Thursday, December 15, 2016

An Old Fashion Tree

A lousy photo but my journal is filling up and it doesn't want to lay flat.
Plus photographing at night at this time of year is never good. Sorry for that!
But here's a page that fits both Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania, Valerie is hosting Art Journal Journey this month and the theme is light and darkness. These candles are so bright on the trees in these old images.
And Moo Mania's newest theme is Trees.
And, since the theme at Try It On Tuesday is celebrations, I am linking up there also!!! Wow- 3 challenges in one post.
So my page began with a wipe of green paint. Then I added this die cut holiday tree (cut from sparkle paper), along with some old tree images, a vintage top off  of an eggnog bottle, some other ephemera, some stamped rain drops -which I then added some sparkle to also.  The measuring tape  is a piece from a paper one left behind by on of my husband's visiting nurses back when he having them come. The good news with him is that he is now back to work for a whole week! The bad news is that he still has remember he can't do everything yet-including shoveling. That means my daughter and myself are in charge of that :(, but the good news we actually hired someone to plow-which is really nice. Just hope we're not paying him multiple times a week this winter.
Speaking of winter-today our bitter cold arrives tonight. We are suppose to feel way below zero (-23 degrees C). Brrr. Getting out tomorrow for work is NOT going to be fun. And I don't think official weather has started yet!
OK, work is calling me.
One more week until vacation begins, :)


Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, three challenges at one go, well done! Thanks so much for joining us at all three, much appreciated. Love the new header, too. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Meggymay said...

Well done to get three challenges for one page. It looks fantastic and thank you for joining us at TioT's.
Yvonne xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

3 challenges in one post- wow! You outdid yourself Erika! A BEAUTIFUL page!Thise drops are fabulous to the page!!!
Good idea to hire someone to plow!Clever!
Thank you for joining my three favourite challenges at once! Extra hug for that! ♥
Just one week to work - that's just a short period of time! Happy girl!
Wishing you a good weekend ahead and stay warm!
brrrr.. sounds like Siberia!

oxo Susi

Corrine at said...

Right now it feels pretty bitter as you will soon find when you leave school...Brrrr indeed. I wishing for a few(under 6") of snow at a time, that will be okay with me, it's those 2 feet dumps that make life miserable. Hope your merry is making. Your page reminds me so much of my childhood Christmas memories...xox

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

A THREEfer. That's awesome. So is your wonderful journal page. Of course, I am especially in awe of that egg nog bottle cap. We don't get those here. We get egg nog, but it comes in wax coated paper containers. LOVE this entry.

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

A lovely journal page, wonderful

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Laney said...

Hi Erika! It's been a while since I visited your blog and I am glad to hear that your husband is well enough to go back to work. That's great news! I love seeing your journal page - love the Christmas-y theme and those vintage images are so sweet. I know what you mean about taking pics in the winter. :) Stay warm!

Rike said...

These old images are very nice and fit perfect to your page! Your christmas tree is very special, and I like the quote!

Indira said...

Great to be able to respond to three challenges in one! A delightful sparkly piece. Love the quote!

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous page Erika,
Thanks for sharing at TioT
Avril x

Jeanie said...

I'm catching up so you must be on vacation now! YAY! There sure is plenty to shovel this year. I'm lucky because I hire my neighbor but still have to do the stoop and sometimes before he comes. After my tumble on the ice this weekend, I don't think I'll be doing a whole lot on that front. Just a bad back twist! Bad timing but that's life...

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this page and know what you mean about the light! I thought it was cold here but oh my - you do have it really cold!Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

2amscrapper said...

love the vintage feel! Helene