i have to tell you, confidentially, i really ♥LOVE♥ this week's JINGLE BELLES prompt. i feel non-braggy saying it, as well, since it was all miss stephanie's idea! she found this gorgeous picture on pottery barn's website over the holidays, and thought it'd make an awesome inspiration photo... a feeling with which i heartily agree! to broaden the possibilities a bit, we've decided that you can use ANY element of the photo you like, and use ANY neutral color scheme which appeals to you!
so you can go all out and adopt the creams, tans and golds of the pillows in the picture; or you can choose brown shades, or grey (maybe with a bit of silver?) or even... as i've done here... try your hand at (almost) all white!!!
(transparencies: hambly, best creation; paper: reminisce, basic grey; flower: we r memory keepers,; metal snowflake: making memories; felt snowflake: michaels; snowflake die: memory box; pearl brad: my mind's eye; rhinestones: OTC; adhesives: tombow monorunner, sewing machine)
ok, i've got a little bit of grey and silver too, but they are "neutral" colors as well! i also looooooved the pillow with the very ornate snowflake on it, so that seemed like the perfect theme for my chosen palette! you know me, i *always* want a lot of texture and dimension, but when i'm limiting my colors, i find it even more crucial, so i've piled on the layers: transparency base, glimmery snowflake paper, transparency frame, fabric flower, pearl brad, rhinestone flourish, topped off with snowflakes made of felt, of metal, and textured paper! yeah, i have to say i'm pretty pleased with this one, particularly since it forced me to think slightly outside my creative comfort zone... which is always a good thing, right?!
another always good thing is seeing what EVERYONE ELSE does with the same inspiration photo! it never ceases to amaze me how a single starting point can end in an infinite number of completely different-- but equally cool and creative--ideas! come to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ between now and wednesday, march 21st, and show us what YOU would do with this great prompt!