Monday, June 1, 2015

POP-UP CHALLENGE #16 June Calendar

It's pop-up time!  Can you believe June is here already?  Most kids around here are already out of school, graduations start next week, and the heat is just around the corner.

For your Pop-Up Challenge, we want you to create your June Calendar and incorporate the color Yellow into your page / calendar.  Doesn't yellow just scream summer?

Here's what we've come up with for your inspiration for this month:

BETTY - I love the color yellow, although I can't wear yellow at all.  This bright, happy color makes me happy. Sunflowers make me very happy and they are my favorite flower of all time, followed closely by the lovely yellow rose.  Being the rule breaker that I am from time-to-time, I decided to make an unconventional calendar for this month. Each petal is a separate day of the month.  Created in my 9x12" Canson mixed media journal. Flower sketched with a bold Signo Uniball and then colored with Prismacolor pencils.  Start to finish: 40 minutes while watching TV with the hubs.  Quote by Charles Bowden -- "Summertime is always the best of what might be."

TAMIE --  Tamie tells us every month that she doesn't like calendars, but she always manages to create something fun and interesting for hers.

I used the new Dylusions acrylic paints. I did the dots for flowers using a plastic bag then a tiny brush to draw with paints the flowers. glued on a poem and mini June calendar.

SHANA - We learned this week that Shana doesn't like calendars either.  Oh boy, two of them!

I hate making calendars, maybe its the the structure of it, I feel completely constrained having to keep within the guideline. so with my 1st calendar due as part of the creative team I groaned... loudly and whined to anyone who would listen, I started with the layers of yellow and made the circles for the days, wrote the month on the top and I was stuck, it sat that way for hours... But the chicks rescued me! I asked what to do and they told me to find words about the month of June and add flowery vines. I did exactly as they suggested and I finally have a calendar I made that I don't hate, all with the help of these awesome ladies!

LYNN - I started with paint of course yellow and a mint green and they mixed pretty well together. Have a 3 inch die cut that I did the circles with and added June on top and a sun second and the year third.

The "grow something " I cut off a calendar I have and added some bling to the sun. The butterflies are the kind you iron on clothes that I picked up at a garage sale and just stamped some flowers to fill the page. Border I did with flower washi tape and she's done and I love it! Thank you for looking.

MELODY - When I first started my June calendar, I sprayed my spread with Lemon Zest Dylusions spray, and I really just didn't like it, so I got out my cadmium yellow light, titanium white and turquoise, then punched out 30 little tags using my Recollections punch, using some Gelli prints I didn't really like and edged them all with a black gelato...the quote is from a country song by George Strait, "I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time."

We hope that between the five of us, we have inspired you in some way. Be sure and show us your calendar, whether you like doing them or not.  It's a great way to document in your journal and get some words in there!

~Betty, Melody, Tamie, Lynn & Shana

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