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December 2, 2005

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 9×9 album

And here is my entry for day two:

Christmasartjournal_day2

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.

Comments

  • 1.
    Nikki said…

    Beautiful Ali! I am loving all your gorgeous creations!

  • 2.
    amber Lee said…

    I’ll have to try that embossing enamel, I just love that look. This also makes me want to make a few million snowflakes to hang around my house!

  • 3.
    Jackie said…

    Great, inspiring work. I consider myself so blessed that you are willing to share like this with all of us scrappers. Thank you.
    Quick question- did you get this heidi swapp album at scraptacular as well or do you have a great online source for these that you would be able to share? Thanks in advance.

  • 4.
    Sharyn (Torm) said…

    oh man, how I envy your snowflake abilities. Bet ya can’t do one with feet! ;)

  • 5.
    Anna L. said…

    Wow, you’ve got a real circle vibe going on these days, eh? I’ve been obsessing about your other Christmas journal (the one with the circle punches) – love it, love it. I’m sad to say I looked at my first page of my Christmas journal this morning and decided I must take Shimelle’s advice and just RIP IT OUT. Will try, try again. In the meantime, I’m loving yours.

  • 6.
    Brook said…

    Cool entry for day two! Love your art!

  • 7.
    Raven said…

    That is so gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing this – I just *love* the idea.

  • 8.
    mary said…

    you are so amazingly creative! gets my juices going. . . thank you for your posts! happy december

  • 9.
    melissa deakin (momteacherwriter) said…

    amazing!
    i really have run out of
    adjectives to describe your
    work.
    your work takes my breath away
    and inspires me so much!
    thank you!

  • 10.
    Cindy said…

    Wow! You are so unbelieveably talented! Thank you so much for sharing with us. You inspire me to create. Keep sharing. . .I can’t wait until tomorrow’s entry.

  • 11.
    cindy said…

    Again, jaw-dropping beautiful art. LOVE it!! Thanks for giving the 411 on everything that was asked about your supplies!! :-)

  • 12.
    Jen said…

    Wow…love the snowflake…it makes me want to emboss something!!

  • 13.
    Kristin said…

    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?

  • 14.
    Vidya said…

    Very pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  • 15.
    Andrea W. said…

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

  • 16.
    Becky said…

    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!)

  • 17.
    Caroline said…

    i am totally loving this!

  • 18.
    Susan said…

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

  • 19.
    Lu said…

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

  • 20.
    Heather M. said…

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

  • 21.
    Missy_G said…

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

  • 22.
    stephanie said…

    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.

  • 23.
    lovely cee said…

    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;-)

  • 24.
    Nicole said…

    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.

  • 25.
    Amy J. said…

    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.

  • 26.
    Carlene said…

    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

  • 27.
    corinne said…

    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!
    corinnexxx

  • 28.
    Rachel said…

    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!

  • 29.
    Krista said…

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

  • 30.

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

  • 31.
    Malley said…

    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.
    Thanks,
    Malley

  • 32.
    Trina Jaynes said…

    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….

  • 33.
    Anna L. said…

    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.

  • 34.
    Mirjam said…

    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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