Friday, January 7, 2011

Art Calendar Challenge 2011

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!


  1. hehe cute idea, and looks nice :D

    yay penguins ;D

  2. Yay! This is fabulous! Love the wintery theme. Don't worry about not being on time - I'm usully late with mine :-) Good luck for keeping up with the challenge. Looking forward to seeing this page all filled in. Kate x

  3. fabulous!! I love your journaling page! The colours are amazing!!!!....I am planning on joining in the challenge this year, I have never done this style of crafting before, so I am sure I will learn lots along the way! Thank you for your inspiration! Hugs Juls

  4. Oh I adore this unique circular idea and the fab colours.