Sunday, 30 January 2011

GPPS Street Challenge No. 47 It's a Wrap!

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!!!


michelle ward said...

Sheila - bravo for getting a spread done, just in time! Love that you showed a little paper and ribbon evidence, then went stealth with your stories behind doors and on tucked-in tags. You've captured a little bit of Christmas to be remembered always. Thanks for sharing with the team.

TJ said...

That's so cool to journal notes about your daughter's visits behind those doors! What a beautiful way to visually display those memories... Happy creations from germany, tj

missy k said...

I love your pages - they are so full and personal. I bet you'll be coming back to look at these Christmas after Christmas!

ps Your postman etc are very lucky!!!


missy k said...

Thank you for your thoughtful comment on my journal pages.

Your pages will be such a lovely record of your Christmas, family visits and special meals.

Can I just say I think your postman, vegetable delivery man and milkman must be very happy :)


ps I must be going mad cos I was certain I left a message here yesterday!!!!

Tracy said...

Christmas after the New Year... I like that stretching out the holidays feeling... ;o) Lovely pages, Sheila--such pretty papers! Happy Days ((HUGS))

Anonymous said...

The great thing about this challenge is that it makes a great memory of this Christmas for you. And that's a special gift in journaling. The other thing is that red and gold will cheer you up until long into Spring! And I love the hidden, tucked-in elements.