Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Soft Pencil Tuesday!

Welcome back to Soft Pencil Tuesday! It is the time of year when we start to look for Calendars for the new year approaching. Elizabeth has created and listed in her shop some new digi image calendars! Yay, love these! I created with it a new desk calendar for my craft/computer room. Here is a pic of the how the image arrives to you via your computer.
Here is a picture of what I did with it! Yes, since my craft room is decorated in shades of Purple, I had to go with that. I just couldn't help myself. LOL

I had a small clipboard from the Target clearance section laying around waiting for the perfect alteration project. So, I went to work on it! I also brought my image up onto my freebie photo editing software called "Gimp", made two copies of it. This way I could keep the original in it's original form. I trimmed one copy to show only the calendar, and the other to show only the kitty image. Then I copy and pasted them both into separate Microsoft Word files, and changed their size to suit my needs, then printed them out onto some card stock. I cut each monthly calendar out, individually so that I could stack them on top of each other, and the year date to mat and place on the clipboard by itself. I covered the clipboard with some retired Stampin Up Designer paper, using my extra tacky tape, as the clipboard had a really slick surface to it. Next I covered the edges of the clipboard with some Purple Pigment ink that I had laying around. Pigment Ink takes forever to dry, I hardly ever use it for that reason. My daughter was laughing at me in fact because I had to wipe purple ink from my hands three times while I was working on this. All that was left was to add my elements to the clipboard. The Butterflies were cut out with my SU/Sizzix Beautiful Butterflies embosslit and retired Lovely Lilac Card stock. I added the Purple Satin Ribbon bow to the top with my foam pop dots, and voila, it is finished.
Now, hop on over to visit the other DT ladies and see what they have done with their calendars today! Lots of creative ideas will be seen I am sure of that!
Until next time........Blessings, Lisa


Fink said...

Gorgeous project and very creative!! I really need to learn better computer skills! I used to be a secretary in the day but still!

Cat said...

Fabulous project Lisa! Love all the purple! So pretty! Hugs

Kerry said...

What a fabulous idea!!! I love it, especially it's purple, hehe!

Softpencil said...

I LOVE your project Lisa!!! I love purples and violets and the way you arranged the calendar! so beautiful work! :)

Anne-Marije said...

What a great idea to 're-arrange' the calendar, :-)
xxx Anne-Marije

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

Lisa, this is so sweet! I love it! As I was scrolling down through your blog I didn't see my usual photo over the "google follow" box. I thought I was a follower already but apparently not. (I keep the blogs I follow in my favorites and don't pay attention to the list on my profile page) Anyways...Happy New Year! Hope it's a good one for you.