Saturday, November 05, 2011

Flying High.

The Calendar challenge over at the Craft Barn this week is Deep/dark colour and circles whether die cuts, stamps, punches, dotty paper.
Well this challenge nearly had me beat because I just couldn't come up with a concept that worked. August to me means summer holidays, hot sun, water and beach which certainly doesn't go with deep and dark colours. I tried ice cream cones, dotty paper flowers, a boat sailing away into the sunset, sunrise over the horizon. By 4am this morning I was about to give up the ghost and sit it out this week when I suddenly remembered a free stamp which came with the May issue of the Craft Stamper which is a very rounded shape hot air ballon. So as the saying goes I was Up up and away and this is the result.


Days of the week are suns made from my beloved shrink plastic and the blanking days and balloons are stamped using distress ink in Chipped Sapphire and Spiced Marmalade both deep/dark colours. The over all effect I think still portrays a summer day. Can next week be an easy one please!!!

10 comments:

Suze Bain said...

Blue skies and yellow sunshine, definitely says summer to me. A great interpretation of the challenge. xx

Carol said...

Wow. How on earth do you come up with these ideas, I think I would have thrown in the towel in February. Very creative and it works so well.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Ha Ha! Brilliant, Love the dark colours on your calendar page, works beautifully, Gay xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

The bright yellow in blue looks so striking and lovely
Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Donna said...

Smashing calendar page Mrs A, perfect colours and the balloon stamp was a great find :) Donna x

CuddlyBunny said...

SHRINK PLASTIC IS AWESOME! Whew. Had to get that out! :)

I love your calendar page! Wonderful combination with the blue and orange!

Craftyfield said...

Dark but still fresh, love the balloon stamp too...

Faye said...

A brilliant concept and a brilliant page, well done you. xxx

Gio said...

I love the combo you used, and your august is still summerish!

Isabelle@the Craft Barn said...

I have really challenged everyone with my deep colours for August LOL. But you nailed it, deep blue with the contrasting yellow is perfect.
Well done,
isa