Tuesday, 1 February 2011

JOURNAL CALENDER (February 2011)

Hi all,
No window speak today (lol)

My February page is ready to show off
I am really enjoying this challenge,
My finished January page will appear by magic near the bottom of this post,
(I'm on time can you believe it!!!) (lol)

For those of you that are not in the know,
this challenge lasts the whole year,
you have to journal every day in the form of 12 monthly calender pages,
& then head over to the kathryn wheel blog & link up your creation,
so Kate Crane & any one else can see what you have come up with,

Like the sound of that? you can jump in at any time along the way,
so get cracking & head over HERE to check it out.

Around blog land there are challenges up about love
(so I thought I would enter my pages for them as it contains lots of hearts)
over at simon says stamp and show the theme is, SHOW SOME LOVE.
& over at  the artistic stamper creative team blog the theme is ALL THINGS LOVE.
Now with out further a do,
here's my February page,

OK my confidence is still not brave enough to stick
anything down yet in case I make a mistake,
(the hearts for the dates are not even  stuck to the squares yet) lol,

Here's some shots of how the page came together,
I started with 2 sheets of A4
& used scattered straw distress ink blended as shown,

Then it was a bit of wild honey round the edge,

& then a bit of barn door to draw the eye in,

here's the end result,

Next I used a heart stencil & a spray ink (dylusions)
to get the hearts at the bottom of the pages.

Now for the stamping part,
I used  Tim Holtz urban chic &
Creative Expressions vintage hearts,
sorry I don't remember who the flourishes belong to
but you can see the sheet in the picture.
the distress inks I used for the stamping are also in the picture.

that's my page, ready for embellishing

The word February is spelt from tiles that came from a hang man game
that I got out of a pound shop.
the days of the week are printed off of my computer,
as are the dates (this time I used a heart punch)
well it is valentines in Feb (Hence the heart theme)
I also used old book pages to stamp the hearts on
that are placed around the page.
the squares are part of a kit I got as a TSV on QVC ages ago,
(I decided to use more plane squares this time
as on the January page you cant read some of the writing properly)
well you do learn from your mistakes (lol)

Hope you like it!

Here's my finished January master piece (lol)

For all you double clickers out there like me,
There are a couple of spelling mistakes (lol)
I must say I did find it hard to confine what I had to say
on these little squares, on the days that I had lots to say,
I also used some clip art to enhance some of the squares.

if you would like to see how I made this page you can
click HERE to go back to the January post.

Well that's about it, I don't think I've forgotten anything,

I do see I have lost 2 followers
(I hope I haven't done something to offend)
but I do see I have gained a new one (so welcome to you)
I do value all of my followers,
& I do appreciate all the wonderful comments I get from you all.
It gives my confidence a real boost.

Thanks for stopping by
Back soon,
Kat x.


  1. Excellent calendar page and love that you did a step by step guide, as a newbie at this art journaling its a great help.

  2. Wonderful pages! Love how you have shown each step of creation!

  3. love your pages. February seems to "glow"!

  4. Love how you've given us a step by step to show how you created your pages :) They're lovely!

  5. Beautiful pages, love the step by step, I always forget to take the photos!

  6. Hi Kat
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments.
    Your calendar pages are STUNNING! (Gotta love that crying face on Back to work date LOL)
    Brilliant step by step instructions too - Really looking forward to see more pages in the coming months.


  7. lovely pages and thanks for the step by step. I'm not a paper crafter so its good to see how others create such depth and character in their backgrounds! Look forward to seeing more. x

  8. sweet page! loving the cute little hearts on each square. And thanks for the tutorial - it's great to see how others build up her their pages. :-)

  9. These are great pages and I love the little cartoons. You are mad having new windows put in in Jan!!! Bet they look good though.

  10. Wow, your pages are fabulous and I love the step by step guide to February. I clicked on January (yeah, I'm a double clicker!) and had a closer look at your little drawings. Wonderful! x

  11. only a couple of spelling mistakes...my pages are awash with them...infact people will probably think I have invented a new language.....it makes the pages unique to you!!....I love all the detail in your January pages, and I adore the gorgeous soft colours of your Febuary pages! Hugs Juls

  12. I love your Journal pages Kat , love the colours

  13. stunning pages thanks for sharing your process.

  14. Love the January page...have fun with your love theme for February.
    Thanks for joining in at the Artistic Stamper
    xoxo Sioux

  15. This is great, Kat! I've thought, most every year, of doing one of these - haven't yet! *lol*

  16. Totally GORGEOUS... stick it down... seriosuly, it is FAB!!! THanks for joinin in with the Artistic stamper challenge x

  17. I love both your pages - especially like the tags on your January....and the hearts for Feb - beautiful variety. Very cool that you share your process too.

  18. Fantastic pages don't change a thing and get out the glue!

  19. Awesome - I just love it - you have inspired me to do something similar - although I am going to have to start in March I think... It's lovely - so creative and such a wonderful idea x

  20. Great page! Thanks so much for the look behind the scenes too! Hugs, Terri

  21. What fantastic pages. Thanks for the step by step.........great! S x

  22. Cool pages, I love the step by step photos to see how it all came together.
    Thanks for playing along with the ASCT Challenge this month, Best of Luck x

  23. oh my gosh, this is fabulous....I love your pages and how you have explained your process.....makes me want to participate (I love calenders...so personal!!) keep up the great work, you're awesome!!


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