Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Looking ahead at 2013

Hello everyone and HAPPY BOXINGDAY!!!!
Well I hope that you have survived the festivities and Santa has been good to you!

The moment Christmas is over I always start to think "Calendars", large, small, to give away or on the wall. Whatever, I decided to share a 12 x 12 Wall Calendar for 2013 with you and hopefully you will feel inspired to make one of your own.

These are the stamps and other products I used:
Calligraphic Mat 12
Watch Background
Girl with Clock
Time and Keys
Winged Wheel
Other products:
Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Perfect Pearl Mist: Patina Blue, Copper

I downloaded a 2013 calendar from the internet, printed it on light card and inked around it with some vintage photo. Next I made the top panel by cutting a piece of smooth white card to the size I wanted and then blended Mustard Seed and Wild Honey Distress Ink over it. Then I stamped the Calligraphic Mat 12 in Mustard Seed all over it and then over-stamped the Watch Background and Winged Wheel in several places with Wild Honey. Finally I stamped one of the keys from the Time and Keys set in two corners with Aged Mahogany.

For the vocal image I stamped the Girl With Clock in Archival Black ink, cut it out and coloured with Wild Honey and Aged Mahogany as shown. I mounted it onto the background with foam tape. The 2013 bit was computer generated and then matted on some scrapbook card from my stash.
I embellished with a chipboard swirl  which I sprayed with Perfect Pearls mists and then I added some little roses from my stash.

 Finally I matted it all first on some scrapbook paper, some beige card and finally a piece of 12 x 12 corrugated card which I inked with vintage photo.

That's it, hope you like it and I wish you all the most wonderful New Years celebrations and all the very best for 2013!!


Maryann Laursen said...

Just as beautiful as always Astrid, and a calendar is something we all need here at this time, so a great idea too and a great gift to those we need to give a little something here the next time.
Lovely work as usual hun.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great artwork Astrid!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Wishing you a very happy 2013.

Janny Jager said...

Very very beautiful Astrid.

Greetings Janny

Marisa Job said...

Beautifully made!! Happy New Year!!!

craftytrog said...

Absolutely stunning Astrid! xxx

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous calendar... glowing with colour, and the distressed swirl and roses are simply fabulous!
Alison x