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Monday, 1 January 2018

Let it Snow

Happy New Year, I hope it's Happy, Healthy and Creative.  I don't usually make resolutions but I am going to try to keep up with my little journal - as it really felt like 'playtime', so that's what we're starting the year with.

We may not have the snow at the moment, and Friday's snow has all gone but this little girl looks happy and dressed for snow, so when I found this image on the internet, well she just had to have a snowy page.  Although 'something' happened to her friend when I printed her out, this little one was intact and looked happy enough to be on her own, so out came the scissors and the cutting began. 

After deciding where she would stand I used a snowflake stencil and embossing paste and then sprinkled on some white EP and heat set when dry.  I added a light watery wash of PaperArtsy Mermaid paint to a gessoed page and blended Tumbled Glass crayon around the edges before adding die cuts and the image, along with a computer sentiment.

Although I love Christmas, once New Year's Day is over, it's down with the decorations and trying to get back to normal as quickly as possible and hopefully a bit more 'playtime'

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx


froebelsternchen Susi said...

That's such a lovely spread!
Happy New Year dear Avril with playtime enoufh for you ♥!
oxo Susi

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Oh wow Avril, what a wonderful page!
I wish you a Happy New Year 2018.
Hugs Carola

Joan said...

Lovely page Avril, such a cute image too.


Happy New year

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the colors and the pretty trees!! She's adorable!! I'm so happy to be visiting after a small blog break for the holidays!! I've scrolled through to see the amazing projects I've missed while I was gone and they are all fabulous!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you a healthy and happy 2018!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

My name is Erika. said...

Happy New Year Avril. This page is beautiful and the little girl is so adorable. I'm with you about holiday decorations, except I have left me tree up because I do like the extra lights for another few days. Hope 2018 is a great year for you. Hugs-Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful art as always. Happy new year, hugs, Valerie

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous journal spread Avril, I look forward to seeing more of your journal play time sessions.
Happy New Year to you and the Family, Avril.
Yvonne xx

chrissie said...

Happy 2018 Avril--hope it is a good year for you

Wonderful journal pages and I look forward to seeing more of them

Love Chrissie xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Hi Avril. Such a beautiful creation! Just wanted to say Happy New Year!! I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday! Thank you so much for all of your support and inspiration in 2017. May 2018 be a year of crafting, friendship and good health!! sending hugs :)

Little Artbee said...

Hello dear Avril, what nice pages to give us an imagine of winter.
We have had no snow at Christmas only rain. It is still raining and since yesterday night we have storm and more rain. I am longing for a frosty sunny winter day.
Hoping you feel fine I wish you a happy,healthy and creative New Year.
I am excited to see your next pages.
Big Hugs

Diane said...

Wonderful page design and best of the New Year to you.

Hugs Diane

pearshapedcrafting said...

This page is gorgeous! I wouldn't mind a bit of snow if it looked like this! I have been struggling to visit blogs, what with the 12 Tags (which I was so pleased to see that you won!), Christmas visits to family and then childminding last week but I have enjoyed catching up with yours before coming to this post! Happy (and creative) New Year to you! Chrisx

Janette said...

Happy New year Avril, so sorry I missed this post I feel all over the place..
Your journal page looks pretty, I keep saying I'm going to start one, maybe this year...xx

Gibby Frogett said...

Wonderful wintery page Avril - we may not have had a lot of snow down here in Essex but the winds and the cold have made it feel like your beautiful page.
Wishing you a happy healthy and creative 2018.
Gill x

Aimeslee W. said...

Avril, such a soft as snow and pretty art journal spread ! xoxo

Aimeslee W. said...

OMYGOSH Avril, I just saw you won Funky Junkie's 12 Tags $50 GC!!!!!! Way to go, girlfriend!!! SO PROUD of you for hanging in there hanging tough and getting em done!!!! That's what I call a reward! xoxoxo

The Altered Paper said...

A delicately beautiful wintery scene!

butterfly said...

I love the delicate wintry look of this page spread and what an adorable Paper Doll!! Echoing Aimeslee, I think I probably never got round to adding my congratulations at FJ... hope you have had lots of fun shopping.
Alison x