Walking in a Winter Wonderland

There is still another week to join our Winter Wonderland challenge at Try it on Tuesday so I thought I’d create this wintry page to join in the fun; it was inspired by our travels to Prague at Christmastime (grin!).

I started by sticking a magazine image of a couple walking in a winter wonderland onto the page and then I covered the remainder of the page with black acrylic paint leaving a frame of white around the image. Next I dragged some of the black paint towards the image using a flat paintbrush to marry the black and white areas together. I stamped some white acrylic paint over the black background using a piece of scrunched up tissue paper and when dry, I added the wording which was created using some white letter stickers. The snowflakes were cut from some recycled white tissue paper, an old magazine page and some white card stock using a Tonic Studios die set. I layered them onto the page using Liquitex matte gel medium and then to finish I splattered the page using white acrylic paint.

We often visit the Christmas markets in Prague this time of year and as we are staying home this year, I find myself very thankful for all the wonderful memories we have of our time there.

Prague is a magical place especially when it snows and here I am enjoying the snowfall whilst listening to Christmas carols by the tree on the previous photo.

As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m sharing another of my favourites … Kozel dark beer and don’t you just love this sign; Kozel happens to mean “male goat” in Czech (grin!) – Happy T day!

What could be better than walking in a winter wonderland with Michael Bublé too (double grin!).

Hoping that you all stay 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:

  • Old magazine page
  • Pritt Stick
  • DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
  • Recycled white tissue page
  • Art Discount Acrylic (White)
  • Simply Creative Alphabet & Number Stickers (White Glitter SCSTK025)
  • White Cardstock
  • Tonic Studios Christmas Trio Die Set (Falling Snowflakes 1792e)
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
Challenges

I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs, like Try it on Tuesday, as they provide me with inspiration 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 Tracey over at Art Journal Journey and her Meaning of challenge this month as this page reminds me of Christmas and Prague.

I’m pleased to join LTSCB #140 – Winter Wonderland challenge over at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog with the snowy winter wonderland that I created on this page.

I’m joining in the fun over at Country View Challenges and their Anything Christmas challenge with winter wonderland page.

I’m pleased to join the Merry Little Christmas Challenge and their MLCCB #28 – December Anything Christmas Goes with my winter Christmastime page.

I’m also joining the # 119 Non-Traditional Christmas Colours challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge with my black and white Christmas winter wonderland page.

I’m pleased to be able to join the A Time to be Grateful over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog as we are always thankful to visit Prague especially when it snows as we love nothing better than walking in a winter wonderland.

I’m also pleased to join the Anything Goes challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my winter page too.

35 thoughts on “Walking in a Winter Wonderland

  1. I love this page Jo. I like the photo you added, especially now that I know the story behind it. Prague is on my to visit list, and I bet it is especially fun at Christmas. It looks beautiful in the photo. Happy december 1 and nice T reference. Hope it’s a super T day and thanks for joining in at AJJ too. Hugs-Erika

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  2. Good morning, I love your post today. Beautiful winter page-the couple was perfect, Prague looks like a great place to visit and I loved the Old Goat sign. Happy T and Happy December hugs Kathy

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  3. Christmas markets have a real appeal — I’ve been to one or two and Prague is on my list of places to visit some day. So sad that this year many have been cancelled.

    be well… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  4. This is such a fun and interesting page you created. You gave me ideas for blending magazine images with the rest of your page. That in itself is brilliant. You have real talent, Jo. I love how you used the die cuts to your advantage, too. You always put SO much into your art. Thanks, too for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Tracey’s theme. I fear I am too literal. You found a great way to tie it to your journal page.

    And of course, I loved the “goat” sign in Prague. So sad that so many of these annual events had to be cancelled this year. It was great seeing you in the market place, too. Thanks for sharing your incredible art and your visit to Kozel with us for T this Tuesday.

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  5. I would love to see Prague in the snow. We will miss visiting a Christmas Market this year so it’s lovely to see your photos Jo. Your page really does look as though the couple have found their own Winter Wonderland! Happy T day, Chrisx

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  6. Beautiful and striking page Jo! I love how you incorporated the photo and the black is so striking.
    I’ve only seen travel shows of Prague and it looks quite beautiful. We have that M. Bublé CD amongst all his others and pretty soon the Christmas music will begin in our home:)
    Happy T day!

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  7. You look so happy in that photo 🙂 I’m smiling with you. It’s contagious, that smile 🙂 Bublé has a pleasant voice, doesn’t he, though his isn’t the one I have in my Spotify playlist. Hmmm, now I can’t remember whose it is I have lol Happy T Tuesday!

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  8. I have always wanted to go to Prague, and almost did in 2010. A family tragedy kept me home and I never made it there. It does look magical. I love your hat!!! I read you have been having migraines, I hope you are better now. I too suffer from them. I was told they would go away as I got older…. haaa they lied. LOL Have a very nice day.

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    • Thank you, that’s very kind! Prague is a beautiful place to visit, we have been there quite a few times 😁. I do feel much better now and I don’t get them that often which is a blessing! Have a very nice day too! Hugs, Jo x

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  9. This post brought lots of memories of living in the cold north of the US. When we were kids, we hardly felt the cold and didn’t have to drive through ice and snow. So then I loved it. Once I grew up and had to deal with all that, I lost my zeal for winter, but not the winter holidays and decorations all about. I still enjoy the music and Christmas movies very much. Thank you for the music and pictures of the Prague market. Your winter wonderland page is beautiful.

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

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  10. This is a nice memory from Prague connected to your journal page that so beautifully depicts the winter landscape.
    I would be happy if I had so much snow with me.
    Take care of yourself, hugs Elke

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  11. Hi Jo you had me thinking that magazine image was you and Hubby walking in a winter wonderland, i’m sure you have a hat just like that hee hee!! Love how the white snow pops with the use of the black border. Lovely reflection of happy walks during the season. I can see by the beautiful smile on your face just how much that captured memory means to you.. You look so cosy! Here’s to those seasonal gatherings coming back to us all very soon.
    Thanks for joining me over @ AJJ.
    Big Hugs Tracey xx

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  12. So snowy and cold…reminds me of my years living up North. Thanks for playing along with our “Traditional Christmas” challenge over at Cardz 4 Guys!! Your romantic page was perfect for our challenge!!

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  13. Your wonderland page is so lovely. You created magic with your framing around the beautiful picture and the other lovely additions. Super great ideas that I need to remember. Your travel pictures fit the theme was well and look so fun! You are lucky to have visited that pretty place and to have these memories and pictures. Lovely post, Jo. Love the picture of you too. Hugz

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  14. What a beautiful project!! I’m so glad it helps to remind you or some special memories; it’s just too bad the picture isn’t of you!! : ) Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

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  15. Ah, what a wonderful memory, Jo, and I can see how happy you were to enjoy the shopping and festivities in Prague! Your page reflects that special time and it makes me feel as if I’m really walking in a winter wonderland! Thanks so much for sharing this snowy page with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog!

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  16. It’s definitely the time for reflectively being thankful for the activities we’ve taken for granted in the past. Your journal page captures snow laden walks beautifully Jo and is a wonderful way to give thanks for those special trips to Prague. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog xx

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