I made couple of pages for my art book (which is just a fancy name for yet another journal). The backgrounds are made with water-soluble crayons and the rest is stamping and colouring either with watercolours or coloured pencils.

Time flies, as ever. This is my October calendar page. If you haven’t seen the previous calendar pages, here is SeptemberAugust, July, June, MayAprilMarchFebruary and January. Click the image for a bigger one.

September already – can’t believe it. I seem to have time only to post a monthly calendar page and nothing else. Hopefully soon I can continue with my life where I left it some time ago. Until then, this is all I have. If you haven’t seen the previous calendar pages, here is  August, July, June, MayAprilMarchFebruary and January. Click the image for a bigger one.

In case you’re wondering, it’s getting very much like this picture here up north. The light is very nice indeed at the moment and the trees are already turning red and yellow. Very nice. My favourite time of year for sure.

It is time for my altered calendar page for August. If you haven’t seen the previous ones, here is July, June, MayAprilMarchFebruary and January. Click the image for a bigger one.

I bought a packet of knickers the other day. I was just about to throw the clear plastic packet in the bin when I came to my senses and realised that this packet would make very nice book covers. I cut off one side and the top and the bottom of the box. It had two things printed on it, so I hid them with stickers and added some rub-on stars, too. I added pieces of patterned paper on the other side of the stickers because obviously the printing shows there too. The signatures are all different colours, and to be honest, they are all slightly different thicknesses but it was all I had handy and I wanted the book to be colourful. And that it is. I’m pleased.

 

Here is my altered calendar page for July. If you haven’t seen the previous ones, here is June, MayAprilMarchFebruary and January. Click the image for a bigger one.

Once again I’ve made some beads from cereal boxes. I love these. I love making beads from paper too, but the ones from card are so deliciously junky that they knock the spots off paper beads hands down.

I’ve made some jewellery from cereal box beads but I think I might use these for other purposes, like decorating art journals. The colours aren’t always the nicest on the type of cereal we use but that’s ok. There’s always a bit of red or blue or something, amongst all the brown and beige.

A-haa, colour! I coated all these beads with old clear nail varnish. I don’t usually bother with such things as nail varnish on my nails and I have several bottles about to dry up. Best to use it on something, right?

I messed with some off cut beads and coated them with blue and gold nail varnish. The three beads on the left were coated with glitter glue first and then with clear nail varnish.

These last ones are paper beads. They were cut from an advert and the paper is like newsprint paper. But I like the numbers and the bright yellow. These will also end up on a journal or something similar.