Thursday, 28 May 2015

Darcy's May Calendar Challenge

Hello everyone, this is Mo’s Partner. She has asked me to post on her behalf as she is quite poorly at the moment.

Mo completed her May page for Darcy’s Calendar Challenge a couple of weeks ago and just needed to add one word, under her direction i stamped and added the word and took the last two images of her completed page in her mop up journal.

Darcy’s May prompts:
1. Keep a part of the original picture and incorporate that into your design
2. Technique - Make marks... scratching or stamping into texture paste/thick gesso/spackle/glue anything that will hold the shape
3. Add – an image that depicts your star sign/horoscope (drawing,painting,magazine image)

4. Blog your calendar page and link up from May 1st 2015







Mo used copier paper to print her image, cut it out, added DecoArt white gesso then dragged two different wedges through it and let it dry.

The colours are Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Abandoned coral and Mermaid Lagoon.

Plum dots are Finnabair stamp and Plum Archival ink pad.




Progression of background in Mo’s mop up journal. First she splatted some Mermaid Lagoon Distress stain then swept Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed DI pads over the page.

A layer of Abandoned Coral DI was added and the marks in black are using a credit card edge and Black Dylusions Paint. Mo has added some words into the spaces between the marks on the bottom left of the page which relate to a Gemini personality.

The circles are from Derwent Graphik pens. 


Mo wanted to use two of her favourite images to depict her star sign of Gemini. She coloured her characters of Molly from Stampotique and Hush Little Bunny Gorjuss Girl with Crafters Companion Spectrum Noir pencils.

I stamped the word Gemini and added it between the two hearts of Polydeuces and Castor the Gemini Twins. Didn't manage to get the word in a straight line but Mo tells me this is perfect so i didn't feel too bad (hmmm).


Mo’s final page for May 2015 challenge where she made marks and added an image that depicts her star sign.

Thank you for dropping by, i will be posting for Mo (taking dictation) over the next few weeks until she is able to.

xxx 



34 comments:

  1. Great pages Mo. Sorry to hear you are unwell at the moment so here's hoping you get better soon. Sending get well hugs.
    Live
    Amanda x

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  2. Lovely page Mo - sorry to hear you have been unwell x

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  3. I hope Mo feels better soon, sending healing hugs. Ingrid x

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  4. I am so very sorry to hear that Mo is not well, please give her my very best wishes and I hope she is better soon.

    Love Mo's wonderful transformation, I especially love the Gemini twins! You did a great job too! Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. Great page and well done for your contribution Mo's OH, the whole thing looks great and I'm loving your choice of images.

    Sam xxx

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  6. Sorry to hear you haven't been well Mo, I hope you feel better soon. I'm so impressed with your OH - so cannot imagine mine doing any blogging or stamping at all!! Love your project - especially the texture you've created, and the colours look fab. Sending get well wishes your way, Claire xx

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  7. I was worrying about you as you'd not blogged in a while and planned to leave a comment this weekend if hadn't heard from you.
    Big, big gentle hugs huni - we'll be here for you when you is not so ill hun.
    Love your gorgeous calendar page, well done to your OH for finishing it for you too!
    Really hope the flare eases soon huni. If you need to chat then email me - sadly I get the frustration and hurt our bodies have to deal with Karen xx

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  8. Love how this has come together. The background is fabulous and the black marking really add lots of interest. I also love how you have combined the stamps such a contrast between the two. Great page, lovely.

    Sending you lots of healing thoughts and gentle hugs. debs xxx

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  9. Dear Mo, I hope you feel better soooon!
    Great page, so fun to see the photos!
    Biiiiig hug ♥

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  10. This is such a beautiful and original piece of work. I love how you used colour, texture and images. I had wondered where you were, as I had not seen you for a while in Blogland. I do hope you will be better soon. Many thanks to your OH for posting on your behalf and sharing your lovely work with us. xxx

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  11. Beautiful Mo. Please, please get well very soon lovely lady .Sending gentle hugs from Poppy and me xxx

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  12. Oh poor Mo, sending you the biggest get well hugs I can that you start getting better asap
    Big healing hugs
    Donna xxxx

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  13. Your work is fabulous as always Mo. I sure hope to get to feeling better soon. I'm sending out my biggest healing hugs to you!! How nice of hubby to help you out while your ill, what a dear. :)

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  14. Great art from you again, my dear friend! I am sorry to hear you have not been well. Big Boston wishes for a speedy come back! Mwah!

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  15. Healing hugs sent your way my lovely. Fab page. XxX

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  16. Fantastic calendar page. Get well soon Mo.

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  17. Oh, no, Mo, I am so sorry to hear that you are unwell {{Hugs}} DO get well soon, It's great you can issue instructions and dictate tho', and what a fab partner for volunteering to help and do a sterling job :D
    Your calendar page is awesome!! I love the houses and the characters, the colours and backgrounds.
    Well all of it really :D
    Get well soon {{Hugs}} the other Mo ;)

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  18. Thanks so much for the update and the lovely post of Mo's work. I do hope she is ok and gets better really soon. I've totally missed our twitter conversations. Sending lots of e-hugs. Kx

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  19. I have been away only learning your news today Mo, and I am sorry you're feeling so awful. Hope the pain gets under control. I am so impressed by your OH, not only for doing such a good job of stamping and blogging, but for agreeing to do it in the first place!
    Love the result of your calendar image transformation, great textures and the splats background work very well with it.
    Thinking of you, xx

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  20. Sorry you're unwell Mo, I hope you feel better soon. Your calendar is wonderful, I love those ink splats xx

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  21. I'm so sorry to hear you're unwell, Mo. Sending much love to you - which I'm sure your partner will pass on if you're unable to get to the computer.

    Very impressed that you managed to inveigle your partner into not only completing the page, but getting it up here to share with us all... it's such a great bit of altered art. The splats are fab, and the quirky characters too - and I love how you've preserved some of those adorable little houses from the original. Hope you feel lots better soon.
    Alison xx

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  22. Hi Mo - just popping in to say "Hi & I've been thinking about you" and I hope you are feeling a bitty better {{Hugs}} Mo

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  23. Sorry to hear you're unwell, hope you feel better soon. If my partner helped with my art it definitely wouldn't look as good!

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  24. Give Mo my best. Sending healing vibes your way. Great process pics here.

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  25. Wonderful pages Mo!
    Hugs,
    Alison xxx

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  26. Hey Mo - steamingly busy so not getting to visit much at the moment, but just wanted to pop in to say I do hope you're feeling better, and that we'll see you back up and running soon.
    Alison xx

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  27. Missing seeing your work pop up, hope you feel up to creating and blogging soon.
    Love these lil characters, great page to interpret the challenge.

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  28. Missing seeing your work pop up, hope you feel up to creating and blogging soon.
    Love these lil characters, great page to interpret the challenge.

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  29. Great to meet at last, hope that when you are a little more improved we can get together! Chrisx

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  30. Just saw your name somewhere and realised what a bad blog buddy I've been, in not popping by since June.
    I do hope you are on the mend and get back to creating soon. {{Gentle healing hugs}} x

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  31. Love and happy new year to you and yours, Mo - and I hope that 2016 will be kind to you.
    Alison xx

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    1. Thank you for popping by - lovely to hear from you xx

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  32. HI MOH, Thinking of you and wishing you well, just to let you know that you are missed, HUgs Gay x

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