Sunday, November 7, 2010

Altered Calendar September - Garden Theme

Here are my pages from the September for the altered calendar swap.  The theme was "Gardens"  But the starting point is racy romance novel images -so you have to work them into your design. Since these calenders are going around "twice" you can see the pages i did last March here.
On this spread i painted around the female on the right with a copper paint pen.  I had just purchased a roll of copper metallic organza ribbon - so i wanted to use that somehow.  I decided to create a subtle ruffle down the left side of the page and add a bunch of yellow flowers glued on top with sticky dots.
A fall themed napkin cut into strips provided the borders.  Another yellow flower helped to frame the ladies face.

 On this spread i did some journaling but then decided to cover it with green mulberry paper.  I framed the pages with colourful borders from a Dover book.  A few butterflies and sticker quotes complete the pages.
For this saucy wench, i gave her a gown of red flowers.  Let me explain about all these blooms!  I went to an estate sale with another creative buddy.  The apartment was owned by an artist and was filled to the brim with fabric and sculptures and painting and photography and all sorts of evidence of her creative life.    Not wanted to go "crazy" i only bought a few things - a baggie filled with foreign stamps. a few books.  And a giant stack of flower photographs that had been meticulously cut out.  You can see the yellow flowers above how much time must have been put into this task.  Not something i would ever care to do!!
But i certainly enjoyed using them in this garden themed altered calendar!

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