November 16, 2017
With the stationery wing of Happy Cactus Designs, I created a hand painted wall calendar in 2016 and 2017. I closed down that side of the business earlier this year (shop the mega closeout sale here), but still wanted to do a calendar for 2018.
After the success of my hand embroidered photo note cards, I decided to stitch a piece that could be photographed and used for a calendar design.
Knowing that the dimensions of the calendar would be 8" x 10", I wanted to stitch a design true to scale. So I went about creating two rows of rainbow flowers, along with "2018" stitched in green thread, on my favorite white linen.
After the piece was completed, I photographed it and used my Photoshop skills to lay it out, adding the calendar dates "on top" of the white linen.
The calendar was printed on 110 lb. smooth white card stock and I LOVED how it turned out. It would look great tacked on a pinboard, on your refrigerator, or framed and hung on your office wall. It will also easily slip into any standard 8" x 10" frame!