Christmas Past is the prompt, so I dug out a photo from my childhood!
On the left page, I printed a text from Dickens's "The Cricket On The Hearth", I inked it with Distress Inks, crumbled it and inked it again because I wanted to achieve this look.
On top I fastened with ribbon a colored image so that it flips upwards and on the back side I adhered the journaling card.
On the right I added a photo but I wanted to do some more journaling, so I made a kind of card. I also added some ribbon because the card was not centered on the page and it lacked balance, the ribbon was just perfect!
I watercolored the image with Distress Inks but my brush was not thoroughly cleaned from yesterday, so when I touched the paper it became green! While lamenting on my recklessness, I discovered that a green hue was actually just right because it gave a mouldy effect, which is perfect for old Scrooge's office!
Of course I also added a dash of shine on the border with Perfect Pearls.
For the cover of the card on the right, I stamped on the paper with embossing clear ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I thought to color it with my copics but I wanted to continue the color scheme from the left page, so I watercolored it with Distress Inks too, I also added Perfect Pearls on the bell. Then I dabbed more distress ink all over the card, I used a piece of rough bath sponge and the result is really interesting.
Today was a hectic day with work and all the streets jammed with traffic because of the strikes, but this little trip down to memory lane was just what I needed to relax!