Hi there 🙂 For the last 4 years, I’ve been making a wall calendar out of Aurora Wings images. The first year was a killer, as I was trying to get the calendar made at the same time as I was doing all my Christmas cards, baking and everything else associated with the holidays. Since that one, I’ve been doing them from Februrary – January of the following year. Waaay better, and easier on me 🙂 This year, I chose to use the images found in 2 of Mitzi’s PDF coloring books. I used the Wings Collection images, the books are in Volume 1 and Volume 2 ( here and here on Etsy), and my calendar included all the images from both sets. The images are also available individually, links will be under the images. I colored all the images up with my Copics, loosely basing the color scheme with the birthstone of each month.
After coloring all the images, I cut them out with a pretty die. This was glued on to a piece of gray CS, that I’d cut the edges with edging scissors (!!!!), and detailed with white Posca pen. Since it’s important to keep embellishments flat, and at a minimum, for wall calendars – because extra weight and/or bulk causes it to hang funny or tear when it’s on the wall – I added some simple die cut designs. Some gems that correspond with the birthstones were added to the centres of the die cuts. This was all attached to a calendar page with the month printed on it. The back sides of each sheet has the monthly grid for the previous month, which I added holidays and moon cycles to. I used some rings to bind all the calendar pages together. Now, I get to enjoy Mitzi’s beautiful images throughout the year and into next 🙂
I’d like to enter this in the following:
Classic Design Challenge – #3 March ATG
Crafts Galore Encore – #25 March ATG
A Perfect Time to Craft – #3 March ATG
Allsorts Challenge – Week 613 Feminine
Creative Knockouts – #390 ATG
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Week 9 ATG
Dream Valley Challenge – #242 Hand Colored Image
This is amazing, loving each one of these images and they’re so beautifullyl colored!
Thank you so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week where it’s all about “feminine creations”.
Wow, wonderful project, all so gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m
Such a sweet and girly creation, many thanks for joining us at Alsorts ‘Feminine’ challenge this week.
Amazing creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
What an absolutely amazing project!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Creative Knockouts!
Wow wow and more wow. You did such an amazing job with these project and well worth the time spent.
I am very impressed.
Well done, great work.
Very beautiful. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.
This is brilliant! I can’t stop looking!
Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.