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, 11 January 2015

Deb's Finishing Details - (Inside Envelope and Main Cover)

I'm back to show you what I have done with the envelope that is attached to the inside cover of my art journal and also my finished December Daily outside cover.  I had left both of these untouched until my December Daily was completed.

This is how it looked................

I've since decided to use the envelope for some cards and Christmas messages.   I cut patterned paper to fit the front of the envelope and added a little corner of embellishments including some postage stamps.

Then it was on to my main outside cover........I left this for two reasons.......one because I thought it might get ink or paint on it as I was creating my daily pages and secondly because I had no real plans for a colour scheme/theme for my pages at the time, so thought it would be best to leave it until it was all done and then match the cover to the pages.

So this is how it looks now....................

The cover was  painted with white gesso and "rectangles"  were cut from scrap paper that either was used somewhere in the album or something that would tie in with the colours used.  When the gesso had dried I glued these down on the front and back, leaving the spine. 

I then went in between the rectangles, around the edges and down the spine with grey paint and then wiped it all back with a baby wipe before the paint had dried.

Add doodling around some of the "rectangles" in white pen, stamped stars, added stickers (holly, stars and title) and washi tape.  It was missing the colour 'fushia' which I had used in the album so splattered it on with a mist.  

The heart was part of a gift bag that I received, so thought it could be used here for some more pink.  Attached with twine and I was done............

My album is a little more chunky than I thought it would be so I was very happy to have that elastic band to hold it together.  

My December Daily is all now done for another year and I love how it has turned out.  How is your album coming along?  We would love to see them.  You can share your creations with us HERE


  1. Truly LOOOOVED coming along with you on your DD journey. You are amazingly inspirational....loooove that envelope idea for the extra bits & bobs, too - & brill idea leaving your cover 'til last. THANK YOU:):)

    1. Thank you, Lizzy for all of your lovely comments throughout my 2014 December Daily journey.

  2. Oh boy oh boy... I love your cover!! YOU'Ve TIED everything in so well, and it works with your mixed media theme through out!~ THe envelope is fabulous for keepsakes too - what a treat this has turned out to be!! You should be very proud of this!

  3. This has turned out really well Deb. Love it.

  4. Wow that is so cool! I like the before and the after picture of the cover so many details shown :) It's been fun watching you do this

    1. Thanks for all of your lovely comments throughout my December Daily journey this year, Tina.


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