Dashing through the snow

Our new challenge for the next two weeks over at Try it on Tuesday is Christmas Sparkle.

For my page I used some glittery paper pieces that I had die cut snowflakes from; they were leftover from this year’s Christmas cards. I just couldn’t throw them away and with all the sparkle they seemed to fit this challenge perfectly (grin!).

For the background, I painted the page with Cadmium Red and Alizarin Crimson Liquitex acrylic paint. When dry, I stuck the remnant glitter die cut pieces onto the page using Liquitex matte gel medium to form a frame around the edges of the page. Then I splattered the page using white acrylic paint and left it to dry.

The larger snowflakes were cut from the same glitter paper using a Mini Paper Snowflakes Thinlits set from Tim Holtz and the smaller snowflakes using a Christmas metal die.

To finish, I added the “Dashing through the snow” winter scene which was recycled from a Christmas card; it is stuck in place using double-sided tape.

For more inspiration check out the amazing Christmas Sparkle creations from my Design Teamies over at Try it on Tuesday. I hope that you are inspired to join us; it would be lovely to see you there!

To celebrate the festive season, my hubby had the fabulous idea of creating our own beer advent calendar. As T Stands for Tuesday I’m sharing our selection of beers; we haven’t tried any of these before and we plan to share one can or bottle of beer each day with our meal to see if we like them. I’ll be sure to share which ones we have tried next week – cheers and Happy T Day!

I hope 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:

  • Liquitex Artist Color Acrylic Paint (Cadmium Red Medium Hue)
  • Liquitex Basics Acrylic (Alizarin Crimson)
  • Die cut off cuts – Glitter wallpaper
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
  • Art Discount Acrylic Paint (White)
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits (Paper Snowflakes Mini 661599)
  • Deer metal die
  • Recycled Christmas Card
  • X-Press It! double-sided tape

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 I love art journaling and Christmastime.

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

I’m also happy to join the MIUCB #44 – Anything Goes + Clean and Simple over at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog with the techniques I used to create my snowy page and this is a simple page design for me too (grin!).

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 this page.

I’m also pleased to join the Love To Scrap and their LTSCB #140 – Winter Wonderland with my dashing through the snow page.

31 thoughts on “Dashing through the snow

  1. I absolutely adore the beauty of this journal entry, Jo. I was mentioning to Chris how I LOVE the hares you get in the UK, as opposed to the “cute” bunnies we get here at Easter. That was an awesome card you placed on the journal page. It was also perfect for Tracey’s theme at Art Journal Journey, too.

    I had to laugh at your take on Advent. Very clever way to celebrate the season. I look forward to seeing which beer you choose as your favorite, and I am in awe that your husband came up with the clever way to celebrate, too. Thanks for sharing your art and your Advent calendar with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  2. Red, white & blue is the little black dress of the color combo world. Yours is over the moon because of the sparkle. I agree that the hears are far more interesting than fat bunnies. Love that you repurposed the delivered card.

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    • Thanks so much! So glad you received the card ok and love the sparkle ❤️. I guess you can see why I had so many glitter pieces leftover from the die cutting and can imagine how sparkly this page is too, I need my sunglasses on to look at it …lol 😀. I hope you’re having a lovely week! Hugs, Jo x


  3. Snow looks best on cards. That would make a beautiful Christmas card. I haven’t seen the bunnies in my yard, but I did see their tracks in the snow. How fun to have an alternate Advent calendar. Enjoy and Happy T Day

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  4. Your sparkle page is amazing Jo. I had to read how you got the edges like you did. I’m glad you explained that. The whole page looks great and it was a nice way to recycle a Christmas card. And I LOVE your holiday advent calendar idea. I’ve seen them all premade to buy, but this is better because you can get some you either have wanted to try or sound like ones you might like better. I think maybe next year I’ll have to copy you. Smile. Hope all is well. Thanks for linking to AJJ and hope your T day is going well. Hugs-Erika

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  5. A fabulous page Jo, love the sparkly background – a great way of using up the leftover glitter card waste – yes, always too go to throw away. Love your little bunnies dashing through the snow.
    Drinks Advent Calendar – sounds goo to me.
    Hugs, Avril xx

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  6. Oh that glorious red background with the sparkly snowflakes- I love it!! And what a very unique and fun advent “calendar” to open on a daily basis- fun! Enjoy, and happy T day!

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  7. I love your idea for the advent calendar. I almost sent for some craft beers for my other half but then the postage made the cost ridiculous. Maybe next year I can get out and about and buy some individual ones for him. (We had a budget for what we were spending – normally we do not buy for one another at Christmas, which is the only reason cost came into it, I wasn’t being a Scrooge, honest).
    I love the idea of using a Christmas card to illustrate a wintry scene, what a shame I sent a favourite one of mine that I got last year to a friend after Christmas because it was a lino cut of hares and she adores them. Still it gave her pleasure and she has framed it. Yours looks so good against that delicious red you have on your page.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  8. I’m glad to see someone else recycles their Christmas cards, doesn’t it look fab taking centre stage on your journal, loving snowflakes falling around it. Those wee rabbits look so happy hopping around in the snow. Such a happy page Jo, I can imagine how much joy you had when creating it and i’m so grateful you shared for my AJJ theme *The meaning of**
    Wishing you a super weekend HUgs Tracey xx

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  9. It’s difficult to throw out some Christmas cards, isn’t it. I like this one very much it’s beautiful in its simplicity.
    Great idea to put it on this bright red background with all your starry sparkles.
    Haha! What a fun idea to have a beer advent calendar. It must have been fun going round collecting different beers too .We had a herb tea advent calendar last year which was very nice but not quite the same.

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  10. I’m glad you didn’t throw away the glitter paper. Because you now have a beautiful sparkly page.
    Good idea to have a beer advent calendar. Of course I don’t know any of the ones you have left (two weeks to go) apart from the middle right which looks like a steam brew. I bet you had fun trying to find 24 beers that you hadn’t tried. You know so many!
    Have a lovely weekend,

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