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Monday, January 25, 2016

Two for the Price of One

Today at the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge blog, the theme is Anything Goes, and I took it and ran with it! There are two sponsors, Crafty Sentiments and Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, so I managed to create two projects for the challenge.
My first is a calendar page for my 2016 calendar. It is a perpetual calendar in that there are two acrylic boxes between which you can slip a calendar page. There are four sides and the middle is empty,  so I can place whatever I want in the middle-flowers, candy, etc., while displaying four months at a time. I started it last year.
I colored a Crafty Sentiments image called Just Relax. After creating the background with ink and brayer, I sat her down onto a snow bank with the month of January behind her. Since there is very little free  space between layers of acrylic, I embellished simply with tiny pearls and my greeting (it is, after all, the Monday Greetings challenge).
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles is also sponsoring the challenge, so I used Photoshop to create an inspirational digital canvas with some fun elements and papers from Lisa: purple papers from the Glitterati Paper Pack & Christmas Grunge Paper Pack, and 3 Button elements from the Spring Blooms Kit. I drew an outline of the crescent moon and then filled it with the buttons in varying sizes. My quote uses Butch font from The Hungry Jpeg (copyright pere esquerra). 
I hope you have as much fun with your crafting time this week as I had in mine. Don't forget to link up with the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge for your chance to win some nifty prizes.
Challenges I am Entering:
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers - T is for Technique (brayered background)
Crafting Musketeers - New Beginnings (every month, every day is the beginning of something new)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes


7 comments:

Rannah Romps said...

Wow, you did really really great too!!

Jane Willis said...

Lovely, a real treasure to enjoy all year round
Jane

Lindsey said...

Two great creations. I am impressed with your pretty brayered background... mine are always blotchy! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Donna said...

Fantastic brayered background!! Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for "T is for Technique"

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful job on the background, Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the T is for Technique challenge.

Violent Kittie said...

I agree with ^^^ all the ladies above, your background is fantastic! Also very cute image. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous background!

Maarit (GDT Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers)