Friday, October 11, 2013

Live and Love Crafts - Roses are Red

Roses Are Red
And Violets Are Blue

is this weeks inspiration theme but lemme tell you all I saw in that whole phrase were 2 words.
"Blue" and "Roses"!!   hee hee

This week I decided to create a calendar inspired by a few of the girls at LLC.  I used an image from the new Pion papers "Wintertime in Swedish Lapland" and many extra's from the same collection.

I had a few stars and a moose that I colored with Tim Holtz's distress paint and covered with TH distress crackle paint.  I even distressed the edges of the stars before adding the crackle paint to give it more of an aged look.  I added a tag with some shabby seam binding and a set of wings. 

I did the same thing with the lamp post as above, inserted a few small pieces from the Pion papers and created another gorgeous Wild Orchid bouquet.

As soon as November is over, you can take it off and December is right behind it.  I set up the paperclips so it can be held at the top and the left hand papers are unglued so you could slide in some of the edge of a  new calendar.  A person could actually create more calendars if they wanted to leave it up for winter. 

Don't forget about our PINK challenge this month at LLC

As well as Sandy's GIVEAWAY at LLC this month!

So I hope you liked my first calendar!!  I am sooooooo making a bunch more of these.  Maybe even one for myself?  How hard is it for us to keep something we made for us?  I don't know about you but I find it tough.  Let me know if you have a tough time with that.  I'm curious.  :)



Scraptastische hobby said...

Hi Eulanda,
Wat maak je toch schitterende kaarten ik bekijk ze altijd, er is iedere keer zoveel moois op te zien!!! Het is super genieten op je blog!
Lieve groetjes van Gerie

Gitte said...

Beautiful calendar.

Sheri said...

WOW! WOW! AND WOW! My jar is on the floor. Beautiful!

Unknown said...

Somehow it didn't surprise me that you'd go with blue... This is an amazing work of art; beautifully decorated. Your flower compositions are always spectacular. But are u sure that's a moose, he looks more like a deer to me, but maybe the Canadian mooses are different than the Swedish ones, LOL. Have a great weekend! Hugz, Sandy

Hanneke said...

What a cool calendar! I love all the details and the blue elements. I also find it difficult to keep crafts for myself, I usually give them away. I did recently make a bookmark for myself because I thought it was time I replaced the old and crumpled one I had, lol. Hugs, Hanneke

katslittlepassion said...

very beautiful!

Anonymous said...

OH MA GAWD THIS IS FREAKIN BRILLIANT! Looks like it must have taken you DAYS! I love the flowers & the lamp post & the crackly deer & wings & stars...then you made it into a CALENDAR (almost inaudible whisper)?! YOU JUST DON"T StOP!
Safe to say...SSOA!