I have participated in JYC for some years, over at www.shimelle.com, and also December daily over at www.aliedwards.com. It’s really lovely to look back on them, and I put the finished mini books in a basket on my coffee table at this time of year.
This year I decide to try an art journal style JYC. Here are some of my favourite pages so far:
I’ve used distress inks, twinkling H20 paints, mists, paint sprays, stamps and punches, gems and stickles, and had a ball! I’ve prepared several backgrounds – enough up until Christmas day, and am intending on making up a little kit so that I can keep up once I tidy away and reclaim my dining room!
After I created the background I heat embossed the trees, and stamped Father Christmas on his sleigh. The churches are cut and layered using my Cricut machine and the Winter Wonderland cartridge. Finally I added a peel off ‘Happy Christmas’ star and circles. I am really pleased with the results!