1 December 2013

A Very Vintage Christmas at Our Creative Corner

Hi everyone. Can you believe it's the beginning of December? Where did the year go! Over at Our Creative Corner it's the start of a new challenge. Laura is our host this month and she decided to set the challenge as...


For this challenge we are abandoning traditional Christmas colours and are giving Christmas a Vintage tone. No reds, no greens, just neutrals.


     The challenge here is to use a neutral palette....so think about shades of creamy hot chocolate, glistening white snow, rich dark sherry and mince pies, ivory candles, rustic wooden logs, roasting chestnuts and brown paper packages tied up with string!


    This Christmas we want you to make anything you like - Cards, ATC's, Tags, Scrapbooking, journals, Gifts, Altered art......anything you like....but please use only neutral colours from ice white, through to ivory and cream, beige to dark brown and black. You can also use metal embellishments, metal paints and stains.


Please Note - Your creation does NOT have to be 'Vintage style' - We would love to see Christmas creations in any style, but please keep to a neutral colour scheme.




I wanted to take a much less 'vintage' route with this theme to show that neutrals can be fun and more modern. When you limit your colour palette the focus can be placed more heavily on texture and shapes.



Embossing folders are never far from my side; they add instant interest and depth, especially when you take them a little further. So the snowman was clear embossed to resist the stamping and inking, and the snowflakes were covered in Ranger Snowflake Embossing Tinsel after the background had been treated with gesso.


I piled on the layers by using Maja Design 'It's Christmas Time' papers - these take ink and paint so well. And then to the large snowflakes. Die cut in a mix of materials, some were covered in Rock Candy Distress Glitter, some in Picket Fence Crackle Paint, and some in a mix of Picket Fence and Frayed Burlap Distress Paint.


Now it's time to hop over to see what some of my team mates have been up to HERE, and oh boy are you in for a treat. I love the way we always approach each theme so uniquely and this time is no exception.

That's it from me for now, so take care of yourselves,
Jenny xxx 

26 comments:

  1. A very beautiful card with the neutral colours.

    Love Chrissie x

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  2. Great earthy tones Jenny, a really gorgeous card.
    Have a nice Sunday, Alie :-)

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  3. Love the modern spin - and you're so right about form and texture coming to the fore (well, it pretty much always does with you!) - fabulous, fabulous card!
    Alison xx

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  4. Love seeing all these different colour palettes on Christmas cards. The neutral tones are probably one of my faves and this card is no exception Jenny. Beautiful.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  5. A beauty of a card Janny. Especially love the corrugated snowflakes for scrummy texture. Nicola x

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  6. Mr Snowman is so wonderful as he stand there surrounded by a flurry of snowflakes - gorgeous!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  7. Gosh, Jenny,

    your card is absolutely stunning. It reveals such a lot of thought and care for detail the longer you look at it. The texture of the panel with the snowman is fantastic and I love the layers underneath! The colour scheme is absolutely delicate and it has such a snowy wintery feel to it that one cannot help falling in love with your card!

    Have a wonderful 1st Advent!!!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  8. The texture you created is fantastic, I love the beautiful snowman and your colour palette on this card is wonderful. Love the modern 'take'. Hugs, Anne x

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  9. Fabulous, great inspiration xxx

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  10. Ohh this looks amazing, Jenny! Love all the texture and the neutral colors gives it such an elegant vibe! Hugs, Sandra

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  11. You've proved your point that neutrals can be modern - and then some, Jennie. A fantastic card!

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  12. A real beauty of a card Jenny, just my colour palette that I love and such gorgeous tones of neutrals. I love the embossed snowman and the fabulous snowflakes of different designs and of course the wonderful design and composition.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  13. Wow! Did you have to do an all-nighter. This is fabulous Jenny. So special. :o) x

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  14. Hi Jenny. Your Christmas pieces on your blog are gorgeous! I really love your luminary. Such a wonderful festive feeling to it! The holly leaves you've placed on it are perfect! I also love the little greenery mixed in amongst the candy canes and candy embellishments. Your dimensional holly berries also really pop! What a cute design! Then you've created that gorgeous vintage Christmas card for Our Creative Corner. It's a real beauty! I love your snowman against the brown background. All of the cream snowflakes, the brown and white striped papers...it's all such a beautifully done card! <3 Candy

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  15. Stunning Jenny, love your card and your neutrals have turned out so beautifully! Love all the textures, a really gorgeous card!

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  16. Beautiful card Jenny, lovely, warm neutral tones! Truly yummy look my friend! xxx

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  17. A true vintage beauty, Jenny! I love that snowman and his snowflake body! Fabulous card! Hugs!

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  18. Wow, what a gorgeous card, Jenny!! Love the grungy background!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

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  19. Thisis gorgeous , love the layers textures and the gorgeous colours! Very cool! Hugs x

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  20. Love your card! I think this is the best card I've seen done with Tim's snowman! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. The texture really sets this card apart Jenny. Lovely!

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  22. A wonderful card, never thought on brown together with this image - it looks gorgeous.

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  23. Your card is just beautiful Jenny. I have to agree with Kat above too - I haven't seen a better card done with Tim's snowman than this one!
    I think we are both 'texture' girls and you have it in bucket loads here - right up my street! For me, those little snow splatters are just the perfect finishing touch.
    It's good to be back visiting again!
    Hugs, Juliaxx

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  24. I just love the texture on this card, and the way you have used the snowman, it's a fabulous Christmas wish! I love the luminary you made on the last post too! Awesome! X

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  25. Gorgeous card...I love all the texture you have created!

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  26. Stunning! Love the vintagy snowman! He looks a little rusty too! LOVE!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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