Celebrate the season

At Try it on Tuesday our new challenge for the next two weeks is Traditional Christmas Colours.

I loved this challenge as it gave me the opportunity to create my first Christmas page of the year; the traditional Christmas colours I used included the “red” of winter berries, the “green” of evergreen plants, the “white” of snow and the warm glow of “gold” (grin!).

I started by covering the page with some gold holly tissue paper using a glue stick and then I applied some Pébéo white gesso over the top using a baby wipe.

When dry I stamped some fir tree branches using an Inkadinkado stamp set, firstly using Pistachio Memento Ink to provide some shadows and depth to the branches and secondly using some Peeled Paint Distress Ink to intensify the colours.

Next I selected lots of gold foil and cardstock images from a Classic Christmas Die Cut Book which are arranged and layered together onto the page using double-sided tape and double-sided foam tape.

Here you can see some of the gold foil pieces sparkling more clearly.

I hope that you are inspired to join our Traditional Christmas Colours Challenge too and for more inspiration please check out the amazing creations from my fellow Design Teamies over at Try it on Tuesday; it would be lovely to see you there!

As my page celebrates the season with traditional Christmas colours and T Stands for Tuesday, I’m sharing my Cinnamon Orange tea in a new robin mug that was bought for me as a Christmas present last year along with some mini shortbread – yum! Wishing you a very Happy T day!

Hoping that you’re all staying safe and well!

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:

  • Holly tissue paper
  • Pritt Stick
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Inkadinkado Stamping Gear Stamp Set(Branches 65-32007)
  • Tsukineko Memento Ink (Pistachio)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Peeled Paint)
  • The Works (Classic Christmas  Die Cut Book)
  • X-Press It! double-sided tape and foam tape

I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs, like Try it on Tuesday, as I always 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 Merry Little Christmas Challenge and their MLCCB #28 – November Anything Christmas Goes with my Celebrate The Season page.

I’m joining in the fun over at Country View Challenges and their Anything But A Card challenge with my art journal page.

I’m joining the Rudolph Days Challenge, where Anything Goes, as long as it’s Christmas, with my Christmas page.

I’m also happy to join Challenge #83 – Anything Christmas Goes over at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge with my traditional Christmas art journal page.

I’m also joining the Challenge # 118 – Gold or Silver or Glitter over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge with the gold I added to my page.

I’m also pleased to join the LTSCB #139 – Anything Goes over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog with my winter season page too.

34 thoughts on “Celebrate the season

  1. Good morning Jo, Your journal page is so lovely-good time to start christmas-as I think it makes us happy during stress times with covid etc. I love your coffee mug-so sweet with robin Happy T hugs Kathy

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  2. I love your traditional Christmas page Jo. Using the red berries and the holly leaves are always beautiful. Nice page. And good for you to have some Christmas shortbread too. Yum. Love your mug too. You are really festive today. Have a wonderful T day and week too. Hugs-Erika

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  3. Your page would make lovely wrapping paper. My MIL was fond of the Constant Comment tea with those flavors. Your robin mug is adorable and I love Walker’s Shortbread. They were a favorite of my elderly neighbor, Prissy. Happy T Day and thanks for happy memories of two ladies.

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  4. This is gob smack gorgeous, Jo. I love all the details you put into this journal page and still managed to stick to the red and green theme. It’s a fantastic journal entry and I’m still scrolling back and forth, then seeing something I originally missed.

    Your cinnamon orange tea sounds delicious. I would gladly share a cup with you. And those Christmas tree cookies look wonderful. Of course, I was enamored by the packaging, too. Your new robin mug also caught my eye even before you told me it was new. Thanks for sharing your incredible journal page, your shortbread cookies, and your tea with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  5. Your artwork is lovely, as usual. And it conveys Christmas quite well. (I’ve been trying to avoid seeing Christmas stuff when I’m in the stores, because I think it’s too soon for that. Here in the US, they had Christmas stuff out before Halloween.) I didn’t know Walkers made Christmas tree shaped shortbread! I need to keep an eye out for that here. I love your mug. Happy T-Day!

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  6. Lovely festive holiday page, Jo. Your fir tree branch stamping is beautiful with all the shadows and depth.

    Love your new cup.

    Happy T-Day! Stay safe and stay well. Hugs, Eileen

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  7. A lovely festive page Jo, love the layering of the different elements against the holly background.
    Tea sounds delicious and I love shortbread, hope there’s enough to go round!
    Have a great week, Avril xx

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  8. I’m not a fan of the traditional red & green colour scheme but your choice of colours is not strident and make for a pleasing look and the green of the pine branches brings the paper to life! Thanks for sharing with us at Country View Challenges!

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  9. What a great layered layout! I love the color palette! Thanks so much for joining us at The Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!
    Rachelle : ) DT

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