Friday, 4 February 2011

BIG SPLODGY AND PINK!

Well what's not to like about that? Right now I need to focus on positive emotions, so even if February is really kind of dark and gloomy ... I decided my calendar pages needed to be cheerful and fun, so pink it is! The first thing I did was splash some pink acrylic paint about - which was deeply satisfying, then I went for my lovely water soluble crayons in purples and lilac.

Then of course I needed to indicate the month in some way, and not wanting to be too predictable I stamped it in the middle rather than at the top. Oooh you little radical you! Well you've got to break out a bit, haven't you, and anyway I've been told I'm getting a bit set in my ways. Putting titles in the middle rather than at the top is just the first step in the process ...
I've got a 1 1/4" square punch which came in very handy for the next bit - when I dived into my scrap paper box in search of pinks and purples, and the odd bit of black. Its very therapeutic to just crunch away with the punch before arranging the results until you're happy with them.
I even had room for a few illustrations as well, and chose to use some gorgeous images from Artchix. I love Helga's muse, this quirky lady who turns up in so many of her images, she makes me laugh every time, and the Artchix collage sheets are just fabulous, I use them a lot. Now all I have to do is make sure I keep up with filling the days in ...
And just in case you're wondering, yes I did manage January and here it is! The Artchix lady features heavily here too, I notice, wonder if she's trying to tell me something??

10 comments:

Judie aka Craftymess said...

oh its all pink, i used to hate pink but im really warming to it at the mo, great pages they just go so well together xx

Anesha said...

Great pages, love the colours you used.

Doone said...

i thought you were calling my name when I saw that title for your post!

Maybe that muse is telling you the right things and you should listen?

Hope you are keeping a well as you can...as I recover from my short illness I am deeply grateful for my health...



Dx

Sandra Hall said...

Oooo, title in the middle! It looks fab Rosie - and the background colour too. January looks great too...your handwriting is SO neat!
PS - I like Artchix too :)

Gez said...

Gorgeous pages.. ooh I do wish I had a square punch.. it's such a pain cutting out the squares!!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

The sea of pink is inspired as is mixing up where the titles go.

Theresa said...

Really love this journal style Rosie! The squares are the perfect size for daily mementos and what fun to glam it all up! GREAT post!

Theresa said...

Rosie - got inspired by you and linked to you on today's blog entry:)

sandra de said...

Your journal is looking gorgeous and don't be surprised when I borrow your month in the middle!!
Sandra xx

Linda said...

Such a great idea.....I love these pages.

Never used to like pink much till I met you. Now I'm rather fond of it :-)