Let it snow

My page design today was inspired by my new winter hat which is so pretty, it is navy blue in colour and has butterflies and sparkly gems on it (grin!).

This is also a reminder that you still have another week to join our Cold, Cold, Cold challenge at Try it on Tuesday too, it would be lovely to see you there!

I started by smooshing Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink onto the page by stamping the ink pad onto a blending mat, spritzing with water and pressing the mat onto the page. Then I used a blending tool to add the same Distress Ink around the edges of the page to darken the colour. Next I stamped a Hessian texture stamp from Kaisercraft, as it reminded me of the woven texture of my hat, using Paris Dusk Memento Ink. I also stamped some dots from Hampton Arts, as they looked like the sparkly lines of gems on my hat, using the same Memento Ink and also some Platinum Planet Brilliance Ink. I added the silver snowflakes which are stickers from Docrafts and then I splattered the page with silver Liquitex Ink and the Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. I added the embroidery butterfly and lots of clear gems to the lines of stamped dots to represent the sparkle on my hat. I’m all set for winter now as I have my new hat so I finished the page by adding the “Let it snow” wording which is from a set of silver glittery letter stickers.

Here’s my new hat, I just fell in love with it as soon as I saw it! What could be better than the navy blue colour, sparkle, pretty butterflies and a big fat pom-pom on the top (grin!).

As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m sharing the love and my hot chocolate which like my hat is guaranteed to keep you warm on cold winter days, and this one has a shot of gingerbread syrup in it – so yummy! Wishing you all a very Happy T Day!

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


I’m pleased to join the Anything Goes challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps .with my wintry art journal page.

I’m joining the Peace & Tranquility challenge over at Moo Mania & More with my winter butterfly page.

I’m pleased to be able to join in the fun over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog for their Anything Goes + optional twist of Watercolouring with my wintry art journal page.

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

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Chipped Sapphire)
  • Kaisercraft Clear Stamps (Texture – Hessian CS253)
  • Tsukineko Memento Ink (Paris Dusk)
  • Hampton Art Doodlebug Designs (Thankful ICO162)
  • Tsukineko Brilliance Ink (Platinum Planet)
  • Liquitex Ink! (Iridescent Bright Silver)
  • Docrafts Glitterations Create Christmas (Snowflakes Silver)
  • The Range (Fabric Butterflies)
  • Stix2 glue dots
  • Home Bargains Special Occasion (Mini Decorative Stickers 22740)
  • The Range (Alphabet Stickers PO205184)

25 thoughts on “Let it snow

  1. Hi Jo, your pages are always so beautiful-and this one is so pretty and perfect for the theme. Loving your new hat-looks warm and cozy.
    I would love a cup of your hot cocoa and gingerbread syrup-that sounds delicious Happy T hugs Kathy

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  2. You and your hat are both charming. Your page is equally pretty, but please, please, please, pretty please, change the sentiment. Let it be cold. Let it be dark and dreary, but please no snow. It’s too early for snow. 😿 Have a Happy and Snowless T Day

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  3. I love your new hat Jo, it looks so cosy and warm, its a lovely photo as well. A wonderful journal page looking so cold and snowy. Hot chocolate sounds good to come home to on a frosty day. Happy T day wishes.Jo.
    Yvonne xx

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  4. When I saw that journal page, my jaw dropped. It is fabulous. I love, love, love it. I see where you got your inspiration, including the color, too. It’s not only a fabulous journal page, but a beautiful hat, too.

    I could use a hot chocolate right about now. It’s so clod here this morning and it would warm my hands before I drank it. Thanks for sharing your incredible art, your new hat, and your hot chocolate with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  5. Gingerbread syrup in hot chocolate sounds like something my husband would find a special treat. I’m going to see if I can find some of that syrup at the grocery. Thanks for the suggestion 🙂 Happy T Tuesday!

    Oh, love that hat! Cozy and pretty 🙂

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  6. I see what you mean about the hat. It’s gorgeous. No wonder you fell in love with it. You page is equally gorgeous and clearly inspired by the hat.
    The hot chocolate looks yummy (although I would omit the ginger. I’m not a fan of ginger).
    Happy T-Day,

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    • Thanks so much! I needed my hat when I went out today as the temperatures have dropped and we had a thick frost which was a suprise as we live by the sea, looks like winter has arrived 😁. The gingerbread syrup is one of my favourites too. Wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs, Jo x


  7. Oh that is a beautiful new hat Jo.You look very sharp. And I can see why it inspired you to make that cold page. It’s great. Those sparkle snowflakes are perfect. And a cup of cocoa would taste good right now. A little bedtime sweet… Hope it was a super T day Jo. Hugs-Erika

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  8. A fabulous frosty looking page Jo and although it was inspired by your hat, your new hat looks so cosy and warm. The hot chocolate the with gingerbread flavour sound delicious.
    Have a great week.
    Avril xx

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  9. Hi, Jo, I’ve got behind and am catching up on blogs. Love the blue shade of your hat and it looks very warm. Your aj page is very wintry and COLD-looking, which is the point isn’t it, heehee. Love that cloud-like effect you got with your Distress inks. xoxo

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