Saturday, January 14, 2012

Punches and Dies and Glitter Oh My!

January calendar memory box dies martha stewart punch cuttlebug
Here it is, my January calendar page! I wanted something that used snowflakes and represented winter, because in my neck of the globe, it is winter :-)  My plan is to create a calendar page for each month of the year and since I hope to post February next week, I figured I should start the year off right with January - lol.

I have a theme for this year, and if you recall I shared a link from My Owl Barn last year.... you remember, she lets you design your own 2012 calendar using owl art from various artists... So, I started with one of the owl images (this is the hardest part because they are all so great), added my own January calendar page (not because I am a glutton for punishment, well maybe I am, but because hers didn't quite fit... and January was started.

If you are wondering how I got the texture on the owl image, I printed it out on art paper - acrylic painters paper... I prefer it over watercolor paper because I like that it makes my printed image look like the artist painted it just for me :-)  Oh, speaking of which, the artist who created this beauty is Kelly Ann, you can see some of her other paintings by clicking here.

free printable digi memory box dies martha stewart punch cuttlebug
The paper is DCWV, the pink has been run through my Cuttlebug, using one of my friend Lucy's embossing folders, I also used one of Martha's snowflake border punches, and don't forget the glitter.

On the inside, I used the quote from one of the printables I've created (click here to get the quote) and added my Memory Box Frosty Border die (yeah, this is a fun one!)... I cut the die apart and framed the quote... and glitter here too!

Have a happy day! It is a cold one here, guess I shouldn't complain, it is winter :-)

Enjoy! Copyright for Personal Use Antonella DeFalco


chillin with Quillin said...

this is gorgeous, love the owl and the embossed background. Love the snowflake border, very elegant!!!

Nágela said...

I agree with Paula. Beautiful!

Regina said...

Antonella!!!! What a stunning calendar page!!! The owl is so cute and I love every single detail!!!
Love it too much!!
Have a marvellous weekend!!

Ann said...

Fabulous calendar page. I love all the texture and the owl image is great.
It's quite cold here today too, lots of snow

SUGANTHI said...

I love the quote on the inside and framed with the border die. Looks so much like quilling pattern.

Bronwyn said...

Lovely design!

Mom Daughter Style said...

how creative!
new follower
Ces of

Szalonaisa said...

The quote is gorgeous just like everything you showed us :)

Nati said...

Paula, very cute calendar!!
great idea!!
Nati from Brazil

MRSxDOT said...

The Calendar page is gorgeous! You are so crafty. I love reading your posts.

Lisa said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! I love the owl image...the texture does make it look like the artist painted it just for you!! Beautiful calendar page!! And all of your photography is incredible!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and I'm glad you did so I could find yours!! I'm a happy new follower :)



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