Saturday, 5 February 2011

Calendar Girls

Remember that Gil Elvgren calender I was wittering on about in my last post.  Remember I hadn't found a project to use the gorgeous retro girly images with.  Well, good news.....I have now!  Even better news, I was asked to join the the design team for The Chicken Soup Blog which has just posted a recipe for week 27.  The American retro theme fitted beautifully with my calendar girls and inspired me to create a set of twelve ATC' for each month of the year.

The background was created by swishing a Big and Juicy pad over my craft mat and then spritzing with water.  I then dabbed the ATC size card over the top of the ink until all the card was covered.  After they had dried I stuck on the cut out girls with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Matte Medium and then glazed the whole ATC with the same Medium.  A few gems, stickles and flowers were added to give a little more interest. 

Need some more inspiration to create a project?  Then pop over to the blog here and have a nosey at this weeks inspirational image.


  1. Great news! Well done for being on the design team.

    Love the ATC's. Just my style!

  2. congratulations on the DT post :) ... well deserved. I'm loving the images, such great fun

  3. Congratulations Alana! Very well deserved - you'll be an asset to their team x

  4. Love the ATCs and congratulations on the DT post!