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.


Yogi said...

interesting challenge
Here's mine

Tiffany said...

This was so fun, Greta! I had to really sink into it, before I could get comfortable using christmas papers, but it actually worked, I think. Thanks!!!

Tiffany said...
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2amscrapper said...

Since my blog is LOTSA SCRAP, you know I have to be here on your Scrap Your Crap site and enter your challenge. Last week we posed in front of vintage farm vehicles which just happened to be green and red. And I was happy to use up some Christmas paper! Thanks for the challenge. Here's the direct post:

Karen Williams said...

oh too late!

here it is anyway

mj said...

Your blogs is really interesting!

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