Happy Wednesday, peeps! I wanted to title this post “The Saga of the Sad Christmas Children”…..but that would have been too long, LOL! So here’s how it started; I wanted to use this interesting color combo featured at Stamp, Ink Paper this week:
along with the sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday:
I had it in my mind that I had to make a Christmas card….so I looked through my vast array of Christmas stamps, trying to find one that would support Blushing Bride..not an easy task! I found these wee sisters on a sled in an Artistic Outpost set called Sleigh Ride. I stamped a Christmas background from Stampendous on some Very Vanilla, then stamped the girls in Early Espresso on top. I had diecut this “merry” from some Gold Foil paper, so I thought I would use that. Put it on an Early Espresso horizontal panel, added a some gold embellishments and it was done.
But the more I looked at those somber little faces, the more incongruous that “merry” looked….finally, I just had to rip it off. It just did not fit. And I don’t know why they look so sad….maybe their wee little cheeks are cold from being out in the snow? Don't they realize CHRISTMAS is coming?
SO, I redid the panel; added some lace; heat embossed a vintage sentiment in Gold Glory embossing powder and changed the gold circle to a gold scallop oval:
So they’re still somber, but at least now they are not faking being merry! And I just got some new PTI goodies, and this sentiment fit perfectly for the inside:
Somehow, blue jello landed in my grocery cart this week, so we had a jello-making morning (and just for the record, I don’t think anyone, especially children, should eat anything colored blue….too much artificial stuff for my liking!). But somehow I got coerced:
And it wasn’t just blue; it was FROZEN Chilled Berry blue!!! AAAHHHHH!