Thursday, 30 December 2010

A new challenge for 2011

I have embarked on a new challenge for 2011- a calender art journal.
I follow Kates blog over at http://thekathrynwheel.blogspot.com
and have loved looking at her calender pages throughout the year. She has decided to do the challenge again this year and I thought I would give it a go. I don't know whether I will always be on time with it but I am definately up for it!
Here's what Kate says about it:
"All you have to do is complete a calender page each month, and if you like, leave a comment on my blog at the start of each month so that others can visit your blog and take a peek. Don't forget you can also upload to Flickr too."
Here is my January page.
I have used Dylusion paints and sprays (that I got for Birthday and xmas-Yay!) and a range of stamps from Paperbag studios, invoke arts, We R memory keepers and my minds eye.
Kate has an article in the Jan Craft Stamper magazine showing you how to complete the Jan page and I used this as a base for my page as I was unsure of how to start! Now I know what I am doing I will be able to do my own designs for the other months.
I am also doing some freebie courses with Strathmore and considering Tam's new course over at Willowing.org- How will I fit it all in?!
TFL
Sami x

14 comments:

Mieke said...

Love it!!!

Carmen said...

I've seen these on various blogs and love the idea of them! I may have to join you in this one. Further investigation is needed methinks. Yours is just gorgeous!

Can you send me the link to your Strathmore class please? Is that online?

Sandra Hall said...

Hi Sam, I see that you're joining the 365 challenge this year...your Jan page looks fab! Look forward to seeing more!

Poppit said...

Wow! Great start! Your page looks fabulous. I'm a newbie too and about to start my Jan page.....

LadyBug said...

I love it Sam! it's so you right now :) all that messing about with paint and colours. can't wait to see what you do each month!

Sheila MJ said...

Oh I do like your version of Kate's design for January. Good luck with your own designs later in the year.

thekathrynwheel said...

Gorgeous! Your pages look really beautiful :-) Welcome to the calendar challenge - looking forward to seeing more of your pages throughout the year. Happy new year! Kate x

Lorraine said...

love your calendar Sam and a happy new arty year to you

Poppit said...

I love this page, it's so pretty! Looking forward to seeing more :-)

Juls said...

wow this is amazing, your page is so bright and colourful!!! I have never tried this form of crafting before, but I really want to give it a go this year...I am sure I will learn loads...Thank you for your inspiration! Hugs Juls

arts4all said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog - would have sent you a separate email but don't see an online address for you. Absolutely love your January calendar!! Why I chose to do the drab brown, I'll never know - must have been feeling the cold that day, and I do like the 'bleak mid-winter' hymn. Hope February will inspire me to lighten up.....I'm doing the online Strathmore classes too.

Anesha said...

Wow, stunning pages, love the colours.

patcrafts said...

Awesome pages the colour is really stunning, I am looking forward to seeing your following months.
I have looked at both your blogs some very creative work, brill.
Pat xx

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi sam love the page thanks for visiting me and the art angel is a stamp will try and find out about it and will post on blog soon, everyone loves it.. ju x