Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Gingerbread Tilda...

Hi Everyone! This is the last handmade Christmas gift that I will be showing to you. It is another altered journal. I made this one as 'Secret Santa' to one of my Magnolia-licious DT sisters. These journals are so much fun to alter and can be used for any occassion. This is going to be a quick post as I have a ton of accounting to tend to today. Hooray for me - NOT!

Gingerbread Tilda Altered Journal

I bought a plain green journal at a local store - green because it would work well with Christmas papers. I chose my favorite dp's from October Afternoon. Aren't they just so warm and homey? I just love the winter trees and houses. It looks like a wonderful small town. I saved the scraps so I can do something else with them over the winter. I thought Magnolia's Gingerbread Tilda would be perfect for this project. I cut the image image and background with Spellbinder's Nestabilities. The mitten bookmark was also done with a new set of Christmas Nestabilities that I absolutely LOVE! I tied them with some of the brown/white baker's twine that I bought in Sweden.

I wanted to include a sentiment, but I didn't want to cover the image or dp's. I decided to make a tag and tuck it behind the image. You can see in the first photo how it provided a bit more of a backdrop to the image.

In this photo, you can see the entire tag with the sentiment (I don't remember who it's by).

I colored the image with a combo of Copic markers and watercolor with Ranger DI's, but in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I didn't mark what I used - Sorry!

Thank you so much for visiting. I love to read the comments you leave and I greatly appreciate the time it takes. Check back soon for a new Magnolia-licious DT project!




  1. Wonderful work, beautifully colored, sweet Tilda!
    Hugs Gosia S. (Poland, new in DT Magnolia:))

  2. woww how great this is, love the gingerbread Tilda its my favorite xx

  3. So beautiful. Love it.
    Hugs, Yvon

  4. lovely lovely lovely
    looks absolutely stunning

    wish you a healthy and inspirational 2011

  5. Hi! this is so very lovely,your colouring is perfect-all gorgeous.
    hugs Lou.xx