Christmas art journal

Today I am back with a Christmas art journal. I worked on an art journal book instead of my latest disc bound journals. I get lots of requests for this kind of layouts so I decided to go back to good old double pages for today. However the same idea can easily work on a single page, on a card or even a canvas!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

Here are some close-up photos on my Christmas art journal. For the background I worked with distress oxide inks. I did some blending, water splashes,white splashes and stamping. I finished with some stencling using the Tim Holtz Stencil HOLIDAY SCRIPT ( SSS | SBC ). Lots of techniques for a lot of fun time!

The snowflakes are cut outs using the Tim Holtz Sizzix FLURRY 1 ( SSS | SBC ) and Tim Holtz Sizzix FLURRY 2 ( SSS | SBC ) dies. I used glitter cardstock to cut them out because what’s a Christmas project without some sparkle right?!

The adorable reindeer, Santa and the snowman are cut outs from the Tim Holtz Sizzix COOL YULE ( SSS | SBC ). How awesome is this die set? It’s packed with dies that you can mix and match all the figures such as glasses, scarves, hatsĀ  etc. I actually cut out everything from white cardstock and colored all the pieces before putting them together.

For the reindeer I went with a red gem for his nose, so here is Rudolf! The sentiment is also a die cut using the
Tim Holtz Sizzix SHADOW SCRIPT CHRISTMAS ( SSS | SBC ). There are many ways to use the dies included to create different looks for words with shadows, bold or thin. I went with the thin option that matches the rest of my layout since the snowflakes are also thin and intricate.

supplies & coupon code

Below you can find a list with all the products used today. Links to multiple online shops are available, just click the logo below each item. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.

Get 15% OFF when you shop Sizzix dies at SimonSaysStamp just for today. Use the coupon code: SZX428

Dyan Reaveley SMALL CREATIVE JOURNAL…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil HOLIDAY…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz Sizzix FLURRY 1 Thinlits…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz Sizzix FLURRY 2 Thinlits…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz Sizzix COOL YULE Thinlits…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz Sizzix SHADOW SCRIPT…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tonic SUGAR CRYSTAL 8.5 x 11 Glitter…
[ SSS ]
Ranger 4 ounce MULTI MEDIUM MATTE…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
[ SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
[ SSS | SBC ]

Thank you all so much for visiting today. I wish you all Merry Christmas, I hope you will have a lovely time with your family and loved ones. I will take a break from blogging for a few days to enjoy these days with my family.

Merry Christmas!

9 Comments

  1. Lydia said:

    That is such a cute journal page. Have a Merry Christmas and looking forward to your next video.

    December 20, 2018
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  2. Helen Godzisz said:

    A very Merry Christmas from Alberta Canada, I love all your tutorials, thank you!!

    December 20, 2018
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  3. Lagene said:

    Awesome journal page, thanks for the video!

    December 21, 2018
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  4. Debbie F. said:

    As always, I just love your page!! I had a really difficult and challenging day. And then I watched the news and felt really afraid. So, I jumped into a hot soothing bath. That helped. The cherry on top? Watching your video. A definite bright spot in an otherwise gloomy sort of day. Thank you so very much, Vicky, for cheering me up a bit (I’ll bet you didn’t even know your video would have that effect, but it did!) Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.

    December 21, 2018
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  5. Henriƫtte said:

    Stunning page Vicky, I love how you combine everything. All the ellements amplify eachother to a great page. Thank you so much for all the inspiration during this year, I hope you have a very Mery Christmas with your loved ones and a Happy and Craftful New Year.

    December 21, 2018
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  6. Great layout. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas too. Enjoy!

    December 22, 2018
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  7. Kathy Smith said:

    Hi my name is Kathy Smith I just wanted to say hi.

    December 26, 2018
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  8. Athina Ch said:

    Happy and crafty new year and thanks for sharing! How did you color the Santa/ reindeer/ snowman? I adore colouring!

    December 30, 2018
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