Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Aug calendar

Here is my August page for the calendar challenge over at Kates blog.


I wanted my page to reflect Lughnasadh which is a pagan celebration of the first harvest of the year. I made the corn and poppy stamps (see post below) as I couldn't find any I liked. I used Dylusion paints and sprays and various texture stamps for the background.

Check out Kates blog to see loads of other calendar pages.

TFL

Sam

25 comments:

Sarah said...

love your autumnal stamps

and well done for still keeping up with the calendar

Katrina said...

Love your page, the poppies just burst off the page. How clever are you making your own stamps :) wish I could draw!!

IsaNorris said...

Love it!! those poppies are just perfect.

Sherry Edwards said...

I must admit I've never heard of that Pagan celebration. Your page is simply beautiful due mainly to your gorgeous hand made stamps which work so well. I love how the page has so much depth with the different stamps too xx

patcrafts said...

Love your August page, how clever are you making your own stamps, those poppies are amazing and just love the background.

winterwood said...

love those stamps - hey youve given me an idea... I have some spare lino and all the cutting tools.. must try to make some like yours. love the page!

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning spread Sam and I love your carved stamps!! So clever.

Thanks for your visit to my blog, - you asked about napkins, - you separate the layers (a bit of a fiddle but if you blow on one of the corners they usually separate,) until you are left with a very thin printed layer of tissue. You tear whatever portion you want and then use mat medium or thinned down PVA to adhere it to your painted page. I then usually blend it in with gesso and further layers of paint. Hope this help:0)

Anesha said...

Beautiful pages for August. Love the flowers!

craftattack said...

This is a great spread Sam, your stamps look wonderful, too! Valerie

LadyBug said...

Stunning page again Sam! The reflect Lughnasadh perfectly!!! and thank you again for my stamps I've had a play with them and will be using them for my thank you cards :) you are so clever!!!!

PaperPumpkin said...

Love love love this! It made me smile instantly. I am obsessed with poppy pods. I carved one last summer and love to use it. This past weekend, I went on a Garden Walk and took some photos of poppy pods that I am dying to plat around with! Happy august, I loved your calendar!

laurie said...

i love your stamps! i hope you have many wonderful august days to record. i may have to try making one of those calendars some month - yours turn out so lively and full.

Sharon said...

Love how this turned out. Love your poppies!

Pumpkin Delight said...

I love all the elements on this page form the different direction of the date squares to the gorgeous stamps. Fun fun!

Stopping by from The Kathryn Wheel

flutterbycrafter said...

These pages are stunning, love your stamps

Lynette (NZ) said...

Love how you've combined those gorgeous poppies with the seed heads. Lovely page

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thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, your pages are gorgeous. And clever you, making your own stamps! The poppies look amazing :-)

McMGrad89 said...

Love the poppies.

Steph said...

Lovely pages Sam the poppies are amazing x

Caro said...

What a cute page.

Sheila MJ said...

Oh I love the corn and poppies - great background too.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Sam, gorgeous pages and I love the stamps ;-) It's so satisfying using stamps you've made yourself
Anne xx

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I must admit to not having heard of that Pagan festival, I shall have to look it up. Love your pages especially the poppy stamps.

Kimberly Gruber said...

ooh, i love your stamps..heck, they are tons better than what i've seen out there too...