Monday 6 January 2014

Finishing things..

This year I am determined to get things finished, UFO's... unfinished objects. Projects that have been started and then put to one side for various reasons. I am not going to list them all here, it would be a scary list. 

To kick things off I have finished my ARC page from December( the review and background are in THIS POST), I started this on Christmas Eve and got as far as this.. I totally loved this background but just didn't have time to finish it last year. 

I decided that I wanted to draw Santa, though not a whole figure, just the head. I didn't want it to look like it was floating so I put it onto a scroll. 

Then I started to colour, first with neocolour II crayons. 

then I finished it off with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils..

This was then glued into the book on the right side of the journal..

I then found some ink pens on old wrapping paper, I tore them out and glued them to the left side, with a little script stamping in the background. 

I then used a sizzix die to cut 3 tiny envelopes out of scrap card that had bits of paint on it. I stamped the same background script onto the bits inside the envelopes. 

These were glued in over the pens. 

to finish that side i added some faux ink rings and ink splats.. 

and here is the finished page.. with sentiment added. 

I am really happy with how this turned out even if it did take a while to finish.. 

just love the layers and details.. 

Darcy x


  1. it is a great idea..good luck..

  2. It's stunning Darcy, can't believe you drew that Santa, it's brilliant, so realistic.

    Emma x

  3. I love your Santa too, he's so jolly!! The whole page looks just brilliant!

  4. Your composition is spectacular indeed! xoDebi.....

  5. Love, love these pages - that background is pure wow!
    Alison x

  6. Wow Darcy you have excelled yourself with you layout. The Father Christmas is beyond superb - he is awesome and you have breathed life into him - totally. I love the pens and little envelopes too - I wish I had your vision and an ounce of your talent. I am so looking forward to seeing what you create this year. Every time I see that you have updated your blog my tummy flips with excitement to see what is in store for us.

  7. Love your friendly Father Christmas! Gorgeous page.

  8. So glad you have decided to finish one of your WIP journal pages, it is simply awesome! This is my idea of the perfect Father Christmas, his face is so jolly & happy. I hope you make a stamp out of this face!!!

    2014 is going to be a wonderful adventure for you Darcy & a brilliant year for your followers. We have such a lot to look forward to from you (no pressure lol).

    Thanks for sharing your pages:-) xxx

  9. That is a brilliant page. I love the background & he looks a very happy Santa.

  10. I assure you, it was WELL WORTH the wait. This is a stunning end to this project. And you have inspired me to complete, or at least work on, a few of my UFOs, too.

  11. Oh he's gorgeous Darcy, well done you finishing off a project!

  12. What a beautiful page to finish the year :D Absolutely gorgeous!!! XXX

  13. Love your final details. Santa is very dimensional

  14. I LOVED how you finished these pages. Fabulous and very creative. Wonderful work!

  15. The little letters are precious, and Santa's studious look makes it all look so warming.