Christmas Art Journal Day 5


Here's the info on this page:

Took a photo of our Advent calendar and printed it directly onto white cardstock (I use a wide-format printed: Epson 1280). For the snowflake accent I used a Heidi Swapp mask - painting white right over the top onto a transparency. I cut out two additional snowflakes for accents. Journaled around the edge with a Pigment Pro .03 from American Crafts. A bit of tape from Heidi Swapp for the tab on the top edge. Rub on from Basic Grey. Rub on stitching is Distressed Effects from Dee's Designs.

Our Advent calendar came from Pottery Barn Kids a couple years ago - I am sure they may have something similar again this season.

Also have to share this cool site that Brek sent to me: Eight Principles

OK, back to work on cutting paper for classes this weekend!

28 thoughts

  1. deb munn

    2005-12-05 08:21:38 -0500

    Love it!!
    Great inspiration... thank you!

  2. Stephanie

    2005-12-05 08:24:04 -0500

    OMG...i just saw in my email inbox that you're going to be in my neighborhood this weekend!! i so need to figure out whether or not i can come to one of your classes.....hope that you get to see some snow....i'll put in my order now. ;)
    am i weird for being excited at the thought of seeing you?! i just realize how band-aid i'm sounding. anyway, i just enjoy your work. ;)

  3. marci lambert

    2005-12-05 08:51:11 -0500

    can i just say how much i love the colors you are using?! fantastic. and i keep finding myself inspired by you for the collage journal i'm working on -- not a christmas theme, but a few christmas-y things in it and some lead back to here....

  4. Steph (karlslove)

    2005-12-05 08:57:09 -0500

    wow! that advent calendar background is such an outstanding idea. You rock!

  5. Jackie Hunter

    2005-12-05 09:13:17 -0500

    Fantastic As always ;o) So very inspiring.
    Jackie x

  6. tracy

    2005-12-05 10:00:24 -0500

    Your whole album is coming together fantastically! Love it!

  7. Sharon

    2005-12-05 10:13:54 -0500

    Thanks Ali & Brek for the Eith Principles. :D

  8. Krista

    2005-12-05 11:38:22 -0500

    Awesome page, Ali! I am totally moved by your work here...great album!!!

  9. Holly McCaig

    2005-12-05 12:12:55 -0500

    Don't you just love those distressed effects from dee?

  10. Kelli S.

    2005-12-05 12:19:02 -0500

    I put the Eight Principles site into my favorites list--I could use a reminder every once in a while. Wish I could ship you some of the snow we're getting here in Philly!

  11. Heather M.

    2005-12-05 12:40:23 -0500

    So cool! I love that you took a photo and used it as your background!

  12. Joy U

    2005-12-05 13:20:29 -0500


  13. donna downey

    2005-12-05 14:02:33 -0500


  14. Brek

    2005-12-05 15:01:07 -0500

    I just love what you are doing with the Christmas journal. So inspiring. Also glad that you liked the Eight Principles. My hubby is a Personal Coach (similiar to a life coach) and sends me links like that every so often but this one seemed to speak to me more than the others....
    Can't wait to see more pages to come in the journal...

  15. marygrace

    2005-12-05 15:43:02 -0500

    See, since I can't sew, I'll just go the sewing rub-ons way you've went here. Now if only I can be this brilliant. :)

  16. amber Lee

    2005-12-05 15:46:56 -0500

    That is an awesome site man, I love color and quotes like that, good find!

  17. Kate

    2005-12-05 16:57:58 -0500

    You astound me ona regular basis girl! LOVe this so!

  18. donab

    2005-12-06 01:46:52 -0500

    Damn, girl you make it look so easy! A sign of a true master. I love the Eight Principles site.

  19. Lu

    2005-12-06 01:56:07 -0500

    I loved the 8 Principles. That was just too much fun and really made me want to get off my ass and start something!! Well, I am not not doing something, but it is always nice to get that extra push to keep on going!

  20. kat

    2005-12-06 03:25:17 -0500

    i love all the writing along the edge of your pages! very cool.

  21. Chiara

    2005-12-06 06:12:56 -0500

    Love your Advent calendar.

  22. stephanie

    2005-12-07 06:37:11 -0500

    Very cool page!
    I love this time of year. :)

  23. Kathleen

    2005-12-08 09:58:25 -0500

    Thanks for the great tip on the Eight Principles website. I checked it out and found it to be just what I needed to get me out of my rut. I've also decided to make mini gift albums out of the eight principles for my friends to keep on their desks at work.
    You're always an inspiration.

  24. mary

    2005-12-09 19:19:02 -0500

    eight principles site - thanks. it's great.


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