Sunday, May 01, 2011

White Rabbits!

It's May my favourite month of the year.
Time again for my 365 day calender and today I've got a confession.....I'm late posting cause I've been busy doing May today. 
In my defence I did start it at my recent crop but it wasn't working how I wanted so I have reverted back to my first idea.
I photographed this quite late in the day, hopefully the lighting won't reflect that. 
You can see other calenders via Kathryn's blog.
Here is mine:

I have used:
Ranger distress inks peeled paint and stormy sky.
Spellbinder deckled edge rectangles.
PaperArtsy stamps.  Flower stamp by SU.
Cricut for lettering and letraset.
Flowers by Prima.
Bling by Zva creative.
Reg and white acrylic paints.

I did wonder whether I should add the ribbon over my rectangles or to leave it behind....mmm...decisions, decisions!
Ran out of time for today but it may get altered later in the month.
I wanted May to have a spring like feel but also wanted to include a Maypole which to me symbolises this time of year even though it isn't practised up here in Scotland. 
We have had a really great run of beautiful sunny weather over the last week which gives hope that the better weather is on route.  Yaah!
Plus of course it is my birthday month so guess you could say I'm biased, LOL.

And a wee lookie at last months all completed:

Not as much rain as I thought last month, if you believe the superstitions that means it doesn't bode well for the summer.
Let's wait and see!
Hopefully it won't be the case and we will get a good summer too.
Anyway I'm away for a nightcap, have a good Bank holiday tomorrow, back soon.


Kimberly Gruber said...

Wow, this is just beautiful. Love the way you cut your squares, the colors are perfect. Everything is just so nice.

Nicks said...

wow your pages are wonderful - i dont think I put enough thought into what the month signifys

Wiccababe said...

love the maypole idea Erika, both months look fabulous - I admire you greatly for taking this on, I'm not brave enough

Nicky Stevenson said...

I think you made the right decision to keep the Maypole rope behind the squares so you have room to write. Loving both your months!

Kirsti said...

Looking good honey...keep up the good work:0) x

Sharne Gregory said...

I love your idea of raindrop shapes for your journalling. Great pages!

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

That May pole is fantastic. So cute. The raindrop theme of April is also fun. Love the theme of each momth. Very clever

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Crafting Queen said...

Great pages for May, love the Maypole!

Shazza said...

loving the Maypole Erika, looks great and April fab too

sandra de said...

Wonderful pages and I love the May pole.

Luna Art said...

Wonderful pages! Love your maypole, I have done a maypole on mine and wondered exactly the same thing about the ribbons! Your April page looks wonderful too! x

Siobhan Brignull said...

I love your style, its just wow. I love May but then I saw April, I stand in awe of your art, Siobhan x

Poppit said...

Love your Maypole and the reminder that they exist (I'd forgotten all abuot the good ole Maypole!). Glad you're busy 'doing May' and not cooped up indoors. x

thekathrynwheel said...

Ah great! I love the idea of the maypole - fantastic! And April looks fab all filled in too. Well done for keeping up so far, only 8 months to go!

ally said...

awesome pages

Lynette (NZ) said...

Love the raindrops and your maypole is so fun. Happy May :-)

flutterbycrafter said...

Love Aprils rain stops, and I adore your Maypole

Fiona said...

april looks sooooo good - love the writing within the rain drops. May looks really fun!

Sandra Hall said...

We all got taken by surprise with the lack of April showers - not that I'm complaining! Your pages look fab :)

Laura said...

Love your may pole page, reminds me of being back at primary school skipping round the maypole hehehehe

Unknown said...

What a fab maypole for May - well done !

chrisg said...

Fabulous pages Erika - Gotta love that May pole and your April page looks stunning now that its complete