Hi everyone. Bleubeard and Elizabeth are hosting over at Art Journal Journey this month with the themes My Favorite Season/Tis the Season. I can't say I've been making much art this month ( I did make a stack of Christmas cards last weekend-hurrah), but I did make a fun spread in my December journal that actually celebrates at least parts of summer.
I had this Santa photo in various sizes and I thought that it would be perfect for a late December page, since by then Santa has finished all his hard work for the year and most likely must be on a fun and relaxing vacation for a little bit.
I first added some scraps of red striped paper to my pages as well as lots of pieces of this calendar washi tape. I usd a bit of gesso to damped down the red of the striped paper. On the right side I added a stripe of other holiday designed paper. All the paper on this page was leftover scraps in my scrap box. After I added the Santa photos I glued down som redcloth ric rac trim (even though the glue does show through) and some white felt trip on the right too. Some stamping followed, as well as the little date sticker. I will do do my journaling on the 29th in the white space on the right hand side.
And this page also happens to work for Try It On Tuesday with their challenge Guess Who's Coming: It's Santa, and I thought I would add a little more inspiration.
And Monday night after work I did a little more holiday baking.
I made 2 loaves of yummy Christmas bread with dried fruit and walnuts. I dusted it in powdered sugar.
Luckily bread can be frozen for a little bit so I won't be tempted to eat it all in a couple of days. No one else in my house will eat it because of the dried fruit in it, which means it is good for me and my taste buds but bad for me and my waistline.
Wishing everyone a wonderful day, and sending big thanks to you for taking the time to stop by to visit.