Monday, 25 November 2013

Desk Calendar

Hi-Di-Hi !!!!!!

When the Craft Barn design team were asked to work with the prompt 'A Gift of Time' there was a little panic as we all thought about clocks!!!  Anyone who has followed my blog for a while will know that I have done my fill of clocks for a while haha!!!  BUT we were wrong...we were to work with calendars!!!

A desk calendar is always an acceptable present and I have made one using the Tando Creative Mini Theatre which is free standing. Firstly I glued all the upper sections together and painted them with Fresco Paint in Ice Blue before adding PaperArtsy Crackle and then Very Berry on the top. The back piece has been covered with some patterned paper (there is lots of choice in the shop) and gesso'd to dull it down. The 2 sections were then glued together. I added some leaves punched from a piece of the leftover patterned paper and glued them to the top under some mulberry flowers. The calendar was attached with 3D foam. When the calendar runs out it can easily be replaced with a new one.

Thank you so much for popping by, HUGS xxx

Tando Creative Mini Theatre
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints - Ice Blue, Very Berry and CracklePatterned Paper


Dawn said...

He he this is gorgeous - says she who has just had a real peek at it on your desk!! Beautifully done sweetie, fab colour choices and some amazing crackle effects too. What a fab present this will make.
Huge huggles x x x x

DIane Warburton said...

This is really pretty and feminine, so 'him indoors' will keep his mucky mitts off it :-)

Kaz said...

Ooothis is gorgeous Karen, what a fab idea for a calendar!! xxx

Coco said...

This is really gorgeous Karen, it will make a very charming gift for Christmas you're right!!! Big hugs, coco xxx

Gio said...

This is so lovely and elegant, Karen. A very nice gift.

Kath said...

Yes. I think it is a lovely gift too, however if I had made it I would want to keep it!!!

Carol said...

Fab piece - love those colours xx

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous! x

BJ said...

Super desk calendar, adore the colours. Been knocked sideways yet again and have been struggling this week.

Maggie said...

Lovely desk calendar Karen in a gorgeous berry colour.