Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Creative Belli - Christmas in July

Hi there. Today we have a new challenge for you at the Creative Belli Challenge. This time around we are going with "Christmas in July"...with a twist! The twist is to use Karen's Christmas China as your inspiration. Karen is one of our fabulous DT ladies...isn't her china pretty? Now...I will admit...I really like this china, but trying to find something in my stash that could be made using this as the inspiration was really a tough one for me. A lot of my stash is "cutsie" stuff, and this does not fall in that category...lol. So after staring at this picture for a while, I noticed the beautiful bow and holly at the very top of the plate....so I went from there. Here is what I came up with.

I found this holly and berries paper in my stash, and cut that as my base paper. Then I used the 3-D/Pattern Poinsettia stamp from Eureka Stamps to create this 3-D holly leaf. I added some green distressed stickles along the leaves. I have had these in my craftroom for awhile, but never use them. I also added some red stickles to the berries. Next, I wanted to recreate the ribbon from the china, so I grabbed some ribbon that i have never touched, but HAD to have...lol, and played with it to create a big bow. Last, I used my scalloped oval punch, punched a piece of cream CS, and added a rub-on sentiment.

Well now you need to head on over to the Creative Belli Challenge and check out what the rest of the DT ladies made. Then play along! I look forward to seeing how you use this photo as inspiration too!

9 comments:

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Jessica,, you really captured the feel of the china! I love those leaves and the ribbon!

maryr917 said...

I really like your card jessica-the dp is a perfect choice as is your holly stamp and the bow is beautiful - this is a great inspired card

Karen W said...

Beautiful, great take on the china.

Kristie Maynard said...

Very nice, Jessica! I love how the holly turned out, I will definatly have to give that a try.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- love the glitz on the leaves and berries. Love the ribbon and beautiful bow!

Joan Ervin said...

I love your take on the inspiration china, Jessica....love the holly you made and the bow is gorgeous!!!!

Chrissy D said...

Ohh the sparkly leaves are so pretty! Gorgeous creation!

Robin Parker said...

Jessica, love how you did the leaves, and the designer paper is gorgeous. The red ribbon is so pretty.

joy said...

What a beautiful card! Amazing glitter detail -- and wonderful photography to capture the glitter!