Friday, June 20, 2014

a christmas story

this fortnight at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ we are lucky enough to have a lovely guest star with a most inspiring prompt. irene wrote in to suggest we base our cards on one of the many wonderful holiday books we all adored in childhood... and secretly, i think we all still love them now, as adults, don't we? just in case reading isn't your thing, we've expanded the idea to also include the films and television specials which have become beloved over the years. after all, they're all christmas *STORIES* aren't they? so whether you love "a christmas carol" or "how the grinch stole christmas" or "it's a wonderful life" why not sit down and consider how that could be embodied as a greeting card, and then c'mon over and link up with us! (be sure to tell us what book or film inspired your card!)

i've been very literal, indeed, this time. i scanned and reduced a beautiful illustration from one of my favorite vintage copies of "twas the night before christmas" (my all-time favorite holiday story!) and made it the centerpiece of my card:

(patterned paper: studio calico, pink paislee, my mind's eye, dcwv; glossy white cardstock: paper accents; florals and ivy leaf: prima and recollections; brad: my mind's eye; ink: colorbox; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape)
now why not head over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ to see which wonderful holiday stories have inspired irene and stephanie this week, i guarantee it's worth the trip!

1 comment:

sandi said...

Fabulous! Once again you've captured my favorite Holiday in such a fun/beautiful way! LOVE this!