Friday 1 December 2017

Christmas !

Hello everyone,

and welcome to the new Challenge over at Country View Challenges. The theme this month is Christmas with optional green, red and rust. I am a very non-traditional person and I am also not all that keen on Christmas so I made an art journal page in non traditional colours with some traditional elements.

And here is how I made it.. 

I started with a piece of Pattern Paper by Basic Gray; I had this for years and I am not even sure whether Basic Gray even exists anymore. Anyway it is a warmish grey/green. 

I used a snowflake stamp by Stampendous with VersaMark and WOW Embossing powder 'Atlantic Seaspray'. It is a light blue with gold in it... very pretty. 

Here is the result... 

Next I stamped the snowman. He is old too and by Gorjuss; Odd because I really do not like Gorjuss stamps usually but I thought this snowman was cute!  I made him sit on a snowbank by added some doodles with a black Copic friendly pen. I then coloured him with my Copic Markers and cut him out. 

I tried to make him look somewhat dirty... 

Here's a closer look ! 

Next I stamped the sentiment, which is by PaperArtsy,  on white card stock and used the same blue Copics as I used on the snowman's shawl to colour the word strips. 

And here is the finished result. I did add some white pen around the words and some white splatters with a paint pen.. 

Here you see the gold in the embossing powder ... so pretty ! 

Anyway, we hope you will play along with our Challenge. You could win a GBP20 voucher to the shop. Just make sure to read the rules first. You'll find them HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


  1. The shine from the Wow EP is stunning! You are right this snowman is cute and is different too (from the traditional snowmen)

  2. A fun piece Corrie and the sentiment made me smile. Merry Christmas! x

  3. He seriously is adorable . Love your card Corrie and gorgeous background. Tracy x

  4. This is gorgeous! The snowman really 'pops' against that stunning background, Jo x

  5. Stunning card, Corrie!!! I love the background with those shiny snowflakes!!! The snowman is lovely and beautifully coloured!!! Happy Christmas!!!

  6. Geweldig ik koop ook nooit Gorjuss. Hoewel ik ze wel grappig vind. Maar deze zou voor mij ook de uitzondering zijn. Echt een leuke kaart met deze stempel. Groetjes Janny

  7. I love this Corrie, such a cute snowman. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, Sue xx

  8. I keep looking at that background - it's totally fabulous with all that stamping. It's a wonderful non-traditional card. You'd never know you're not a fan of the season! :D

  9. This is wonderful Corrie! I love it!

  10. So fun, Corrie! I like the snowman and the sentiment is great =)
    Have a wonderful christmas time!

  11. Oh, how I love this! the background snowflake embossing is FABULOUS and inspiring! (And don't we all have some BG stash?) I am not typically a 'cute' kinda girl, but this snowman really speaks to me! How fun and a wonderful AJ page! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Hugs!

  12. Such a wonderful wintery journal page! I love the Wow! embossing powder you used to create those pretty snowflakes too - beautiful 😁. Happy December! J 😊