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Monday, 4 February 2013

February Calendar Page

Hello there, your favourite soldier bear, Pooh here today, taking a little break from my guard duties to create our february calendar page, to take part in the year in journalling challenge over at The Kathryn Wheel.

In conjunction with this challenge, we're trying to use some of our veritable pile of 6x6 patterned papers we've accumulated over the years. I chose this pad for February's pages, as it had a romantic feel to it. I'm just an old softie at heart you know, must be all that hunny!

I found a heart stamp in our stash, and along with our new Archival ink (thank you so much to everyone for inky advice - we bought a selection of archival and stazon inks to play with)

I stamped the heart 28 times onto the patterned papers. Goodness, I had a sore paw after all that stamping on it!

But the hearts looked pretty good.

I cut them out, and only then did I try them for size on the journal pages, thank goodness they fitted.

I retired to the kitchen, to spray some pink glimmery shimmery mist to one side of the calendar page. I then spritzed this with water, and closed the book to ensure an even spread across the double pages.

Once I'd opened up the book and dried the pages with kitchen roll. I Used our latest mask to spritz more water through, lending a ghosting effect to the background.

I think this works far better with Dylusions inks than with Glimmer mists.

I stamped a script background stamp across the background, completely obliterating my ghosting effect (well that was a complete waste of my effort wasn't it? ) I then added my hearts to my spritzed and glitzed page,to produce this.

I just need to add the dates now, and of course some paw- written journalling.

With love from the bears.


  1. Love the red.
    Really suits February.

  2. Hey Pooh! The hearts do indeed look splendid, as does the whole calendar page. I've just received my first ever Dylusions spray... looking forward to trying out your ghosting game!!
    Alison xx

  3. i am really, really new to all this inking, stamping and spritzing so i thank you bears for your help in giving me great tuition.
    love the hearts

    Gill xx


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