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Friday, September 2, 2011

Calendar challenge : August/September

1st of September means Spring in New Zealand - one of my favourite times of year. My new calendar pages have a spring theme, but first my pages from August. Pretty papers - a bit of stitch - tags to journal on. Click on any of these photos to get a bigger version.
The pages don't look a lot different from what I originally posted here, except I have written on the tags for my daily record.
It was nice to focus on some particular goals for the month although I didn't achieve as much as I would have liked. I have made some progress with my work/life balance, and have started reading a good book about parenting strategies so hopefully will feel like I am making more progress into the next month too.
My new pages are inspired by Spring colours - new greenery and the yellow of daffodils. I am so inspired by the work I am doing in Roben-Marie's Mixed Media Mayhem class that I have used sprays and stencils again.
These are the base pages - love that flowery Crafters Workshop stencil and the lovely glittery effect of the starburst sprays. But I've been taught to add lots more layers....
Left page (shown above) became this:
And the original right page
became this:
Then I had to decide how I wanted to journal for this month
I have decided that I will just pick one or two words per day this time.
Still to decide how I will label this as September. Little bit messy, but that means you'll see a change by the time it's finished! :-)
If you want to see more calendars for this month, go to this post at The Kathryn Wheel, and check out the flickr group.
Also Geninne has produced another beautiful calendar for your computer desktop. Go here and scroll  to her post for 1st September.
Looking forward to more creativity this month - my 3 month contract at the library finishes 23rd September - bring it on!

15 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely, delicate spring colours. I love playing with layers, too! Great pages for August and September! Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

I absolutely adore what you did with August, all the tags etc. Your layering work for September looks wonderful too, can't wait to see what you are going to do with it!

Janique de Suisse said...

Ohhhh the tags, what's a good idea !! And I love the spring colors of september ! Very beautiful and delicate !!

flutterbycrafter said...

The tags are gorgeous, wonderful colours on these pages, love your backgrounds

Eileen said...

I love how your tags turned out!

McMGrad89 said...

Great August calendar. i also love the background for September. you have a nice sized journal.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You did a super job of adding layers to September's calendar. And August is gorgeous. I wish I could create such beautiful pages as you. Yours are fantastic!

Sharon said...

I really love what you did for August. I may have to steal that idea!!!! It really is so clever. Happy Spring to you. (Lucky girl). I am not looking forward to winter. I feel we are in for much snow. Just a feeling... Your backgrounds for Sept. are wonderful. Someday I shall take one of her classes too.

Catherine said...

I love the tag idea, thank you for sharing :-)

Tessa said...

Love the tags, and the backgrounds too. The idea spring has begun at your part of the world made me smile: here in the Netherlands the summer has come to it's end, and the leaves on the trees are getting a yellow and orange glow... autumn is not far :-S
In a few weeks I have to wear my warm winterjack :-(


xx Tessa

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh so gorgeous! Love the tag idea! Wish we were just approaching Spring - I love your choice of colours and your lovely layers.

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I liked your tag idea for last month. Very springlike colours for September.

thekathrynwheel said...

Ooh wonderful layers in your background :-) love your colour choices too. Well done for playing along with the challenge - can you believe we are 8/12 completed?!

patcrafts said...

Great pages, love the tag idea for each week.Gorgeous spring colours for September which seems strange to us as we are going into autumn/winter.

Catharina Maria said...

Gold and green looks these pages , beautiful !
Love from the Netherlands ♥RINI♥

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