Saturday, December 1, 2018

A journal page with Oddball Art

It is time for a new challenge over at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog and this month our sponsor is  Oddball Art. The challenge winner will receive $10 coupon to spend at the store.

The design team was provided 3 images to work with and I got Christmas Holiday Alex. I was not really sure how to use her, being that she looked so sad in her Christmas outfit. But then an important point came to mind and so I set about working in my art journal. 

I printed the digi out onto Canson Mi Tientes paper and colored her with my Prismacolor pencils. I then fussy cut her. I created a page for my art journal using Reflections heavyweight cardstock and masked off the edges. I inked the background with Distress Oxide inks. I really am amazed at how easily these inks blend. I sprayed the background with water, allowed it work "oxidize" and then dabbed it off with a paper towel.

I created the pile of coal by inking a piece of cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then drawing the coal onto it with a marker. I cut that out and then adhered both the coal pile and Alex onto my page. I cut the letters with two different alphabet dies from my stash and inked the letters with Memento Potter's Clay ink.

I adhered the letters and the stars that I had punched out of washi tape onto the page. Lastly I added the page to my journal with the disc binding.

General supplies:
Canson Mi Tientes paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock
Oddball Art's Christmas Holiday Alex digi
Prismacolor pencils
Distress Oxide inks
Metallic silver washi tape
Memento Tuxedo Black and Potter's Clay inks
Alphabet dies from stash
Star punch

Entered into the QKR Stampede Challenge #324 - Anything Goes
Entered into the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge #95
Entered into the 613 Avenue Create Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Christmas / Winter #216
Entered into the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Anything Goes Challenge #203
Entered into the Colour Crazy Anything Goes Colouring Challenge Week 48
Entered into the Kleuren met Potlooden Christmas or winter November Challenge


  1. A fabulous page Monica. Lovely coloured background and a wonderful image xx

  2. She reminds me of the song I'll have a blue Christmas without you! Wonderful journal page! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
    Sandy DT

  3. Beautiful page! Thank you for taking part in the challenge with Kleuren met potloden.
    Marja DT.

  4. Adorable page and love that image! Great coloring too! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  5. Monica this is beautiful
    Thanks for join us at
    {Kleurenmetpotloden DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck


  6. A lovely page. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613. I especially like your coloring of the folds and your shading on her skin! Nicely done Monica!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C
    RubberMAD (


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