Melissas Paperie

Sunday, December 5, 2010

2011 Calendar

December is full of family birthdays for our family, and my mom is one of them!

********Mom, if you are reading, please click away now!***************

I want to share the gift I made for her, for her birthday. I used PTI's large calendar sheets and stamped the flower for each month from the series, Year of Flowers. I didn't have November, December or January's yet, so I left November and December blank and I will send those to her when I complete them, ready to adhere with some Scor-Tape. I didn't want to leave the first page, January, blank, so I used the flowers from In Bloom.

The cover is very plain, as I thought it wouldn't be looked at much. I stamped the large rectangle from Take Note, the year with Fresh Alphabet and the scrolly motif (which I use on each page) is from Spooky Sweets II.

cover

Jan

feb

march

april

may

june

july

aug

sept

sept close

October

nov

dec

This was a big project, but so worth it! I studies Nichole Heady and Debbie Olson's coloring techniques for each flower, to color them as well as I could!

I am taking this to Staples to get bound tomorrow, and once I get it back, I will share how the finished product looks.

Thanks for coming by today!
Melissa

40 comments:

Lee said...

Oh Melissa, what a beautiful calendar.. Your colouring is stunning. Your mom is going to cherish this beautiful gift

Nadine said...

OMGosh Melissa! Your coloring is magnificent! I can't imagine how long it must have taken to color each page. So much love went into the making. Beautifully done!

krillsister said...

This is beautiful. Your mother is going to love it. the coloring is exquisite.

Jill said...

Melissa, this is superb! What a gorgeous, and gorgeously put-together calendar! I'm sure your mom will absolutely love it, and all the hard work that went into it will be most appreciated!! What a gift of love!

Baseret said...

Melissa,what a lovely gift to give your mother. You can see all of the time and love you put into making this calendar.

Denise said...

This made my jaw drop to the floor! So much time - such a beautiful result! April, May, July, August... in LOVE! Your mom will cherish this sweet gift for sure!!

Diane Jaquay said...

What a beautiful calendar, all of the flowers look so pretty and I'm sure your mom will love it!

Kristin said...

This is amazing!!! Your coloring is fantastic and I love the scroll image you used and... well, I love everything about it!! She will treasure it forever :)

IamDerby said...

Wow Melissa! What a labor of love! Its gorgeous! Your mom will love it!

Rose said...

What a true labour of love!! I'm sure she will be flabbergasted when she receives it! Your computing us just superb!!

Ted said...

Holy cow, Melissa! I just created five small calendars so I can only imagine how long this took (hand coloring each flower!) Wow... your mother will be moved to tears I bet! :) Just beautiful.

Vannessa said...

This is simply stunning Melissa! I still have 2 of these to do for Christmas gifts and you have totally inspired me to get going with them.

Noora said...

Wow Melissa!! what a great project, its so beautiful, love every flower u colored, stunning project!! cant wait to see the end project!!

Debbie Gaydos said...

WOW... Melissa.... this is AMAZING! What a beautiful gift, those flowers are so gorgeous, and every page is just filled with love!

Dana said...

OMG. Ummm...holy crow this is INCREDIBLE Melissa! I can't stop scrolling up and down looking at each page. SO pretty. What a labor of love!

LittleSurferGirl said...

Oh my goodness, Melissa! Truly spectacular. I absolutely love it. Fabulous job!
Amy

Joan B said...

gorgeous!!

Susan said...

A-MA-ZING!!!!

She is going to love this!!

Stephanie said...

Melissa........THIS IS GORGEOUS!!! I can't even imagine how much time went into all of that coloring. But, like you said, it's worth it. So beautiful! You should be very proud of this.

Cheryl said...

Melissa, that is fantastic! I love the colors you chose, and everything is colored so beautifully. She will love it!

Sara Mac said...

AMAZING!! I love your coloring of each flower. It really is perfect. Your mother will cherish this wonderful gift.

Sue Ann said...

Melissa she is going to LOVE LOVE LOVE this gift of love~~~ Fantastic work and the coloring is beyond!!!

Jen said...

I want one... are you selling them?

Aimes said...

Oh I do hope your Mom looked away because this is gonna be such a fabulous surprise for her!!!!
Completely stunning calendar, Melissa! Totally worth all the effort!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Melissa your mom is gonna LOVE it!!!!!!
Have a GREAT day!

Alyssa S said...

This is gorgeous!! Beautiful work...she will adore it!

Cathy Weber said...

Melissa this is beautiful. I zoomed in on each flower to check out how you colored them. I have to admit my favorite is the Sweet Peas. They are perfect! Your mom will love it and enjoy it for a whole year. I bet she saves it forever too!

Cammie said...

Melissa, this is stunning. Each month is another gorgeous image with your superb coloring. I am sure your mother will treasure this wonderful gift.

Belinda said...

Absolutely lovely!

Nancy L. said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! AMAZING!!
LOVE your coloring!!

Mara... said...

This is stunningly beautiful!!!!! Your coloring is amazing and your mom is going to LOVE it!!!

Michele said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Monica K. said...

This is beautiful, Melissa!

Jen Carter said...

Wow, wow, wow!! This is fabulous! What a tremendous amount of work! Your mom with treasure it!

awhmom said...

hurray, somebody got one done and posted it. I see hours and hours of hard work. Absolutely beautiful!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Lee Anne said...

What a work of your heart. I don't even know where to begin. Your coloring is wonderful and all the details are perfect. I know your mother will love this!

Kara said...

wow...so gorgeous!

Nerina said...

WOW!! What a blessing this will be to your mum - for a whole year! What an incredible labour of love - but the result is simply breathtaking!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this year of flowers calendar! FAB!

BlueCat said...

This is beautiful! Your coloring is just perfect!