Thursday, December 3, 2009

Soft Pencil Thursday

Hello. Today is Soft Pencil Thursday, which means I have some for you to see that I created with an image from Soft Pencil Designs. Elizabeth sent me one of her images with a calendar attached to it. So, I decided to make myself a self standing desk calendar with it. Since I made it for myself, yes you guessed it, it had to be purple. It has to match my craft room after all!
So, here is it is in all it's purpleness:

The image is called "Thinking of 2010". Since it was a kitty image, I had to make her look like my kitty, Mittens, so I colored her Gray leaving her paws white. I used my Stampin Up markers to color her. I created a sort of mask around the calendar by placing post it notes around it, so that I could sponge some Amethyst ink lightly inside the calendar parameter. I printed out the image two times, so that I could cut out the cloud and sponge it with some Bashful blue ink. I then, ran my basic Black marker around the cloud edges to darken them up a little bit. The cloud bubbles were tapped lightly with the same color marker, they were way to tiny to cut out. For the finishing touches, I added some small purple sticky gems to the kitty's collar, and some Prima Flowers with sticky gem centers. I almost forgot to tell you that I created the absolutely fabulous border around the calendar with one of the new Martha Stewart around the page punches. It is called Lattice, and it is border punch, and a coordinating corner punch. It takes some getting used to, so practice on some scraps of paper first if you buy some.

Now, how does it stand up, you ask? Simple, I placed a card stock kick stand to the back. This is why I use Stampin Up card stock, because it is very thick, heavyweight card stock. I used something called Terrifically Tacky tape, to attach the kick stand. You could also simply stand it on a plate stand as well if you prefer. Another cute idea would be to place it an an altered clipboard. What a great gift idea that would be. Don't forget to check the other Design Team members to see what they came up with this week. There are links to their blogs over on my side bar. Check them out! Also, check out the photo below to see the stand for the calendar.


Until next time........................... Blessings, Lisa

10 comments:

Mia said...

Oh Lisa! I love how you made it stand up and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Martha Stewart punch!!! Your calendar is awesome! :-)

Tenia Nelson said...

Love it!!

Softpencil said...

Very beautiful Lisa!!! I love your purple calendar! the kitty looks so cute like yours ;)

Welcome to Softpencil DT!!!

Leanne said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the way that you have made the stand...and the fact that it is in my favourite colour is a bonus!!

Hugs
Leanne
xx

love to create said...

lovely calendar. love it

Cat said...

What a great job you did on this project, Lisa! I love the border! (I am addicted to MS punches!) Don't you just love the Softpencil cat images? They are so much fun to color!

April said...

What a Super calendar! I love the edging. I too have some of the new Martha Stewart edging + corner punches and haven't quite gotten the hang of them...your right...they do take some playing with to figure out but it looks great on this project!

Kerry said...

F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!!! Love the border, and the color!!! Amazing! Welcome aboard!

POPPET said...

Fab i made mine for myself too, all to often we never keep our makes, i love yours and i love the purple, hugs Pops x

Cathy said...

Great job on the calendar!! Very cute! Welcome to the team!! Hugs, Cathy