Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Challenge #57: Christmas with a Twist

Can you feel it? Christmas is almost around the corner (well sort of...), so this month we are challenging you to grab you Christmas supplies and create a project that is NOT christmassy in any way shape or form. Use the colours green, gold and red and see if you can get a project done that does not evoke the feeling of presents. Maybe you have oodled of Xmas embellies but not quite sure how to use them? Be creative - be totally unique and use them on a summer layout, no?

We want to see how "twisted" your imagination cam run riot when faced with Christmas in September!


Be sure and comment with a link to your *newly created* project so we can see and comment on them. From all entries linked no later than 20th September 2010, 16:00hrs EST we will choose one overall winner, who will be crowned our Queen of the Crap no later than 25th September 2010.

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I pulled different Christmas paper that I had in the colors of green, gold and red and then went to my embellishment drawer full of Christmas stuff and thought I would try and find some trees and stars to add to the page and then found this "wish" from 2002 in my stash ...found a place for it on the page to go with my title .Next, I pulled out my Disney pictures ....and this is how this page came about ....thanks for looking!!!
I absolutely love Christmas and love the fact that I'm using Christmas themed paper on a non-christmas layout!! I used a lot of red and green, because thankfully my photo has lots of this colour in it. I used Christmas patterned paper, bold red cardstock for journalling, a blingy star embellie and I tore apart a christmas wreath (removed the word Christmas and the red bow), then separated the leaves and added them as individual embellies behind the flower. I also used Christmas ribbon.
I pulled out my last year's Christmas stash for this layout. I love Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses paper and while there's plenty of green, the aqua and pink tones make it quite versatile. I brought out those pinks & burgundies by using a pink cardstock base for my page, and tinting my letter stickers with raisin alcohol ink. Using Christmas paper is fun because it's put away most of the year - it's like discovering a new stash just waiting to be enjoyed!


I was intrigued about using the festive colors on a non-holiday layout.It was a great challenge and so much fun.Sadely past that I just couldnt bring myself to add christmas-y decor to the layout,just a tad bit too much for me...haha,but i love the way the colors worked for this layout!


In these days my scrapbooking style is "shabby and simple", I use less 3D embellishments and I use a lot of masking tape and inks. For this layout I choose two Christmas patterned papers and a simple green one.

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