Friday, 1 April 2011


Hi all,
My April page is ready to show off,

My finished March page will appear by magic near the bottom of this post,
(I'm on time again 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,

If you 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.

So here's my APRIL page,
I went with the April showers theme (not very original I know)
but I love how this page turned out,

As you can see I have used quite moody/stormy colours,
& I tryed to emanate muddy puddles with the background stamping.
I think I just about pulled it off,
Again for this month I have used Dyan Reaveley stash
The stamps & downloads can be found HERE in her shop.

Here's some shots of how I built the page up,

I took the Milled Lavender Distress Ink
& doing the direct to paper technique I swiped it all over the pages,
then with Dusty Concord I blended about 2inches around the edges,
then with Faded Jeans I blended just the edge,
this draws your eyes into the page.

Next I hunted around my stash for stamps that would
give a muddy puddle & wet splashes type affect,

I then used Distress ink
(milled lavender, weatherd wood & dusty concoard)
to stamp as pictured above.

Next is the good part of getting all the bits & bobs
together to complete the page.
I used dylusions stamps & downloads for the people & the wellies
the squares are again as the other months
part of a TSV on QVC bought ages ago (glad to put them to good use)
the chip board letters are also from the same set,
the days of the week are done on my computer,
as are the numbers (then punched out with a punch)
I used a Zig pen & white gel pen to doodle round some of the squares.

Again I haven't stuck much down yet
as it gives me the the freedom to change and improve
things during the month.

I think I've covered every thing for April
so back to March,

Here it is all filled in & stuck down,
I you would like to see the March post please Click Here

That's about it I think
hope you like this months page,
& thank you for all your lovely comments
about my March page last month,
I have had a couple of people ask how big the squares are?
(well they are 4cm or 1 & a half inches)
& also what size my pages are?
(I use 2 A4 sheets to complete each month)
I hope that helps.

I'm off to put this on Kate's Blog,
so in the words of Tiger TTFN,
Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.


  1. Thank you for sharing how your pages were created. I would love to make pages like this.

  2. Great April the 'umbrella'd' people....great fun.

  3. Aprils page looks FAB i love the colours and your March pages are gorgeous all filled in xx

  4. march looks great all filled in and love the wellies in April!

  5. wow!!!! I love your pages Kat! Just had to smile at the wellies lined up...let hope its not too rainy eh? xxx

  6. great use of colour and I love those stamps!!

  7. Oh I like your moody stormy images for April - great colours. Fab wellies !

  8. FABulous page! (great minds think alike - I went for April showers too). Love your mini tutorial. The page turned out brilliantly! :-)

  9. wow, I love the 2 months pages !! beautifuls colors !!

  10. I do love how you show the materials you used:) And your pages are fabulous - love your images :)

  11. Lovely pages Kat, i love your colours x

  12. I love that colour combo so moody, and I think Ive got those squares, dont know where though, LOL....Siobhan

  13. Oooooh very lovely pages, and it's great to see the process. Thanks for sharing! The colours and images all look great. Well done for keeping up with the challenge so far x

  14. This looks brilliant fun !
    Very tempted to have a bash myself ! but my art journal is only A5 - how does this compare to yours ? How big are the squares - it's hard to tell on your picture - is it hard to squeeze the journalling in ?

  15. Ohhh these a such fab pages, gorgeous colours you have chosen.

  16. Guess mine isn't original either wouldn't be April without a few showers!
    Loving your wellies and people in April and all the bright added doodles on March....I maybe have to look at this idea (it's my first year at this and not big at journalling).
    Great work, happy crafting and looking forwards to seeing what you come up with next month.

  17. FAB pages Kat- I'm also gulity for going with the shower theme this month LOL - and I love your colour scheme for April, great stormy colours beautifully blended.

  18. These pages are fabulous, lovely colours and I adore the images you have used.

  19. Though you've choosen mody colours, your page still looks very soft and positiv to me. Using the distress inks makes your calander page very unique.

    I like it very much!

  20. What beautiful pages. I really love your images. I will have to go get me some of those!

  21. WOW! Your backgrounds are beautiful & I just adore your collage artwork :]

  22. Love the colours. Especially love how your pages are each individual yet unified - great style :-)

  23. Fantastic pages for april, love the downloads x

  24. Fabulous pages fot april!
    I like the umbrellas.
    Very funny.


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