The Kathryn Wheel, Part 10

Here’s a new page for my version of Kate Crane’s calendar project. I’m also joining Linda Ledbetter’s StudioL3 challenge and the current challenges at Simon Says Stamp and Show and Paper Issues. Linda’s challenge is based on Tim Holtz’s book, the Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2, and this week the focus is on Distress Markers.  I used the second of the two techniques Tim outlines on page 50 for this page.

The focus on my page is the new leaf stamps designed by Mario Rossi III.  I love the blueprint measurements he’s included around them…. so unique! I’ve used the Sizzix Word Play and Hexagon dies, and dry embossed the letters for added texture.

The markers are reactive to water and you can really do some awesome coloring with them. I finished the page up with some favorite stamps and stencils.

And here’s a peek at the finished September:

Ten down, two to go!  Thanks for visiting.

I hope you have a great week.


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Adorable Angela

  2. Your October page is fabulous! I love the HEXagons for the days — so apropos.

  3. Hi , thank you so much for having come on my blog. it’s my turn to stop by yours and i love what i am seeing . this is so beautiful and gorgeous. petitecerise see ya

  4. The colours of your October page are absolutely gorgeous, as are those leaf stamps.

  5. Marjie, your calendar pages are so cool! Love the colors and the designs on each page. They are all so different and artistic fun! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. The October page really captures the colors and the “feel” of the coming of autumn! <3 Candy

  6. Stunning colours for both months, amazing pages love all the detail.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Autumnal page, your use of colour is wonderful, so rich, vibrant and great depth. Love how you have used the leaves around the edge too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  8. Such a gorgeous calendar page! Wow! The leaves look wonderful (I love those stamps too) and all the colours and layering is fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  9. Wow Marjie, October is glorious, I love that page. Michelle x

  10. The leaves, the letters, the hexies! Wow – love this page.

  11. oooooooo, love the gorgeous colors! Those leaf stamps are cool and you’ve colored them beautifully!

  12. Marjie, I love your October page!!!!!!!!

  13. Stunning calender page! Love the bright background and those beautiful blue print leaves! Really pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  14. I find the same problem with regular papers, Helen, no matter how I pre-treat them. I’ve only found two kinds of paper that won’t buckle: Ranger’s Manila card stock and regular old watercolor paper. This calendar is actually an XL watercolor pad. Thanks for your kind words… always appreciated!

  15. Wow awesome Marjie!! I would love to be with you and have you explain everything to me. I don’t own the same kind of stash as you – would have no idea what to do with those markers – I presume you colour in all over and then you wipe with a sponge dipped in water. I want to achieve some watercolour effects but my paper is buckling so much – please let me know if you know the best thing to overcome that (in other words what to use to avoid that happening). Currently I am using my mists to achieve the effect but spraying my paper with water first. I like the effect but keeping the paper flat is impossible. I adhere the entire sheet to another sheet behind it which helps quite a bit but not entirely.

  16. Fabulous richly colored pages for October!! That border looks like a stamp I own from Stampers Anonymous…hmm, I haven’t used it in awhile 🙂

  17. Gorgeous Marjie, I like the finished one, but the October one with all the leaves is yummy!

  18. So rich and beautiful, and that beehive pattern–what a great idea!
    Wonderful pages, Marjie!

  19. Wonderful, vibrant pages, and I love those leaf stamps

  20. Such a gorgeous calendar page, Marjie! I love all the layers in your background and your colored leaves add the perfect touch for October!

  21. Can hardly believe that October page – it’s completely stunning! Glorious colours, fantastic use of the leaf blueprints – and your hexagonal days are just fabulous! I love it (could you tell?)…
    Alison x

  22. LOVE the happy colors for October!!. Amazing stamps, love the acorn & leaves.

  23. My on my Marjie, this is a stunning calendar page with a real flavour of autumn. Your ability to use colour, to design and to create masterpieces is amazing. I really love this.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  24. Marjie, this calendar page is beautiful. I love everything about it.

  25. OOH! I love this! What fun colors and shapes! You’ve got my mind a’churnin’ with inspiration 😉

  26. Just love the colours, stamped images and the faux stitching is wonderful. Great to see you’ve finished september too! Need to make sure I sit on my hands so I don’t buy those stamps – just bought other stuff so need to be good!

  27. Oh Marjie, your October page is fabulous, I love Mario III’s stamps (Only problem is I want them all!) and it is only when I think of them that I get an impression of the size of your calendar pages – wow. The autumnal colours are beautiful and blended so well. The leaves are stunning and love that faux stitching around each section – the whole thing is beautiful. Love September blues too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  28. What a great use of those stamps, which I did not think I needed. Love how we do that to each other! This is so Fall Fabulous! Love it! Happy October!

  29. Fantastic colors and love the blueprint .

  30. Your calendar pages are just wonderful! It’s been a joy waiting for each disappointments! I think I might give this a go for next year…if I remember! lol

  31. Lovely Calendar, wonderful colours, love the leaves! Hugs, Valerie

  32. Love your calendar pages! I haven’t gotten bit yet by the journaling bug, but this looks like a great way to get started. I just don’t get making art pages that are hidden between the covers of a book.

  33. these pages are beyond awesome!

  34. i’m drooling… big time! wow, such a rich colors!!
    i’m in love… 🙂

  35. Wow !!! Beautiful autumnal/fall feel. Loving the stitch detail 🙂

  36. Oh, these are just beautiful. I love how soft the pages are. Thank you for sharing all your tools. What a great idea!

  37. Love your October calandar. This is my favorite time of the year and you captured the fall colors perfectly.

  38. Wow really stunning Marjie!! The colours are amazing!

  39. Beautiful colors!!!

  40. Wow, I love the colours and stamps you used on your page!!!

  41. The colours are gorgeous. I love the stitching and the leaves – fab page!

  42. Love your calendar pages Marie! Great vibrant colours and I love those leaf stamps! I have yet to try. Hopefully next year!

  43. kathy/NorthCarolina says:

    Oh, I love these colors!!! They make me want to dance. And what a fun layout for the calendar…vertically instead of horizontal. All this and fluttering leaves and hexagons, too? Your work just fills my heart with joy!

  44. A great calendar Marjie…the leaves stamps are so nice!And those sweet colours together…gorgeous!
    You did so well on both months!! Compliments
    greetings, Alie 🙂