Friday, December 4, 2015

December Joy

A collage in my journal that started with random tape strips. While cleaning the studio I found several just about empty tape rolls, so I stuck the strips down , used some red and green watered down acrylic paint, and went from there.
The leaves are hand cut from paper, the snowflake trim is a punch from Martha Stewart, and the words are actually from a place mat. I found the place mat about 3 years ago on a mark down after Christmas, and when I saw it, the first thing I thought was craft supply. It is a foamy piece made up all off kind of holiday words, and I can cut out the words using scissors. 
I am linking this piece to Paint Party Friday. Thanks to Kristen and Eva for hosting.
I am also linking this piece to Art Journal Journey. Thanks to Valerie for hosting this month's theme of collage.
So another week is already winding down. Time is speeding right by, isn't it? Do you have any fun weekend plans? I need to finish decorating my house for the holidays so I can put away a few boxes that have been sitting in the middle of the floor all week. Plus we are going to a BIG hockey game Saturday night-as we are playing our rival. It is always a  good game!  Tonight we also play our rival but as it is 3 1/2 hours away we won't be there for that game, but Saturday night they play local-at our rival's arena, so it is always a lot of fun. Except for 2 years ago when the puck came up and hit me right in the glasses and eye. Lucky my glasses saved my eye from any damage-other than a pretty nasty black eye.
Thanks for stopping by and
Hope you have a great weekend!

23 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely collage page, thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey. Have a fun weekend, and be careful at the hockey match! Hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Now I know why basketball is my game of choice (grin). It's far less dangerous, too.

I simply ADORE that collage. It is gorgeous. And you are a genius to pick out that place mat, knowing what you would use it for. I'm intrigued by that tape. Never seen any like it before.

I'm NOT a fan of Martha, but I sure like her punches. They are the only ones that I've never had trouble with. Although I don't own many punches, the three I have from Martha have never given me any trouble. I've never seen the snowflake before. It's a beauty.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow ... a lovely collage.. great that you found that place mat ...
Thank you so much for another fantastic entry to Art Journal Journey Erika!
Wishing you fun at that match but please take care!!!

Happy weekend !
no plans this weekend for me --hopefully just enjoying home.

sirkkis said...

Beautiful spread. I like the colour palet you used.
Happy PPF ♥

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Perfect girl image for this spread and all those yummy tapes. xox

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oops, hit send before I finished, duh, hope you are okay, hockey can be a rough sport as we know in our neck of the woods. OUCH. xox

craftytrog said...

I love how you used the tape Erika! Fab Christmassy page!
Alison x

Linda Kunsman said...

what a festive and joyful holiday page Erika! Have a fab weekend. I was sick all week so now I must START decorating, gift shopping and making cards beginning this weekend...

Giggles said...

Love your collage...it would make a perfect blog header...so pretty!! Enjoy the games and stay safe..hockey is big here in Canada!!

Hugs Giggles

Mary Hysong said...

Lovely collage. Love your colors

Marji said...

Lovely art journal page. Stay safe at the hockey matches... gees, that eye shot sounds like you were lucky. Have a happy holiday season and good luck to your team!

Nancy Bridges said...

Love your pretty Holiday collage. I didn't know hockey was so dangerous to watch!

Beth Niquette said...

You are so clever and creative. What a wonderful result!

Gillena Cox said...

Stunning collage, luv the snoflakes topping autumn colours

much love...

Giggles said...

Had to come back and see your Blog header....not gunna lie it made my heart go pitter patter....I love it so much....very happy art, bright and welcoming!! Yeah...LOVE IT!!

Hugs Giggles

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this - great colours! What a great find that placemat was! Chrisx

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I have that snowflake punch and have used it a lot. I love how you used so many different things to create this collage.

ULKAU said...

Erica you have done a beautiful collage in the typical Christmas colors! I am amazed how many tapes you own! Ulrike

Jeannette said...

what a fablous collage,love the girl on it,very beautiful.
happy weekend.


hugs jenny

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A great idea to use it as blog header for december Erika- looks just FABULOUS! Hope the match was fine!
Oxo
Susi

Indira said...

Lovely festive collage. Have fun at the hockey game and be safe.

denthe said...

That is a gorgeous collage! I especially like how you used the tape strips, and how you put that transparant colour over it. Great work!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Wonderful collage. Hope you had fun.