feels like flurries

Winter is just around the corner and it certainly feels like it. I was amazed to see the quick decor change in the stores yesterday from Halloween to Christmas. Here in Canada we’ve already celebrated Thanksgiving so theme-wise, everyone seems to be ready to gear up for the holiday season.

Inspired by the drop in temperature and the latest CASE Study Blog challenge #115, I’ve created a quick design to share with you today.

I was inspired by the beautiful elegance of the inspiration design and the use of white against a lovely gradient of color. I had some paint chips sitting on my computer desk while I looked at the challenge and decided that they would make a fun and unique spin on a gradient. For this design the gradient goes both vertically and horizontally. The hues work from light towards darker on a vertical line and horizontally, the hues are desaturated as they go along. The sentiment is a lovely rub-on from American Crafts.

Supplies:

Happy creating!

12 responses to “feels like flurries

  1. It seems like each year the holiday displays go up earlier and earlier. This year a local department store has had the Christmas items on display since the beginning of September. That’s way too early for me! However, as a crafter I start making holiday items very early so that I can get ahead. There has been a lot of inspiration out there in blog land. Your card is no exception. It’s a beauty. I love the gradient design and the colors have such a soft, calm feel. I don’t have paint chips, so I think I’ll try something similar with paper and cardstock. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Swoon….what a lovely card, Julia! These are some of my favorite shades of aqua, and teaming them up with those lovely snowflakes is a fantastic idea – beautifully done!

  3. Love the colors and the play on the gradients : ) I always love stopping by!

  4. This is so pretty! I love those acetate snowflakes, and the pop of red from the flower is a perfect touch!!

  5. How pretty! I just love that star stick pin and the pop of color you used on this card!

  6. great idea and gorgeous card!

  7. Absolutely stunning – love the beautiful snowflakes against the pretty aqua background 😉

  8. Julia this is drop dead gorgeous! I love the different shades of blue, the snowflakes, and that pop of red!

  9. Julia, that’s gorgeous. When I saw the thumbnail, I first thought you used paint samples. AWESOME!

  10. Maureen Merritt

    Paint chips…brilliant!

  11. *runs off to hardware shop to get some paint samples*
    Brilliant!!

  12. Love that crystal star trinket pin!! Beautiful card :)

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