Thursday, January 14, 2016


Hi Everyone! I know, don't faint--two posts in the same week! Thank you all for the lovely comments and suggestions on my quilt post. I'll show what I finally decided on Tuesday, but today I had time to just play around with a little collage. It fits the Art Journal Journey challenge this month so I am linking up. It is hosted by Chrissie who chose as the theme, Winter Wonderland. Since we had our first little dusting of snow (which is mostly gone now) inspiration came a little easier.
Although it is difficult to see in the photo, I started out by swiping a mix of blue & white acrylic paint with a piece of cardboard to cover my page. When dry, I started on the bottom of the page:
Can you see the different pieces of ribbon that I used as snow?  I tucked the snowman which was recycled from a Christmas card into the snow,
crocheted him some branchy arms, and added some blue highlights with spectrum noir alcohol marker on the ribbon and painted background.

I really had fun just playing around today. Thank you Chrissie for the inspiration!


Magic Love Crow said...

So adorable!!! Love the ribbons and the crocheted arms! Too cute Deb! Isn't it fun to play! I have some new art to show, but I have to take some pictures first! We've been getting lots of snow. And, I am enjoying it :) But, rain tomorrow! LOL! Hugs!

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your snowman with all of his fancy trims, he looks good and is definitely prepared for the winter. Enjoy your snowy days, and thanks for joining us at At Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, lace, ribbon, and a snowman. What more could you ask for! Love it. Great use of a recycled image, too.

I was at Sally's today and saw the Weather Channel is having an advisory for the eastern half of the nation, which is supposed to be under two new storm advisories this weekend. It's supposed to go back to sub-freezing temps here, too. Just when we finally hit the 40s F, too. Hope your weekend is warm and you don't get snowed in.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your snowman is fabulous! I love all about him!
Thank you very much for joining us at Art Journal Journey Debbie!
Happy weekend to you! Enjoy the snow!

Flowermouse Design ❀ Lone said...

I love this Debbie. It made me smile - so much joy in it with all the details. The ribbons are such a clever idea and to crochet arms is so creative!!!!

chrissie said...

A really beautiful page with such clever us of the ribbon. I love the happy feel of the whole thing.

Thank you for your kind words and for joining us at Art Journal Journey. Hope to see you again

Love Chrissie xx

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

Great snowman .. looks happy in all his finery. hugs, Donna

~*~Patty S said...

What a great mixed media piece you created Debbie!
Great idea to give that cute snowman another life in your wonderful winter wonderland...perfect words too ... you've got me singing ;-)