Another year done. Another book complete! I love being challenged every month to try new techniques or revisit older ones. With the house buying and selling thing going on MUCH longer than anticipated (or desired!) it's been difficult, at times, to find my creative muse. Tim Holtz always manages to help pull me out of any funk I might be in and for that I am grateful. I've always said that creating is my therapy and over the course of the last year and a half truer words could not have been spoken. I sure hope he continues with his monthly challenges into 2017. I have a feeling I'm gonna need the distraction!
The extra challenge for me is that because I am doing book pages I have to make the front and the back of the page, and I have to be careful about bulk and where it is placed if I include highly dimensional elements. On his tag he used the jingle bell brads - which I love - but just created way to much bulk at the bound edge of the page. I ended up punching 3 'berries' from red cardstock at coating them with Glossy Accents.
I LOVE the tile he did with the wishbone and word 'Wish' so I repeated it on my page. A wishbone on Christmas themed art? Who would have thunk it! LOVE IT! I don't own any Shadow Press debossers so I just used thin dies to make my Merry Christmas tile, backing it with his metallic gold cardstock. From there I just created my own tiles with what I had on hand.
For the back of the page I die cut the Mini Reindeer and 25 from chipboard and painted them with Iridescent Bronze paint (Golden) and used the metallic rub-ons on black cardstock. Then I die cut it out with one of his thin label dies, edging it with the bronze paint. It's good that it's kind of big because it hides my goof (for the most part) when I was spraying the burlap background. I finished it with a strip of patterned cardstock to frame & ground the saying 'Peace On Earth'.