Saturday, April 02, 2011

365 day Calendar challenge

It's that time again or it was yesterday.
I still had a few finishing touches to put to my calender for this month so finished it off last night.
For April I've gone for a very simple but apt look for our beautiful Scottish weather. 
Having said that the sun is now out this afternoon and we've got beautiful blue skies...shhh...don't tell anyone, it can be our little secret!
Anyway here is April from me:


Drip, drip, drip little April showers!

I have "dug out" some old papers for this one.
Papers:  Gingham Craft Creations, Creative Imaginations baby papers Sweet dreams...thought the stars and clouds worked with the weather theme.
Inks:  Tim's distress inks weathered wood and faded jeans topped with Glimmer mist turquoise blue.
Perfect pearls: True blue and duo blue-green.
Lettering from:  Scenic Route Bristol.
I finished my rain drops with glossy accents to give them a realistic feel. 
The rain drops were all cut and drawn by hand and to fit them all in I decided not to put this month in Sunday to Saturday line up....it just looked wrong!

You can see a link to more calenders over on Kathryn's blog.

This is also my March all completed as per my earlier posts:


My field of Tulips!
I'm really enjoying this challenge and it's great for remembering special dates and events that you don't always get time to scrapbook straight away.
Thanks for the fun guys and happy crafting....I'm off now to look at what other crafty calender girls have come up with!  :)

21 comments:

chrisg said...

Beautifully imaginative pages Erika and so colourful. I've also gone for April showers this month - hope we're not a jinx LOL.

Fiona said...

great idea to use themed shapes. you can write very small!

Kat said...

grate pages,
I love the rain drops as journaling squares,
Kat

Poppit said...

I love your pages and how the daily entries are written on the most adorable shapes! Your tulips are gorgeous! (and I went with the April showers theme too!) x

Sandra Hall said...

Ha, I was just thinking to myself we've had some lovely sunny weather of late I hope this isn't going to jinx it when I read Chris's comment! I think your page is great with all the drip drip dripping...but I do hope the weather doesn't hear you!
March looks great completed too :)

Steph said...

Very clever idea for April and i love March's page. And i hope it wont be too much rain x

Sheila MJ said...

I like the April raindrops.

thekathrynwheel said...

Gorgeous! Your pages a really different. But I hope we don't get loads of April showers nooooooooo!! Well done for keeping up with the challenge so far :-)

Janique de Suisse said...

I love the rain drops , it's very original !

Sharon said...

Have to chuckle at the April Showers theme.

LorraineM said...

I love your diary and how you have styled/themed the months. Looking forward to seeing the others.

Laura said...

March looks fab all filled in, i love the rain drop shaped on your april pages xxx

Dinky Pink said...

What a great idea, a field of flowers. love the rain drops!

qwiksave said...

Bet the drops look great in RL with glossy accents! Quite lifelike. Like the way you have a theme and so neat too! But also hope we don't get too many April Showers! x

Kimberly Gruber said...

Wow! I really love the raindrops, very smart and beautiful!

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

This is very sweet, nice artwork! The rain drops are a very clever idea :]

Kirsti said...

Great work Erika...I did raindrops on one of my pages and it wasn't til I was highlighting them with glossy accents that I realised I had stamped them upside down.lol..xxx

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous pages, love the field of tulips, what a great idea

Lynette (NZ) said...

Love your raindrop shapes to journal on. The whole page looks great in the various blues

Sam said...

Love the raindrops, fab pages x

Anneke (An) Wijers said...

Beautiful pages for april.
I like the drops; very nice!
Greetings, Anne