Monday, January 16, 2012

More Calendars, an ATC and Hearty goodness

I have had these few calendars done since late last week but with Blogger acting up and things going on around here I am only getting to these now. The days are flying by so my calendar will be put to good use very shortly.
Here are the following months......
May-Colorized bleach....I think this is my fav technique so far.....

June....Gradient Stamping with a Twist
July...... Bubble Wrap Emboss Resist
August Calendar will be coming soon, I needed to buy Crayons for that one..
Remember to take a peek over at Ink Stains with Roni for all of her techniques. You can find all the Months on her Right side bar. This is a lot of fun.

And here is a challenge for Bella Creations in the OhLaLa group.
Heather gave us a Gecko Gal Bingo card image only to work with.
Here I did some Gimp (Image Manipulation), added the B/W girl image and coloured her, added butterfly wings, then replaced the O in Bingo with a Gimp brush.
I inked the edges with Jumbo Java Ink by Tsenko then pleated some pink ribbon and seam binding together, added my little safety pin and charms. Overall this was a good challenge for me to use Gimp and get more practise. I am coming along but I am no where near a Graphic Artist....yet...

One more little ditty.....
On Artchix, Helga gave a little tutorial for painting hearts using their Eco Shapes. I didn't have any on hand so I cut my own hearts out, made an inchie window, painted with similar colours that Helga used. I think they turned out pretty spiffy. I love the slip slap of paint and blending right on the surface. Of course I used a good scruffy brush for this then I used a toothbrush to splatter on the Apple Green. Love the combos here.
Thank you for dropping by.
I can't remember if I posted but the car is fixed, many dollars later but I am up and running.
It was covered in ice from last weeks ice storm but it is OK now and I am a Happy Camper.
Keep arty my friends.


  1. Hi Les, I love all your creations. I had trouble with blogger too!!!!!!!!
    Do stop by and sign up for the give-away.

  2. Your calendar is gorgeous Les... and so love your ATC... the image you have used is adorable... and pretty heart... such a beautiful color combo... so happy your car is all fixed... what a relief for you....

    Jenny x

  3. Love all of your creations, but sometimes I swear you are speaking a foreign language, and it is not Canadian! Cute items, so glad your car is sad about the $$$


  4. Oh Lesley, your calendar pages turned out way cool!!! I love them all but your colorized bleach page turned out amazing!!!

  5. Lovely "arty post"! I will be checking out the calendar pages yours and just saw the September one. Good for you and Gimp! I will never GET it! Love the painted heart! Helga is a goddess! Need to check out that tutorial! Have a good Monday - congrats on the running mobile! Hugs,

  6. How lovely!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  7. Your calendar pages are awesome! Happy Thursday!

  8. Gorgeous calendar pages.. love that bleach one too.. you rock at the gimp though.. great card.. and the Free Kisses is too cute.. glad the car is fixed.. so sorry about the $$ ugh.. always something hey?
    Have a great day!

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog today! what cute little calendar pages . Have a great weekend!


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