Next to my homework I have been working on something in the past days. I saw this challenge a few days ago at the Kathryn Wheel and I wanted to join in because I thought it would be fun. It is the Art Calendar challenge and it took me 3 days in total to make my January page.
First I made the background. I used the A4 sized dummy I also use for school. It is the only A4 dummy I own and since it is all a creative process, it fits in nicely. Too bad that the paint ruined the pages before and after the calendar. I guess the paper isn't really meant for this. Oh well.
Since it is the January page, I wanted to give it a little winter theme. I am not very original in that because if you look at the flickr page, you see this trend everywhere ;)
I gave it a polar animals theme, mainly penguins but there are seals and polar bears as well. The stickers I used are glossy so they don't photograph well. The cute penguins & snowflakes are actually free printable gift tags from nothing but Penguins. Some close ups from the calendar:
Now I have to write a note on it each day and if I keep it up, I have an overview of the year :) I will probably start on the February page somewhere in the near future since I don't want to rush it like I did this time ;) If you do like a calendar but you think this is too much work, you can always download and assemble this cute 3D Yeti calendar for January to decorate your desk from curiosity group!