Saturday, 1 October 2011

October Calendar Challenge

I've been very lucky because I chose to take this week off work and the weather has been just gorgeous. So I'm up to date with my September & October's Calendar Challenge pages.  Here's September completed.


I did like the background I made for October and it seemed a shame to cover it up ...


but here's the finished item.  It should be called "Octopoder" really(!)  October's a strangely laid out month and so that I didn't loose the weekday layout, I made 30th and 31st as a little fold out.

42 comments:

Heather said...

Two gorgeous calendar pages Carol. You're right - it was almost a shame to cover up the October page. You'll have to make another, just to look at and enjoy.

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love the new background, it is so full of wonderful colors and wonderful movement that it is a shame to cover it up! You are so great with these backgrounds maybe you should have a few index cards or other paper and paint them all at the same time for atc's or cards. Bravo dear for Septembers timely finish!

Juls said...

great pages, love the colours! Hugs Juls

Dianne said...

This is great, I love the stamps!

Cath Wilson said...

Both brilliant - gorgeous colours and beautifully done. I think I have all the stamps you used in the first one - scary, he, he. Love the second one, though - lots of Hallowe'en images there and I don't have any of those! Fab Octopode image x

sam21ski said...

WOW - totally agree about the background, it looks stunning!!! You are ahead of yourself, it's only the first - lol.

Yes what a great week to have chosen, although it's way too hot for me - lol.

Sam xxx

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Fabulous page, I love the rich autumn palette you have used.

Sharon said...

Great colors on both. I agree it's hard to cover up such a great background.

Lynette (NZ) said...

Lovely pages - do you ever make colour copies of your really fabulous backgrounds? Then you can use them again.

flutterbycrafter said...

You certainly chose the right week to be off work. These two pages are great and the colours for October are fabulous xx

hazel said...

Fabulous calender pages, the October background is wonderful.
xxx Hazel.

Catherine said...

The September pages look almost gothic with the dark edges and the creepy looking mushrooms. October should definitely be renamed Octopoder...love the creative use with the 30/31 days being put together.

'The Crafting Owl' said...

The October page looks wonderful Carol. I'm still managing to keep up with mine and am having great fun doing it! I too chose autumn colours which is my favourite pallete to use. Where did you get your lettering from for the title?

Astrid Maclean said...

I can see why you would not want to cover up that fabulous background, but even with the squares on it looks fab! I love the way you filled in September too!

Karin said...

Love you October background Carol. Hope you made another similar one to that. You've done so well keeping up with this, well done. Looking forward to seeing the last two months of the year too!

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

Wow! Very pretty. I really like the look of the alcohol inks. I haven't used them yet, but I think I'd like to. They are so soft.

herminesplace said...

Both ook absolutely great!

ally said...

wow amazing pages

Sarah Anderson said...

oooooooooo gorgeous inky background Carol! Love it!

thekathrynwheel said...

Such wonderful backgrounds! Gorgeous. The Octopode stamps are just perfect for October :-)

Photocat said...

That background is stunning. I'm not sure about covering it up. Grin. How do you do the little squares? Forgive me if my question is too silly, I am just wondering about that one. Are they glued on? Stamped? Wonderful work.

sandra de said...

You have just the right stamps for October the pages are wonderful.

Steph said...

Gorgeous pages Carol and i love your Octopode images x

Sandra Hall said...

Fabulous pages... great background for October :D

Neet said...

I love autumnal colours and you have certainly got my creative juices flowing with all those rich warm colours you have chosen. A beautiful set of pages for the month of October and I love the bit of humour with it too.

Kaz said...

I love both sets of pages. There's something wonderful about crafting in the garden this late in the year isn't there? x

patcrafts said...

Fab pages both Sept and Oct gorgeous background for Oct and what an ingenious idea to have a fold out for 30th and 31st also love the guy with no head!xx

Netty said...

wow Carol 2 fantastic pages and the background for October is stunning. Octopode is so right for this month. Am sure you have had lots of fun my friend. xx

Carin said...

Wow, that background is stunning. I'm not surprised you were reluctant to cover it up. But the end result is great. Like your September page too

Miek said...

I like this background very much! Great pages !!

Erika said...

Carol I love both your pages and great colour backgrounds. Love the images you've used on both too.
Looking forwards to next month.
Erika. x

Caro said...

Yes, the background is realy great. I would love to know how you did it.

Dotpat said...

These are gorgeous colours Carol, it does not seem 5 mins since I was looking at your April one. Were has this year gone

Eileen said...

Wow, that background is beautiful! Lovely calendar pages!

Suzanne C said...

Wowzer oth of the backgrounds are fantastic and i don't think I could cover up those pages. Beautiful leaves across the top!

karen said...

you are so clever! and I love fold outs too....

Siobhan Brignull said...

love the quizzical owl on the second, absolutely great page

Deb said...

orahOh I love this! How did you make the background?

McMGrad89 said...

I love the leaves on the background. I am going to have to try some new techniques.

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Wooo hooo, love that page, it's well wicked!!! lol ;)) Gorgeous autumnal colours! x

Anesha said...

Wow, stunning pages. Your background is amazing. :)

Ruby said...

Ooh I LOVE this Carol, it's gorgeous!!