Saturday, 5 November 2011

September and die cutting

Hello folks, We have reached September, the months are whizzing by now and there are only 3 more till the end of our calendars. I've really enjoyed making these:0)





Here is my portrait version, I wanted to make a strong contrast with the Autumnal leaves and was totally inspired by the fabulous natural show that's been going on this past month.



At the Craft Barn Blog there are step by step pictures illustrating how I made this page.













I used Sizzix Flowers Branches and leaves set 656064 medium die.
Crafty Individuals stamp CI309


Below is the landscape version, using

Spellbinders Shapeabilities, Elegant posts
Distress crackle paint clear rock candy
Crafty Individuals 209 winter trees
And Distress inks 
crushed olive and weathered wood, pumice stone.
Hope you like :0)

There is a lovely event at the Craft Barn today it's the Christmas Gift Minifest, lots of free demo's pop in if you can, details on the link!
HERE is the link to the calendar challenge for week nine

21 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely calendar pages Gay! Hugs, Valerie

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - they are gonna be AMAZING calendars Gay. These 2 pages are spectacular. xxx

Suze Bain said...

Stunning pages Gay, absolutely love the portrait one, the colours, the images, the composition - perfect. xx

Cath Wilson said...

Love these but the top one is stunning! Gorgeous colours and a beautiful design x

Evil Edna said...

wonderful, crisp unusual design that really stands out.EE

Valerie said...

Stunning works of art Gay!! Love the way the calendar hangs from the post:)
Val x

Lisa A. said...

These are beautiful, Gay!! The first one is especially lovely...such beautiful colors with the leaves crossing the music and birds...wow:)!!!

Katina said...

Hi Gay, these are gorgeous! The whole calendar is going to be stunning!
xx

Netty said...

Wow these are terrific Gay. Enjoy the weekend, x

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

just lovely.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Gay I love them !! Such beautiful stamping, masking, sponging die cutting did i miss anything. You have created beautiful depth on the first one. Ok same again on the second lol love the delicate colors and tones on this ones. You are one talented lady !!!|

Marie

Christine said...

I love it! Beautiful done!
Christine

Vicky Hayes said...

Your calendar pages really are works of art Gay and these two are no exception. I particularly like the die cut leaves against the music score and the inked background is gorgeous! Vx

sarah-Jane said...

Beautiful. I love the colour of the leaves. xx

Shirley said...

Here you are with more beautiful calendar pages!! I was going to try this, but where I found the supplies they wanted me to buy 25 of each calendar. Yuk!!

Linda R. said...

Hello my sweet friend.. I just love seeing your calendars.. Both of these are fabulous.. I do hope you have a happy week!! Hugs, Linda

lisa said...

I love your Autumn leaves page, Gay, that would make a gorgeous card. The oranges look gorgeous with the stamping behind.
You'll have a beautiful collection when they are all complete.
Hugs Lisax

Christine B. said...

Hi Gay,both pages are absolutely stunning. I love both of them. Hope you are well. Hugs x ChrisB

hazel said...

Beautiful pages Gay.
xxx Hazel.

laury55 said...

both are beautiful...love the first one

Jenny said...

Great pages Gay, love the torn edge to the inked bkgd...the contrasting branch is so pretty :)
Clever how you made the calendar into a sign on the second page :)
Jenny x