Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Winter Wonderland - Blue Christmas (and a Catch-Up)
Another fun challenge week from the ladies over at Winter Wonderland. The challenge for Week 4 is Blue Christmas.... anything so long as it's blue (my fave color!). For this challenge, I picked the cool, icy blue of frost, ice on a frozen lake, icicles hanging from the porch... aaah, I feel cooler already :). One of my family's favorite activities is skating, so I dug out one of my vintage trade cards that has ice skaters on it. The chipboard ice skates, icicles, and snowflakes are all from Tattered Angels, distressed and dusted with mica. The skates also have some Ranger Crackle Paint in pewter. I used some SU felt snowflakes around the edges, a K and Co. snowflake brad, Martha pearls, Basic Grey paper, and some ribbons and lace from my stash. Here's a close-up of that fun image:
Since I want to make a banner from all the theme challenges, I decided I'd better try to play catch-up with the two challenges I missed. The Week 1 theme was Oh, Christmas Tree, so here's my take on that one: Nothing too fancy on this one.... I used a print-out of sheet music for the base, and added some patterned paper from Basic Grey. The sticker is from Melissa Francis, and the swirly at the top is Tim Holtz grungeboard (love it!) painted green. Not sure if it needs something around the edges... gathered crepe paper, perhaps? I'll have to mull that over (I've got some time before I need it :). Hopefully next week I'll have time to work up a Christmas Carol pennant (Week 2's challenge). Here are my three pennants so far:
Well, I hope you're staying cool... it's a heat wave in many parts of this country, and I for one am looking forward to a little coolness! Have a great day!