Wednesday 18 December 2019


Hi Everyone!

This was something I've never tried before. For day 17 of Kasia's Advent Calendar, we were asked to trace a shadow of something held over our journal page. I used a piece of fir tree.

After tracing and highlighting with black india ink, I added a red heart, and red & white splatters. I also wrote a poem by Angie Weiland-Crosbie around the edge.

'And there I marvelled at the forest's trees;
my soul rooted to its deep verdant sea.
I could no more leave it,
than it could walk from me.'

I shall link up again to Yvonne's theme at Art Journal Journey.

Alison xox


  1. Those red hearts really pop off the page. This is beautiful. Hugs-Erika

  2. You did a fabulous job with the shadow, Alison. I love your choice of colors and the one red heart that really stood out. Once again, THANK you so much for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Yvonne's theme.

  3. that's a fabulous image and what a clever idea for the prompt. Love it

  4. Fabulous page, the tree branch is wonderful, as are the words. Hugs, Valerie

  5. What a fab page Alison and what a lovely set of words. I love how you have used the fir tree and how the red has been introduced to make it draw your eye into the whole thing. Well done Alison on a strong verse which I will copy out because it really does sing to me.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  6. Lovely combination of the poem words and illustration of the fir tree. Love the background with hearts and splashes.
    Happy Advent time to you xx

  7. This is a fantastic page and a super technique idea, the red hearts add just the right amount of colour and draw the eye in. I must try this shadow effect some time. The poem you used with it is lovely. Thank you so much for adding another beautiful page to Art Journal Journey.
    Yvonne xx

  8. This is a traced shadow? Wow! That's an interesting technique, and I love what you ended up with.

  9. *wow* great journal with the idea and words!!!
    greetings Elke

  10. Such a beautiful page! I love the for tree image against the pretty sea green background 😁. The splattered snowfall is perfect too and the poem is wonderful too, I can see how you were inspired - stunning! Wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs, Jo x


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