Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Calendar challenge : October/November

Getting close to the end of the challenge and the year! Started my October page like this
Wanted to focus on stitching, and this beginning encouraged me with my making a card-a-day for October : especially this one.
Happy with the completed pages (click on the pictures to see larger)
Was a bit stumped about what I was going to do for November, until I looked again at the cards I made with fabric paper. I loved the rich effect of the print behind coloured tissue, so began with collaging scraps onto the base pages.
I scrunched purple tissue, and then flattened it out a bit and glued it over the collage.
Love the layered look with the images showing through.
Used stencils for the page markings. The pages were quite heavy looking with the black until I added the white pen to the lettering - the secret is to always add the same 2 horizontal & vertical lines on each letter. Has made a difference don't you think? The butterfly is a rub-on.
The speech bubbles were made by running a black marker within another stencil. Love that I will be talking to myself this month! Not sure how what else will be added to embellish the pages, so call back 1st of December to see what's changed.
See the other entries for this month at the Kathryn Wheel, and the flickr group.
Have a great November

15 comments:

Anesha said...

Love the November pages, great background. :)

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

Your pages are so creative. I loved the dress form one when you shared it last month. It's gorgeous filled in. November's is so fun!

stopping by from The Kathryn Wheel

Sharon said...

I enjoyed reading how you did Nov. The colors are great.

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant! Love how you completed October and November looks so creative already! Great colours!

Sam said...

Love the dress form one for oct and the november one looks great with all that colour and texture behind the purple, love the speech bubbles too! x

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

I like your speech bubbles idea for journalling on. The white on the lettering certainly brings your page to life.

sandra de said...

Great backgrounds you have created for both months.

Janique de Suisse said...

wow, I just love your november background !!

McMGrad89 said...

Very creative. I would never have thought to collage the page and then cover it up. Nice effect.

Dianne said...

Wow! Love how you've done your November page and love the purple colour. Dianne.

pearshapedcrafting said...

What lovely pages! Love the way you've done November's page - look forward to seeing what you do with it.

thekathrynwheel said...

Wonderful pages. I love the purple of November, and the speech bubbles. Only one month to go, can you believe it?! Thanks for linking up for the challenge, Kate :-)

flutterbycrafter said...

You are so creative, I love both pages, wonderful work xx

craftattack said...

Your Novemebr pages are great, love the idea with collage and speech bubbles - enjoy the conversations, and have a great month! I have been looking at your quilts and fabric art too, wonderful stuff! Valerie

BlackPumpkin said...

Love them!!

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