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Lemon Meringue Pie Easel Calendar

That’s it 2011 is no more now let’s celebrate
I wish everyone good health, wealth, happiness and peace but most of all have fun and smile.

Thank You and more to all my amazing followers.
and Irene a special thanks to both of you.

Please don’t forget to pop back tomorrow so you can see my finished album (but not all embellished yet) for the
Postcards Challenge 2012 also to see what country we are visiting first and which of my characters will be there.

Fashionable Stamping Challenges has started their New Year with another fantastic challenge … Anything Goes With Your New Stash.

Badly needed a new calendar for 2012 but sadly didn’t get one … so made my own … loved making this easel calendar … not pink I hear you say … nope wanted it fresh and sunny but it turned out looking like a lemon meringue on my desk … still love it.

Threw everything at this card 😆 Stamping, heat embossing, dry embossing, paints, crackle painting, inking, stitching, made flower even personalised the calendar with all my special dates … you can just see the 26th January has a heart round it – that’s my grandsons birthday he will be 12 this year, hoping he was going to be a millennium baby but Claire held on to long 😆

Wait for it just know you are going to say yukkk!!! … my new foam stamp was stamped onto toilet paper (clean and unused) then carefully pulled apart (delicate operation) to one single layer, taped onto the doily and appliquéd onto the Anna Griffin paper. Bit of a dilemma with the colouring as it is very fragile, used a paintbrush dipped it into a yellow pigment ink then gently brushed onto the toilet paper, added clear embossing powder and heated on a slow setting 😎 tore away all the excess toilet paper after I had stitched . Stitched this onto the background which was painted with MS satin acrylic paint (jonquil) a layer of PVA glue was applied then white paint, left all to dry and hey presto it crackled showing this gorgeous lemon meringue colour.

Made the beautiful butterfly on the front which is a story in itself, going to tell all in my first video tutorial … which I am making for the next challenge at FSC 😉

After that marathon you must pop over and see all the Fashionettes creations because they will just wow you even more.

Entering Gingersnap Creations Colour Challenge Soft looking meringue colours … not really … they want to see soft yellows and white.


24 Responses to “Lemon Meringue Pie Easel Calendar”

  1. Brenda Brown says:

    Only one word for this Shirl, STUNNING. I love the different techniques you have used which have all come together with those lovely soft colours to create a masterpiece. How lovely to have this beside you throughout the year. Great job.
    My very best wishes to you and Andrew and your lovely family, for a year full of love, health, peace and happiness.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  2. Dot L says:

    Well that has to be the prettiest Meringue Pie I have ever seen! lol
    It all fits together beautifully Shirl, an absolute awesome calendar! And the flower on the doily looks brilliant.
    Did you know that the 26th of Jan is also Australia day? so I am glad you put a heart around it.
    Happy New Year Shirl and Andrew
    Dot x

  3. Sue C says:

    Gorgeous card/calendar Shirl ! I love the colour and all the different techniques, just stunning ! Happy New Year to you ! Sue x

  4. Trina says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow!

    A blessed year to you, too!

  5. Yvonne Whaley says:

    Wow, its gorgeous, so many details to gaze at, the colour is beautiful.
    happy New Year.

  6. Paula says:

    I adore your calender Shirley, so bright and sunny, definitely whats needed today as it very dark and dreary. Such a wealth of different techniques. Very much looking forward to your video tutorial. Have a very Happy New Year. XX

  7. Avril says:

    This is fabulous Shirley, so many details and techniques. Gorgeous stamps and I love the colour. Look forward to the tutorial on the stunning butterfly.
    Happy New Year and I hope 2012 is a really good year for you and Andrew.
    Avril xx

  8. Claire C says:

    A real stunner Shirl, the colours are gorgeous and what a clever way to use the loo roll lol. Wishing you a very Happy New YEar
    Claire xx

  9. Happy New Year, Shirl. Wow, that’s a wonderful calendar and really an eye catcher for your desk. Love the colors and all the details, there’s so much to see.

  10. Terry says:

    Shirley, I actually am wanting a piece of pie for some reason! Such an amazing calendar and the design is breathtaking! Love the yellows and all of the stamps! Wishing you the best of “2012.” Hugs!

  11. Fliss says:

    A real stunner Shirley and the lemon meringue colours look just beautiful. Love all the gorgeous stamping.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2012.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  12. Shirley says:

    This is drop dead lovely, elegant, wow! I have had problem with most square straight on easels. This one is spectacular. Just stopping by, Shirley, and wishing you and yours a Very Happy Healthy New Year!!!

  13. Marina says:

    What a pretty calendar – the colours seem so fresh after all the Christmas cards etc.
    Happy New Year Shirley.

  14. Cazro says:

    Stunning work, I love your project. I recently acquired the flower stamp at a craft event, I haven’t used it yet, but don’t think it will be on tissue paper, your so patient. Many thanks for everything, I am so enjoying being part of the fabylous FSC. I have also just signed up to the Postcard 2012 adventure. Hope I can manage it, for I don’t see myself as arty, just crafty. Happy new year to you and yours. Thanks for the continued support. Caz

  15. irene chillman says:

    Just gorgeous Shirl, great choice of colour,I love lemon meringue,yum. Wishing you and Andy a very Happy and very prosperous New Year. Counting down the days to your next visit home. Love to you both.
    Irene xx

  16. Ellie knol says:

    Beautiful easel calender, Shirley! Love your choice of stamps and the colors are gorgeous! Don’t eat too much in the new year… meringue are fattening LOL
    Happy New Year!
    xxx Ellie xxx

  17. Joanna K says:

    Shirley, your calendar looks just stunning!! Love the soft yellows and that butterfly is cutest ever!!! Happy New Year my friend! Hugs, Joanna xx

  18. Cheri Weston says:

    Shirl, I just had to come over and visit your blog after seeing this GORGOUS, STUNNING creation over at Gingersnaps Creations!!!! Your art is amazing!!!! I’m now a follower!!!!

  19. What a lovely card…beautifully presented. I have joined your followers list and invite you to join me as well. All the best for 2012. Hugs, Gayle

  20. Jenni's Jems says:

    This is so gorgeous and wow to the many techniques that you have used, think I might be checking out your tutorials! and thank you Shirley for becoming a follower will definitely be returning the compliment x

  21. Mouth-wateringly delicious!!!!!!
    A stunner of a card.

  22. Ali Manning says:

    What an amazing project! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Challenge 🙂 Ali

  23. michele s says:

    gorgeous and refreshing! check out the gingersnap blog for the good news! congrats! xo

  24. Cheri Weston says:

    This is a stunner!!!! Congratulations on your GC Gem!!!!

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