This is what I started with. I just love that title - begging to be altered :-) I was also inspired by the colour and immediately found some lovely sari ribbon for ties. Originally published in 1924, it has lovely sturdy old pages with deckled edges - and not many more than 30 so will be perfect for the days of December and just a few extra memory pages or double spreads.
I picked it up very cheap at a book sale - someone's trash will be my treasure. I picked my colour scheme of turquoise blue and red, and went through my studio to find some gatherings - love this part.
|Fabric and ribbon gatherings|
|Old Christmas cards, Christmassy serviettes, |
and other findings I might use
|sparkly paints, sprays and glitters|
I already had these
|Printables available for purchase from Mary Ann Moss HERE|
|printed on scrapbook paper overprinted on a |
gelli plate with metallic paint
I really enjoy transparencies. Here's another page of free images from the Graphics Fairy printed on an inkject transparency.
And finally, here's the cover so far
And a peek at how I've started the bases of some pages :
|stencil with distress ink pad applied with sponge dauber|
|transparent date tag|
|distress ink pad applied over mask with sponge dauber|
|spray ink through stencil then opposite page gets the print of wet ink|
|acrylic paint sponged over mask|
|gel medium sponged randomly through stencil then sprinkled with glitter|
|more acrylic paint through a stencil|