Another great challenge from Michelle Ward over at the GPP Street Team, this time all about using some of the wrapping and ribbons we used at Christmas to make a journal page. So here is mine. I started out by gessoing the pages as the paper in this journal is quite thin. Then I added some gold acrylic paint which I love. I really wanted to do something with doors opening so cut my different sheets of paper up into door shapes and added ribbon for handles. I tend to use tissue wrap for gifts at Christmas and then add showy ribbon in red or gold. Inside the doors I wrote about each daughter who came home for Christmas - three from overseas so it is fun to record a little of what was going on for us this year.
The second page has a little wrapped parcel at the top (I did many parcels with white tissue paper and this red glittery ribbon) and a fun cellophane poinsettia bag (cut for the purposes of the journal) which I used to put homebaked oat and spice cookies for the postman, the milkman and the vegetable delivery guy plus anyone else who I thought might like them!!!!
Inside the bag I put two tags similar to those I used for some parcels and then on the back I made some notes of the recipes I used this year for my turkey and vegetables etc., and I added some other shop bought parcels I used too. It will be a fun memory - thank you Michelle as always for these prompts. I especially need the deadline too!!!