Sunday, January 3, 2016

Walking in a Winter Wonderland


This morning I'm joining Art Journal Journey whose first host of the new year (and someone whose blog I confess I've never visited before now) is Chrissie of Jumbled Crafts, who chose Winter Wonderland as the theme for January.

I'm still in collage mode and thinking about abstracts,

so I created this in my Coll-AH-ge Too altered book. 

The song "Walking in a winter wonderland" came to mind (seems Valerie had the same theme in mind, but hers was definitely not abstract!), so I used some vintage sheet music on which to write the words.

Of course, trees are the very heart of this piece, so I cut some of the page I made into trees.

For the abstract, I crumpled a piece of heavy (110 lb) card stock in the shape of peaks and valleys, then flattened the paper enough to hit the high spots with two colors of pigment ink.  The trees didn't show up well, so I outlined them using a watercolor marker. 

Before I forget, I'm also adding this to Moo-Mania and More, whose theme this fortnight (still LOVE that word) is "anything goes."

Thanks as always for your visits and wonderful comments.  I am most grateful and appreciate your support.  Now let's go visit Moo-Mania and More and Art Journal Journey to see what these fantastic mixed media artists have come up with.

15 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful abstract for Winter wonderland, love the colours. As for the title - great minds think alike! Hope your day is going well. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania and More again. Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A beautiful abstract winter wonderland Elizabeth - The crinkled paper is a smart idea to use for snow ! Thank you very much for joining us at AJJ und Moo Mania & More ! Always super to have you with us! I hope you are well - we have winter now.. very cold (14° Fahrenheit) and a white powder over all trees... looks nice..but much too cold for me outside brrrr.
oxo Susi

chrissie said...

So nice to meet you Elizabeh and great to see your wonderful abstract for Art Journal Journey.

Thank you for joining in the challenge and for visiting my blog

Love Chrissie xx

Carol said...

You're off to a great start with your art this year. Very creative ♥ Winter Wonderland is great. Have a great day Elizabeth & kitties.

Pamela Gerard said...

I'm always in a collage frame of mind -- my favorite thing to do. And what a great start to your new year. Like that musical background...

Linda Gibbons said...

Love that magical snowy background, Elizabeth.

Nancy said...

Thanks for letting us know how you made the inky paper! It's very interesting and adds a lot. Must try this.

Halle said...

You are right on top of things! Already an entry for AJJ. Nicely done.
It's funny that instead of Walking in a Winter Wonderland, I have Anything Goes by Cole Porter in my head from your line about Moo Mania. Go figure. :)

My name is Erika. said...

The way your crinkled paper only took color on the folds makes it look like it has a lot of snow on it. I am sure that is what you were going for! It is a winter wonderland for sure! Hugs!

Meggymay said...

A fabulous collage, love the textures, I can imagine I am in the mountains when I look at it.
Yvonne xx

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

I feel like I am in the rockies with this abstract, nice snowy scene. I just flashed back to the old movie "Holiday Inn", with Bing and the lovely winter scenery. Nice. xox

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really is fabulous Elizabeth - the texture and the colours are brilliant but then the way you have used the crumpled card to make the trees and background is ART!! Hugs, Chrisx

~*~Patty S said...

Sheet music and trees = some of my favorite things!
Fun use of crinkled paper too E.
Now you have Winter Wonderland playing in my head :-)
I am looking forward to having some play time now that the holidays are over.
oxo
p.s. I showed Mr M your post on data mining since he is the techie guy around here. You have motivated him to make a few changes altho the cat is probably well out of the bag LOL

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Now that song is playing in my head and my foot is tapping....trying to keep the snow away! Your trees are amazing--I love the texture of the whole page!

Becky said...

Love your page the texture and colours you have used are lovely x