Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fairies 2010 Calendar

Hi All,

I decided that I would make my sister a 2010 calendar for Christmas, and since she loves fairies, I had to go to the Greeting Farm!  They have some amazing digital fairies, so I thought they would be perfect for my project!
For the calendar print-out, I got it HERE.  It was printed at 80% of its regular size.  To do that, you just right click on the calendar, and click Select All.  Then, right click on the calendar again, and click Print Preview.  Click on the drop down menu with the percentages, and click 80%.  Then print it onto white CS.  I chopped it into sections, measuring about 1 1/2" x 4 7/8", and the black mat is 1/8" larger on both sides.

For the first quarter of the year, I used the Winter Fairy HERE - printed her off, coloured her with Copic markers, and cut her out.

For her background, I used Whisper White CS, some DSP from DCWV, and some Tempting Turquoise CS punched with a Martha Stewart icicle edge punch.

I decided to switch the Spring and Summer Fairies.
For the second quarter of the year, I used Certainly Celery CS, and some retired SU DSP punched with a Martha Stewart edge punch.  You can find this fairy HERE

I also coloured her with Copics and cut her out.

For the third quarter of the year, I used THIS fairy.  Her CS is Pale Purple, and some retired SU DSP, and DCWV sparkly DSP, punched with a Martha Stewart fence edge punch.

I think this image is my favourite of the group...I guess I'm still deciding - they are all amazing!

For the final quarter, I used the Autumn Fairy.  I thought her hair should be kind of orange-y - I like how it fades from orange to brown. 
For this one, I used Blush Blossom CS, Bella Rose DSP, and DCWV DSP, punched with an EK Success edge punch.

I think this fairy looks the most devilish...seems like there is a secret she's keeping.
Well, those are the close-ups of each fairy on each page.
I got this idea from Nancy Morgan's post a while back - the calendar is supposed to be the size of a standard card when folded (ie. 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"), but I had to make mine bigger to accommodate the fairies.  But the measurements of the rest of the pieces are the same.
There is one quarter of the year on each side, so after 3 months, you can just flip it around to the next season.
Here are some pics of the general project:

Well, I hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!


jimlynn said...

Love your calendars! I printed out the months and am going to have to attempt a similar one. Yours are just too cute.

Sammi said...

wow! This is AWESOME!! Great job :D