Saturday, December 17, 2016

Joy to the World!

Good Morning everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season so far!  I have been sick with a terrible cold that has lasted for 3 weeks, but finally am feeling better this weekend.  I am so happy and it made me realize that I take my health for granted sometimes.  I am thankful for the ability to heal!

Today I would like to share an art journal page that I made for this month's challenge at Art Journal Journey.

The theme is "Light and Darkness" and here is an excerpt from their blog:
"December is a dark and cold month in the northern hemisphere and since thousands of years people have been celebrating festivals which bring light into these days.We light candles for Advent, Yule and Chanukka, put lights on the trees, light up our houses and towns with decorations, and look forward to the winter solstice – a festival celebrated by many people in ancient times and today 
– because it means that the days start to get longer again.We want you to show light on your journal pages, to show how light dispels the darkness etc."

I just LOVE this theme - thank you, Valerie!!!
After thinking about the light and darkness theme, I felt I had to make my page about Christmas:

Here are some different views:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Art Journal Journey for all of the inspiration they have given me this past year!  All of the participants are so creative and talented!  Thank you!

And I want to thank all of YOU for stopping by my blog and leaving such wonderful comments.  Here's wishing you a very happy holiday season and a blessed new year.  Hugs to one and all!  


  1. This is gorgeous Sharon, and I'm glad the theme inspired you. Sorry to hear you have been ill, stay well now! Thanks for joining us at AJJ, we love to see you there with your beautiful pages. Happy Christmas and stay in the light, hugs, Valerie

  2. Amazing Sharon ! This is such a beautiful layout! Adorable! I am happy that you are with us again this month at Art Journal Journey!
    I wish you a wonderful rest of the Advent season!

  3. Hopefully you're well on the mend now:) Love the thought you've put into this page.... truly light filled & full of Jesus being the reason for the season!!!! Adore it:)

  4. Well you have got the perfect example of light to the world for sure! I love your page, love the design and love the colors you have used. And we can be so thankful that Jesus came to tie light to this darkened world.. I hope you are on the mend now and feeling really well for next weekend! I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas! Thankyou for sharing 2016 with me as we sharied life and scrapping via our blogs!xx

  5. Glad you are starting to feel better! I love love love your page!! GORGEOUS colors and just a perfect message!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Sorry to hear that you've had a few bad weeks - glad to hear you are now feeling better.
    I adore the page you have created it is really beautiful.
    Hope you have a good week.. Happy Christmas/Happy Holidays
    Gill x

  7. Your light page looks really fine! The star high above and the yellow color make it bright.
    Very good that you are feeling better - health is much important, we see it, when we are sick.
    Rike x

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    1. It's so easy to take our good health for granted, isn't it? I try so hard to appreciate that blessing! I absolutely love your page. It's so powerful.

  9. Very nice Christmas scrab,well done.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  10. I love that bright splash of yellow on your page. I like it how it works with cute image. Its perfect for the holidays. :) Hope you have a joyful weekend filled with love! Hugs-Erika

  11. I love the colors you chose for this page! and the splash of watercolor - so beautiful! Happy Holidays Sharon!

  12. Beautiful art journal page. Appropriate for the season. Best wishes for a happy 2017!

  13. Hi there Sharon , hope that cold is a thing of the past! Beautiful page i love the way you gave divided it with your punched edge. I really must try this in the New Year. Thanks for your comments on my blog have a wonderful end to the year and will see you on the blogs in 2017.

  14. Oh I love this! Such gorgeous colours too. Glad to hear you're feeling better. Wishing you and your family all the best for a fabulous 2017.

  15. Hopefully you are loooong recovered from your cold! ;-)
    Loving this page and the colouring is beautiful! ;-)


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