I have a love/hate relationship with the holidays. It comes from the anticipation of not enough time, high expectations and somehow feeling that whatever I am doing is never enough. I’m working hard to focus on the simple things and on the parts of the season that fill my heart like beautiful meals, time with my kids, and time for giving to others who aren’t as fortunate.
I’ve also found a great love in the beautiful colours around this time of year. Not necessarily the traditional red and green, because in my opinion, it is a bit early for that, but I’m particularly drawn to the colours that are more neutral like gold, green, and cream that are found in nature. I am thinking about birch wood, greenery, burlap and pine cones…with a little bit of sparkle to make it festive.
This month’s colour challenge is all about the beautiful neutrals paired with some holiday sparkle! We aren’t fully in Christmas mode, but inching towards it with a fun palette of colours that can move from Thanksgiving into Christmas!
There are so many great kits in the store that are absolutely filled with gorgeous products that fit this palette:
Katie has also generously offered us a few freebies to get you started. You can download them here.
The Creative Team created a few pages to spark your inspiration. Kathy (blackkathy) put together this stunning page. I love how it looks like you are viewing the scene through the window. So creative.
Products that Kathy used: Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 19 Winter Whites Solids Paper Pack, Winter Whites Element Pack, Christmas Lodge Solids Paper Pack, Artsy Christmas Trees Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Readymade Layers: Woodlands Clusters No. 01, Defining Grunge Brushes and Stamps No. 08, Grunge Overlays No. 04, Digging Out Brushes and Stamps
Rachael (myssp) created this adorable page. I adore the orientation with the elements on the left!
Old Ledger Fog Paper Pack, Readymade Edgers: Winter, Geometric Photo Frames, Stacks and Layers No. 01, Sweet Valentines Paper Pack No. 01, Readymade Layers: Woodlands Clusters No. 01, Winter Whites Painted Layers, Stacked Vintage Frames No. 04 Value Pack
Kate (OKate) created a page with simple layers. Love the white space. And that initial! Great detail.
Seasons Finest Solids Paper Pack, Frosted Winter Solids Paper Pack, Golden Season Scrapbook Kit papers, label, postage, Frosted Christmas Element Pack gold edger, Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 19 bow, tag, branch, Big Bottom Lift Classic Photo Frames No. 02
I created a page about an ornament that always catches my eye! There is something about it that I just love.
Products that I used are: Frosted Winter Complete Collection, Wood Veneer Words No. 17, In Stitches: Circles No. 01, Hinge Pack, Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 19, Golden Season Scrapbooking Bundle, From My Bookshelf Blendables No. 08, Typed and Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 11
I hope that you will join us in this month’s Color Challenge! Be sure to post your pages in the Colour Challenge Gallery. Don’t forget when you use ALL DD product on your challenge page you should post a link of your page in the November Challenge Participation thread so that it will count toward your savings in the rewards program.