Recently, I hosted a swap among A Muse Studio consultants. This swap came about when I started my Christmas calendar gifts, which I posted about HERE.
I thought it would be a fabulous idea to see what others would come up with for their pages using the calendar template I created. So, why not a swap?
I was quite impressed with the creativity of all the consultants. Ladies, thank you for participating in the swap and making it so successful!!
For the swap, I chose the month of May. Here is my calendar page:
Supplies: A Muse Studio Floral Duet stamp set, Sugar cardstock, Bermuda cardstock, Blush Ink Pad, Grapefruit Ink Pad, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Sugar Polka Dot Organdy Ribbon; sponge daubers
Non-A Muse Studio supply: Stickles
I used the triple layer stamping technique.
Here are the measurements for the layers:
I started by lining up the a|s Sugar cardstock in place. To keep the pages from moving, I dabbed a little adhesive tape on the back. TIP: after you run the bit of tape on the back, dab it with your fingers to remove some of the stickiness so that you can eventually separate the pages.
I stamped the images. To make sure I inked the images in the right spots, I placed the calendar mat in place and stamped around it.
I used a sponge dauber to color the center of the flowers using Grapefruit. I started in the center of the flower and pulled the color outward.
Then, I sponged the rest of the flower using Blush.
After carefully separating the layers, I adhered them to the proper mat layer (Bermuda cardstock). Tip: Before separating the stamped image layers, sponge a little color on the backside in one corner of each layer so that you keep the images aligned.
Before adhering the front layer, I used glue dots to place the ribbon. Adhere the calendar in place.
Admittedly, I was being a little lazy. I knew I wanted to add some sparkle to the flower, but instead of using the a|s Diamond Glitter and getting glitter all over the cats, I used Stickles.
Now, without further ado......here are the wonderful pages from the other A Muse Studio consultants.
January - Jane using Chill of Winter and Let It Snow
February - Sylvia using All My Hearts
March - Pamela using Beautiful Botanicals 2 and Graphic Sunflower
April - Nancy using Bunny Business
June - Rita using Enjoy the Ride
July - Christina using Let Freedom Ring
August - Pamela using Sea Shells
September - Tobey using Autumn Leaves
October - Laura using Toil and Trouble
November - JoAnne using Autumn Days
December - Karen using Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
Splendid job, ladies!!! Huge thanks to you all. I'm excited to use these pages for 2013!!