Happy New Year 2019

Wishing you a very Happy New Year; may your year be filled with peace, love, and happiness!

To start my sparkly New Year page, I painted some gold metallic acrylic paint around the edges of the page and blended it into the centre with some Pébéo white gesso. I then layered the background by stamping some snowflakes with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink using a Woodware Collection stamp and then stencilling Festive Berries Distress Ink with a blending tool. The stencil is a Decorative Flowers stencil which I won over at That’s Crafty Challenge Blog – thank you! I stamped more snowflakes from a BoBunny stamp set using a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell Big Brush marker which I also used to edge the page and then I added another layer of white gesso using a palette knife. I used the same Decorative flower stencil to add some Pébéo modelling paste and once dry I painted some Titanium White Liquitex Ink over the top. I stencilled more Festive Berries ink and stamped snowflakes again, this time using Potter’s Clay Memento Ink to get a clearer image which finished the background. Next I die cut the wording from grey design paper using a Docrafts die set and my Big Shot machine.

I used the same grey paper to back some bell and star-shaped outline stickers and cut them out; they are stuck to the page using Liquitex matte gel medium. I suspended some of them from silver strands which are outline border stickers and also a red ribbon and bow which are recycled from an old Christmas card. I decorated the page with silver glittery stars and more silver outline stickers including some scrollwork, small stars and holly. To finish, I added more sparkle to the wording using silver Stickles and to the holly berries making them red to match the ribbon and bow using Christmas Red Stickles.

As T Stands for Tuesday, maybe you would like to celebrate the New Year with us by trying some of our homebrewed pumpkin beer. As you can see we have plenty for everyone – Cheers and Happy T Day!

Wishing you all the very best for 2019!


I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs as I enjoy taking part, they provide me with inspiration for my pages and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:

I’m pleased to join the lovely Alison/Craftytrog and her Geometric Shapes challenge over at Art Journal Journey with all the star shapes that I included on my page.

I’m happy to join the Star Light Star Bright challenge over at A Vintage Journey as I had fun adding all the sparkly stars; I was inspired by the New Year to create this Art Journalling style page.

I’m joining in the Party Time! challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge as my page celebrates the New Year!

Over at That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog their theme is Anything Goes so I’m pleased to also join this challenge.

As I included stamping on this page, I’m also joining the Anything Goes challenge over at The Artistic Stamper – Happy New Year!

I’m also joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and their Anything Goes! challenge with my New Year’s page too.

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Poundland Metallic Acrylic Paint (Gold)
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Festive Berries, Rusty Hinge)
  • Pébéo Modeling Paste
  • Tsukineko Memento Ink (Potter’s Clay)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Dark Sepia 233 B)
  • Liquitex Ink! (Titanium White)
  • That’s Crafty! 8x8in Stencil (Decorative Flower – TC8039)
  • Woodware Craft Collection Clear Magic Singles (Snowflakes FRS027)
  • BoBunny Clear Stamps (Snow Day #13705563)
  • Clear Impressions (Woodland Christmas) – free with magazine
  • Docrafts X-Cut A5 Die Set (Folk Alphabet XCU503284)
  • Poundland Design Pad (Purple Paradise CRO701/PL3)
  • Crelando Relief Sticker Set (IAN289011)
  • Silver Border Outline Stickers (© DD6572)
  • The Works (Christmas Glitter Stickers)
  • Ranger Stickles (Silver, Christmas Red)
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
  • Stix2 double-sided tape

35 thoughts on “Happy New Year 2019

  1. The pumpkin beer sounds interesting and I am sure it taste delicious. I will toast you in tonic water as I don’t drink alcohol these days.

    Lovely to see the smiling faces of you and your husband

    Have a wonderful 2019 and enjoy T Day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  2. Happy New Year to you and yours Jo, its a fabulous page for the festivities..
    I’ sure many folk will have enjoyed a glass of your pumpkin beer, it sounds quite delicious.
    Happy T day wishes Jo.
    Yvonne xx

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  3. One of your home made pumpkin beers would go down very nicely, thank you Jo… 😉
    Great spread, as ever, with lots of lubberly detail and beautifully designed.
    Happy and Blessed New Year wishes to you!
    Cath x

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  4. You have captured the beauty of the New Year’s celebration perfectly, Jo. This is a gorgeous entry. Those stars really sparkle and shine and fit SO well with Alison’s theme at Art Journal Journey. It’s a gem. BTW, those snowflakes are hexagons, so your page did double duty.

