WE'RE DOING DECEMBER! Whether you pre-plan your December Daily or create as you go along in the Christmas month; make your own covers or decorate ready-made ones, use Project Life style with plastic sleeves and pockets or create your own pages. Maybe you havent made one before and ask 'I cant think what I'd fill a page with everyday?' We'll help with that! Whatever your style we'd love to see it! Here you will find a seasonal blog open from 1st November to 31st January each year. We hope that this will become a wonderful resource of sharing, prompts and inspiration. What is a December Daily? Its a mini-album recording your daily memories capturing the spirit of December. Bring it out with your decorations each year and remember Christmases past. Scroll down on the right side bar and you will find past December Daily albums of each Designer. Check their 'journey' link too, this will give you some great tips and scroll a little further down and you will see the albums categorised into types for easier searching :) Now - 'Let's December Daily'!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Deb's 2nd, 3rd & 4th and another "in - betweener"...........

Well I've certainly been having some fun with my December Daily......
you should see my desk.....it WAS clean.

2nd December page.........

Firstly some random stamping on the page with black stazon using script and woodgrain stamps.  Then I went over a section there on the right hand side with some white paint.  Traced around the Dylusions (Flossy) stencil in pencil on this white area and gave her a shopping bag.

Mixed some red and orange watercolour paints together and painted around the trace area but it was all a bit red for me so out came the white paint and I dabbed it through a burlap stencil in places.  The word shopping was traced from an old alpha stencil onto a page from a magazine and the "spend" words were cut from there as well.  Stamped the date and added journalling .

AND THEN came the idea for an in-betweener......

Had no idea on how to draw a shop window so thought a rectangle would be a good start lol so that was painted in black, later to be outlined in white.  When it was dry, I placed down a chipboard dress form and  misted with a yellow and red then added grey paint to the negative of Flossy.

The little dress on the dress form is blue tissue paper stamped with a darker blue and the window shopper's shirt is made from dress pattern tissue paper.

Then is was on to DAY 3.............
a photo extension.

Glued the photo to the page really well making sure the edges were well and truly stuck.  Roughly drew in some tree branches and filled in the unwanted background on the photo and spaces between the branches with sky blue paint.

Time to paint the tree.......the brown looked like the perfect match when it went on but as it dried it wasn't quite right but still happy with the result.  For the shading on the branches I rubbed over the wet paint with a baby wipe (baby wipes are my new best friend) then added some black and white paint. Added the leaves using 3 different greens and painted in some grass below.

DAY 4 looks probably more like a page for the scrapbook rather than art journalling but it worked for me on this day.....
The background was painted black and some squares cut from scrapbooking paper (which I did stamp with a script stamp to take the starkness off them)  and placed across the page leaving some gaps.  I stamped in the squares for the journalling and added a few more bits and pieces.

We would love to see how your December Daily pages are coming along.  
You can share them with us HERE.


  1. My GOSH! The detail, the amazingly artsy look you've go going....fabulous! I really LOOOOVE your shopping pages...& so relate. Hate shopping at this time of year, too. It's toooooo busy!!!

  2. So agree with you about shopping, if only it were possible to buy all the food months ahead too! Loving your day 4 page with all the little stories about what's going on.

  3. Love the pages, I think we can relate abit to the shopping never my favorite neither. I love what you did with the tree just to cute and the Day 4 page is super fun reminds me of a quilted page :)

  4. Your pages are amazing Deb! Totally love the photo extension and the clever painting to take the photo right out into the background! FABULOUS!


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