how often I diary.Don't forget to check out the other June challenges linked from The Kathryn Wheel, or go to the Flickr group.
And if you would like a gorgeously colourful June calendar for your computer desktop go here to get Geninne's.

18 comments:

Katherine said...

Your June calendar spread is gorgeous and so 'you' - what did you use to spray the stencils, they've come out so clearly! And the warmth of your May fires bursts off the page!

Lynette (NZ) said...

Thanks for your comment - it prompted me to amend my post to include the sprays I used :-)

Anesha said...

Great pages, love the background and the flowers!

Gez said...

Gorgeous pages. It feels like winter in northern UK believe me!! Hope June is a lovely month for you..xx

Dawn said...

Wow what a wonderful May page Autumn (this is what it felt like in the month of may so much rain and wind in UK. Hoping June is warmer ;0) I love the idea of using one flower for two days very nice
Dx

Uniflame said...

This is very original! I love the shape of the flowers :)

Carol Q said...

love your colour choice for your pages. May is such unusual colours and very pretty.

Carol Q said...

PS - I'm with you on 1 flower for every couple of days. I am not naturally a diarist! lol

Fiona said...

May look sooooo autumnal and June very pretty. I too really like the flower shape

flutterbycrafter said...

Once again you have produced two wonderful pages, gorgeous

Terri Kahrs said...

Fabulous pages!!! I, too, love to use stencils and sprays! They're a bit messy, but the results are stunning! Happy June! Hugs, Terri

Janique from Switzerland said...

love your pages !! beautiful automnal colors for may and beautiful green background for june

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Great calendar pages!
Really like your background techniques.
Thank you for sharing your talents ;]

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning pages, I love the colours, so vibrant and beautiful.
So glad thaT BLOGGER WILL FINALLY ALLOW ME TO COMMENT AGAIN. i CAME BY LAST WEEK ALREADY, BUT WAS UNABLE TO LEAVE YOU A COMMENT, SORRY ABOUT THAT, BUT BETTER LATE THAN NEVER i SUPPOSE...

thekathrynwheel said...

Love the colour and background of your June pages, it looks fab. Happy birthday for this month! Have a great day :-)

patcrafts said...

Two very creative pages love the vibrant colours on both pages.
Hope you have a good birthday :-)

Sam said...

two beautiful pages, love the autumn leaves on may and your background for june is stunning. Sorry its taken ages for me to comment but blogger is not playing nice and wont let me comment on peoples blogs. I have now downloaded firefox and blogger will let me comment if I use that!

Steph said...

Lovely pages and i love your colours x

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