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Chinese New Year Banner Wall Calendar

Hey everyone!   It's time for the Altered Pages monthly challenge again, and the theme for this month is Chinese New Year, or Year of the Horse.  I have been having so much fun with my Silhouette and my Altered Pages collages sheets that I had to make one more inspiration piece for you.
I printed out AP-2251 Year of the Horse collage sheet, as well as a mini 2014 calendar from the internet, die cutting and trimming, as shown.  Very simple.  Each of my images were edge distressed with Mix'd Media Inx in Schoolhouse Red and Black.  Perfect!!!  And here is a close-up of those images.
I always like to finish off the back of everything I make, well almost everything.  But have you noticed how people always turn your work over to see what is on the back, if anything?  Lesson learned, always finish off the back of your work, and don't forget to sign your work.  So here is the back ofmy banner.  More collage images and a close-up of that wonderful explanation of the Year of the Horse.
Reverse side

Supplies Used:

(printed onto Astroparche paper and vellum)
Mix'd Media Inx:  Schoolhouse Red, Black
Silhouette machine and cut files
Red, Black, gold card stock
Spellbinders dies: Labels 25, Marvelous Squares
Dollar store chopstick
Various embellishments and trims

I hope you enjoyed my project today and will be inspired to make your own Chinese New Year Banner style calendar to hang near your desk.  So hop on over to the AP Store for some of their fun products, and be sure to check out the Altered Pages Challenge Page so you, too, can show off your work and participate in this fun challenge for a chance to win some fabulous products.  There will be much more inspiration on the Altered Pages blog for you to see.  

Have a wonderful, creative week!


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