Friday, 2 December 2011

December Daily - day 1

Here we go then with December Daily! I love this project as it really makes me focus on what has happened in the lead up to Christmas, take more photos and it also encourages us to do more Christmas related things together. My 2010 album has been looked through by lots of family and friends throughout the year and is a much loved record from last year because of the detail. This is real scrapbooking as for me its all about photos and stories and its funny what you can actually find to write about each day!

I kicked off December with a day of designing which left me covered in inks and paints. It was loads of fun and what I love to do so it was a perfect start to the album as well. I was really 'in the zone' and couldn't go to bed until the layout was finished so while my photos were printing I got on with my DD entry as well - before I knew it, it was 1am (ooops!!).

For those of you who took my 'Countdown to Christmas' masterclass I have a folder in the gallery on the forum at www.totalpapercrafts.forumotion.co.uk for you to upload your pages as you complete them. Drop in to see what others have created!

The second tag in Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas is up on his blog today and its full of more techniques....


I have some of the kraft resist paper pads in stock and might be tempted to have a play when I find some time but then again you could probably create a similar effect with stamps and clear embossing powder. The whitewash effect can be created with diluted white acrylic too.


You can follow Tim's step-by-step tag instructions on his blog at www.timholtz.typepad.com

2 comments:

Queenie said...

Nothing beats inky,painty fingers and a project finished..love what you have done.
Tims tag is gorgeous!!

Suzanne said...

Your album looks wonderful and having fun, designing playing with supplies is quite a big part of this.
Our last year album is looked at quiet a lot as well.