Friday, January 27, 2012

a banner holiday

have you already guessed this week's theme ♥JINGLE BELLES♥?! the title, "A BANNER HOLIDAY " ought to give you a hint: yepper, we're making holiday cards inspired by any aspect of our new (for 2012) blog header that appeals to you, whether that's the color scheme, the funky retro styling, or any of the individual elements, such as the glorious glitter or the fun and festive bells... or all of the above!


our header was made in PSE9 by me (lauren!) using paper, brushes and elements from an utterly gorgeous kit called artplay palette: retro holiday, by one of my favorite digital designers, anna aspnes, purchased at o'scraps; the fonts are deftone stylus, bohemian typewriter and impact--all free from dafont.com; and the divine sparkliness of the lettering is thanks to flergs' over the rainbow glitter layer style from scrapbook graphics, which i learned how to use via this great tutorial!
    
here are our cards:  


Lauren says, "i may have gone a little crazy with the inspirations this time! i used the color palette, obviously, and the fabulous (though slightly hidden) memory box jingle bell die that miss lorraine gave me for xmas (thank you!); and then i've also got the grungy vibe of the header working with some messy stenciled snowflakes and dots, plus i've got red glitter chipboard (of course, lol!) and i went a bit vintage and collagey with a lot of little fanciful layers, just the same way i did-- digitally-- making the header."


Stef says, "I took my inspiration from the color palette of the banner (although slightly deeper hues) and added some golden glittery Memory Box jingle bells (thanks Lorraine).  Papers are Basic Grey Jovial with sentiment stickerz from EAD Designs Sweet Sweet Christmas and this week's CardPattern's Sketch."


and now it's time to see what ♥YOU♥ will do with "A BANNER HOLIDAY"! remember you can use *any* aspect of the header that inspires you: the colors, the retro style, the various elements, it's all fair game... so feel free to be as literal or as abstract as you like! link up here by 6pm (EST) on wednesday, february 8th. keyword for galleries or our flickr group is JB12-03.

9 comments:

Sue said...

I am SO all over this! There are about three thousand and six things that I LOVE about that banner, and your cards are a.ma.zing (of course)! Thee wheels are a-turnin'...thanks for TONS of inspiration!

Sue said...

Sorry- didn't mean to go Amish on ya - I meant the wheels, not thee wheels... I was just so excited that my fingers spazzed!

Saxo Stamper said...

Oh wow Ladies, can't wait to get my teeth into this challenge.

Kx

clare said...

beautiful cards ladies. x

Danielle Hunter said...

What wonderful inspiration! Love the cards!

Rose said...

LOVE the banner :)

ladies your cards are FANTASTIC!!!!

snailzpace said...

beautiful DT cards; i LOVE the jingle bell die!

~amy~ said...

another FUN challenge ladies...I'm patting myself on the back for a good USPS friendly card too:)

Debbie said...

Great new banner!! Great inspiration from it!! Another great jb challenge!! :)