For the next two weeks our new challenge at Try it on Tuesday is Christmas is coming.
My art journal page features traditional Christmas red and green colours and Christmas trees; I love all things Christmas so I can’t wait to see your Christmas creations (grin!).
For the background, I stamped a Lattice stamp using Aged Mahogany Distress Ink over the whole page and then spritzed the page with water. When dry I added pieces of green polka dot washi tape to create the Christmas tree, added some red gemstones and then the numbers and trunk which are stickers from Kaisercraft. Next I die cut the letters to create the “Christmas is coming” wording out of white card; they are coloured using a green pen, stuck in place using Zig glue pen and more detail was added using a white Uniball gel pen. I used another sticker set to add the snowflake discs and create the tags, layering them together with the trees and stars and adding a bow of red and white twine. I also added some wording from a Tim Holtz Christmas sticker book which reads “the best tree”, “the magic tree”, “Christmas time has come at last” and “25th of December”. To finish, I added some green and white glittery snowflakes and also some red gems to the tags and snowflake discs.
There’s some amazing inspiration from my Design Teamies over at Try it on Tuesday too, so please pop over to take a look.
The numbered tree that I’ve created on this page could be used to count down the days until Christmas. I’m not sure where this year has gone now that December is here and oh my, there are only 15 days left until Christmas!
Another way this page could be used is as a calendar marking off the dates until Christmas Day is here. I think my friends have the best idea though, with the reward of a chocolate each day from this fabulous advent calendar! I may just have to get one of these next year – looks so yummy (grin!).
I noticed this advent calendar when we were visiting little Ellie, doesn’t she look adorable after her recent visit for her trim at the doggie parlour (double grin!).
Oh, and not forgetting hot chocolate for T Stands for Tuesday . This time of year we often enjoy a cup with a scrummy Lebkuchen which are only on sale at Christmastime. These ones are dipped in dark chocolate – delicious! I’m saying a big hello to the T Gang – Happy T day!
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:
- Kaisercraft Clear Stamps (Lattice CS120)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Aged Mahogany)
- Poundland (3 Washi Tapes)
- Eleganza Craft Stickers (Gems Red No:16)
- Hero Arts Gemstones (Red & Green CH120)
- Docrafts Papermania Adhesive Stones (Red PMA351607)
- Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Turtle Doves SS149)
- Docrafts X-Cut Alphabet Die Set (Centurion XCU503083)
- Recycled white card
- Pentel Sign Pen (Green)
- Zig Memory 2-Way Glue (Dual Action Glue Pen)
- Uniball Signo gel pen (White)
- Dovecraft Collections Christmas Basics (A5 Glitter Stickers DCSTK018X16)
- Red & white twine
- Ranger Glossy Accents
- Tim Holtz idea-ology (Christmas Sticker Book #TH93999)
- Poundland (Christmas Craft Pack)