The Kathryn Wheel, Part 11


Time to share my November page for Kate Crane’s calendar project. I’ve used Tim Holtz’s Faux Embossed Metal technique on this one, with lots of Perfect Pearls Mists from Ranger. In fact, pearls are the theme right now over at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

The shine on this one is pretty intense. I used Tim’s Sizzix ticket dies and stamps on grey card stock to tone it down a bit. I have a full tutorial featured over on the Frilly and Funkie blog today showing how it came together.

Here’s October all finished:


Power’s still out. The President declared our county a disaster area yesterday which should help in getting help/restoration.

Thanks so much for the visit. I appreciate it!



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  3. Wow Marjie, what a time you have all had in NYC … you will have had plenty to journal about this month on your calendar page ….
    LOVE your calendar pages – the texture on November is incredible!
    Well done for almost completing 2012. Will you keep going next year?!

  4. Wonderful juxtasposition of the 2 projects – one so warm and welcoming and the other so gleaming & structural. Love seeing how different each monthly page turns out!!

  5. Sorry I did type in marjie. But blooming predictive text thought otherwise !!!!!

  6. You’ve created some wonderful textures. Superb pages Matjie ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Cool!! I really like the Oct. page.

  8. Fabulous calender pages Marjie! Love the perfect pearls background and all those tickets for the dates. Great idea! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  9. Two fantastic pages, love the brightness of October but you’ve somehow managed to make those darker colours look bright too! Love the ticket idea, think I need that die lol! Hope things are getting better for you at home, Chrisx

  10. I love how you used the tickets! And all that metallic is such a rich background for your those tickets!

  11. Loving both November and October and the gorgeous inky background! So clever to use those tickets! So glad you are now home and with power! Have a great evening! Hugs!

  12. I know by now you have your power back on. Thank goodness. Your October calendar is marvy. November is perfect as we gear up for the cold ahead of us. Makes me want to hunker down for some art days. Embossing/textures are the best.

  13. Wonderful!!! and I’m sure Spectacular in person!!!!

  14. Sheila M Jordan says:

    Superb background for November and thanks for explaining what you used. I like the bright October page too.

  15. Two wonderful calendar pages, love the use of the tickets – will keep it in my mind, as I intend to take part next year, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. What a beautiful page! I wonder if the page is intentionally black as of storm Sandy. Love the metallic shimmer and all the amazing embossing! So glad that I heard from you and that you’ve got the power back at your home! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  17. I love November;s background…yummy, and has the gorgeous metallic finish! I can only imagine the things you’ll write on both of these months after Sandy. But October screams to me….LOVE the Autumn color and theme…so warm and cozy.

  18. Lovely work, lovely colours. It is always interesting looking at your designs. Hope things improve for you and your neighbours soon.

  19. What a great months Marjie…love the cold, blue look of November and the interesting background and I adore the warm autumn colours on the October month…
    Lovely artwork!
    Hope you’re doing well in NY?
    greetings, Alie ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Jennifer Rogers says:

    Great to know you are safe! Thought of you while watching all the Superstorm stuff on TV.

  21. A great November page, the colours are amazing and so pearly. Love the use of the tickets.
    I see ‘Sandy’ is on your October page – hope you are getting back to some form of normality, but I guess it will be a long job for you all.
    Enjoy your Sunday.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  22. Excellent idea for using the tickets! Thanks for keeping us updated Marjie. Really hope you get power back quickly.

  23. Great pages! Hope things return to something close to normal for you soon.

  24. oh LOVE the ticket idea – fabulous! and the background is completely amazing. So sorry you’re still without power – it’s going to be a long recovery all the way around ๐Ÿ™

  25. Opps! I misread what you did here… only looks like the metal foil. Very cool.

  26. Oh the hive for October and it’s pretty leaves are great. Silver intense is right, The idea of using the tickets is great. I keep eyeing that die it’s fun. A wintery feeling spread….hope your power comes back on quick before the weather shifts. xox

  27. Hi Marjie, saw it and commented over at F&F but also love the October calendar page, fabulous colours. I saw on the news that he had declared it a disaster area, hope that will help to get everyone sorted quickly and that you are each given everything you need to get back to normal soon. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  28. I love what you did with the November page! Amazing, great idea using the foil. Very unique. I can’t wait to CASE this one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Your pages are very cool and beautiful Marjie. I like it. A time ago you have mailed me and asked me about an email button on my blog. Sotty I lost your mail and I donยดt know what your mean about that. maybe you can mail me again. Sorry.
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  30. Fabulous pages Marjie! Just love the shimmer of those PPs x

  31. kathy/NorthCarolina says:

    Both these pages are sensational, Marjie! I love the colors you chose…really appropriate to the month. November certainly has been grey and bleak so far here in NC, although we have crisp sunshine today. I’m so sorry you’re having to deal with the aftermath of Sandy. Praying you will be home and restored to some semblance of normal soon.

  32. Hi Marjie – sensational pages, and a great step by step over at F&F, so glad you were able to schedule it amidst the crisis. Hope that help soon arrives to start putting things back to normal (and fingers crossed for the right outcome for the most help!)…
    Alison x

  33. Cool and arty, just like you.
    Wonderful pages and great to see that you have managed to schedule a post.
    Let’s hope things get moving and that your President stands by his word (of course, I suppose that depends on who will be in power come Tuesday).

  34. Marjie…your calendar pages are so cool. I really love them. Your November calendar page is equally as cool as the others, just in a different way. I love all of the texture and the die cuts. And the days of the month done in tickets is really clever! Thanks for sharing your calendar pages with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  35. These are so cool, Marjie! And I love how the date columns are vertical on the hexagon shapes as opposed to the standard horizontal rows. Next year I WILL follow along!

  36. Welcome Back Marjie! Hope this finds you and family warm and well.
    Love both of these projects. Take Care!
    Hugs Vada

  37. Hi Marjie love both projects here and popped by F&F to view the how to . Glad that you are well and the damage to your home was limited to the power. I send huge wishes to you. My heart goes out to everyone but especially those who lost their homes.
    Take care and keep warm
    Hugs Annie x