Did you ever play that game to see how old you would be in 2000 (I'm not telling what I was, you'll have to guess)? Well I can't believe that was ages ago and we are now in 2012 - isn't it all supposed to be space agey with flying cars and robots?????
As I said I've decided to take part in the calendar challenge so here are my pages for January. I decided rather than use an art journal I would use up sheets of 12x12 paper and put in a scrap book. I might also combine in the scrap book photo's from the month as well.
As it's still winter and we are likely to get snow I thought I'd do a wintry bluey whitey background.
I used Baltic Blue and Ice Blue fresco paint then spritzed over some Raspberry Blue and Biscotti perfect pearls mist (you can't see anything in these photos as I'm taking them inside with rubbish light).
Used some sequin waste and Ice Blue paint to put some small dots around the edge, then used a white paint dabber to put snowballs on and ran an old credit card through some of them to get lines.Edged round those with a white pen.
Finally stamped one of my favourite Paper Artsy flower stamps in grey and white and edged both sheets with some Burnt Red Glimmer Mist.
Once I worked out what size squares I'd need (2x2) I coloured some paper in Baltic Blue and Moonlight, edged them with a Sharpie and added the numbers.
All a bit of learning curve, but fun. Just need to write in the squares for the month now!