Friday, October 28, 2011

Christmas .... in October?

Hello Lovelies!

Great to be back.  I've been busy in my little nook, creating like mad.  Unfortunately I've only got one to show for today though... :(

This week's colour palette over at The Colour Room is a beautifully fresh, crisp colour combination, that is a totally untraditional Christmas inspiration!!  I just love it!  It reminds me of the white, chilly Christmas season in the northern hemisphere......  quite a blurry memory for me now!  lol

This palette is featured in the Scandinavian Magazine Inzpira Magazine (www.inzpira.se) which was released this week. It is a gorgeous Magazine and contains some serious eyecandy along with recipes and oodles of other yummy stuff!!!!! It is in Swedish, so if you are a bit challenged in the multi-lingual as I am, you will still enjoy the inspiration!  :))

{6am}


... and some detail:





This photo was taken last Christmas at my parents home in Brisbane.  The kids woke and all piled into bed with us for a cuddle before sneaking a peak at all the offerings under the tree!  I love this photo, only I wish I didn't have to get out of bed to take it!  Maybe this year, I'll think to use the self-timer.... :)

Here is the palette and the sketch (totally optional, as is the Christmas theme):


A real marriage of Prima, Hambly and Kaiser in this page.... oh, and TA Glimmermist of course!  More of those yummy Prima mistables that I warned you you would see again.  :)   And how stunning are the new Crystal Palace flower sprays, also from Prima?  Totally yum!

I am loving creating lots of water-marked blending with my glimmermists lately.  I just spray a fair amount of water down first, then a couple of glimmer colours and just let them all blend together and dry, creating some really awesome effects.  When it was almost dry, I just dripped a few spots of blue mist and watered down gesso.

Heaps going on on the family front.... as usual!!  lol.  Will be back on the weekend for a bit of a family update.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope today finds you all happy and doing something you love.

Hugs,

Jules
x

17 comments:

Blossom inch said...

gorgeous take on the color palette...really a beautiful layout!

Jess Mackenzie said...

Yum yum yum yum : ) Loving the watermark look!!! And what a GORGEOUS cluster!!!! Love and Peace xox

Debbie Smith said...

ooh they are delicious colours Jules! Cute pic too.

Christine said...

Wow Julie, this is so pretty, your photo is stunning and I love your interpretation of this colour scheme :)

Kylie said...

this photo looks so familiar...i adore the colours and the added splash of silver does make it like Xmas

Jasmine S said...

Gorgeous Jules. Love the palette and your have used it beautifully. great pic and great design and loving that technique with the mists.

knopkiniukai said...

gorgeous !!!
Cherubs

kathie said...

Ooh, just beautiful, Jules! I am so glad you explained to get that delicious water colour effect as I have admired it a few times around the traps over the last six months or so, but had no clue how it had been achieved. Now, if only I could get an hour to actually scrap, I could try it out!!

kANNAdyjka said...

p.e.r.f.e.c.t!!! i love every detail of your LO! such a treat for our eyes-thanks! i see, i am not the only one, whose bed is overcrowded at 6am.

Heather Jacob said...

you have done it again Miss Julie .... another masterpiece ... exquisite art here .. amazing .. hugz x

Nadia Cannizzo said...

LOVE your use of the colours here. AMAZING work as always Julie. Incredible use of the negative space. Love it! Keep up the good work!

Di Garling said...

Just love what you have done here with your background, looks great & I love those little touches of silver. Just beautiful. Love it all. As always. Cheers Di xx

Eila Sandberg said...

Aaaah thanks for the close-ups! the Prima mistables are really so versatile, look entirely different in silver/grey! totally awesome! Got myself a parcel from da USA yesterday, lots of delish stuff yohoo! love the watermark look, soft and beautiful. Was looking for you in the pic, this year you definetely have to remember the self-timer ;)) Gorgeous gorgeous cluster! thanks for the visit and beautiful comment! mwah mwah mwah!

Cathy said...

WOW Jules adore your gorgeous LO and love love love the background watercolour look with the mists!! I was going to ask you how you had achieved this look and then read your fab tutorial a bit further down.. can't wait to have a play!! Have a wonderful weekend :)) hugs

janice said...

this is really gorgeous....
love the colours and the awesome misting and watermarks.....wow!!!
Love it.. :) xx

BabyBokChoy said...

omg, this is absolutely glorious! love love love!

Sandie Edwards said...

Wow, this is just beautiful ...