Thursday, January 7, 2016

Winter whites


I'm joining Art Journal Journey where our host Chrissie of Jumbled Crafts chose Winter Wonderland as the theme for January.  I'm also joining Moo-Mania and More, whose theme this fortnight is "anything goes."

I created this spread in my "Altered, an AB" altered book.  It is a large book and doesn't fit on my scanner.

This is the left side, where I dry brushed white and off white acrylic paints onto computer generated text and pictures of free snowflakes I found on the internet.  I love how they looked like trees. 

For the right side, I created a collage using the front of an old Christmas card and the inside of a gold envelope I tore apart.  I added a single postage stamp (U.S.) and some glitter to the snowflakes, although it doesn't show on the scanner.


One final look before I add this to the growing lists at Art Journal Journey and Moo-Mania and More.  Please join me at both places and check out the fabulous mixed media art these artists create.

And thanks so much for your continued support of my art.  It doesn't go unnoticed, that's for sure!


23 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your winter art is beautiful, dear Elizabeth, love both sides of your spread. Thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey again, have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

Valerie-Jael said...

...and thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More, too!!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love your Winter Whites spread! The snowflakes on both pages has made me wonder if the ice has gone yet? Still none here - just grey, 'although the sun did appear for a couple of hours yesterday! Just realised -you will be abed now! Have a great day when you do rise! Hugs, Chrisx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Adorable colors and composition and recycling for this one Elizabeth! Thank you for your continued support of Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania & More --it doesn't go unnoticed as well - for sure! ♥♥♥♥♥
Hope everything is o.k. in Kansas - we got really nice snow here --- and no chaos on the roads -- really lovely winter wonderland.
Wishing you a good rest of the week my friend!
oxo
Susi

chrissie said...

This spread is so beautiful and I am thrilled to see the page with the Christmas Rose as it is one of my favourite flowers.

Thank you for joining in my theme at Art Journal Journey

Love Chrissie xx

My name is Erika. said...

Pretty spread today! It has such delicate feel.

Linda Gibbons said...

A lovely spread, Elizabeth--your skill with collage is growing by leaps and bounds!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Wonderful page! You are really rocking the Winter Wonderland challenge!

Caterina Giglio said...

E, I love this, wonderful work texture and age, and the stamp fits in so perfectly! Happiest New Year to you and the kitties.. x

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

Such a lovely spread Elizabeth .. Wintery, with snowflakes on one side, and a little hope of spring on the other. Love the sparklies in with the flowers. hugs, Donna

Linda Kunsman said...

this is a beautiful journal spread Elizabeth!

Sandra Cox said...

That is so pretty.

Meggymay said...

Beautiful page spread, love the pretty flowers, we used to call them Christmas roses and it reminds me of seeing them grow in my grandparents garden.
I have had a lovely catch up tonight reading your posts I missed this week.
Yvonne xx

Rita said...

Very pretty page spread. Tranquil. :)

Denise Spillane said...

Fabulous! How beautiful it is.

Pamela Gerard said...

Love the Winter Whites -- so calm and pretty.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Denise, I have NO idea if you will return to see this, but I am unable to leave comments on your blog. It says I must join G+ in order to leave you one. My apologies, because I don't normally leave comments to others on my blog. I fear, even though I know nothing about G+, it is the way you set up your blog comments, because I can reply to some G+ blogs, but not others.

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

So pretty. I love old floral illustrations like that, anemone's I think, nice. xox

~*~Patty S said...

Great use of the pretty greeting card and a lovely snowflake page too!
Hope you are warmed up.
I guess if you're playing with snowflakes and scanning your pages power is restored.
It sounded pretty bad in your last comment on my blog.
Happy beginning of the weekend.
oxo

sheila 77 said...

Lovely contrast of the snowflakes and the Christmas rose.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Elizabeth! How are you? I hope you are having a good 2016 so far! I absolutely love your beautiful pages made for this prompt! Both sides are amazing - I especially like how you used Christmas cards, envelopes, and stamps! WOW!

Karla B said...

Simply adorable, my friend!

Susan Carol said...

Beautiful wintry pages. Love the effect of the brushed white. Gorgeous.