Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It's October and Time for a New Calendar Spread!

   I've been participating in Kate Crane's monthly calendar challenge on her blog since discovering it in time to start January of this year. Anyone can start or participate at any time and if you only try it for one month, well, that counts! It's so much fun to look back and remember a bit of each day. Of course I'm planning on joining for next year too (hopefully Kate will host it again, but if not, I love the concept so much I'll do it on my own regardless). My first few months calendars can be seen on my photostream in Flickr.  You can see the finished March calendar and the rest of my pages on previous posts here on my blog.

  This is Sept. finished:

                        You can read about how I created the background on this post.

  And here is what I started for October:

  I used a cocktail napkin. Remove the layers of backing (there are usually two and they're white) and save them to use for added texture on a journal page. I glued the papers down with PPA (Perfect Paper Adhesive) and gently brayered over it to remove any air bubbles.

  The pages were finished with a foam stamp set by Magenta for the month and days of the week. I used a circle punch for the dates and sponged the edges with black ink. Jack-o-Lantern stickers were added on the lower left and a girl image from ARTchix Studio along with a raven image from a free download collage sheet from Retro Café Art  which you can still download for free by clicking on the link.

 Now I'm off to visit the other calendar entries and get some ideas and inspiration for future calendar spreads. Thank you for visiting and for your comments. I so apppreciate it!

       "The 3 C's in life: Choice, Chance, Change. You must make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change."


  1. Love the way you will be able to look back and see exactly what you did each day in such a beautifully presented way! And I love the circle shapes for October!

  2. Thank you for the warm welcome back dear Linda!
    Your calendar pages are wonderful...I always think that part of the challenge is being able to cover up so much of your backgrounds with great results each time...the little girl in the bottom right corner of your Oct pages is so cute...napkins are a fav collage ingredient of mine too :)

    Happy October Dear One

  3. Absolutely fantastic! I love everything about it!!!!

  4. I LOVE your pages. As a Halloween freak they are absolutely my cup of tea! Valerie

  5. Wow Linda, what an absolute work of art. Glad you took a picture before you covered it up with the days. Very spooky :)

  6. thank you for visiting me and for leaving such kind words. I'm so happy I found your blog! Love your rectangle/square collage art journal page, your post about gelli plates (I love Jane Davies too) and your soup to nuts card. I'm your newest follower!

  7. I like these calendars...especially the first one..looks very bright and unique and I love those colors...


  8. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your calendar pages.... especially the Halloween pages..... I am so doing this next year!!!!


  9. Great background! I like using napkins, too.


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