I'm very excited to be guesting here at The Artistic Stamper this month... thanks so much to Jennie and Emma for the invitation!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!