Friday, January 17, 2014

Whoo wants to see another calendar?

This calendar was created for my friend and boss, Susana, of SCACD fame. It's been done for quite some time, but the weather and other circumstances prevented me from going to the post office. I finally mailed the package and she should have gotten it by now, so it's safe to share.

Here it is!

The calendar features Wise Owl, whoo is one of the fabulous MechAnimal stamps by Susana Loves Stamping. He was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Neenah cardstock, colored with Copic markers, fussy cut, then perched on the clock hand of SCACD's fabulous Alice's Clock Statement Corner die-cut. The owl's beak, talons, and the watch crystal were coated with a few layers of Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen.

The patterned papers are from the Steampunk Spells 6x6 and 8x8 pads by Graphic 45. I see that it's out of stock, but there are loads of 6x6 pads HERE and some of them are even on sale!

The date was die-cut using some old BossKut dies, then mounted onto die-cut gears. I have lots of gear die-cuts because I love creating Steampunk projects!

The small calendar was adhered onto black cardstock, then adhered to the calendar.

The calendar itself was adhered onto a 6" x 8" flat canvas with Claudine Helmuth Studio Multi Medium. The canvas had been painted and stenciled, but I didn't take photos of the back.  Bad me. After it was adhered and unmovable, I noticed that it was uneven at the top. I'm embracing imperfection this year. In fact, Imperfection is going to be one of my two words for the year. I tried to camouflage the error at the top and to hide the seam between the patterned paper and the canvas by applying a fairly heavy edging of Classic Treasure Gold by Paper Artsy. I got Treasure Gold (four colors!) for the holidays from my lovely husband.

I hope that Susana likes the calendar and finds it useful!

I shall enter the calendar in the following challenges:
Punk You Girl: Steampunk
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk Challenge: New Stash


  1. Wow! What a fabulous project, Kathi! Amazing design and details! I'm sure it will be a treasured gift!

  2. A very fabulous artwork. I am excited! A wonderful gift.

  3. Terrific colours and that stamp is so cool! A brilliant Steampunk make! Wowowow!
    Thank you for joining us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk challenges!

    Claudia x

  4. Fabulous art that will last all year, Kathi! Love that stamp and the steampunk vibe! Susana must be thrilled! Mwah!

  5. OMG, Kathi! This is fantabulous! I love, love, love that owl, your coloring, your design, the color palette, and the fab die cuts! I bet Susanna was thrilled when she received this! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    Hope you are healing and seeing well! :^) Have a great weekend!

  6. Wow!! Kathi, this is just awesome!! What a great piece of Steampunk art! Love it, love it, love it! I'm sure Susana was thrilled to receive such a fabulous gift.
    Hope you're feeling better. Take care.
    Hugs. Sue