Roni has been sharing lots of great techniques for calendar pages on her blog. So far, I have managed to get the first three months done. Here is my January page:
Using alcohol inks and hair spray to create the background was so much fun. And, I used a berry sprig stamp from Stampington and Co. Then, I used a tiny hole punch to add extra interest - since I decided to layer my pages to a black base, the black shows through the punched holes and makes it look like there are more berries. The alphabet stamps are from European Papers.
Here is my page for February:
Roni calls this technique "gradient embossing". I used one pink and two purple inks for my background. This one took a lot more time; but it was well worth it. The heart stamp is from Penny Black. Mounted on a black base again.
For this page, I could only find one shadow stamp which is from Magenta. (there are more in my stash somewhere!) I used three colors of ink on the stamp initially and stamped on white cardstock. Once they were stamped and dry; I added another color for the edges. There was too much contrast between the greens and white for my taste, so I then stamped the shadow stamp at an angle randomly on the piece using yet another green ink. Accent stamp used is from Judikins.
Hop on over to Roni's blog to join in the fun. I will probably just do three at a time and then post.