Friday, August 11, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes a Sunflower Summer Inspired Calendar

Hi! I'm here to share another mixed media calendar with you today. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it. Here's the mini calendar page that I made.

I used a variety of CUTplorations, ARTplorations and STAMPlorations products.


1. I started by coloring a page from "Color Blooms" with alcohol markers. I added red embossing paste with the "Dots All Over" stencil.

2. I die cut multiple "Clustered Hearts", inked them up and adhered them to the coloring page with a mixture of Glossy Accents and clear, heat embossing powder.

3. I created a small panel with "Chevron Crazy", Brusho Crystal Colors and a Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die.

4. I designed the little calendar as a word document and printed it onto white cardstock. It measures about 4" x 2 1/4" or 4 cm x 5.75 cm.

5. I die cut the calendar and colored it with alcohol markers.

6. I added white gel pen to accentuate the letters and numbers.

7. I stamped with a Trendy Bird, fussy cut and heat embossed and then assembled the pieces with a white and yellow frame base.

8. I added a bit of gold ink to the panels' edges to complete my calendar.

That's all I have for today. I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial and look forward to reading your comments.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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  1. Gorgeous vibrant Copics coloring of your Color Blooms background, Melissa. Love your colorful calendar design too. TFS all your photos and steps. Hugs

  2. Fabulous colours! This will brightens anyone's day.

  3. Such a creative idea, love the vibrancy of the colours and great idea to do the calendar dates on the computer. Cute die cut hearts too x

  4. Love all the bright colours - an awesome mixed media calender! xxx

  5. Melissa, just had to pop in and tell you how gorgeous and creative this make is!! thanks for sharing!
    Jackie xx


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