I was inspired by the collage Ivory Angels to make a little book using a variety of shades of ivory and off white- the many shades of winter whites that evoke the emotions of a snowy day, heavenly clouds, and the textures of knitted blankets, mittens, and sweaters.
Add in a little bit of sparkle with some tinsel and some quality Niji Pearlescent Watercolor Paints which are my go-to tray to take on the go with a Waterbrush from Japan!
I did some stitching to not only create pockets for some manila tags but also to add more texture to my book. My finishing touch was to add some mist in white or pearl to give the effect of a light dusting of snow over everything (I used Dyslusions in white which may be temporarily out of stock but the Maya Mist iridescent pearl, which I also have, would also work and is in stock).
I always include some nostalgic ephemera from my thrift store collections and I formed the book from a single 12 x 12 sheet of card stock. It contains 3 double sided pages and 3 pockets which each hold a tag. It measures 4" x 6" and makes a perfect little gift.
Handmade gifts, cards, and tags are the nicest way to show loved ones your creative side. Make sure you are following the blog for daily holiday inspiration! The supplies from Altered Pages make it easy peasy to put together pretty things for the holidays. Here is one of the brand new exclusive Altered Pages stamps that you could use to make someone smile for less than it costs to buy your morning coffee!