Earlier this week I went to a holiday art show put on by one of my favorite local artists, Jeni Gochnour. My friend Karen and I have been fans of hers for many years. She does really fun painted gourds. I've collected 5 or 6 Halloween pieces so far, and this week I picked up my first gourd Santa (more about him soon).
I thought it would be fun to use the postcard invitation to the show that I received in the mail as the front of Day 5. It's about time I added a little sparkle to my album, so I sanded off the color from a black '5', covered in mod podge and then coated with glitter.
I ended up also buying the really tall Santa piece (different artist) in the photo below -
I printed the photo 8" tall, then cut the two right 3x4 pockets off of the 6x8 Pocket Page, cut the photo in half and then inserted each half in the remaining 3x4 pockets to make my own 3x8 Pocket Page.
On the back I added two fun 3x4 cards from the Simple Stories Christmas SN@P! Set (by the way, if you like these cards and you want them, you better grab them now - we're completely sold out!!)
And there on the right you see my new gourd Santa. Isn't he fun? A little quirky, yes. All hand painted. Love him :)
Below the photo is a 4x6 card, also from the Simple Stories Christmas SN@P! set. I added American Crafts silver glitter tape around the edges of the card to tie in with the glitter 5 on the front.
On the back, I added another 4x6 card from the Christmas SN@P! Set and a few embellishments. I ended up adhering the journaling tag, the star and the 'joy' sticker on top of the Pocket Page because I wanted the tag string to flow freely.
And there you have it, Day 5!