Thursday, December 3, 2015


New art today! Now that my table is finally cleaned off (after a couple weeks of cleaning) I sat down the other night and made a bunch of journal pages.  Boy did that feel GOOD!
 Its been chilly and raw here lately. Not really quite cold enough for snow (which is OK with me), but it is December so snow could arrive anytime. 
My journal page today is an ode to the oncoming winter and the subtle beauty of this season.
I am linking my page to today to the December challenge at Art Journal Journey. This month's hostess is Valerie and the theme is collage (with some words on the page).
So this page began as a blue and purple Gelli print. That's what inspired me-the cool colors of winter. I first stamped the music, and then I painted the tree and added some Black Stabilo mark all pencil marks. I also used some cool blues to stamp all the snowflakes-using TH distress snowflake set. The crow was stamped and then painted, and I stamped the postage and cut it out to add to the page, along with stamping the postmarks and the quote. The crow, music and quote are all from paper Artsy and the postage is from an ancient set which I think is by Inkadinkado.
Here's some close ups.

And my photo today is this cool reflection of my Christmas tree which I took Sunday night after we put it up. If only I had remembered to remove the nightlight from under the window. We have it there because it is suppose to help with the mice-which have been horrible this winter. Its like they know we don't have the cat any longer (I won't go there-that story is too sad and I will cry even though we lost him in July). But someone else said it is just a bad fall for mice.
That's all for me on this Thursday morning. Thanks for dropping by.


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely journal page, thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey with your collage. Great photos, too. Have a great day, keep warm, hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

Nice stamps on the collage, really pretty tree. xox

froebelsternchen said...

What a lovely page Erika, beautiful ! The photos are great as well!
Hope the light helps with the mice --- finger crossed!
Hope your day was good !
Thank you for joining us at Art Journal Journey♥♥♥
oxo Susi

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Here I thought that was real sheet music till I read it was a stamp. The entire piece is lovely, but I'm SO in awe of your tree. I wish I had the room for a big one like yours. It is gorgeous!

Nancy B said...

Love all those layers! Fabulous collage.

Jeannette said...

what a beautiful tree collage,love the bird on it.
have a good weekend.

hugs jenny

Anonymous said...

Your collage is so beautiful! Enjoy your week! Love, Anja