Mojo 222 sketch posted. I pondered using it for the front of the calendar...and then the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger came with these adorable bright colors, and I was finally sparked, inspired, ready to stamp!
Since these are calendars, meant to slip back into a little plastic cover, my hands were tied so far as dimensional embellishments go - a few layers of paper maybe, but nothing too lumpy bumpy would fit! So I took that as a sign that it was time to get the stamps out and play!
I read an awesome tip on Jeanette Lynton's blog and that inspired me to stamp all over my B&T paper! The Plaid looking "ribbon" from the sketch is actually the Lagoon print from the Elemental paper packet, over stamped with the polka dot image from Rock the Block - it fits perfectly, making a sort of polka dotty plaid that I was diggin'!
I embossed the Lagoon CS strip with a big dotty Cuttlebug folder, then flipped it over to use the debossed side. I lightly painted it with Pearl Paint so that the polka dots would stay bold and Lagoon while the rest of the paper would be toned down and pearly. Then I stamped Lagoon hearts into each little debossed circle. I also painted the Lagoon CS base of my calendar with Pearl Paint to match.
I made a little puddle pad with a scrap of felt and three reinkers: Sunflower, Pear, and Lagoon. I drew a stripe of each reinker onto the felt until I had a variegated block of inked felt big enough to ink up my "FUN" image. Just be sure you've placed your felt on something disposable or washable so you don't actually end up with a puddle of ink! Once you've inked the felt, you just use it as you would any ink pad - pounce, pounce, stamp, only now your image will be a customized rainbow!
Gosh I love this Rock the Block special stamp set! The big swirly corner image alone would be enough to make me fall in love. Don't forget the stamp set is only available through the end of this month - click here for more details or to orders yours today! I've done a LOT of projects with this Rock the Block stamp set (click here to see more), but never with such bright colors. When that Moxie Fab trigger arrived, it literally brightened my day!