ok, i suppose that phrase is a bit of an oxymoron, since something is either neutral or not, probably you cannot make something that is MORE (or, for that matter, LESS) neutral, right?! what i should have said is that my ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ card this week is an arguably more literal interpretation of our pottery-barn-acquired inspiration photo:
in that i have used the PALETTE from the picture, as well as some of the elements in the pillows, like the shape, the stitching, and a few "millinery touches" like fabric flowers, and lace!
(patterned paper: tim holtz, crafty secrets, basic grey, my mind's eye; flowers: irene's garden (altered with distress inks and gold distress stickles); rub-ons: basic grey; reindeer die: tim holtz; pearls: kaiser (recolored with copic marker); other: vintage lace "painted" with gold distress stickles; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam and double-stick tape, gluedots, sewing machine)
this time i piled on as many tans and creams as i could find... and used tiny accents of gold, brown and even black to set them off. i have to say i really ♥LIKE♥ this one, especially because it's not my usual type of card! which is sort of the point of creative prompts and challenges: to think OUTSIDE the box and try something completely different!
there is still almost an entire week for you to get in on the action. why not stop over at JINGLE BELLES and see stef's cards... plus our amazingly gorgeous readers' gallery... for even MORE inspiration!!! ♥