Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Darcy Calendar Challenge January 2015

The lovely Darcy Wilkinson has started a new monthly challenge for 2015 which asks  us to alter a calendar. If you click on the link above this will take you to the post on Darcy’s blog where everything is explained.
I printed off a calendar so i could choose my images, i think i could have done a better job in choosing with a little hindsight. My January page looks like this.
I nearly forgot to take a picture of the page and had put masking tape around the picture before i remembered, in fact i haven’t taken many images of the process.
The image is a freebie from the Internet, the lovely Fairies are enjoying an evening under the Northern Lights.
Masked off the moon and silhouette and kept this part of the original image then used the Paper Artsy brayering technique to apply the paint.
Used DecoArt Americana Eggplant, Chartreuse and Turquoise multi-surface paint for the colours of the Aurora, then i added some torn book pages to act as the waves that we sometimes get. I went over these areas again with the turquoise and then toned it all down using Snowflake Fresco Paint and then went over the top using DecoArt Media Interference Gold paint.
A macro of the moons watery reflection which was made by adding a layer of DecoArt Crackle Paint, then a layer of Rock Candy Crackle Paint, wanted to add some shimmer. I do like how it has turned out.
The completed Calendar page for January.
The instructions for February can be found under the link if you want to get ahead.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit today and look forward to reading your comments.


  1. hi Mo, that is so pretty, the shimmer is just beautiful. I think you did a great job there and hope you are pleased with it. Hang it up where you can see it. x

  2. Love the textures, the shimmers and the colours. Great for January. See Decoart cropped up again! Need to investigate! Xx

  3. Loving the Northern Lights Mo,you are extremely clever,very multi talented as always ;))

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  4. Oooh this looks fab, love your brayering and also how you've used the interference gold, great effect xx The rock candy over the crackle paint is extremely effective - great job xxx

  5. This is lovely, as others have said the shimmer effect is just beautiful! It looks great :-) Claire xx

  6. Wow Mo, these colours are just lulling me into a deep deep sleep...so dreamy! That texture is amazing and with the added glitter it jumps right off the page, what a fabulous alteration of that image! Can't wait to see February! hugs :)

  7. Love the idea of choosing your images each month for the calendar ... Enjoy the challenge. Love the texture you got with this months piece.

  8. I love what you've done with this MoH. I looked back at Darcy's and her's is pretty awesome too. I'll have a think about trying to join in, but my muse has gone walkabout, so not sure if I'll manage. Plenty time yet tho' :D

  9. The faeries looked happy before your transformation...now they look ready to PARTAY! :D XXX

  10. I think you did a find job, hind sight or not


    ps Faeries <3

  11. Fabulos start...you've really enhanced the picture. I really hope I may be able to join in with Darcys challenge...need to get a calander first! Ruth xI

  12. a fantastic job - this really enhances the original image xx

  13. This is fabulous - thanks for reminding me about it! I just adore your page! Love the colours and the gorgeous crackle!! Chrisx ps was sure I'd left a comment……..lousy connection again I suspect!!x