2024 Part One

2024 Part One

Hello & Happy Thursday.



I’m back today with the something different, like I said I would be on Tuesday. I’ve been wanting to get around to starting a 2024 calendar since the Concord & 9th Calendar Stamp Set came out. So this week I made a start with the first four months.





Keeping in mind that I didn’t want the layers to be too bulky and to fit inside a woodblock with a slit to hold each month at a time. Each panel is 10.5 x 14cm and I stamped the months in the top righthand corner. I also masked each month to keep it clear before decorating each panel.





I started with January and as I already had a spare die cut snowflake from The Greetery Snipped Snowflakes 2, but I needed a base. So I reached for The Greetery Snowflake Prints Stencil . I inked through using C9 Blueberry and Harbour ink and then splattered with some Gansi Tambi Starry Colors and Pearl Colors.





Next came February with lots of pinks, Lemonade, Sweet Pea and Dragonfruit, that I ink blended over some heart masks I die cut using the Just Say More dies. 





Again I splattered with the  Gansi Tambi Starry Colors and Pearl Colors.




March was a little more tricky and took me a while to decide on what to use. I finally settled upon the Potpourri Dies. 




I started by ink blending with Buttercup ink lightly over my base. I then die cut a mask with the large die from the set and ink blended Honeysuckle in the centre and worked out to the edges using Marmalade.




I didn’t want to take too much focus away from the details, that again I simply splattered with the  Gansi Tambi Starry Colors and Pearl Colors.




Lastly for this week I have April. I was thinking April showers and rainbows. I started by ink blending Harbour and Blueberry onto my base and then used the Lawn Fawn Cloud Background Hot Foil plate with a lovely silver iridescent  foil. 




I then used Concord & 9th Brighter Days to add a rainbow. I stamped each of the arches and fussy cut them out, along with two clouds.



It sure is fun making a calendar, it’s a great way to look through your craft stash to see what you can use for each month. Although the calendar set comes with the months all planned out and labeled, I think this set has the potential to be used for more than just 2024. I’m looking forward to exploring this and sharing more months with you next week.


Crafty Hugs


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