Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Gina's Designs
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Perpetual Calendar
Hi Everyone! Today I have a big project to share with you! This is one of the dimensional products from Gina's Designs a "Perpetual Style Calendar"
This product is very sturdy made from hardboard and on it's own has a nice brown finish to it. If you wanted to leave some of the hardboard exposed it would look lovely as is.

I chose to cover mine is some beautiful floral papers from K & Company. I used my signature traits of punching as my embellishment work on this piece.
I also used one of the birds from the "Birds and Flourishes Shape Set"
I used some of the Tim Holtz Ideology metal box feet on mine. They were originally a silver color. I had used a metallic gold paint on my calendar around the edges of the box and wanted the feet to match. I used a Zig marker that works on metal in a gold color and colored my silver feet in the gold. Then I used a Patina paint to add - well- patina!
I used more of the "Birds and Flourishes" shape set by Gina on the back. I painted my bird in acrylics, yellow and white and then covered it crackle medium. I then inked it in walnut distress ink.
Here is a little close up of the bird.
Here is a peek at what the box looks like without the cards in it. I painted in gesso then misted it with Lindys in a brown. The edges were all inked in Walnut Distress Ink then painted with a touch of gold here and there. I then stamped inside the box with a crackle stamp. 
Here are what all the cards look like. I like a coordinating look so I used the beautiful K & Company papers front and backsides. I did all the fronts the same for the month, then choose another paper for the backs. I did all the days of the week in one paper and the backs in another. I kept the number papers all the same. I again used a patina paint and colored the chipboard months, days and numbers in that.

This was a really fun project and Gina has just added a host of new products like this to her store. Many desk items to choose from and of great quality!

Happy Crafting! 


ShelbyDoodle Designs by Nancy Smith said...

Lisa, this is so gorgeous! So many pretty details!

Unknown said...

You did a beautiful job Lisa. I love it :-)

caroleka said...

c'est très joli, une belle idées, j'adore les couleurs ! bravo !

Dianne said...

This is the most beautiful calendar I've seen on line, those feet to die for, brilliant work.. Thanks for sharing..

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