Friday, August 28, 2015

Pop-Up Challenge #21 "Back to School"

September is here and all across the country, moms are jumping for joy (although I hear tell some of you may be sad) that the children are back in school and your days can be your own once again.

OUR PROMPT FOR THIS WEEK:   Create your September Calendar with a Back to School theme.

Make it funny and quirky.  Remember your own school days.  Take an eclectic approach.  However you choose to do it. think about going back to school for this pop up!  Scroll down and have a look at our interpretations on this challenge and let's see if we can inspire you!

BETTY created this fun page from the perspective of a bored  student, doodling on her calendar and in her notebook.  She used craft and heavy body acrylics, a tape resist for the margins, a scalloped edge punch to cut the days from black "writing paper"; a yellow "Painter's" pen, stickers, frilly yarn and assorted collage elements from the newspaper, magazines and assorted ephemera from October Afternoon.

MELODY created this fun calendar in a  whole different way, using acrylics on her background and her "students" are cut from assorted paint chips.  I love how she used those dark red paint chips to form her "school house" and the bell tower.  Plenty of room to write events happening this month on her spread!

LYNN knocked hers out of the park and made this gorgeous calendar.  Don't you just love those little school houses?  And all this coming from a lady who thinks she can't make journal pages... LOL

SHANA has been busy this week working on some commissioned art work.  Since she promised her hubby to make money with her art, we want her to do so to stay out of the dog house.  She'll be back this week, though with something gorgeous to share with us.

So there you have it.  What interesting calendar are you going to create for the coming month?  Don't forget to share it at Artful Journeys!  Sharing is caring!  Have an artful weekend!

~~Betty, Melody, Lynn & Shana

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