Monday, October 5, 2009

October Quilled Calendar Page

Hi all! I have a project to share that I made for Custom Quilling's October Newsletter. I have been wanting to do a calendar set for some time and with the rich beautiful array of quilling strips and designer papers and card stock in the October kit, now was the perfect time. This is the first of set of quilled and floral punch monthly pages. I have seen many different layouts for these 6" X 6" calendar pages and absolutely love Jerri K's stunning watercolor version seen here. I loved the layout and thought that they would be the perfect place to showcase quilling and floral punch instead. The month is popped up with dimensionals and can be carefully removed and replaced with the current year making your calendar perpetual and can be displayed year after year!
The texture of the 90lb water color paper gives a nice base for the quilling and the month which the edges are inked in Rose Distressed Ink and 18kt gold leaf pen. Quilled pumpkins in various shapes and sizes are surrounded by vines, tendrils with punched flowers with gold bead centers and oak leaves. The Fall Assortment quilling strips were just right for the indian corn with it's crimped husks. The cattails were made with brown Floral Soft an a few small brown buttons were added for interest. The month was printed on the watercolor paper and was from a free download on Split Coast Stampers forum.
I will post a calendar page(s) for each month that features quilling with floral punch that can be displayed in a photo easel or a calendar stand made just for this design, which will be shown later. I have several projects that I haven't been able to post because of my hospital stay and will be sharing them this week while I am slowly (too slow for me and I can't sit at my craft table for long!!!!) recovering. If you want to see the rest of the Custom Quilling Newsletter projects that Sue and I made with the awesome October kit click here and click on "newsletter".
If you are inspired to make your own monthly calendar pages, post a link in the comments below, I'd love to see what you create!!
Comments, questions and project links are always welcome!!!


Lisa Phillippi said...

Holy cow...I mean wow!
Amazing job on this! Love how you incorporated the flower soft! Great fall colors! I just keep saying WOW!

Carol said...

Sonya, this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Can I come to visit you and you teach me this!!!!LOL Really AWESOME Girl. Sweeps me right off my feet!!!


Jerri Kay said...

Okay, I'm going to go get a cup of coffee so I can sit here and drool in my cup! This is amazing! Your harvest design leaves me feeling so blessed!