Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Unexpected Christmas Fun!

Can I just tell you how much I love today's project from Gretchen Barron?  I'm sure I say this with every post, but we have such talented Divas that it's hard not to!  So even though I may repeat myself from time to time, I hope you know I'm sincere; this is one gorgeous card!

What do you think -- fun, bright and whimsical? I had such fun with this sketch and card. The non-traditional Christmas  colors of Bermuda Bay, Certainly Celery and Orchid Opulence seemed to fit the bill! I used some Certainly Celery Polka Dot Prints in the background. I cut two of the Snowflake #2 Die and then heavily spritzed it with Shimmer Mist (2 oz of rubbing alcohol and about 12 drops of Champaign Mist Shimmer Paint in a small mister bottle. Shake often during use). Once that dried, I "wove" the two snowflakes together, passing the "arms" from the back snowflake up and through the "arms" on the front one. Isn't it pretty! A Square Rhinestone Brad was all the extra bling that was needed in the center. Other embellishments include 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon in Bermuda Bay and the Modern Label Punch and Die (used with the Movers & Shapers Die. Complete details and measurements can be found at http://gretchenbarron.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/11/what-a-snowflake.html.

May your Holiday season be Merry & Bright! Blessings, Gretchen

Don't you just love these fun new color combos that Gretchen has been showing us?  This is definitely one that I'd like to try out. I love the idea for shimmer mist too - thanks for giving us the measurements on that Gretchen; I've been wondering how to do that!

1 comment:

carolm said...

gretchen, this is beautiful. love the colors. xoxo