Saturday, December 16, 2017

Starry Tree Filled Night


For today's entry, I'm sharing a page I created for Try it on Tuesday.  Their theme this fortnight is Twinkle, Twinkle and they explain it can be anything with:
Stars / Sparkles / Glitter/ Shiny things
Some of you may remember the washi tape I purchased at JoAnn's on Small Business Saturday.  What I didn't tell you was I knew what I would use these glittery tapes for when I purchased them.  I had a plan all along to make some shiny trees with these gold stars sent to me last year by my friend Valerie.

I got out my Stickles pearl paint and my Stickles ice, which is very sparkly, too.  Neither wanted to come out of their little bottles with the tiny holes, so I had to remove them using a bamboo skewer.  Not the best choice, but the only one I had.  I tried using a toothpick and that took far too long, so I quickly looked for something a bit larger.

What I didn't realize at the time was how much the Twinkling H2Os were going to bleed into the Stickles.

I used both a white Gelly pen and the Stickles pearl on the star in the sky.

I used my gold Sakura metallic Gelly Roll pen to create the tree trunks.  Since the trees were definitely intended to be Christmas trees, I also sharing them with Moo-Mania & More.

And because I feel like this is cause for celebration, I'm also joining Sheila at Orange Esmeralda, our wonderful host this month at Art Journal Journey with her theme Let's Celebrate.   This spread was created in my Challenges altered book.

I'm simply thrilled you have joined me today as I created art for Art Journal Journey, Moo-Mania & More, and especially Try it on Tuesday.   Maybe I'll see you at each of these places, too.

24 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful, twinkly page, love the little trees and glad you could use the stars. Thanks for joining us at TIOT. Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Catching up with your blog again Elizabeth and really enjoyed my visit.

Love the page today with the wonderful tree.

Enjoy your weekend

Love Chrissie xx

Dortesjs said...

Beautiful page love the trees much ;O))

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow - this page is extraodinary ELEGANT - I am thrilled about your fancy and elegant trees and such an amount of lovely details!
And I am even more thrilled to see this BEAUTIFUL art linked to Art Journal Journey, Moo-Mania & More, and even Try it on Tuesday. You made my Saturday Elizabeth!
Have a happy weekend and enjoy creating x-mas art furthermore!
oxo Susi

Cindy McMath said...

Lovely page! The trees are wonderful and I’m sure it’s very sparkly in person.

RO said...

As you probably already know, I'm a sucker for washi tape and can never have enough. Like you, I like the glittery ones because you can do so much. Your trees turned out so lovely and elegant! Hugs and Happy Saturday! RO

Jeanie said...

I love the trees on this page, Elizabeth. they're wonderful with the different papers and textures. Washi rocks!

Krisha said...

Beautiful page E! I'm glad you had to use a bamboo skewer, makes the snow look more authentic ( IMHO)
You know how I feel about Washi tape!!!! I think I'm up to close to 100 rolls of it....LOL! Well, maybe not that much...yet! I made a beautiful addition to your trees.
Have a great weekend, and stay warm.

sheila 77 said...

Your glittery trees against the dark sky look great, Elizabeth. I always like to see how other artists use washi tape. We buy these lovely rolls and then wonder how to use them in an interesting way (at least I do) and your washi tape certainly looks good here. Gold stars and Christmas trees - yes, let's celebrate Christmas!

Sandra Cox said...

Oh I love this! All those bright blue stars in the background. Hope your weekend is filled with sparkle.
Hugs

My name is Erika. said...

Love your shiny trees. They are perfect for the holidays. A little shine on these dark days and long nights is a god thing. :) I like how you made your trees too. I think you might be getting into a festive spirit? Hopefully? Hugs-Erika

Linda Kunsman said...

I love this- a beautiful, shining festival of trees!

Meggymay said...

I love these trees Elizabeth, its a fabulous page and I am pleased you joined us over at Try it on Tuesdays.
Yvonne xx

Divers and Sundry said...

This sparkly Christmas tree scene is so festive :) I enjoy hearing how you put these things together.

Rita said...

Really cute!
Hope you're having a great weekend. :)

Rosie said...

A wonderful page, Elisabeth

Thank for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

kathyinozarks said...

I really love this piece Elizabeth-I think it should be framed for sure-hugs
Happy Sunday Kathy

Carol said...

Really love this page Elizabeth!!! You did a great job and I love all of the Sparkles. ♥

Barbara Fisher said...

Such a beautiful page!

Marjut said...

So beautiful page. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

Let's Art Journal said...

What an amazing twinkly page you created! I love the washi tape Christmas trees, they look so pretty 😁. Wow, what an amazing project! I hope you had a lovely weekend! We've just got back after visiting family, we had a great time and with lots of travelling involved it's nice to be home ...lol 😉. Happy new week! J 😊

pearshapedcrafting said...

I'm having a few problems but just had to tell you how fabulous I think this page is and how pleased I am that you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Hugs,Chrisx

Halle said...

Love the scrappy trees!

Incipient Wings said...

beautiful work on these trees! I always have a hard time with washi tape..taking it off the roll gives me such trouble.
You have done such a wonderful job with it..this is gorgeous!