December Daily - Seeing the Lights
I have really been drawn to light this holiday season - light from candles, light on Christmas trees, light in yards, light from the stars in the sky. I've never been more aware of light during the Christmas season as I have been this year, and so of course I've documented this in my December Daily.
The top card is one I'd pre-made with the banner cluster and stamp along the bottom - it was perfect for my topic so all I needed to do was add my photo. The companion card is one I made myself, using the Letterglow app and my phone. I started with a photo of the same candles that I included on the top card, just taken at a different angle. I had the idea to write my journaling over the top of the photo so I lightened the opacity using the app and then added the "seeing the lights" word art (from a digital stamp set that was part of Ali Edwards' Storytelling with December Daily class that I took last year). After printing out the photo, I wrote my journaling directly on it with a thin sharpie pen and let it air-dry for about 30 minutes. I then drew the thin lines using an even thinner tipped pen and again let it dry for a bit. My last step was to adhere some tiny reflective hearts between my journaling and the digital stamp. Here's how the page looks in my album:
I'm pleased with how this looks and am happy to have one more facet of the season recorded in my album.