Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Monthly Calendar Challenge - May 2010 - Just Add Ink #14 - Just Add Vintage

Hi there,
Today's post is for my Monthly Calendar Challenge for May.  As Mother's Day is in May and maybe it's your Birthday, Anniversary or another special occasion it is always lovely to receive flowers so:
The theme for May is Say it With Flowers.
I designed my first calendar to fit in with the Just Add Ink #14 - Just Add Vintage challenge
It is the first time I have made these frilly flowers out of punches and I have used the Scallop Circle Punch and the Boho Blossom largest flower for the smaller flowers. For the larger flower I used 8 punched shapes and five for the smaller ones.  I pleated the kraft strip of designer paper and used the sewing machine to add some stitching. I stamped off the Medallion stamp once before stamping onto my card and sponged all the edges to add some age. 
Stamps:  Medallion, Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel
Card and Paper:  Kraft, Very Vanilla, Brocade Blue, Bella Blue DP
Ink: Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Brocade Blue
Embellishments: Pearl Brad, Silver Brad, Pearl Buckle, Bluebird Ribbon (R)
Tools:  Big Shot, Labels 4 Nestabilities, Multi Mat, Sponge, Dimensionals, Scallop Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Computer and Printer
For my second calendar I used Flourishes Chrysanthemum's  from a set called "Calendar Set 3". I love to work with red and white as a colour theme.     

Stamps: Flourishes Calendar Set 3
Card:  Real Red, Whisper White
Ink:  Stazon Black
Markers: Real Red, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue
Embellishments: Crystal Brad, Crystals, Real Red Ribbon
Tools:  Big Shot, Blossom Nestability, Computer and Printer, Crop-a-dile, Martha Stewart Arch Punch, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter
Unfortunately my challenge for April had no takers, so I intend to continue with my own calendars hoping to inspire some of you to join in.
I hope you have enjoyed my calendars for May, I enjoyed creating them, let me know if you like them. 
Happy Stamping,
Cat's Ink Siggy