Monday, December 11, 2006

Your questions answered...

More from my Christmas Journal. This entry was all about wrapping presents etc. We were given a suggestion for how to do the page in the prompt, but I wanted to do something a bit different that was my "own" design. Took me ages until I had an idea which I really liked. But this is the final result.

And I have made some of the presents so they fold down and reveal the journaling underneath. This page - it might not look like it - took me ages and ages to do because the little bows etc were very fiddly to make.

During the last few days I have received some questions in the "comments" section, so I thought I would try and answer them today. Here they are:

From Kat: Where do you store your inkpads? Well it might not be the best of things to use, but I like it. I have some of those little wooden drawers from IKEA which I have painted both with coloured acrylics and then with glitter acrylics (though this doesn't show very well in the photo).

They fit inkpads very nicely. Something like Staz'On etc fit perfectly width wise in the boxes. Also I love them for my Tim Holtz inks. Each drawer holds 12 inkpads - 3 piles of 4 - which is prefect since my complete set (24 inkpads in total) takes up exactly two of the little drawers.

From Heather: What is the little animal on the 3rd row of your Dec 8 Christmas journal entry? In Sweden it's very common to have straw goats (with red ribbon wrapped around them) for Christmas. They are called "julbock" and are a very old fashioned. I'm not quite sure where the tradition comes from but it's a very, very old tradition. Anyway, recently they have started making them in other shapes and dad got a straw pig for father's day once. Which has now become our "Christmas pig" and he lives under the tree at Christmas (the pig that is, not dad!! LOL!) This is a typical julbock:

From Lythan: What are the stamps used on the Dec 8 Christmas journal entry? I assume you mean the snowflakes. It's a "retro snowflake" set by Banana Frog. Hope that helps.

9 comments:

Latharia said...

Your "gifts" and hidden journaling are awesome in the extreme! :)

chris jenkins said...

love all the wrapped presents on your wrap page - it looks awesome! love the stamped tags for your traditions page too. your journal is beautiful!

p.s. love those Ikea boxes but everytime I've gone they have been out of stock!

Chiara said...

love the entries

Jenn said...

Love how you did your page!

debra harvey said...

love the detail and colours of your paper :)

stephanie said...

Great pages.

Gillian Hamilton said...

OH wow this is amazing.. I love that you've hidden the journaling.
You are going to have such a beautiful journal when this is finished..Each page is so gorgeous.

nat said...

Love the hidden gift-journaling. gorgeous page!

Karen said...

I just love your day 10 page with the presents. It was worth all the time you spent. Beautiful and clever!