A House Full of Clutter: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout
Christmas is drawing ever closer and I am keeping busy with the endless list of projects that accompany it. We bought a small tree on Saturday, the smallest one we have ever purchased. I decided I didn’t want to move all my houseplants away from the window so I opted for a smaller and skinnier tree. Hubby laughed at me but he let me get one of my choosing that wasn’t too small. As I was cleaning up the fallen needles and digging out the last of our Christmas decor, I was struck at how blessed I am to have so much “stuff” around me. In fact, I have too much stuff! I have begun purging process, starting with my closet of clothes. It makes me wonder why we keep giving gifts to each other when some of us clearly don’t need anymore. I admit, I am a child at heart and I really love getting gifts. So, I have decided to get rid of the things that I am holding onto because of sentimental value or that If I haven’t used in the past few years.
So, amidst the normal holiday bustle, I am working on minimizing our clutter. Only to make room for more. (wink)
The Mixed Media Journal Page
I used black gesso and Fresco Finish Chalk Paints to color the entire layout. A black pen was used to doodle and outline some of the details. The fern stamp is from Any Skinner’s Fossil stamp set.
Related to Paper Bag Journal:
It is my favorite day of the week! I love the chance to share tea with my readers. Today I am linking up with Elizabeth and Bleubeard and all the other T-Day ladies. I am sharing a black tea with mango and cornflowers. As I said before I am not a huge fan of black tea. But If I keep the steep short, I can taste the mango without the overwhelming tea flavor. And because it is Christmas time, I took the picture with fraiser fir trimmings in the background.