Saturday, 13 April 2013
FF06 - Retro Christmas
The current Festive Friday challenge is a theme challenge:
I gave that word some thought. Retro. I mean if you really want Retro Christmas, you should go right back to the first one and have a manger, right? But based on the inspiration photo, I thought I should do something a little more recent.
Remember those aluminum Christmas trees? I used a Hero Arts tree and a retro-feeling sentiment, stamped in Versamark and embossed in silver. Then, taking a cue from my friend Susan at Simplicity, who reminded us this week that one way to get rid of some of our old supplies is to actually use them, I used some brads as ornaments to add some colour and texture. I'm glad I didn't follow up on my "promise/threat" to mail all my old embellishments to her, since she's using hers so well! Besides, as I said to her, based on the amount I've got, I don't think I could afford the shipping!