The lovely Frog Princess gained a little buddy since apparently I can't count and laid down 32 squares. Oops.
It seems I have very strong ideas about what colors go with what months. Who knew? My mind's eye told me April needed to be light and airy. Small problem. I really don't do lights. I like brights. Jewel Tones. Darks. Maybe if I lived in a more southern climate, but at any rate I was determined to get something light for April.
Well...long story short, and three background pages, three journaling pages later this is what I ended up with. Thankfully I like it, because I don't know if I could have done another set today..(wee bit frustrated this afternoon).
My first attempt went a-rye when I put water based arcylic paint over water based dyes. Guess what? Just like Tim told us in Creative Chemistry water based product, reacts with water based product. Duh. Must have been asleep the gazillion times he told us that. Oh well, at least I knew how to fix it. I did, but was just not light enough. Good news though, I have June all done.
The flowers were another idea that went askew...they are one of Dyan Reaveley's new stamps for Ranger stamped in Jet Black archival ink on Memory Box paper. I'm going to try to see if I have the restraint to journal only in black, then it really won't look like my page at all....tee hee. We'll see.
Real simple, but real light. Have a great month!