It’s a new month so we are launching our December challenge over at the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog, and as always the theme is Anything Mixed Media Goes.

I hope you’ll join in the fun too; it would be lovely to see you there!

I love Christmas so I created this art journal page to wish you happiness this Christmastime!

Having made my Christmas cards I had a pile of paper which I had used to die cut fir tree branches from using a Tim Holtz Thinlits set, so rather than throw them away I used them to create my background. They had been coloured using Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint and Pine Needles Distress Inks and I stuck them onto the page using Liquitex matte gel medium.

When dry, I added some green highlights to background pieces using an Alpine Green Blend coloured TriBlend alcohol marker from Spectrum Noir. The birds, branches and baubles were fussy cut from some design paper by Docrafts and arranged onto the page with a tag from the same Docrafts paper and die cut set.

I added the “Noël” wording and a snowflake to the tag and then I stuck the tag onto the page using double-sided foam tape. The bow was made from some red and white striped ribbon and stuck onto the tag using Ranger Glossy Accents. To finish, I added lots of green glittery snowflake foam stickers.

I hope that you are inspired to join our Anything Mixed Media Goes Challenge too, you just need to use 3 different mediums to enter so I kept it simple and only used Distress Inks, alcohol markers, design paper, ribbon and stickers this time.

For more amazing inspiration please check out the fabulous creations from my fellow Design Team members over at Creative Artiste too.

I love Christmas and have been enjoying putting up our Christmas decorations this week; here I am in our Christmas robin themed room that I have just finished decorating (grin!).

Merry Christmas and stay safe!

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:

  • Die cut off cuts
    • Recycled white paper
    • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles)
    • Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlets (Holiday Greens 658759)
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
  • Spectrum Noir TriBlend (Alpine Green Blend)
  • Docrafts Papermania A4 Ultimate Die Cut & Paper Pack (Folk Christmas PMA160933)
  • Ribbon
  • Poundland (Christmas Craft Pack – snowflake stickers)

I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs, like Creative Artiste, 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 I love Christmas and also the meaning of the French word Noël is Christmas.

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

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

I’m also happy to join the A Time to be Grateful challenge over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog as I’m always thankful when Christmas is here – I love it!

I’m also pleased to join the Fun With Dies challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with the die cut pieces I used to create the background and die cut tag on this page.


25 thoughts on “Noël

  1. Love the modern twist to this journal page Jo and well done for using up those offcuts, I use u everything that Freya doesn’t get to first hee hee!! Coloured and composed so beautifully and I love the wee birdies on the branches. Noel is a wonderful warm word. .. Hugs Tracey xx
    P.S Thank you for Joining me @ AJJ Your Christmas Tree looks fab!! Enjoy this special time.. x

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  2. This is such a fun holiday page Jo. I love Christmas also, so I always get excited seeing holiday pages. They are great inspiration. And nice photo with your tree also. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs-Erika

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  3. Well, I just left you a good long, heartfelt comment, and my computer, who has been playing all sorts of tricks on me for months, lost all my open links along with my comment. So, here’s a reinactment: I’ve often looked at my lovely leftovers and seen things in them, and obviously used the daylights out of them, but I would have never guessed your background was made with these snippets! What a wonderful, whimsical, cheerful Christmas page! And I LOVE seeing your smiling face with that gorgeous tree in the background! I want to see more! Thanks so much for sharing this festive AJ page with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog! Love your entries and feel so blessed you share them there!

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  4. Using the leftovers from your greenery die cuts works so incredibly well for creating the background to your spectacular festive journal page Jo. I really love the colours you’ve chosen for this one. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog xx

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  5. What a good idea to use those left over leaves to decorate your page. It struck me that that would be a nice way to decorate a piece of paper to wrap a gift – next year (if I remember). It must have taken you ages to stick them all down and to add different shades with your new pens – are you enjoying them?
    It is really effective and I love the baubles and the little bird you fussy cut along with the tag. A lovely jolly journal page.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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    • Yes, I’m enjoying using my new pens. I’ve been colouring a few stamped images recently and I’m getting there slowly with the shading and where highlights might be – maybe I’m overthinking things …lol 😀. One thing I’ve learned is to apply the colour in smaller blocks as the different coloured inks blend better when they stay wet. Thanks so much and happy weekend! Hugs, Jo x


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