Friday, March 9, 2012

Neutral Noel

The sixth Jingle Belles prompt of 2012 ~ Neutral Noel ~ is to create a card inspired by these wonderful neutral-toned holiday pillows from Pottery Barn.




You might choose the design elements decorating the pillows (leaves, snowflakes, wreaths or holiday trees), the peaceful neutral color palette, the texture of the fabric and felt ... whatever inspires you.  We can't wait to see what you create.


Here's how we were inspired by this Neutral Noel:



Lauren says, "i have an aunt whose favorite color is *WHITE*, and every year i try to make her a special card; since we're embracing a neutral palette this week, i thought it'd be a great time to have a go! since i really love the pillow in the inspiration photo with the very ornate snowflake, and it seemed like a nice theme for a mostly white card, i chose as many white and grey and silver "snow themed" products as i could find in my stash and mixed them all together... and this is the result!"






Stephanie says, "I took a more literal approach on the inspiration picture, choosing to recreate the wreath pillow in the bottom right corner using paper.  I punched lots of leaves from gold metallic cardstock and attached them to shimmery ivory handmade paper using glue dots.  I added three sizes of ivory adhesive pearls and an EAD Designs rub-on sentiment to complete the design."

We hope you find our inspiration photo as inspiring as we did ... and can't wait to see what you create.  Link-up here between now and 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, March 21st.  Use keyword JB12-06 for our Flickr & other galleries.   

12 comments:

Lisa said...

What a great prompt! I have two similar cushions on my sofa right now and I love them! Can't wait to get started with this one!

Eveline said...

I like the prompt too. I love the pillows.
Eveline.

Ros said...

Wow! Those pillows are adorable ... and you cards really reflect them ... fabulous ... and fabulous challenge girls

Catie Cuddles said...

Not sure what I love more the inspiration or the cards you have created ... They are so beautiful... Looking forward to playing along with this later on!

Marianne said...

Another great prompt to get the grey cells working up there...
Love the colours and texture and love your cards, too!

LindaBrun said...

Another great challenge. linked up my three 10x10 card, inspired by Lauren's card.

CG said...

Amazing inspiration, thank you.

Electra said...

Your samples are so inspiring! I love the elegance of each of them!Thanks for the inspiration!

Lorraine said...

What a great source of inspiration - both of your cards and the pillows.

Deb Hickman said...

Great promt and gorgeous inspiration photo and DT cards.xxx

Debbie said...

Wonderful photo and prompt!! I hope to make more for this one!! :)

Marianne said...

Phew, looks like I made it just in time! Only one card this time. Plenty of inspiration, but sometimes work gets in the way...