Thursday, January 13, 2011

~ Christmas Cheer~

This is the LO I did for the December issue of SNR's color inspiration. Wow was that a challenge for me. First off, my mojo was nowhere to be seen. I think it paniced and ran away when I got the news that I had been asked to join the staff at SNR...LOL! Anyways, I had made a commitment to do a piece so I was determined to get the job done, mojo or not!!!
The task set before us was to select one inspiration piece and 1 colour palett and create a LO using those as your guide. My inspration piece was this lovely vintage picture

And my colour palette was

I loved the negative space aspect of the picture and immediately had the idea of replacing the butterflies with some Christmas baubles.  These I first painted with some Shimmerz paint then embossed with some clear UTEE and added some stickles to the edges and had them hanging down the papper from some silver ribbon.
I also wanted my picture to look like Christmas decor so I cut a round frame from some gold cardstock and added some handmade poinsettias I made using my good friend Amarilys pointsettia tutorial. These are super easy to make and the best part is that you can colour coordinate your flowers to your LO.

1 comment:

  1. this looks awesome Wendy! LOVE that you made a Christmas layout with these non-traditional colors. It looks beautiful! Great water distressing by the way!