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Wednesday 14 September 2016

Birthday Calendar (by Gerrina)

Hello everyone, this month we are welcoming back Gerrina, one of our regular Guest Designers to the Design Team Blog. She will be featuring throughout September for the next three weeks. Today, she has brought a delightful project to share with you, a calendar created using a canvas. This is such a clever idea that you will want to try for yourselves.


Stamps: Texture Fragments, Nature Table, Fantasy Meadows
Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn, Wild Honey, Gathered Twigs, Hickory Smoke
12 x postcards, 12 x white cardstock, 12 x stamping paper
Watercolour paper postcards
Blending tool
Water based markers
Water mister ans water brush


I used the back of the canvas so that it could hold my twelve calendar months.
To start, I painted the canvas with gesso and let it dry before I stamped and sponged it. A sturdy band holds the paper calendar months in place when hanging, which I stamped as well before I put it in place.
The calendar months are printed on postcards and the edges are sponged carefully in the colours of the seasons.
Winter = blue, Spring = green, Summer = yellow, Autumn = red.
The background papers are white cardstock, and on some I stamped the same stamp as I used on the main image in a lighter colour.
The cards of the month images are all the same size as a postcard and made from different designs, depending on what the month requires.

I will be back next time with more of the calendar months!

Creatieve groetjes,


Thank you so much Gerrina for your beautiful project, we will look forward to the second instalment next week.


  1. Gorgeous project, what a lovely idea.

  2. Beautiful project and a brilliant idea. Beautiful colours and images,Kate x

  3. This is beautiful and a great design idea Gerrina. I love the stamps you have used too and such pretty colours. x

  4. Clever idea using the back of a canvas to contain all the calendar pages! Love the sponged colours and the stamps on the pages!


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