Friday, July 27, 2018

Life Imagined

I use old calendars for making my envelopes for my cards at times and when I had finished with this one and I was putting the back cover in my recycle bin I saw the small pictures of each of the months on the back and thought they would make great fronts to cards also, and that is where this image came from.  I use a die cut to frame and then thought of an old dogwood punch I had that would go with it.  I added some lines to the flower using my foam mat and stylus tool and then inked the center.



Calendar image
Spellbinders - Lattice rectangle die
Pawsitively Pawsome designs - Mini stitched square die
McGill - Dogwood punch, used stylus to make creases in flower
Antiique Linen distess oxide for edges
yellow ink for center
Martha Stewart - Green gemstones

Wow has this week just flown by, I wish you all a wonderful, fun and creative weekend!

Connie

15 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Great idea, I don't use calendars anymore but know there are some beautiful ones out there, love the result so pretty.
Enjoy your weekend...x

Beth Norman said...

LOVE you're infinity You are always thinking outside the box Your floor is the perfect touch I hope I can find small calendars too

April said...

This is so pretty! What a great way to make an easy card. Love it!

Donna Ellis said...

Gorgeous, Connie! I love this beautiful, soft, peaceful creation! Your sentiment is just breathtaking as well! hugs, de

Esther Asbury said...

What a beautiful way to recycle your calendars! This is such a pretty card - love the beautiful flower in the corner!

Louca por porcelana said...

Great!It is so sweet and vintage!A favorite of mine!Hugs!

Debbie said...

this one is beautiful connie, your cards always have so many special touches. i use old calendars in my scrapbooks, both parts!! i remember the envelope with my card was very special!!!

Nancy Chan said...

Great idea! I too have used calendars for some of my craft when I was younger.

Kim said...

A clever thought to use calendars and incorporate them into your beautiful cards. This is such a pretty card. Love those sweet birds. Have a fabulous card, Connie.

Donna Phelan said...

This is really beautiful. FAB image and sentiment and I love your design and layout! You are the Queen of Upcycle!

Ashley said...

oh, how beautiful! i love the flowers on the card..they're so delicate and lovely!

Diane said...

Wonderful idea to use an old calendar for your card design Connie.

Hugs Diane

Janice said...

A very clever bit of upcycling! Gorgeous card :-)

Leslie Miller said...

That's one of the small pictures? Gorgeous! Gosh, your dogwood flower looks so real. Brilliant idea to enhance the punched flower with the lines. Very pretty!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Very nice indeed :)

All the best Jan