Today I am sharing some pages from my December (almost) daily journal;
I used the Eileen Hull journal die to cut the cover from mounting board and then decorated it with various Tim Holtz products, - collage paper, ephemera, a paper doll and some stamped elements.
Here are a few details:
The background to this lovely lady was a stamped piece of card, using one of Tim's new background stamps, to give her something to stand on I added some cheesecloth, adhered with mat medium.
A few ephemera tugged into the side and some splatters for a wintry feel.
Here is the back, just some coloured collage paper.
I added some glitter to the berries, to add a bit of sparkle.
The inside of the cover was made with a piece of Stamperia rice paper. I used a lot of traditional Christmas colours for my cards this year, and wanted to use some different colours for the rest of the journal.
Alright, now to some of the inside pages. All of them in my favourite vintage style, using scraps of rice paper, paper serviettes etc from my stash, - so good to use up some of those hoarded pieces. The challenge is always to integrate these scraps into the rest of the page, using paints, stamps etc.
For the top side I used another bit of Tim's collage paper. He did another coloured Holly one for Christmas, which at first I regretted not getting instead, but now I am actually glad, as this one I can adapt to whatever colour scheme I am working with....
This page uses another scrap from the Stamperia paper and a paper doll. I tried to pick up some of the colour from the paper in the background.
I always think that adding some shadows to these collaged people really helps to integrate them into the page.
The quote I found in a wonderful alternative advent calendar which has a quote for each day.
Another wintry page. At the bottom I added some stencilling with a brick stencil to link to the bricks on the image. At the top another bit of the collage paper.
And here is the final page I will show today, using a paper napkin for the main image and then some paint and stencil work to pull it all together.
As you can see I also used some washi tapes to kind of frame the main image.
Well, that's it for this Friday, - a lot of photos today...…
Like usual, thank you so much for your visit and I hope you can find some creative time during these last few busy days before the 25th!