Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Calendar Page


Hi girls,

It has been a very busy few days for me. Our crushing (the season in which the sugar cane is cut and crushed) is over, hence it is end of season partying time! On top of this I thankfully had my mate, Cheryll come down for the weekend from Airlie Beach to help me with my Xmas ATCs I had to get done asap. On top of this, I had my daughter and her mate doing invites for the mate's 21st in January. Oh, and let's not forget I had a morning doing alcohol backgrounds with some friends too. So, you see, the tank has been hellishly full!!!!

I have managed to finish off these calendar pages for a swap due at the end of this month. I have been wanting to try the Michelle Zindorf style of brayering and sponging, so Cheryll and I sat and tried to perfect the style. I was sooo worried about the straight line mark that the brayer gives, but once you sponge, you no longer have that definite line! Yes, I quite like this style now! And many thanks to Cheryll for sitting to experiment with me and help me with the pages to boot. The only other hassle was the really long and skinny palette that I had to work with. This was a sizing I had not encountered before, so was testing to say the least.

What do you think of the page?

15 comments:

Carmen said...

WOW!! This came out fantastic! Would never guess this was your first try at this technique. I've been afraid to try it myself.

Angie Williams said...

I think it is awesome! I lOVE horses and this is so great!

Cheryll Miller said...

Hi Michelle,
You have finished these off beautifully. It looks like a work of art. The horses came up fantastically. I am sure they will be the hit of the swap as it is so different.
Well done!!
Cheers
Cheryll

Judy C said...

Michelle, this is stunning! The perspective is spot on. Thanks for the tip about sponging over the brayer line. I'd never have thought of that. Love it.
Judy

Tina said...

WOW is all I can say what a brilliant calander! Beautiful colors!

Kristin said...

this is awesome! First try on zindorf's technique?? very, very good!

Frenchy said...

Gorgeous!

Jaspere said...

This is incredible. Love your use of the brayer. Everything is just perfect.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

fantastic work! *~*

specialcraftmom4 said...

Gorgeous!

Ilina Crouse said...

it's amazing. I love everything about it!

Jennie said...

Wowzers! This is beautiful! Love the colors.

Grace McAndrew said...

Hi Shell

I think you perfected this tech straight off...well done on a stunning calendar page. Yours will definitely bring oohhhs and aaahhhs from all involved in the swap.

Maria said...

This is breathtaking! great colors and beautiful workmanship.

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

This is stunning! Great job! TFS.