When I saw the Stampotique challenge for a 2012 pocket calendar I immediately tought of an ATC format, inserting montlhy cards into a small portfolio. I like the idea of small – I can manage small projects lately.
The image on the portfolio cover is cropped from my row houses for Stampotique. I love this stamp – the imperfect houses are reminiscent of the houses my Kinder and First grade artists draw. I get a lot of inspiration from the children!
I used Copics and Prismacolors to color the image. Copics, scraps, and masked stamped text from the colorful border.
The months are a set by Amy Wilson Wellenstein for Stampotique. They fit perfectly – I was so glad they did as that was my agenda! I created the miniture calendar in Publisher, leaving off the months so they could be hand-stamped. The number row on the inside of the portfolio, also by Amy.
The 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" portpolio ties with a beaded cord and is secure with a brad. I think an old button would have been a better choice, but the brad was an easier solution!