Saturday, 22 October 2011

July pages already, WOW that went quick



Hi folks, here we are at July on the Craft Barn Calendar Challenge and here are my pages. We have been using embossing folders this week for dry embossing. Lots of inspiration from my team mates over on the blog too.





My portrait Calendar is using the Crafts Concepts EF Budding Vine, definitely a favourite. You can pick out the texture on the ballons in the picture below. The stamp is an Impression Obsession stamp, by Leigh Hannan F2418. Coloured with Copics and cut out by hand, the tiny balloon I drew because I wanted a bit of depth. The background is using distress inks.








This was loads of fun to create. I had a long think about this whole calendar project, choosing stamps and images that you will be looking at for a whole month can be quite a challenge. If you have joined us, how did you choose your images? I'd love to know:0)




Here, below, is the landscape page I used a Crafts Too EF this time, Leaves! stamps by Crafty Secrets, Sweet Kids again:0) I hope it looks a little like a blustery but warm day, that's what I was thinking as I made it. The flowers have been embossed as well with the Budding vine folder I used on the page above.
Details of all the products can be found on the Craft Barn Blog
Thanks for looking at my pages, lots more to come , well six actually! LOL Gay xxx

Link for the week 7 Challenge below !
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20 comments:

Debgem said...

Love the hot air balloons on your portrait layout - so pretty and I do like the embossed detail on the images too. Your calendars are looking fab!

Jenny said...

I really love the embossing on these two pages Gay, the balloons look fantastic and I wouldn't have spotted the hand drawn one amongst them!
Love the movement on the landscape page.... Very typical of our July's :)
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

Both of these are gorgeous Gay! I love the background on your balloons page and the way you drew the little balloon to add perspective but the landscape oriented page is my favourite - I love the vintage-style image against your embossed background and the layered flowers. Hope you're feeling better. Vx

craftattack said...

Lovely calendars, especially the balloons! Valerie

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous pages Gay,I love the one with the baloons,fabulous.xxx

Junie said...

Hi Gay !!! WOW you are doing such beautiful work on your calendar pages !!! the amount of work you have put into those balloons hun !!! just love the whimsical look of the little boy at the gate STUNNING work !!

hazel said...

Fabulous July pages Gay, I love them.
xxx Hazel.

Suze Bain said...

Great balloons Gay (hope that doesn't sound rude! Lol) and love the blustery image in the second one. I'm already 3 weeks behind in this challenge - will I be able to catch up!! xx

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

so adore the sweet little hot air balloons.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Wow - you are going great guns with that calendar. The results are brilliant.

xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie these are so STUNNING love the colours, hugs pops x

Katina said...

Another two fabulous pages Gay! Love the hot air balloons and the embossing looks fab. xx

Valerie said...

Love the dimension you've given to the balloons Gay, they really pop! I'm off to check out that EF it's fab:)Hope you are feeling better
Val x

Pauline said...

These are two fab pages, love the embossing over patterned paper, such a wonderful effect. Gorgeous colours too.

The Crafty Elf said...

Oh how I wish July was here (only for weather though) but I have to finish with Christmas first! I would love only June, July, August and Christmas...is that possible? LOL
Love your balloons and I would never have thought to emboss them...very creative! Great job Gay!!!!

Linda R. said...

Hello my friend.. Just popping in to see what you have been up to.. I just love seeing you calendars.. Those balloons look awesome.. Love how you embossed them..

Hugs, Linda

Jules said...

Hi Gay

Well you are over halfway through next year now!!!

I wonder what the weather will be like in July 2012?!?!? (not that I am wishing my life away).

Loving the hot air balloons and the embossing you have done on them.

Great finished look.

Love Jules xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

I think that it is so unfair that one person should have so much talent. I am sulking ......... not really love your work and it is always so inspiring.

Marie

lisa said...

Your embossed balloons are gorgeous, Gay. It gives them such depth.
I love seeing your calender pages, they are a beautiful collection.
Hugs Lisax

Shirley said...

Both pages are just wonderful! The balloons and how you mounted them is wonderful and that little guy is adorable with the BG and flowers you gave him!!