This will be my last post before I take a short Christmas break. I will be back next Saturday again.
Time to share Color..Stories..Inspiration case file nbr 51 that was released last night US EST! Happy and fun colours, just like a bowl of iced rainbow cookies!
THE SCHEME (USE ALL 5 COLORS)
- Magenta Baubles - fuchsia, taken from the glittery ball on the bottom - 185.61.121
- Pink Frost-ing - ballerina pink, taken from the pink cookies - 250.205.228
- Sugary Snow - off-white, taken from the white cookie - 247.247.245
- Blue Christmas - sky blue, taken from the blue glass ball at the top - 173.219.234
- Jack Frost - teal blue, taken from the matte blue ball on the right - 103.166.183
- circular objects
- rhinestones or pearls
- texture paste or similar medium
- dry or wet embossing
- something filigree, like lacy laser die-cuts, border punches, lace cardstock, etc.
- something shiny
- doodling/ pen work
- puffy paint
- Six-word memoir (inspired by the snowflakes' six sides)
- Add rhinestones to your journaling spot.
- Use all five senses to journal.
- Choose a prompt from here.
- Write your journaling as a recipe.
- Inspiration Words: sparkle/shine, best, decorate, --use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title
And this is my take - "Oh Tannenbaum";
The backing paper is from Swedish Maja Design.
The tags are fussy cut from Swedish Pion Design's Christmas collection 2012.
I have used different stamps under the embossed ivory bubbles; script, music sheet, postal stamps, sentiments, snowflakes. Tiny splatter in teal. Everything looks quite subtle when photographed, but comes across a lot stronger IRL.
Evidence used on my page are; snowflakes, glitter, beads, embossing, something filigree (the die cut teal ornament), metal (the keys), rhinestones and pearls (the swirl in the cluster), instead of puffy paint I have used snow texture, and something shiny (Stickles in Stardust and Diamond).
Dimensional sticker angel from Norwegian Tilda and a chippie flourish under it.
Seeing our tree decorated and sparkling the evening before Christmas Eve, presents waiting under it, is really such a joyous moment no matter how many times I've seen it before.
Hearing the traditional Christmas songs that I always play while putting up the decorations and tasting the glögg (very strong alcoholic mulled wine) and eating the Finnish cake that we have while dressing the tree, are traditions that we keep from year to next.
Traditions from my childhood home accompanied by new ones that I have incorporated over the years and made ours, memories that Emelie (my husband's daughter) brings with her to her own home now that she is an adult. So many little things that are the essence of Christmas but most of all, it's being together and sharing.
Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia!
A Very Merry Christmas to you all!