Off the rails is using not one but two mood boards for their December challenge.
There are two mood palettes to choose from this month. They are both Christmas themed but you can use just the colours to inspire you. Remember any form of art and craft can be entered into the challenge. That includes canvas's, tags, cards off the page projects, journal spreads or traditional layouts.
I have gone with the palette on the left - I needed a change up from the more traditional layout colours I have using this month.
This is a fun page showcasing a few of the decorations we have on our tree each year. These ones were chosen by my children when they were smaller and the plum pudding was made as a Christmas school project by my daughter.
I am also linking this with Feeling Sketchy who's sketch challenge this month is a free scrap.
I have done yet another Christmas page - I am SO behind in my festive season scrapping as I only ever seem to do Christmas inspired layouts in December. This one is a few pictures I sneakily snapped of my daughter playing a few Christmas carols on Christmas Eve a year or so ago.
I am a little sad as this is the final challenge on Child's Play Challenges. After two years it is time to say goodbye.
This final toy is a classic called Lite Brite
"When Hasbro released its new art toy Lite-Brite in 1967, it was hard to imagine that young artists would become so attached to a little light box. The design was perfectly simple: a grid, backlit by a lightbulb, was covered by black sheets of paper. Kids could poke small, translucent plastic pegs through the paper, causing them to light up in the pattern of their choosing. Since the creation of Lite-Brite, Hasbro has included prepatterned images of Scooby-Doo, Darth Vader, My Little Pony and even Mr. Potato Head. Of course, for each masterly plotted creation a child managed to plug in piece by piece, there were at least a few of the pointy little pegs waiting to be stepped on. It was worth every yelp." Time Magazine
I was inspired to document a spectacular light festival which is held in Sydney (Australia) each year. It really is amazing seeing the city in vivid detail.
I'd like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and may 2015 be all you want it to be. To all our lovely team members - farewell and thanks for the memories.
Week 3 of December at Lasting Memories and this week we are featuring "Here comes Santa Claus" in our challenge.
Every year in my neighbourhood Santa visits, distributing lollies to all the children. He travels in style - on the back of our local bush fire brigade truck. My son is now past this adventure but when he was younger he would line up along the street eager for his share of the goodies.
I am also linking this up with Picture This ! which has a little mini challenge going right now which calls for 1 photo + Christmas + paper strips + layers
Finally getting around to photographing the last of my handmade Christmas cards this year - I don't do a huge amount and tend to go the product line system of a couple of designs multiple times - not great for the creative process I know but when you are as pressed for time as I am every minute helps!!
I did embossing this year - mainly because I had a couple of small containers of the powder almost empty but not quite in my stash and as I am doing a bit of a purge at the moment wanted to use it up. This one is in silver mounted three times and then onto the card base. Again using up scraps from my basket.
Oh and the card isn't lopsided - just me not lining things up when I took the photo!!
Make a project using COLOURS of Christmas (green, red, white, black) OR a Christmas/New year wish related SENTIMENT You MUST use SPARKLES/GLITTERS onto your projects that should be very clearly visible.
Hard to see in the photograph I know but each antler is glittery and I have added rhinestones to the ribbon and Rudolf's nose of course!!.
Our second December challenge for Lasting Memories is all about snowflakes - lots and lots of snowflakes to be exact. I guess for those of you in the northern hemisphere, lots of snowflakes at this time of the year is a given however we don't have snow at Christmas as it is summer in the southern hemisphere so rather than get caught up in the whole snowflake thing I just used patterned paper and embellishments to create my Christmas page.
I am combing this entry with Berry71Bleu which has a moodboard this month entitled Winter Chill which features lots of snowflakes, snow covered scenes, touches of red and blue, grey and black.
One of the challenges this month on The Studio Challengesis all about scrapping your daily routine. One of the things I do every single day is to read. Normally I do this at night before I turn out my bedside lamp. I give myself at least 30 minutes (sometimes much longer) immersed in a good book. I usually have a small pile of them on my bedside table, all awaiting their turn. Guess I just love to read.