For my calendar post this month I used Bikes and Trikes from the Embracing Grace line illustrated by Emily Berger. I thought this set was just perfect for an August calendar.
I started out by stamping the trike on Choice Watercolor Paper using Brilliance Graphite Black ink and then I heat set it just to insure it wouldn’t run with the Distress Markers. Next I cut it out using a circle Spellbinders die and painted it with Distress Markers. After it was painted I matted it with a scalloped circle Spellbinders die and started on the rest of the layout. I used the 6×6″ 2013 calendar print out so this is ready to go for next year. I matted that on a bit of orange cardstock and used Echo Park’s Sweet Day paper. I made a border using the Grass Border Die. To add some dimension I used the Cloud Duo die and embossed the clouds with the Waves/Bubbles Embossing plate. To finish it off I used the Fly Your Flag 2 die to cut out the sentiment and I tucked it under the focal image.
These are the Taylored Dies and Impression Plates I used on my calendar:
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