    One of these days I want to try some of your homemade pumpkin beer.
    Truthfully, the only beer I like is stout, so this might be a challenge for me. Thank you SO much for sharing these with us for T this Tuesday.

    I want to wish you and your husband a very happy New Year. You two look so happy together. BTW, I hope your dad is feeling even better this week.

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  5. Hello dear Jo!
    Your page looks gorgeous. I like that you used your stencil in two ways, sprayed it with color and filled it with putty. That gives a great optic. The nice stars and bells make it perfect. WOW!
    I wish you and your hubby and familiy members a happy, healthy and creative New Year 2019.
    Big Hugs

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  6. I will definitely try a pumpkin beer. Looks like you had another successful batch. And I do love your New Year’s page. I love the background details and those silver bells. I wonder if it was usual to ring church bells at the start of the new year and that’s why we say ring in the new year? I’m off to clean up my holiday decorations since tomorrow it is back to work. It’s always nice to get them cleaned up before I get busy with the end of the semester at school. Happy new year. I hope this is one is fantastic! hugs-Erika

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  7. That’s a gorgeous gorgeous page, Jo! I’m running out of superlatives to comment on your work. I love the stencil you won. The color scheme is festive, wintry and yet unique. I love it!

    Great photo of you guys. I’m smiling back at you (grin).

    Happy T-day and a very Happy New Year! Hugs, Eileen

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  8. What a lovely photo of you two!
    And what a great page. The glittery aspect comes across. Interetingly I have been looking at die cut alphabets from Docrafts and was undecided as to which one to get. Which set have you got?
    That crate of home made beer really got my attention! Thak you for the invite. I would love to taste pumpkin beer.
    Wishing you a happy T Day and a healthy and peaceful 2019,

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  9. What a BEAUTIFUL page!
    And I would LOVE to taste your beer! HAPPY T-DAY !
    To this lovely smiling couple I am here wishing 12 months of success, 52 weeks of laughter, 365 days of fun, 8760 hours of joy, 525600 minutes of good luck and 31536000 seconds of happiness.


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    • Thanks so much dear Susi, that’s so kind of you! It seems that your wishes are coming true already, we started the year off with fun, joy, laughter and happiness 😁. My sister came to visit yesterday with her doggie so we walked on the beach, went to our local pub for a drink and then came back to ours for a New Year’s Day celebratory meal; it was the perfect way to start the year! I’m very thankful to have met you here in Blogland and for our friendship! Wishing you all the very best for 2019, may it be filled with the magic of happiness, love and creativity my friend! J 😊 x


  10. Snowflakes and bells and stars and pink and white and Festive Berries ink and so much more starting with the gold edging – what a glorious combination of colours and shapes you’ve brought together to make this happy piece. This would make a perfect Happy New Year card, much, much better than most we see in the shops. It shines with enthusiasm and energy.
    I love to see the two of you together too.
    Happy new Year to both of you.

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  11. Great celebratory pages! Love your embossing, it adds a textured and shiny element. I must say, your pumpkin beer sounds amazing! I am sure everyone enjoyed it!! Happy 2019! Maura

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  12. Belated New Years greetings dear Jo.
    I love your pretty page and its warm colours which brightened the cold and grey day here 🙂
    Having been around home made wines and beers etc I can imagine (although never had it) that your pumpkin beer is probably very tasty – and goes down very well hic!
    Wishing you and your hubby all the very best for 2019.
    Gill xx

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  13. What a festive New Year’s page Jo! Love the colors and textured stenciling on your background and the pretty bells and stars! and the pumpkin beer sounds delicious! (even though I don’t like beer, the pumpkin sounds good!) thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey! Julia xx

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