In the evening we met up with our son and his GF and enjoyed a delicious meal all together. It really was special family time.
Daisy's Elves on the Shelf managed to "fly" to Nanna's house and I had great fun making mischief with them on Saturday and Sunday morning.
On Saturday they got into the fridge and put eyes on lots of the contents. The ever observant 3 year old Daisy thought she recognised the wobbly eyes from Nanna's stash...lol. I told her that Father Christmas had sent them back from the North Pole for Nanna to use.
Elf on the Shelf really is such a fun concept.
For my challenge piece today I wanted to make an Art Journal Moment of our wonderful family weekend and incorporate some challenges including the finale of my Funkie Junkie challenge, my penultimate dictionary challenge at the Craft Barn and the Mail art challenge over at PaperArtsy.
. I have chosen the word M for Mail for my alphabet challenge and at PaperArtsy I was inspired by the decorated envelopes and the use of real stamps in the introduction of the Mail art topic by Darcy on Sunday.
I wanted to preserve the ephemera of our theatre visit; the flyer and the tickets from Stick Man and also a couple of photos from our day together.To do this rather that use a pocket, as Linda did,I decided to make my own envelopes using Christmas papers from my stash. This would be my mail art for PaperArtsy.
I used a sheet of paper for my base of my art journal page and added festive stamping using stamps by the Artistic Stamper.
Next I add some music stencilling
I added a touch of bling by adding gold embossing paste through my snowflake stencil.
The amusing thing was that all this got covered by my envelopes!
These are the envelopes I made.
2 small ones and a larger one.
I stamped onto little die cut cards inside the small envelopes and recorded the details of our day.
I added stamping on the envelope and a real stamp. I also added some remnant rubs. I addressed it to Father Christmas, using a gold pen, to remind me of writing to Father Christmas with my darling Daisy a few weeks back and yes she received a letter back!
Here is my finished page.
And some close ups of the details.. I stuck the flap of the large envelope down so that I can get out my ephemera and photos from the day. Below you can see my decorated page when the green envelope is lifted up.
here is my dictionary definition.
I would like to enter my art journal Moment page into the following challenges.
The Funkie Junkie's 12 tags for Christmas #12 I would like to thank Linda for hosting this again. It's such a great Christmas challenge. You still have time to enter. If you would like to play along with this fun Christmas challenge please check out Linda's post here which gives all the details of the challenge requirements. The challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique and you could even win one of the prize vouchers if you complete all 12 weeks. This week I was inspired by her little pocket (I used an envelope instead) the Tim Holtz holiday greens die cuts, the use of ephemera and the snowflakes.
The Craft Barn Dictionary challenge M ....mine is M for Mail
PaperArtsy Mail Art challengePixie's Snippets Playground #259 I used snippets of paper for my small envelope and snippets of card for my die cuts.
Mixed Media World Winter Wonderland
Frilly and Funkie home for the holidays
A Vintage Journey Winter Magic
Simon Says stamp Monday Let there be snow
Simon Says Wednesday ice inspiration
Craft Stamper take it make it snow and ice
Bye for now,