Sunday, 5 February 2012

ALTERED CALENDAR i'm sharing with you an Altered Wooden Calendar...'s my first time for altering and I have to say i was nervous, so have kept it simple...

...I have mainly used Tim Holtz Distress Inks...Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint & Walnut were used for the main body of the Calendar and Old Paper on the chunky cubes,which were edged with the Walnut...

...I sprayed Sapphire Glimmer Mist over the entire Calendar, the photo does not really capture the effect very well which is a shame as it's such an amazing colour...the stamp is Andy Skinners 'Word Up' which I embossed with Silver Dollar and on various edges too...

...I did mess up with the embossing the E was over loaded as you can see but I couldn't correct's supposed to look shabby/distressed so hopefully all is not lost...the big flower is a Sizzix Die called 'Flowers'...distressed with Faded Jeans and a cute wooden flower button in the center...

...well there it is my first effort ...i'm quite pleased with the end result time i will go elaborate...most of the products I have used can be bought in store or online at  there are still a few items left in the sale so don't miss out...

...thankyou for stopping by today...


  1. Well young lady if this your first altered project, let me tell you its fabulous, love the embossing I didn't notice an error thought the look went so well, love the colour choice's of the distress ink, just fantastic!!! love it, Hugs May x x x x x x

  2. You are just such an breath of fresh air! I am thrilled with this. You can grunge up as much as you like...... keep doing things like this and I will be bombarding you with projects..... you will wish you had never said yes to the DT LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Just fab work xxx
    Lisa x

  3. Hi Mel. Your calender is such a good idea. Love the colours and design, it all works so well together.
    Sue :)

  4. Hello Yorkshire Fox. I much like the simplistic 'feel'to your altered calendar, not easy to achieve but you've managed to make it look effortless. Well done! xx

  5. A brilliant piece of altering Mel! No looking back now! The embossing looks great, & I love the flower!
    Alison x

  6. This is gorgeous! A really lovely piece of art, I love it all but especially the flower :) Luv Karen x

  7. Love your first altered piece!!! I think you did a great job!!! Love the colors. Have a super weekend:))


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