Thursday, 12 January 2017

Christmas memories 2016 for Daisy's Diary.

As I cleared the last remnants of Christmas away last week I found some tags from Christmas, some pieces of gift wrap and one of the Christmas serviettes. I was about to throw them out when I thought I could make something with them as celebration of Christmas 2016.  I realised that I had not made anything recently for Daisy's Dairy, a memories art journal I started for my little granddaughter last year, and that they could add some texture to an art journal page.
I chose a favourite photo from just after Christmas when we went to the woods for a lovely walk. I shared the walk on my blog here last week

This is the photo of Daisy and I sharing a cuddle on that day. I love her  winter patterned leggings and Peppa Pig hat and gloves set so I decided to use those for my colourway.
 I tore up pieces of my Christmas ephemera and stuck them onto my page.
I also added some pieces of a doily too.
I knew I had the perfect stencil, just like the pattern on Daisy's leggings; Tim Holtz' holiday knit. I used modelling paste and set everything aside to dry. 

After a watery wash of gesso I got out another of my new crafty Tim Hotlz distress crayons.  OMgoodness I LOVE these and I will be buying more colours. I just scribbled, rubbed and spritzed to my hearts content until I was happy with my background.

As I added layers of crayon I carefully made sure that the original images could still be visible in the background. If you are not "into" Disney's Frozen hidden below is Elsa and Anna..

Once I was happy with the background I die cut some shapes continuing with the love and "Frozen" theme. Snowflakes just had to feature.
I embossed some  heart die cuts and then added some gilding wax to the raised areas. 
Then it was time to put everything together and create my celebration of memories of Christmas 2016 to put into Daisy's Dairy. I used my Visible image stamp "just be happy" as I felt that this together with the Tim Holtz chit chat stickers were the perfect sentiments. 
 Here is my finished page

and some close ups to show the details
It's hard to get the bling to shine but there is plenty here from my Glamour dust and gilding wax.
I found the perfect chit chat sticker to use...Let it go is the famous song from the film. Daisy will love that Elsa and Anna are visible in the background.

My art journal page was made for the following challenges;

More than words Celebrate and bling 
this is my celebration of everything from Christmas 2016, the gifts, Christmas dinner (the serviette) the walks and our family love. There is lots of bling on the page from my glitter and gilding wax. 
Craft stamper take it make it January anything goes
Emerald Creek dares 2/3 bring on the new mine are the distress crayons which I LOVE!
Happy Little stampers mixed media layers
Time out winter
Frilly and funkie 3/3 new year's goals inspirations another goal for this year is to try make more pages for Daisy's diary....from May there will be another grand-baby to make for too ;0) 
Noor UK anything goes
We love to create 1/2 anything goes mixed media
Cuttlebug Mania winter wonderland

It remained mild here yesterday. I even got some gardening done and a whole line of washing dried outside. However the temperature is dropping violently and it appears that the winter blast is on its way. Keep snug and carry on crafting.
Thanks for visiting me today and for your very kind comments you take the time to leave me. I really enjoy reading them.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Wow Jane that is a stunning page!

  2. Wonderful page and such a cute photo, lovely remembrance for Christmas. I must say to be eligible to have a chance at winning a prize, you have to incorporate the challenge board in your blog post. Thank you for joining More Than Words challenge this month

  3. Super page and wonderful memories.

  4. What a darling photo of you and Daisy Jane! I love what you did on that page. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. such a wonderful project and full of so many memories, love all the texture and details. Thanks for joining Time Out

  6. aw Jane - such a happy picture and a gorgeous way to preserve your memory - beautiful work! Hugs rachel x

  7. awe, Daisy will love this when she's older, so lovely to have all these memories! What a brilliant job too, so much work but ever so pretty.
    Freezing here today but we had such a beautiful blue sky all day, sadly though we now have had a dusting of snow, thankfully its quite wet so with bit of luck it won't hand around.
    enjoy the weekend ahead my friend,
    V x

  8. This is such a beautiful page and I love the pink and blue together with all the depth and everything. So sweet

  9. Oh Jane this is a wonderful creation. I love the way you have constructed your layout starting off with all the cut up bits of Christmas cards. Such amazing detail. A beautiful layout. Thanks so much for playing along with us at More Than Words.

  10. Fantastic piece of art Journaling. Lovely colours & lots of texture. It will be a wonderful project to look back on xxx

  11. How beautiful, Jane, and such a good use of the last of the Christmas bits and pieces. Bethx

  12. Such a special art journal will be lovely too for Daisy to see when she is older. Happy weekend, Jane...keep cosy!
    Helen xox

  13. Wonderful, wonderful colors - love the design and thanks for sharing how you accomplished this fantastic page. Daisy is so very cute and it looks like she is getting taller by the minute. She has your smile!
    Sandy xx

  14. What a beautiful page Jane!! I love that photo that you used, what a great shot of you and Daisy together! Your background is just delicious, it was fun to watch how you made all the great textures and beautiful colours! Love the big snowflakes too.

    I hope all is well with you and you are having great weather! sending hugs from across the way! Happy weekend!

    1. Just popped back in to say Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  15. I love the colors and textures. Daisy is going to treasure her scrapbook when she's older. Such a happy photo too. I think she's going to grow up to look a lot like Grandma.

  16. Beautiful project !! Thank you for playing at More Than Words :)

  17. What a stunning photo and I love your colourful page! Thanks for joining in at More Than Words this month.

  18. Such a sweet and happy photo, Jane ... what a wonderful keepsake you created with it for your little granddaughter to cherish! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  19. Hi Jane, wow I love this project. It really tells a story and I love the way you've used the ephemera to build the layers with Christmas memories. It sets that gorgeous photo off beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx

  20. A lot of work on this project and came out perfectly! Beautiful!!! Thanks for playing with us at More Than Words this month!

  21. A beautiful page. I loved seeing how you incorporated the scraps into the background from the paper and how they shine through in bits in her page. Adorable picture and the colors inspired by her sweet outfit are so pretty. Thanks for joining us in the Frilly and Funkie New Year challenge!

  22. Lovely work.Love all the texture. Thanks for joining us at More than Words.

  23. Hi Jane, it’s a treat to read through your tutorial of the page. I like your color palette, so sweet and cheerful, the layers and all the details. Thanks for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge. Hope to see you next month. Helen Liu, HLSMM DT

  24. What incredible creativity on your part! Gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  25. Your page is fabulous, Jane!!! And little Daisy is the sweetest of girls. I love the photo of you two, and you've perfectly showcased it here. Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  26. What an adorable page! Love how you colored it! Stunning! All the best from MTW! :)

  27. A wonderful project, thanks for joining us at Creative Artiste!

  28. Stunning project!!!! Thanks a lot for playing with us at More Than Words!!

  29. very pretty !!! great to use the ephemera . Love the stencil work.
    Thankyou for joining us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge ....All the best.


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