2021 Calendar

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge – ATG

7 comments

  1. 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.
    Annette DT

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