December 2013 already
Featuring My Minds Eye - All is Bright Christmas collection
Today is my first post as a design team member for The Hens Den and I couldn't be more excited. I am going to have a lot of fun working with these talented ladies.
This is my first project for The Hens Den and it is somewhat different from what I typically make; however, I thoroughly enjoyed working on a new and interesting project. I have always wanted to create individual calendar pages to place on my desk and after seeing the kit I received from Charlie, knew it would be perfect for a December calendar page. So, I took this opportunity to create just that for December 2013.
I approached this project by starting with an off-white 8x8 square and inked the edges with Garden Green ink. After cutting two 5x5 squares, one in red and one in green, I decided to embellish the red square as a gift box - to do this, I cut a 2.5 inch piece of red dotted paper and set it across the red square. I then took the beautiful May Arts green ribbon and tied it around my box. To finish it off, I placed a Tim Holtz's Christmas adornment on top.
I found the mini calendar online and distressed it using the same ink and added three rhinestones under December 25th to give it a little more pizzazz.
After assembling the calendar, I felt something was missing and decided to use a doily that I found in my vintage scrapbooking stash and placed the "Joy" ribbon sticker on top. I also added two separate designer papers from the 6x6 paper pack in the corners to give it a little more color. After placing the three green rhinestones from the collection in the upper right corner, felt that my individual calendar page was complete.
I am really excited to finish up the rest of my 2013 calendars and will be sure to post them as I go along. I'm trying to determine whether to do them on a monthly basis or go ahead and get them all done at one time. I love this My Mind's Eye collection and can't wait to use it again.
Thanks for stopping by The Hens Den and I am excited to see you again soon.
Bazzill Green, Red and Off-White cardstock
Tim Holtz idea-ology Christmas Adornments
Garden Green ink