The past week has been ultra-busy. Christmas seems to be fast approaching and last week I spent all of my spare hours (when J is at pre-school) wrapping, cleaning the house and decorating. Which is great - I love Christmas, but it meant very little time for art journalling. I did however, sign up for Wanderlust - so I am happy about that and I'm hoping that Father Christmas will bring me some of the supplies I will need.
The new prompts for the season of Gifts were out on the Get Messy blog on Monday, and they got me thinking about the greatest gift I have ever allowed myself - Hope. Hope wasn't really my friend for a long time, she was elusive and would not stay for long when she did appear. We were trying hard to grow our family and it wasn't long before it felt like hope deserted me. But then just before Christmas 2014 we got some good news about a little girl who eventually became our daughter, and hope returned.
For this page I used colours that I don't usually pull out - I threw them haphazardly on the page and then used an old bank card to drag them down the page. I used a Jane Davenport faces stencil to draw on the face profiles and painted them with black gesso. Finally I used a Tim Holtz stamp with some embossing powder to decorate on the faces and added some Tim Holtz stickers for the journalling.