Friday, 28 January 2011

Art Journal February 2011



As this month is almost over, I thought it was high time to start my February calendar pages. Used some freebie papers from *Scrapbook* magazine. I didn't like the papers much, but cut into small pieces, I like them better. For the 14th I cut a TH heart and wings out of a piece of scrap paper. The sentiments (Sizzix die cuts) have been cut from scraps of white cardstock and used to spray a negative image on the edges, and then, after drying, to add the *positive* words, a 2-for-1 effect. The month has been inked with a stencil, the weekdays have been printed onto some scraps of coordinating, patterned paper. Did some random stamping, to which I added a spot of stickles, and that was it.
It was, as always, fun to make, and this month I have been enjoying making short, positive comments every day, then every day has something positive about it, if only that it is over and it's time to go to bed....But seriously, nearly every day has some good times, and it's important, for me, to remember these moments, and not just the bad ones. I think I remember a song from my past which went *Even the bad times are good....* - by the Tremeloes?
So, here's wishing you all a good day! Thanks for looking!

13 comments:

  1. Your calendar pages for February are so pretty Valerie. You will love writing on this. Annette x

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  2. This one is gorgeous, too, love the colours! Hugs, Sarah. Have a nice weekend!

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  3. Very pretty, I love the paper cut up too. ~Diane

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  4. Gorgeous journal pages, Valerie!

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  5. Love this, very pretty colours! Hugs, T

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  6. Very,very pretty Val. Love the techniques you've used too.
    Hugs,
    Sue xx

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  7. lovely calender page val, well done...

    maria xx

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  8. What a great idea, and it's turned out brilliantly. Love the overall look, plus how the days are not all the same size but sit so happily on the page together. I love your idea to write something positive about each day, there is always something good to find, isnt there? Even if, as you say, it's that the day is over. Oh, and perfect to make the 14th a heart shape instead of a square. Such nice work, Valerie.

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  9. I love the pink and green colour combination for the early part of February Valerie. Well done you for finding positives each day, we all know that that isn't always easy to do!

    Hugs and sparkles

    Carole x

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  10. Carole, it isn't easy, but it does me good as I tend to somnetimes look on the negative things! I'm trying.........mostly, very trying!

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