Monday, August 31, 2015

September Calendar Page

Hello! It's August 31st, so it looks like I got my layout done just in the nick of time! I was inspired once again by the two page sketch at Stick it Down

I pulled out the Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine collection. It has such beautiful colors and I love the rainbow ombre paper! I had thought about using it for the circle, but I wouldn't be able to get the full rainbow in that space, so I decided to used a border punch and run it across my page.

I was also inspired by the Got Talent #8 challenge at My Scraps and More. The challenge was to reuse some plastic packaging on your layout and to write and cut out part of your title. I loved the rainbow ombre paper so much, I decided to recreate the effect using watercolor pencils for my title.  Once I had all the letters of my title written, I went over the whole thing with a water brush. I then fussy cut the word. 

For the plastic packaging part of the challenge, I used a sheet of clear plastic I've had for quite some time, so I don't even remember what it was from. I stamped on it with some Versamark and then heat embossed it with white powder.

I punched some flowers, collected some random die cut flowers and other embellishments and cut the green branches using my Cricut for the clusters.

Patterned Paper- Provo Craft, Simple Stories
Punches- EK Success, Tonic
Watercolor paper- Strathmore
Stamps- October Afternoon
Ink- Ranger, Tsukineko
Tape- My Mind's Eye
Cartridge- Storybook, Walk in My Garden
Watercolor pencils- Staedtler
Enamel Dots- Simple Stories
Buttons- Target
Pen- Signo, Sakura
Font- Calibri Light


  1. This is such a fun double! I love the colors and all of your little details, fabulous job! Thanks for playing with us at SID!

  2. Beautiful layout! Love the bright colors,the stitching and the long journaling. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.

  3. Love all the bright, fun colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down,

  4. Great layout. Such a wonderful example of using different mediums. Love the stitching. The pretty colours add to the celebrations and fun you enjoyed that month. Thanks so much for joining us at Stick It Down. Hope to see your creations using this months designs.