Sunday, 10 July 2011

July Calender

Hello! Just wanted to share a couple of art journal pages and my (late) July calender page for the challenge over at Kates blog. I had done it on time but had not had a chance to post it yet.

On this page I have used a download from Ceremony on the left hand side. On the other side I layered up some book print then stamped an image on to a single sheet of tissue paper. I used gel medium to stick it down and also over the top of it to make it see through so you can see the text underneath, mirroring the download. I used acrylic paint, distress inks and more stamps.

This page was acrylic paint, spray inks, TH masks and distress inks and stamps. The dressmaking dummy was again from ceremony. I printed butterfly wings onto blue tissue paper so they came out translucent when stuck down.

Here is my July calander page. Not as happy with it as some of my others as I didn't really have a theme for this month, still I am pleased I have kept up with it even if I always seem to be late posting!

The Wight Craft Circles 5th retreat is coming up soon and we have decided to open up a few places this year.

The dates are Fri 23rd Sept to Sun 25th Sept

Totland Bay youth hostel on the Isle of Wight

Tickets are £45 (non refundable £10 deposit required)

Arrival and check in on the Friday at 3pm, check out 2pm on Sunday.

This is a self catering event, there is use of a big kitchen and lots of take away places nearby. Because it is a youth hostel we ask that you tidy and hoover your room before departure.

Tea/coffee/ juice provided.

There are no classes at this retreat, it is just an opportunity to craft away with friendly like minded people all weekend. We normally all go for a walk on the Sat afternoon to get some group photos (weather permitting!) either to the beach or up the downs.

This will be the 5th retreat we have run and may be our last as the youth hostel is due to close next year.

To find out more please go our blog.

You can see photos of the venue and shots of previous retreats.

You can also leave a comment for me if you are intrested.


Sami x


craftattack said...

I love the pages - perhaps the theme will develop in the course of the month! Valerie

Carmen said...

Oh what a shame that you are losing your retreat venue. Maybe you'll find another? I always enjoy reading your posts about them.

As for your pages - so luscious and gorgeous as always. Love all the layers and texture.

laurie said...

your pages look great. you always know how to use just the right colors to make them pop! enjoy your retreat - i would love a whole weekend with friends to create.

PaperPumpkin said...

Love your journal pages! And, your July calendar theme seems to me to be: Whimsical! Summery and fun! I really like the colors... ~kathy

LadyBug said...

The pages are lush as normal Sami :) I love the colours of the July pages, so summery!!! are you going to post the book you made yesterday at the crop????? it's FAB!!!!!

Sharon said...

Your journal pages are wonderful. Love your July for its simplicity and that touch of elegance.

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, love all your journal pages - the layering is fantastic. I'm glad you are still keeping up with the challenge - the wonky squares on July look fab :-) Can you believe we are half way through?!

Anesha said...

Great journal pages and lovely background on your calendar pages.

Juls said...

wow!! such gorgeous work! Hugs Juls

Sherry Edwards said...

Great pages Sam - especially love the first one with the tissue stamping - so effective.

Best of luck with the retreat x