Christmas Art Journal Day Two

Thanks everyone for the great comments yesterday. I wanted to answer some of the questions related to the album/project.

1. that awesome tree stamp comes from a company called Memory Box
2. the sticker under the tree stamp is from 7gypsies
3. the photo on the cover was printed here at home and I layered two different transparencies from K&Company on right on top (used Magic Scraps tape for my adhesive)
4. the film reel came from Urban Arts & Crafts in Kansas City - they carry a line there called Junkyard Art that is so very cool
5. And yep, using another Heidi Swapp 9x9 album

And here is my entry for day two:


So far I seem to be working with the theme of creating something and sticking it on a white cardstock background. Created a snowflake. Painted it white. Stamped the circles. Put a rub on from Basic Grey in the middle. Journaled around the outside - talked about my dream of a white Christmas. Embossed the whole thing with Versamark and clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel. I had forgotten how much I love embossing.

Loving this. Now heading to the grocery store.

36 thoughts

  1. Jen

    2005-12-02 08:44:43 -0500 the makes me want to emboss something!!

  2. Kristin

    2005-12-02 09:20:02 -0500

    I love the work that you do! I am inspired! Thank you for sharing. I do have two questions -
    Do you write everything in pencil first then go over it with a pen? And what is your favorite pen?

  3. Vidya

    2005-12-02 09:20:29 -0500

    Very pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Andrea W.

    2005-12-02 09:43:17 -0500

    Your work is absolutely AMAZING! You are such an inspiration!

  5. Becky

    2005-12-02 10:02:09 -0500

    I hope you keep that snow you're wishin' for over on your side of town! LOL! I totally loved the rain pounding on the roof last night. What a great way to fall asleep! Stay warm and dry this weekend. (Love the snowflake!)

  6. Caroline

    2005-12-02 10:13:46 -0500

    i am totally loving this!

  7. Susan

    2005-12-02 11:33:34 -0500

    I am loving your pages! I totally agree with everyone are such an inspriation! I'm so glad you are posting your pages. You are also an to get the HS album and I'm contemplating The Weepies. DH is not "feeling" it but I like their music. Very relaxing.

  8. Lu

    2005-12-02 12:26:47 -0500

    I like this entry Ali. It has a great feel to it.

  9. Heather M.

    2005-12-02 13:55:36 -0500

    So incredibly cool! I love Versamark and UTEE - such cool stuff!!!!

  10. Missy_G

    2005-12-02 14:03:19 -0500

    Very cool. I love what you are doing with this album! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!

  11. stephanie

    2005-12-02 15:29:01 -0500

    This is simply gorgeous, Ali.
    You are one talented gal.
    Loving today's inspiration by Anna Quindlen. One of my favorite reminders to live in the moment.
    Thanks for being so generous and sharing more of your art journal.

  12. lovely cee

    2005-12-02 16:28:17 -0500

    when you first mentioned the "JOURNAL YOUR CHRISTMAS" thing- i couldn't quite imagine how to go about it. then you shared your entry 2 then suddenly i'm like "ugh! i wish i'm doing it too" however, this is something really neat and would be still cool to do even next year. great post, Miss Ali. thanks for sharing. you rock;-)

  13. Nicole

    2005-12-02 16:29:39 -0500

    I love you to bits for all the fabulous links you put in your posts. Thank you for taking the time!! All the lovely links enable me to think outside my local store.

  14. Amy J.

    2005-12-02 17:12:03 -0500

    Ahck! Thanks so much for the Memory Box link! I've been searching for it for days. I love Dave--such a cool guy, and such stylin' art work. I'm using the dove/peace stamp for Christmas cards and was looking for some examples. Thanks again--made my day.

  15. Carlene

    2005-12-02 17:30:11 -0500

    I am so {hearting} all your stuff, and all about you...but I am also having SERIOUS wreath envy...that thing is GORGEOUS...please share where you got it...have a great weekend, and happytrails! Carlene

  16. corinne

    2005-12-02 19:10:56 -0500

    I sooooooooooooooo am loving your album!! It is arty with a handwriting to die for!! Love it how you can inspire so many people through your work. give Simon a big hug, man he is so big right now!

  17. Rachel

    2005-12-02 23:35:21 -0500

    I am down right giddy that you are posting such detailed pics and descriptions! It is so inspiring! Thank you, thank you!! This is the whole reason I get on the computer so early in the morning, while enjoying my coffee, so that I can get my creative juices flowing and get excited about the day. I DON"T check out the news (too depressing), I try to check my emails (keyword TRY), but mostly just drooling over great scrap creations/2peas/great photos/little stories and tales is enough for me! Food for my soul!

  18. Krista

    2005-12-03 01:48:06 -0500

    Amazing work. I just love your work. Amazing!!!

  19. anna louise bowkis

    2005-12-03 02:15:34 -0500

    this is stunning Ali, cantw ait to see the netries day by day
    anna xx

  20. Malley

    2005-12-03 03:39:35 -0500

    Can someone tell me where to buy Memory Box products? These are sooooooooo cute!! I love your work Ali. You are so creative and I look forward to seeing all of your creations. You have inspired me in so many ways.

  21. Trina Jaynes

    2005-12-03 04:11:57 -0500

    Wow, Ali!! I am constantly amazed at your creativity and your gift of words. You are so awesome and such an inspiration! Love that you make time everyday to create, to breathe. We should all do more of that! Hope your dream of snow comes true, we are right there with you, doing the "snow dance", praying for snow! Take care....

  22. Anna L.

    2005-12-03 04:19:22 -0500

    I want to thank you for telling us all about Shimelle's Christmas journal class. After some hesitation (do I really need ANOTHER thing on my plate right now?), I signed up and I'm very glad I did.
    I just spent the last half hour on my snowflake (okay, I'm a little behind) and although I wonder if the results quite justify all the work (LOL), these two thoughts were uppermost in my mind (as I was busy inking and embossing the edges of my flake):
    * whatever the result, I'm creating
    * I never ever would have thought to create something like this without the nudge from Shimelle and, at the very beginning, from you. I'm a lawyer (crazy how many there are in the Christmas journal group) and my days are generally spent doing a very different, regimented kind of creating.
    So thank you, Ali, for prompting me to get in touch with the other creative part of me.

  23. Mirjam

    2005-12-03 06:45:09 -0500

    Wow! I really love that snowflake!!! Thanks for the idea!! I think i will make some of these for our Christmastree.
    Love your work so much! Thanks again for sharing.


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