Anyway, enough about the swelled headed bear. I'm here today to show you the bears' April calendar page for the journal every day challenge, hosted by the very talented Kate Crane at The Kathryn Wheel. As you know we do love our challenges, and the great thing with this idea is, you get to look back in subsequent years and know exactly what you were up to each day. Although the bears' journal pages so far are alarmingly similar 'ate chocolate, ate biscuits, slept, ate dinner, crafted.....'
For April, i considered journalling in the form of raindrops as I'd seen a very pretty page made by our cub this way, but my pawdrawing is so appalling that even a raindrop would end up looking like a poor excuse for a scribbly splat. Instead I perused the bears' dies, to see if we had anything that could be used as journal frames, and came up with a Cuttlebug butterfly die, i cut 31 one of these, in matching patterned paper
After much die cutting, and a very achy arm, I placed the flutterbyes onto my page. I adhered them with a small amount of repositionable Herma, to ensure there was no movement as I misted.
Then watered and misted directly over them with Tattered Angels mists in pink and blue.
I dried my page like so
Then, with the flutterbyes still in place, I stamped a flower stamp directly over them, and the misted pages.
I then began carefully removing the flutterbyes, rubbing away any Herma residue.
Oh look, a blank journalling spot!
Now, what will I do with 31 misted flutterbyes?
I think I'll use one at the top of my page.
I've since gone over my April letters with a white journalling pen, as I didn't think they were obvious enough, but my camera has decided to die, so I can't show you that effect!
With love from the bears.