Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

December 1, 2005

And more creating…

told you I was in the mood today.

Here is what I put together for my Christmas Art Journal cover and first page. I am going to use this as a daily record of the holiday and then use the other one I already put together (with the circles) for the great photos to come…

Christmasartjournalcover

For the first page I painted a small film reel and attached it using ribbon. Added in some Basic Grey ribbon and some KI accents. The little tree stamp in the bottom will be repeated each day as a way to unite the whole book together.

Christmasjournaldayone

Christmasdayonecloseup

Christmasjournaldayonecircl_1

Comments

  • 1.
    Jen said…

    Love this! Great idea with the film reel. Where oh where did that awesome tree stamp come from?

  • 2.
    carolyne said…

    ali, firstly i just wanted to tell you i was jumping up and down to see you back in the garden-a happy day!!! so good to see your amazing designs. although i haven’t signed up for the art journal (pricey for us aussies)you have inspired me to do something of the kind. thankyou for sharing all these goodies with us……

  • 3.
    laura said…

    This is amazing!! Care to share how you made your cover photo look so great? Are those rub-on’s, brushes, stamps???
    I was also jumping up and down to see you back in the garden today! Love your work! Must take one of your classes the next time you are in Seattle!

  • 4.
    amber Lee said…

    Oh my god, I love this. Makes me want to lay everything cool and crafty that I own down on the floor, mix it up, and glue it all together, so cool! Ahhh love it!

  • 5.
    marci lambert said…

    GOR-GEOUS!

  • 6.
    queenofstash said…

    so gorgeous Ali – love the little tree stamp and the film reel is such a neat idea!

  • 7.
    debbie said…

    Gorgeous – love it all!!

  • 8.
    Jenny L. said…

    Wow, you are on a roll! This is so neat and inspiring Ali. Loved seeing your work in the garden too.

  • 9.
    Kelley said…

    Thanks for mentioning this Christmas art journal class. I signed up today and I can’t wait to go out tomorrow to find a book suitable for this project. I have been wanting to try this out so I am very excited to play and explore outside my usual comfort zone.

  • 10.
    elsie said…

    these are COOL!!!!

  • 11.
    Elizabeth said…

    Oh, this is just beautiful. I love everything about it… especially that cool Christmas tree stamp.
    I am also signed up for the Christmas Art Journal class but haven’t received any info yet…. (?)

  • 12.
    Angi B said…

    drool…
    why are you so cool, sistah?

  • 13.
    Rachel G. said…

    Ali I just had to let you know, my four year old walked in
    as I was looking at this and said, “That’s pretty. We should by one of those!”
    ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. I hope you share the rest of it with us as you create.

  • 14.
    Suzelle said…

    If that is not the cutest thing I have EVER seen !!!!! Ali…you ROCK my scrappin’ world :) )))

  • 15.
    Rachel said…

    you are just bustin’ it girl! wowza. That wreath is gorgeous too btw :) Totally love the photo treatment on the cover!
    R

  • 16.
    Melanie said…

    Talk about getting into the Christmas spirit-this is so awesome! The wreath cover is beautiful. Looks like a little brown ribbon poking out the top? Loving those colors together.

  • 17.
    lovely said…

    what do you mean you are in the mood today?
    you are always in the mood, Ali;-) i wish i’m in the mood and as creative as you. your talent is to die for. you are truly blessed with your gift;-) your penmanship is to die for- love it!!!

  • 18.
    Heather M. said…

    This is incredible! I totally love it!

  • 19.
    Laura said…

    Oh I LOVE this. As a film buff… the reel makes me smile :)

  • 20.
    kah-mei said…

    Ali, so good to see your stuff – man, you are just too good at this, love all the little Ali touches – yay for you creating!
    Kah-Mei

  • 21.
    Holly McCaig said…

    These are so great Ali – I don’t even have time tonight to actually start my FIRST day – HOW LAME AM I?

  • 22.
    jen said…

    Wowza girl! You are on a roll today!! All these creations just make me want to run into my scrap room and create, create, create!!

  • 23.
    K said…

    um. wow.
    you are a goddess.

