Thursday, 2 February 2012

Calendar Challenge February

Yesterday I suddenly remembered that it is February already, so had to get cracking on my Feb pages which I am linking up to the challenge at the *Kathryn Wheel*.

February is mostly a rainy and grey month, hence the colours I chose for my pages, although today was clear and sunny, just extremely cold, and with an east wind which was trying to blow our skin off! The background has been painted with acrylics, and then trees etc have been collaged over the painted stems to give more depth. I used a mixture of ovals and oblongs for the days - to be honest, I didn't have enough of one sort! As I have no possibilty to do die-cuts here, I had to improvise, but I don't think it looks bad. For the 14th I used a red heart; guess why! I added day 29 after I had taken the pics, but it is on there now! I am also entering this into Paint Party Friday. Yes, it is only Thursday today, but I will not be able to paint anything else by tomorrow!




I took this photo at 7.15 yesterday morning as the first light was coming over the hills.


I have got another strenuous day to get through, I am really looking forward to the weekend, as I am extremely tired. My internet USB stick is having phases where it is more of a stuck than a stick, which means it takes ages to get online, and I am not really patient at the best of times!

Have a good day you all, take care, have fun and thanks for visiting!

55 comments:

  1. Very dramatic pages Valerie February has been very cold so far and snow is forecast Brrrr!

    Maggie

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  2. Absolutely divine calendar pages, Valerie. Makes February look so mysterious. Hope your day isn't too hard on you. Take care. hugs, Donna

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  3. Wow, your page for February is stunning!

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  4. Lovely February pages, I'm still doing mine. I hope you get through your day ok.

    Thinking of you,

    xx

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  5. Lovely calendar pages..... v appropriate colours

    February normally is pretty grim isn't it? - it is like a summers day here today... but very cold!

    I've heard a rumour we are due snow at the weekend! We don't do snow well in the UK!

    Remember to take it easy won't you? - but also have fun :)

    Karenx

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  6. Gorgeous pages Valerie - love the splash of red.
    Take care of yourself..sending anti-tiredness sparkles and hugs. xx

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  7. Morning Valerie. That is so strange. You are not going to believe this but I have tree trunks on the brain at the moment! Not sure why! When I clicked on to see what you have been up to... there they are again! I am sure you will sleep better now you know that! lol! Brilliant Feb pages. Have a great weekend and have a good rest.
    Take care,
    Florence XX

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  8. lovely pages, happy PPF! Heard about the cold gripping Europe.

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  9. Wonderful pages! I love how you did the 'day' spots!

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  10. LOVE your calendar pages, and just became Kathryn's newest follower!.. I see your weather looks MUCH like that in my neck of the woods! It's been somewhat warmer, but still grey and muddy.. I'm with you though; just looking forward to the weekend! ~tina

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  11. Such a great take on the challenge Val. I love how you've used the journal shapes as part of your picture. xx

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  12. wow-what a wonderfully creative calendar spread!!

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  13. I love the trees Valerie and the little pop of red and yellow. Must feel like you're back working again - looking forward to the weekends! Hope the weather stays fair. Take care. Suze xx

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  14. Love your painting and your photo is beautiful too!

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  15. Wow Valerie super calenda page and the red heart accent is the cherry on top :)
    Von x♥x

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  16. I really like your February calendar pages. We have had a very weird winter and if you look outside it resembles the art you created for February. Great contrast between the trees and the background. Truly a great February spread, Valerie. Get some rest tonight.

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  17. Lovely pages there... super tree and colouring is perfect. Great photo too.
    Love Cynthia #19 x

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  18. Fabulous calendar, I love the different day shapes. Super photo as well.
    Yvonne x

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  19. Love how you've used the tree diecuts, smashing pages for February, x

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  20. Beautiful pages! Love the idea with that tree!

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  21. I love your February spread!
    The red heart, perfect... compliments the other colors.

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  22. Love your February pages. Love the tree and the red heart. Great work. Take care and be well. :)

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  23. Where is the "love" button? Your pages are spectacular! I am just amazed by your layout/scene setting on the calendar. It's fantastic.

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  24. Great February pages, love the dramatic greys. Kim

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  25. Wow, I love the subtle gray colors, and the tree cut outs!

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  26. This is my fave! I absolutely love it! ANd what a perfect use of just a dash of red!
    Hope you get a restful, nice weekend. Almost there!

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  27. Wonderful pages... just like our gray early February days. Happy PPF!

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  28. Wonderful page, it looks really wintery and a little like a path up to a big haunted house! The trees are fab, I have just ordered a similar stencil to that so its nice to see the effect of it! x

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  29. Awesome February page! Love the trees.

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  30. Wonderful range of gorgeous, rich grays...and the red heart is a perfect accent. :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  31. Love your atmospheric pages, awesome trees. x

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  32. Love your atmospheric pages, awesome trees. x

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  33. Love your atmospheric pages, awesome trees. x

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  34. Beautiful February page, love the trees! Happy PPF!

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  35. oh, how I love those tree silhouettes. fantastic calendar!

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  36. Very dramatic, it's lovely to see something different, love it

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  37. I love your grey wintery trees, and I really like the clouds and little spot of sunlight.

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  38. Your calendar is gorgeous. I have much difficulty getting onto some of the blogs too.

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  39. Wow! STunning pages - absolutely glorious x

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  40. What fab Feb pages - all that dramatic decoration. Hope you find you have enough space to write the daily journal !?

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  41. Fabulous February pages!! Love the trees.

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  42. I love these pages. Awesome!

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  43. Oh my goodness this is the prettiest calendar page I have ever seen. Love how that red heart just jumps out at youon the blk and white! Just love it, take care, gerri

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  44. Wonderful pages, I love the grey and yellow and spooky trees:0) Hope you feel better today xxx

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  45. Awesome pages ~ well done ~ very creative! ~ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  46. ooohhh I love your trees. I mean I really love them!!!
    Great photo too.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  47. Loving your tree trunks and the gorgeous and moody winter background. Hope your stick gets unstuck soon.

    Marie

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  48. Fab Feb pages, you captured the season perfectly!!!

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  49. Those trees look awesome! I love your pages. The colors convey a wintry mood. Very nice work! Hope you can get some rest this weekend. Try and stay warm! Hugs to you!

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  50. Just stopping by to say hello and share some PPF love!
    Renee
    xoxo
    www.fussitup.blogspot.com

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  51. Love what a different style you have. Funny to see you so wintery - I am in summer in NZ ;-)

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  52. Really like your gray February pages with the great POP of the red! I hope you survived the snowstorm I saw on the news. I am in Illinois, USA and we have had hardly any snow this year after a blizzard last year.

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  53. Gorgeous page for February. Your colour choice and theme just sums February up for me! Well done for keeping up so far!

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