Snowy Winter at Art Journal Journey

I am so delighted to be guest hosting Art Journal Journey this month with my Snowy Winter theme.

As winter is here, we’re looking for snow and snowflakes on your pages; this could be linked to a winter scene or even Christmas as it’s now December.

For my page, I started by using a Stencil Template set by Inkylicious for the moon and a Stencil Mask by Marianne Designs for the trees, and painting Seedless Grape Distress Ink like watercolour onto the page. Then I coloured the moon using the Inkylicious Stencil using the same Seedless Grape Ink and then the trees using Pine Needles Distress Ink. Next I used a Cozy Winter Sizzix Thinlits set by Tim Holtz to die cut the snowflakes, adorable bear, branch and woodpecker from some white cardstock and different colours of Tim Holtz Kraft Cardstock – Classic. I die cut some pine needles to add to the branch using a Holiday Greens Sizzix Thinlits set by Tim Holtz and then I layered everything together and stuck them onto the page. I splattered the page with white acrylic paint and to finish, I added the wording “a white Christmas appeared” which was from a Christmas Sticker Book by Tim Holtz.

I hope that you are inspired to join in the fun this month too! I’m really looking forward to visiting you and seeing all your wonderful Snowy Winter creations; please, don’t forget to take a look at the RULES.

Wishing you a very Happy December and Happy Journaling! Hugs Jo x

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.


As well as Art Journal Journey, I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:

Challenge #64 – Anything Goes over at Ally’s Angels Challenge Blog with my Snowy Winter Christmas page.

Paperbabe Stamps and their #181 – Anything Goes challenge with my winter page.

Stencil Fun Challenge and their December Stencil Fun – Anything Goes as long as you use a stencil with the stencils that I used to create the background on my wintery page.

Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge #28 where Anything Christmas Goes with my winter Christmas page.


14 thoughts on “Snowy Winter at Art Journal Journey

  1. What an adorable journal page. That bear looks very healthy, and I bet he is ready soon for a long winter’s nap. I love the moon and how you shaded it to make it pop from behind the trees. This is a really fun entry which sets the clever tone for your theme this month as you host Art Journal Journey.

    Your tree is beautifully decorated and I love that necklace you are wearing.

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  2. I’m excited to have you as a host Jo, and I love this wintery theme. I am very inspired. Your first page for the month is great too. I love that you included the big old moon, and purple is an amazing color. It’s hard to get night colors just right, at least I think so. Purple is a good color for all the moonlight. And your die cuts critters are adorable. I’m glad Mr. bear has hot coco to help keep him warm. Have a super start to the new month. hugs-Erika

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  3. OMG what an awesome creation Jo! Love the background and OMG how cute is that bear & woodpecker! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our STENCIL FUN challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


    PS … Awesome photo … I just Love your smile … makes me smile every time I see your avatar on your sidebar! Happy Holidays to you & yours!

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  4. Sorry I have only got here today but I am in Paris- hubby is treating me to an early birthday present. I’m going to love this theme Jo – your pink sky is fabulous and I adore that bear! Hugs, Chrisx

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  5. Jo= your art journal page is fabulous! Love the contrast between your pink scenery and die-cuts! Bold and dramatic! Thanks for linking to Ally’s Angels! –Becca/DT

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