Tuesday, 16 December 2008

GPP Crusade 26



The GPP Crusade for December is to journal a scent for the season so having put all the effort into making the backgrounds over the weekend I then went on to use them for this challenge. In the first one I adhered dried rose petals from my garden in the summer. I am not sure if these will last in this journal...I think they may perish...I don't know. Maybe someone can advise? But the pages really smell nice at the moment! BTW the background was stamped over with gesso before I added the petals.

And my favourite smell of the season...xmas tree! We always have a real xmas tree and I get so excited when it goes up. The scent just permeates the whole room for several days. I just wish there was a way of capturing that scent for longer but it generally fades. I have to keep my son away from the pine needles though as he is allergic to them! That said, he is 21 now so that shouldn't be too difficult! The little envelope is packed full of pine needles.

I have another one on the go so will post that as well if I get a chance.
And yes Michelle...you told me about your Graham...what month is his birthday in? Just wondering if they have more in common.
And something else exciting...g is having a little giveaway and I have won an antique xmas deccie! I am so excited about that...I love antique stuff! Will post a pic when it arrives. Thanks g!




17 comments:

michelle ward said...

Julie - bravo for taking on two challenges in one week! Thanks for sharing your scent pages. I've used petals on mage pages and they fade, but it's still terrific evidence of a thing you love. Great idea to put pine needles in an envelope! (My Graham's bday is in July....so I told you about him, did I mention he's a Brummie? Imported in '84)
Merry Christmas Julie.

KathrynAntyr said...

I have a beautiful artificial tree and miss the scent. I don't miss the needles in the carpet! Wow an allergy to pine needles that must have been tough when your son was a young one.

manda said...

looks like you've been having fun, Jules. i love the concept of smelly pages - do the pages i sent you still smell? i used cloves and cinnamon in them...

Pam M said...

Loving these Jules
You & me both are winners & grinners thanks to g

have a fabulous christmas in case I don't return before the big day x

LostLuggage said...

Beautiful pages! I agree...it is a really neat idea to keep the needles on the page in that cute envelope!

Pam said...

Julie these are lovely-eapecially that soft nostalgic rose oen

Bre said...

What a pretty page. You did a great job !
I love roses too and would totally do something like that. I also love the scent of pine - I guess I just like fresh, natural scents like that.

I've only done two crusades so far - a newbie. But am totally enjoying it.

Cheers,
Bre
http://chantillygrace.blogspot.com/

g said...

you're welcome Jwels! Happy holidays to you and your loved ones!

Lisa Dawn said...

great stuff Julie! cute tree you drew. Hope you have a great holiday season.

Kwebbel said...

I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

1218408774s9358 said...

Hullo, Julie! Just wanted to drop by and wish you a very merry holiday season and many blessings to you and yours for the coming new year 2009!! Cheers and best wishes from Spain! hugs, Lisa

cathsheard said...

Julie your pages are so pretty, and capture the essence of what you love so well - thanks for sharing them with us. I wish I could smell the pine needles; we have an artificial tree...

cathsheard said...

Julie your pages are so pretty, and capture the essence of those scents so well - thanks for sharing them with us. I wish I could smell the pine needles; we have an artificial tree...

Stephanie said...

lovely page, nice how you used gesso AND the scents...you will always be able to go back and peek at the christmas tree needles.

Lisa Dawn said...

Happy New Year Julie!

LostLuggage said...

COngratulations on winning the crusade!!

Christy said...

Congrats on winning #26 crusade and I love your final wishes pages.