Tuesday, 5 January 2016
January 2016 calendar page
Yes I know it's the 5th of January and I'm only getting round to my calendar page now ... but sure for the most of the month you've no idea what day it is anyway ;) You might think it doesn't look very wintry, but we've had the mildest and wettest winter so far since records began! Even the grass is still growing, and my daffodils are all pushing up like crazy, they've no idea what season it is, never mind what day!
I've tried a new technique for me with this one --- yeah, go me! --- ink smooching! I couldn't find any acetate type paper, so I just got a large dinner plate, added a touch of water and some splashes of watercolour paint, dipped the paper in, and Bob's your Uncle! Love it!
I've used one of my new stamps from Eat Cake Graphics: 1074-G Stuart and puppy Scooter fly
Clear gloss added to the wheel centres and to his goggles. Wink of Stella added to the raindrops. I also added in some grass to the bottom (Martha Stewart punch) but it doesn't show up well in the photo. Lawn Fawn cloud dies. I hand wrote my dates as I kinda like the effect, plus it means I can slot it in wherever suits.