Saturday, December 23, 2017

12 Days

I'm once again joining Sheila at Orange Esmeralda, our wonderful host this month at Art Journal Journey with her theme Let's Celebrate.   And because this is definitely Christmas themed, I'm also joining Moo-Mania & More.     
Today I'm celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas with this spread I made in my new art journal.   I think I'm going to like this one because it's large and I like working in large books.

I probably shouldn't have scanned this because the glitter and beauty of the piece is lost on the scanner.

There certainly are a lot of birds in the first few days of this song.

For the background, I used blue acrylic craft paint.  To that I added a deconstructed Christmas card that I surrounded with my glittery washi tape.  Then I printed and colored the sheet music using Staz-on and alcohol ink.  I added a bit of washi tape to that, too.  To complete the piece, I added plastic snowflakes.

I am very grateful you visited today.  And I hope you will also join me at Art Journal Journey and Moo-Mania & More.  I appreciate your visits more than you possibly know.  And it's now time to count down to Christmas.

20 thoughtful remarks:

Cindy McMath said...

Very pretty glittery page!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful, sparkly page. Have fun with your new journal. Hugs, Valerie

craftytrog said...

I love your beautiful dove page Elizabeth!
Visitors today, so I'm about to do a spot of cleaning whilst hubby prepares the meal.
Wishing you and your family a very happy and joyous Christmas!
Alison xox

chrissie said...

A wonderful page Elizabeth and the dove of peace is so beautiful

Have Happy Time

Love Chrissie xx

Rike said...

A wonderful Christmas page with this cute dove and all that glitter, and of course this fabulous blue!
Wish you happy Christmas time!
Rike x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This blue appeals to me and I love that you took the dove, the symbol of peace and the sparkle makes it special!!!
A beautiful page and great to have such a fab new Art Journal started!Congrats on this - will come handy for sure in 2018 !
I send you a partridge in a pear tree now after I have heard the song on You - Didn't know this song yet.
Thank you do much for all the help and support dear Elizabeth!
Thank you for joining AJJ and MM&M so often my friend - you rock again ♥♥♥!

oxo Susi

CJ Kennedy said...

Such a festive page. The blue looks so good with the white dove and glitter. If I were gifted the items in the song, I would have been happier with the 60 gold rings (5 per day for 12 days) and not to clean up after all the birds and people. =^,.^= Have a very merry!

Meggymay said...

It is a beautiful festive page with dove bringing peace. I loved all the glitter as well. I smile every time I listen to the music and words of the 12 days of Christmas, remembering how we used to sing it with the children in school and do the actions as well. Happy memories.
Wishing you a Happy Festive Holiday Elizabeth and hope that the coming year will be a good one for you.
Yvonne xx

Nancy said...

I'm a glitter fan, so this page is really appealing to me! Now you've reminded me that I have not heard that song yet this holiday season. With all the Christmas songs playing, somehow I've missed hearing that one. I haven't hear the chipmunks either, and that's ok.

My name is Erika. said...

You make very good use of old Christmas cards. I can see why you picked this one though. The dove is gorgeous. I really like the blue too. And the sparkles. OK, I just really like this page. You know I found this little 12 days of Christmas stamp set in my holiday stash that I forgot I have had for like a decade and I was thinking the same thing about all the birds. I guess birds must have been a precious commodity back when the song was written. This is worth a look up I think. Have a wonderful weekend and happy holiday too. Hugs-Erika

sheila 77 said...

Oh these blues are lovely, so deep and so blue. The sparkle and glitter show up well on my screen. Nice idea to use the Christmas card dove and the washi tape works so well with the blues. Pretty snowflakes too.
Happy Christmas to you and the boys.
Thanks so much, Elizabeth, for supporting my theme at AJJ so enthusiastically and artistically.
love, Sheila

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! I love this, not just for the sparkle but for the beautiful dove and that clear bright blue which although you are showing the twelve days of Christmas reminds that one day we will have a blue sky again! The sun did try so hard to shine through the clouds today so It was a little brighter for a while! A really lovely page with a message of peace! Hugs, Chrisx

Divers and Sundry said...

I think that one lovely glittery dove is much better than the scads of birds in the song ;) Happy Eve of Christmas Eve!

Gibby Frogett said...

Oh this is so beautiful and festive Elizabeth and the world needs a Dove of peace right now too.
(I will be huumming that song now - although I get confused towards the later days and can never remember what day each should be ha ha.
Merry Christmas
Gill xx

Let's Art Journal said...

What a beautiful page! I love the dove image you used and the glittery washi tape looks stunning 😁. Happy Weekend and wishing you a wonderful Christmas! J 😊

Halle said...

Simply beautiful!

Rita said...

Oh, how pretty! Merry Christmas! :)

Mascha said...

Wow, I like this! And my most beloved color...
Merry Christmas from Germany

Incipient Wings said...

I just tried to leave a comment on this and blogger ate it..
I said the blue and the glitter make the dove image just pop.
Lovely artwork:)

Jeanie said...

that's a fun spread! Love the dove (or partridge!) All beautiful.