How did September slip up on us? Or at least me! I usually think of sunflowers when I think of September -- there are usually quite a few fields of them around my house this time of year. So I thought Gina K Design's new Wild at Heart stamp set by my friend, Melanie Muenchinger, would make a good sunflower'ish background paper and embellishment for my September calendar:
I started by stamping Melanie's wildflower background stamp with Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto Gina K's Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight Ivory cardstock and then just like black framed wildflower card I made, I colored the negative space of the stamped image (where the ivory cardstock shows through) with Copic markers YR23, Y15, YG03, and YG63. I love the "chalkboard" effect of using this stamp this way!
The base of this calendar is 4-inch chipboard coasters. I cut my 3-inch downloadable calendar with Spellbinders Labels Eight die and airbrushed it while the cardstock was still in the die with Copic E33. I used October Afternoon's Brown Tiny Type alpha stickers to spell out the "Sept" month. One of the flowers from the background stamp was cut out and popped up to embellish the left page. All the flowers have KaiserCraft chocolate pearls in the centers.
The background cardstdock of the left page was embossed with Cuttlebug's Leafy Branches embossing folder and sponged with Memento Desert Sand ink. The cardstock is actually an intense yellow color (the same as the right page) but for some reason my camera interpreted it as an orangey gold color!
The tag on the right page was stamped with one of the ten sentiments included with this stamp set. I've always loved this one -- "Bloom where you're planted". It was airbrushed with Copic Y15. Gold seam binding wraps up the right page with a bow.
I hope you are enjoying the long U.S. holiday weekend!
Stamps: Wild At Heart by Melanie Muenchinger for Gina K Designs
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight Ivory, Prism Intense Yellow cardstock
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa & Desert Sand; Copic markers YR23, Y15, YG03, YG63, E33
Accessories: Copic Airbrush System, Spellbinders Labels Eight & Tags 5 dies, Cuttlebug Leafy Branches embossing folder, October Afternoon Brown Tiny Type alpha stickers, KaiserCraft chocolate pearls, 4" chipboard coasters, gold seam binding, foam tape