4 Oct 2012

January 2013................

.........Hehehe don't panic you haven't been asleep and woken in January 2013....The Craft Barn are hosting their Calendar Challenge again this year and I missed joining in last time so hopefully I am going to be able to make it to the end this year!!! Great Prizes and offers at The Craft Barn pop over and take a look!

 
Each week the DT are showing different techniques and products and the Challenge this week is to us Vellum.  After I had hunted down my Vellum which I love just have "forgotten" to use it much lately, I decided to emboss it with embossing folder and then coloured the whole thing with Alchol Inks which I have never done before!!! Great fun...
 
 

 
I have decided to make a page for each month for this challenge and have added big metal rings to hold them all.
 
It was quite hard to get into the winter theme as the sun was shinning through my craft room window and was very warm as I was crafting......anyway I chose the colours  Purple Twilight, Stonewashed, Aqua, Denim with a little bit of Gold mixative thrown in, Stamps TH stamped in Stazon, "Snowflakes" were Spellbinders Ironwork Motifs which I love as snowflakes.  I layered them up around a circle of card and velum for the centre of the large snowflake and added bit of  bling ......got to have bling in January........which is a busy birthday month in this family, firstly DD, then DH then Me( a big one this time>>>>how did that happen!!), followed by DD's partner, followed lastly by our Grandson, closely followed in February for DS, phew........sorry I'm rambling again.............
 
I will also be playing at Anything But a Card Challenge.....shiney,sparkly,blingy 
 
 
till next time 
 


19 comments:

  1. A really gorgeous textured creation Maggie and those colours are just stunning.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  2. Very pretty, I see we like the same colours :-) your textured background is stunning

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  3. Hi Maggie! Firstly, thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog...I truly appreciate each and every one x

    ooo I am so pleased that you tried the alcohol inks on the vellum. I hadn't before & was amazed at the results...give vellum a new lease of life instead of being in the back of my cupboard hahaha! Fabulous colours m'dear and gorgeous calendar page xxx

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  4. This is gorgeous. I love the look of vellum, and how you have embossed it! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. Oh so Pretty page! Great colors and texture!
    Michelle

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  6. Fantastic page. Love that snowflake especially.

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  7. Love the texture on your card, and the colours just capture the feel of winter x

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  8. Love the colours & the texture makes the whole page so strokable.

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  9. Great colours you've achieved on the back of the vellum - love it!!

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  10. Love your January calendar Maggie! Great colour and love the idea of alcohol inks on vellum (hate that stuff and struggling with my entry!)
    Thanks so much for sharing your calendar page at ABAC and I do hope you'll join us again next time.
    Juliaxx

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  11. Love your colours and the vellum snowflake is fab. A great start to your calendar. x

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  12. What a beautiful first page. I have never tried doing this Maggie. You've got me thinking! Thanks for sharing, hugs Buttons x

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  13. Beautiful page ! I have used alcohol inks in my entry too but honest I didn't copy!

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  14. A very fab first page calendar! I love these colors too, so nice.. Coco x

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  15. ouahhh it's very beautiful !! i love
    Bravo

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  16. So pretty! I love the colors and the gold accents really set it off! So glad you joined us at Anything But a Card!

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  17. This is so very pretty!!! Thanks for joining us at Anything but a Card! :) :)

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  18. Lovely texture and a great calendar. Nice colour too...

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