Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Art Journal Page..Have yourself a Merry little Christmas

I think I have taken a long enough break and am excited to get back into crafting and blogging :)
So to start the year off right, I will share with you my Christmas Art Journal page.
This was another challenge that Caroline and I put on for each other :)
The theme for the month was Christmas and collage.
Both Caroline and I were a bit behind on this challenge…oops.

The first thing I did was glue this pretty napkin to the page.
The napkin was a bit longer than the book, so I cut it down to fit the page…I fussy cut the border where I sliced the napkin.
See how there is a darker part across the page, that is where part of the napkin overlapped…..but I will deal with that later.
I also stamped and then heat embossed (with black embossing powder) my Prima girl image on some white card stock.

I wanted to use my Copic markers to colour her hair and skin.
BUT….the alcohol from the Copic marker smeared the black embossing..grrrrr.
I didn't want to ruin my Copic markers, so I used some gelatos instead.

Because this challenge was to do some collage…I cut strips of pattern paper and collaged them to form her dress….pretty, right?!

Now for some creative changes ;)

I had to come up with a way to disguise the seam of my napkin…so what better way then to make more ;)
By doing this it takes your eye away from the main seam and gives more interest and texture to the background…especially since my background is pretty simple.

The next thing I changed up was the girl.
I thought this fun sparkly dress went better with the crisp colours of the background.
Don't worry, I used the other girl on another page :)
See the way the foiled snowflakes sparkle…..so pretty.

Lastly comes my journaling.
I usually do my journaling on the computer and print it out…see how nice and neat this is, much neater than my handwriting.
Even though I love the crisp clean look of the pure white paper, I thought it was a bit too bright for this page.
So I inked up the paper with distress ink and then the edges to help it blend with the page. 

Isn't she festive :)

I hope you all have a very creative day :)

Tracy :)


  1. So pretty and I love that you used a napkin on your page.

  2. Beautiful pages, love the idea of the napkin and love that second girl for that page too. As far as your writing I think you have beautiful handwriting.

  3. Beatiful page! And the second girl works much better.

  4. Fabulous and pretty page.

    Happy New Year.


  5. So pretty, Tracy and great idea to use the napkin!

  6. That is absolutely lovely, Tracy!

  7. Oh wow, this is stunning!! I love the napkin!! The JN doll looks amazing!! I love both dresses but the second one with the foil snowflakes looks perfect!! Have a great day :)

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  8. Wow! This page is amazing! I love the use of a napkin and that dress. I love them both. Great job and Happy New Years!

  9. This is beautiful! I love how her dress turned out!

  10. Festive, classy, Christmasy perfection.

  11. Beautiful journal page - love it!


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