Taylored Expressions Calendar Challenge

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TE Calendar Challenge LogoIt’s time for the next installment of the Taylored Expressions Calendar Challenge! This month we are featuring March calendars. My original calendar was also a March calendar for 2012 so I made a March calendar for 2013 to get a head start on gifts for next year!

I’ve been using the Frame Your Imagination calendar stand so I stuck with that same format this time. I was REALLY wanting to use the new Totally Tags Spring for my calendar and I just happened to get lucky that Easter is in March in 2013. I selected the Easter Blessings tag and colored it with Copics and die cut it using the Totally Tags Dies. I layered some MME Miss Caroline Dolled Up and added a bit of twine thread, a Prima rosette and then placed the tag under the rosette. I sanded a few edges and sponged a few others with Ranger Vintage Photo. Glued it all together and done!

To hang the calendar I used Jumbo Cool Metal Eyelets and the rings that come with the frame.

When I originally received the frame I painted it white with acrylic gesso and then sanded all the corners down just a bit to distress it. Then I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a cheap sponge to add a bit more distressing to the edges. Be sure to wipe the dust off really well before you add the ink otherwise it gets really messy.

Please join us this month! You can get the full details at Taylor’s blog and please feel free to jump in at any time. You can go back and participate in past months when ever you wish, the link lists on Taylor’s blog will stay open all year! If you participate in 10 or more months in 2012 there will be a drawing for a $150 Taylored Expressions prize pack!!

For more gorgeous inspiration please hop around and see what the other fantastic Baker’s Dozen designers have made!

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