Thursday, 2 August 2012

Kathryn Wheel Project, by Marjie Kemper

I'm very excited to be guesting here at The Artistic Stamper this month... thanks so much to Jennie and Emma for the invitation!
I chose Kat's Creations house stamps as the focus for my August calendar page.  These funky house stamps are available in several different sizes and combinations ~ I used the set called Our House A6. I stamped the houses repeatedly on manila cardstock and cut and colored them before adhering to the page. I also cut some of the stamped images apart and regrouped them so my little town would have some variety in the way the buildings are positioned.  They are all colored with Ranger Distress Markers and edged with black soot Distress Ink.

For the background, I sprayed my large watercolor paper with Dylusions Ink Sprays (lemon zest, pure sunshine, and postbox red), spritzed with water, and let all the colors run a bit.  I then stamped and stenciled using loads of Crafters' Workshop stencils (mini circle explosion, large circles, chicken wire, punchinella, mini harlequin, chevron) and Distress Inks (barn door, spiced marmalade, wild honey, mustard seed, gathered twigs and black soot).  

The background stamps are a mix of Tim Holtz's (Ultimate Grunge), this bubble border stamp, the numbers stamp from the Family Values set, and a few unmarked ones from my stash.  The banner is by Dyan Reaveley, stamped on manila and colored with her Dylusions ink sprays.  I used a square punch for my dates and wrote August spanning the width of the page. 

My date format is irregular but that's been a great part of the fun of participating in the Kathryn Wheel project... seeing how many ways one really can make a calendar page.

I'd love it if you'd visit my blog (and please let me know you came by so I can repay the visit!) You can find out more about the Kathryn Wheel Project on Kate Crane's blog.  Nearly a hundred people play along each month from all different parts of the world and all the different styles are just mind boggling. 

Hope you have a terrific day, and find some time for creative play!

Marjie

26 comments:

Zuzu's Blog said...

almost mexican it looks so festive and fiery hot... lovely.

Buttons said...

Now that's what August should look like! Loving the background and those lovely houses. Hugs, Buttons x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great project! Love how you have used the house stamps and mixed them up! Hope August is going to be as warm and sunny as your page!

Artyjen said...

Fabby....bright and sunny page, love it ;) xoxo Sioux

Anesha said...

Love your page, the background is super!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

A lovely and warm calendar page Marjii. beautiful work. Love it
Lovelt greet
Marja

2amscrapper said...

these pages are fantastic!

butterfly said...

Already a follower and fan of Marije's work - it's great to see her here. I love this HOT August calendar page, and the houses are delicious, each one a little gem!
Alison x

Redanne said...

Oh that August was as beautiful as the wonderful colours on this calendar page show! Fabulous houses, truly amaZing colours - wowzers....A x

Terry said...

The sneak looky was pretty good, but the big picture so much more stunning detail! Love this vibrant and fun town! Very cool!

Alie said...

A great calendar in vibrant colors Marjie....great artwork!

Greetings, Alie :-)

craftytrog said...

a gorgeous colourful project Marjie! Love it xx

Linda said...

what wonderfully vibrantly colored pages for August!!!Who doesn't love those fabulous Dylusion sprays?

Carolyn Dube said...

What a fun fun fun August calendar! Love how your color choices make the houses pop!

Renee said...

Fantastic! I love everything about your calendar page!!

Anita Houston said...

FUn FUN FUN!!! Love your brights and what a great layout Marjie!!!

Teresa Jaye said...

***LOVE*** Those houses are gorgeous on the awesome orangey background! My August page has a banner too! I like the way your dates are lined up, it mimics the row of houses.
fan-tastic!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Great calender page
I love the way the houses are used

Greetings Janny

Kat said...

tickled pink to see you used my house stamps, love your calender page, Kat x.

Dawn Louise said...

I just love what you have made. So creative x this team provide so much inspiration x thank you

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just fantastic, love every detail.

krisandkreate said...

Wow - such lovely inky techniques and vibrant colours. Love the houses too :)

kiwirach said...

i love all the colours you've used, and i love how you have told us how you made the page - brilliant for us newbies to art journalling - thank you.

france papillon said...

This is sheer eye candy: the colors, the houses, the font... Love it!
Have a happy month,
France

Dawn said...

Always love your pages xx

Janique de Suisse said...

I love the colors of the background, the houses ... Love all ;-))