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Sunday, 30 December 2018

Scary Snowman!






Hello,  it seems such a long time since I posted anything on here, but unorganised chaos seemed to be the norm after my holiday in December - anyhow, I had a lovely crafty day yesterday and have managed to complete a page in my little vintage journal.  The page had been given a coat of Gesso, so I applied a watery wash using Tumbled Glass Distress stain and then some smudging with the TG crayon.  I've used embossing paste through a stencil and then sprinkled with White EP which was heated when the paste was dry.  I stamped some snowflakes, part of a set that I won at Paperbabe at the end of November, in silver and punched some snowflakes from white glitter paper and added a couple of die cut trees.(They are white, although they look quite dirty in the photos)  The photo is me!  I made this scary snowman, (with what looks like grass for hair) in my Grandparents garden, I think I'm about 5.
I'm obviously enjoying myself, so I think this page fits in with Art Journal Journey, where Elizabeth has chosen the theme of 'Tis The Season'  - I did have a number of ideas for this theme, but crafting time has been non existent this month -  I have missed it.

Thanks for calling in, but before I go, I would like to wish You All a Happy, Healthy and Creative 2019.

Avril xx

23 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, what a fun picture of you!! You've showcased it beautifully!! I love the snowflakes and trees and the texture!! Beautiful pages!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
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Meggymay said...

I love this beautiful winter journal spread Avril and you do look really happy making your snowman.
Wishing you and the family a very happy and healthy New Year.
Yvonne xx

Sheryl said...

Hi Avril lovely page and what lovely memories the pic gives you.Wishing you a safe and happy new year my friend xx

My name is Erika. said...

Ha-ha-I love that fun snowman. Wishing you a wonderful 2019 also Avril. Hugs-Erika

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a fabulous page Avril, your photograph of you as a wee child making your snowman is so special. What a treasured moment, thanks for sharing it with us all. Hope you had a great holiday? Thank you for all the kind words and encouragement this past year. Here's to much creativity & a very Happy & healthy New Year.
Creative wishes & all the best for 2019 Tracey xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...




What an amazing way to celebrate winter. Your snowflakes are adorable, and those trees are absolute PERFECTION. But that photo of you and the scary snowman you created was the icing on the beautiful cake (or spread). An absolutely inviting and imaginative take on my theme at Art Journey Journal, Avril. Thank you for joining us.

Here's to a healthy, safe, and joyful new year and 2019 for you and your loved ones.

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous wintry page Avril and made so special with the addition of the photo of you enjoying making your snowman, it’s perfect.
Wishing you a wonderful new year, may it be full of happy times and creative moments. Xxx

Janette said...

Morning Avril, I have missed seeing your gorgeous creations, glad all is ok...this is fabulous, I have just started to use my book for this sort of thing, never done it before, although I did keep threatening to, hope it comes out as good as yours do....on that note,all the best for the coming year, lets hope its kind to us all....cheers..xxx

sally said...

Very spotty internet due to too many people in the resort means I'm rather at getting round to comments.....great spread to see out 2018! May 2019 be a wonderful year for you on all fronts including art!

Sally xx

Mrs A. said...

That is a super photo of you with the snowman and a lovely spread to compliment it. Reminded me of playing out in the snow and having snowball fights. Our mittens were dripping wet by the time we got back inside. Thanks for the memories. Happy New Year to you. Hugs Mrs A.

Linda said...

What a fabulous photo of you Avril and what a lovely memory. You've created the perfect journal page for it .... love it!
Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year ..... I hope 2019 is a good one for you xx

Marjut said...

Lovely page.
Happy New Year!

butterfly said...

Glorious frosted snowflakes in the background - and your scary snowman did make me laugh! Have a happy New Year!
Alison x

froebelsternchen said...

Avril I LOVE this fun photo of you and how super you created this home in your journal for it! GORGEOUS and I am so happy to see this beautiful spread linked to the current Art Journal Journey theme! Thank you very much for joining us!
I have the same here - I am very unorganised since a few weeks. Always life comes in the way when I would need time to make art. But I think all will calm down for us now after the festive time!
May each day of the New Year bring happiness, good cheer, and sweet surprises and time enough to you and all your dear ones! Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card, it is so beautiful - I really appreciate you wonderful art! Happy New Year!

Susi

sirkkis said...

Such a fun page, Avril ☺
Wish you all the best for a New Year 2019 💖🍀

Mia said...

Lovely page, Avril.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, my friend!!!!!!!!!!

Ana Radulovic said...

What an amazing post, I enjoyed reading it.
Your blog looks lovely, dear!
Happy New Year, lots of love to you!

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Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Oh what a beautiful page.
I wish you a happy new year.
Hugs Carola

Let's Art Journal said...

What a beautiful page! That's a lovely photo of you and the snowman that you made does look a bit scary ...lol 😉. You created a wonderful scene with all the textured snowflakes and the pop of blue is perfect! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year, may it be filled with peace, love and happiness! J 😊 x

Sandy said...

What a wonderful journal entry and that is not a scary snowman - he sure did not scare you!! By the way, you sure were cute!!
Sandy xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card, back now to catch up..
Happy New Year and sending lots of health and happiness your way.xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous piece, what a lovely idea. Hope you enjoyed your Christmas holidays. Have a happy, healthy and peaceful new year. Hugs, Valerie

Mina Jankovic said...

Nice post. Happy New Year! 🙂
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