we are still rockin' the traditional colors-- but in NON-traditional pairings-- at JINGLE BELLES this week; our lovely guest star, june houck, has challenged us to use either RED or GREEN on our cards... but we can't use them TOGETHER! interesting, no?! it's actually slightly trickier than you might think, but totally fun, as well, because it makes you come up with pairings you might not necessarily have thought of otherwise!
this week i was "seeing red" and one of my favorite ways to use red is with pink... and a maybe a few neutrals to tie everything together:
(vintage: cake and recipe, velvet frame (cut from an old xmas card), lace and doily; patterned paper: basic grey, tpc studio, mme; ticket strip and chipboard sentiment: october afternoon, florals: prima; brads: mme; tape: love my tapes, tim holtz; rhinestone flourish: want2scrap; ink: colorbox; adhesives: tombow monorunner, scotch gluestick, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine)
i've also got a pretty strong vintage vibe going on; of course you know i always love to use my cool one-of-a-kind thrift and booksale finds, and especially on holiday cards; but this week i just happened to stumble upon the blog of tara anderson, from the crate paper design team, where i saw the MOST AMAZING travel pages in the history of... well... scrapbooking? collage artistry? maybe even in the entire history of paper! and you know how sometimes, once you've seen a thing you just HAVE TO try to make something like it? well, that was me, i was obsessed!!! i don't think i've done a patch on her lovely, ethereal, funky pages... but i was definitely inspired by her layer-upon-layer style, and the way she mixes the newest of papers and product with full on vintage goodness. you should go and see, i tell ya!!