GPP Street Team Crusades, I used to play along near enough every single month. I was even lucky enough to win a FANTASTIC prize box once for participating. I loved the challenge of each new crusade and the little community we had there.
Thanks to the Crusades I tried cutting stencils and masks, making hand carved stamps, paper casts, mail art and many other cool techniques for the first time.
But then my life got so horribly busy....and I just didn't seem to be able to make time to play :(
And would you believe they are now up to challenge number 47?!
And, what's this? An art journalling challenge? Hang about....I can actually do this one!!! in my precious 10 minute daily AJED slot!! Result!
And the great thing is that I was thinking about doing a page to commemorate one specific amazing Christmas present anyway, so this fits RIGHT in :)
I love Michelle's idea of including the wrapping paper that the present was given in on the actual page. I never would have thought of including this particular wrapping paper in an art journal as you can imagine, but I like that I get to keep a bit of the gift wrap with me. And I like Michelle's use of the word "evidence" so I included that too (on some hockey tape of course, what else?)
The page is a bit OTT and not exactly fine art, in fact it's ugly as sin, but hey, it was fun to make!
So there it is, probably the only autographed (by the whole 2010/11 roster!!!) Canucks hockey helmet given as a gift this Christmas anywhere in the world in pink Hello Kitty giftwrap :) :)
This page came together over two evenings, so yes, I'm still Art Journalling Every Day! woohoo!
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