  • 24.
    katie said…

    oh my gosh–can you be any more amazing??? each day you amaze me. you inspire me. thank you.

  • 25.
    Robyn said…

    Freakin’ amazing girl! Where do you get these ideas? Totally love this! You so rock!

  • 26.
    Tina J. said…

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful work, girl! I just can’t wait to spend some time with you at CKU-A Chicago! Hoping some of your creativity will rub off on me! Thanks for sharing, Ali.
    Tina J.

  • 27.
    Krista said…

    Ali…wonderful pages….where in the world did you find a film reel? Very creative…very inspiring…

  • 28.
    Lisa Hetrick said…

    Very inspiring. Totally beats the scraps of paper I’m jotting my notes for the season on. Thanks for reminding us all how important it is to “write it all down.” Love the quote from Anna Quindlen. It really struck a cord. Lisa :)

  • 29.
    Crystal said…

    Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing and as always, for being such an inspiration to us all!
    cmc :)

  • 30.
    Amanda said…

    Look at you go!! It’s so cool to see your amazing creations! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  • 31.
    Jacoba said…

    Alright alright – you officially win Ms. Creative of 2005!! Love the new album – especially the film reel. Has anyone asked yet where you got that from? very very cute! J :)

  • 32.
    jillian said…

    You are so neat! And I just read my Jan CK today. So great to see all your work in there too. Keep on keepin on!

  • 33.
    Brianna said…

    Wonderful. So talented.

  • 34.
    joanna said…

    That little tree stamp is adorable!!

  • 35.
    vivian said…

    genius! that tree made me giggle – so so cute!

  • 36.
    LisaG said…

    Ali, this totally knocked my socks off. The cover is absolutely stunning. I love it all! WoW

  • 37.
    Donna said…

    Wow Ali, that looks amazing. I love everything you do – I just want to copy it all!!! Is the green christmas art journal album another Heidi Swapp album? I love the cover photo and that tree stamp – just gorgeous! Where did you get a mini film reel?

  • 38.
    Ines said…

    Ali, your work is not from this world! Stunning!

  • 39.
    Flo said…

    so cool!!!!

  • 40.
    Megan said…

    Amazing is all I can say! You are so talented – your ideas are so inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing – makes me want to get creating a Christmas journal of my own! :)

  • 41.
    steph said…

    Ali… This is just SO fabulous! Love it!

  • 42.
    traci said…

    Just amazing, Ali! You rock!!

  • 43.
    marie cox said…

    a freaking film reel???? i love ya…so damn creative.

  • 44.
    Lu said…

    That is so damn cute!!

  • 45.
    JennyRebecca said…

    Oh that is so wonderful! I didn’t think about numbering each of my pages, I might have to sorta scraplift that repeated pattern idea with a different stamp or something…hmmmm…
    Thanks so much for posting about the Christmas Journal class in your blog Ali, I never would’ve found it otherwise!

  • 46.
    cindy said…

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it ALL!!! You are SO amazing!! The little “made by” at the bottom of the tree…is that a stamp or rub on?? Thank you SO much for sharing all of your work. It is truly inspiring!! ps. LOVE your stuff in the gallery this month. It is SO great to see you posting!!

  • 47.
    sarah said…

    Ali! How freakin’ cool are you! That is just so amazing…creative, inspiring…just freakin’ cool! I just wanna come create stuff with you, even just watch you create…I only live 45min away, ya know! ;)

  • 48.
    Jenn N said…

    Ali,
    I am just lovin the direction your work is going in lately – LOVE IT! I am so happy to see that scrapbooking is really taking off in to a more “altered” and…I’ll say “artsy” type of style. Thank you for bringing this to people as you definitely have a great influence on many!
    Keep posting the journal – it’s so awesome!
    Jenn N

  • 49.
    Susan said…

    Your Christmas Art Journal idea is wonderful – and the cover is incredible. Thank you so much for sharing your life so openly with everyone. You are an inspiration!

  • 50.
    margie said…

    Girl, your work like you… is Awesome…Thoughtful…Simple…Real…LOVE!
    I look forward to peeking in each day!
    kiss kiss
    m

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