Friday, September 5, 2014

LFF #79 - Wish you were here

Happy Aloha Friday everyone!

Don't forget you still have some time to go through our blog hop for a chance at a digital image from the new release at Kitty Bee Designs.  For all the details as well as the list for the hop head on over HERE to the beginning.

It's been quite some time since I last posted a Lilo's Fun Friday, so for today I'd like to share my latest mini calendar featuring a new image, Sunday Afternoon.  I wanna say that I saw someone used it in the Kit & Clowder FB group by designer Karleigh Sue Digis or they used one of Karleigh's digis and when I visited her site I thought this image was soo cool!!  Here's the calendar with a summer kinda feel

This was a lot of fun to put together.  I used brown cardstock and embossed it with one of my favorite embossing folders from Crafter's Companion.  I found some wood grain cardstock from an AC paper pad and added that to the mix.  The backdrop behind the image is from a TPC background stamp. I decided to go with some fun summer colors after stamping it in black.  Using Distress inks and my TH sponges I rubbed on the color in a diagonal pattern.  Turned out very retro summery.  Then I used some shimmer spray to give the color more vibrancy and shine.

Below is a close up of the panel with the image.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment which to me, works perfectly with these images.  The sentiment is part of the background stamp set.

Doesn't she look Polynesian?  That's what I was going for with her coloring.  I really love how this turned out and I think I'll make a couple more with different colors.  We'll see, I've got a few other projects including a banner and some party favors for my friend to work on...

So I've been thinking that since we all like to make calendars and send them off to people would anyone be interested in a mini calendar swap?  If so leave me a comment and I'll see if I can come up with something if we get enough interest.

Alrighty, time to sign off.  Wishing you all a great Aloha Friday and an awesome weekend!!


aussie aNNie said...

oh wow Leanne, this is oh so colourful and BEAUTIFUL love the image, gosh and I haven't used mine yet...she's cute here.xxThe Journey is the Start

Creations by Shirl said...

I have her too, but haven't had a chance to play with her..Love your version of her!

Lynn said...

Your calendar is very attractive and artistic. The image is perfect for the background and your color choices are excellent. The little 'local' girl sitting on the edge of the picture is adorable.

Rachel Parys said...

Ooooo!!!! I love the colors!! This is uber-cool!! I really love calendars like this, and I wish I would take the time to make one! Super cool project!!

eunice said...

Wowie, Leanne! Your fab calendar really caught my how you created the beautiful background and coloring of the Polynesian girl. This one is definitely what I consider art work quality...beautifully done!

Denice said...

Love the background and image on this calendar....very well done! Wish time allowed for a swap in my future. :(