I have used birdie artwork that I created in 2009 for a 2010 calendar which simply never happened!! I have been storing this artwork in a file folder since then.
my sister Sylvia was over and she suggested using them for a 4" x 6" calendar because they were square - they would work perfectly. She photographed them and created the calendar. It turned out wonderfully!!! You can check it out here. (third down) She has been making 4"x 6" photo calendars for several years now with her own photographs. She has two new ones for 2014 - Garden and Nature. They are the first two on her calendar page.
these birdie ATCs. I started with squares of cardstock, layered on torn papers for the backgrounds adding watercolour and sponging as needed. Added my little birdies with their wire tails and embellished each appropriately for the twelve months.
Alternately, they can be clipped together using a small bull clip and hung or attached to a metal surface using a magnet. They could also be tied together using a loop of string which allows it to be hung. At the beginning of each month the old month page can simply be flipped to the back along the loop. This method secures all the pages to each other and avoids losing any!!
I will be creating another set of collages for next year's calendar! I am considering using houses, hearts, flowers or quotes as my next theme!! So many possibilities!!
This has be a very fun experience. It has been really cool to see my art on a 4"x 6" calendar and I am really looking forward to creating some collages for next year!!