Friday, April 6, 2018

ORANGE You Glad It's Christmas

This week we're bringing you an Inspiration Photo to inspire your designs.

There's so much here that you might use as inspiration ... Maybe it's the pops of color on white; the fuzzy stockings; the orange pillows; the gorgeous tree ... or even the paint chip ornaments on the tree .... here's how we were inspired:

Stephanie says, "I was drawn to the plaid wrapping paper on the presents under the tree, so that is where I began my design.  While my greens, oranges & yellows are a bit more muted than the hues in the photograph, I still captured the feel.  I added in coordinating patterned orange paper inspired by the pillows and designer paper of wood logs inspired by the coffee tables.  I finished with my very own white tree decorated with clear lights & pearl ornaments (aka Eyelet Outlet Fancy Long Bling) and a sentiment from Reverse Confetti Sentimental Christmas.  The layout is the final Sketch For You to Try from Reverse Confetti as my layout."

Lauren says, "I confess that my first thought when I saw the photo was that I didn't have ANYTHING in my xmas stash with those colors. But then I realized I have loads of non-holiday washi tape in pretty much every shade shown; and loads of fab xmas stuff in white! I decided to make a background with the colors and let my centerpiece be a cluster of white and silver snowflakes. Then I found the cool Crate Paper journal card with nearly the exact same teal as the accent pillow in the foreground-- score! So I scaled back my snowflakes to a slightly smaller size to fit around the journal card, et voila! I also made a second card that mixes a white diecut Christmas tree with the same washi background... I'd love for you to click over and see it!"

Remember, you can use as many-- or as few-- elements from the photo as you'd like! Be creative, think outside the box, and have FUN! Link up here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:18:08.


LeAnne said...

What a gorgeous inspiration photo and fun creations! Love them!

~amy~ said...

LOVE the cards ladies...such a fan of non-traditional holiday colors!

Lorraine said...

What a neat inspiration room. You both nailed it wonderfully.

Marianne said...

Wonderful inspiration with an unusual colour combo. Hope I can find some time (and mojo) to play along.

Sybrina K said...

What a great photo... and such creative interpretations! Glad I was able to convince myself to sacrifice some last remnants of a favorite paper pad so that I could play along. LOL

Celeste Goff said...

What a fabulous inspiration photo! I would never think to put orange on a Christmas card so thank you for helping me break out of my comfort zone. Love all of the gorgeous inspiration the design team created!!!