christmas art journal

Hi! Today I am back with the 4th video for my Christmas art journal series. I will be sharing a new art journal project every Thuesday… until Christmas. That’s 8 Christmas themed layouts! I will play with different mixed media techniques, showcase new products and use old ones from my stash too.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

For my project today I worked on my Dylusions Small Journal ( SBC | SSS ) for a two page scene. The little happy elf and the trees are from the Sizzix – Thin Ice ( SBC | SSS ) die set.

I used distress paint to create my background, and added some stencling with sprays, some inking and lots and lots of snow. The white test on the corners is white embossed.

Use a black silhouette for your little friend or go all the way like I did with paper piecing!

And isn’t tha quote just perfect for my little scene?!

Those trees are stunning and I can see me using then in more projects in the near future!


Below you can find a list of all the products used today. Links to multiple online shops are available, just click the logo below each item. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.

Ranger Ink – Dylusions Creative…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Christmas – Tim Holtz -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Stampers Anonymous – Christmas – Tim…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Dina Wakley Media -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Alcohol Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sakura – Gelly Roll Pen – Classic Set…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
[ SBC | SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Glass…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Foldaway Machine…
[ SBC ]
DYMO Label Maker

more inspiration

Would you like to see what I shared up to now on my Christmas art journal series?!

  • day 1 – mistletoe on burlap
  • day 2 – Santa’s naughty list
  • day 3 – wreath shadow box


  1. I love it. What a great page. Your videos are always so mesmerizing to watch.
    You are one of my favourite crafters and always look forward to see what you create.

  2. I’ve had a really stressful and emotional day. When I heard you read your quote, I literally laughed out loud. Thank you so much for a moment of brevity. Ok. I’m running out of words to express how fabulous I think your art journal pages are!!!! I just love that skater and what you did with him as well as your background and … well … all of it!!! A friend is having a birthday in January and I’m working on a shadowbox for her gift. I’ve been struggling with the background. And I typically struggle with backgrounds. I study your videos and think it’s simple and then I go to do a project and ….. I think, as Tim Holtz, might say: I need to get over myself and quit overthinking it!! Watching your video helps. Thank you so much for your encouragement, support and all the things I’ve learned from you.

  3. Stunning, just stunning Vicky. Your pages and how to make videos are so great to watch and so very learnful, I love them all.
    Thank you so very much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful week.

  4. I love all your art journal ideas, but this one especially! I can’t find the Santa and reindeer die mentioned in your supply list. Is it a Tim Holtz thinlit?

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