Wednesday, April 11, 2012

(driving) home for...

EDITED 18 APRIL - UPDATED WITH HEAPS BETTER PHOTOS :)
...(family) Christmas ...
Wow, what a mission...I've (inadvertently) created three challenges in one LO :)  
 I was motivated to start on this because Tiff over at Scrap Sanity has put up an "Early Bird Special Challenge"  for the "Creative Colour Spectacular" cyber crop this coming weekend - which I'm looking forward to participating in - it will be loads of fun :) 
 Here's the photo that I've taken my colour inspiration from.

I think I've used all the colours in the picture,

I also just had to add crimson/red of the Pohutukawa (NZ Christmas tree) flowers which are so beautiful and in full bloom in New Zealand in December.


The title "driving home for Christmas" was inspired by this month's 'driving songs' theme challenge over at

I have so many driving songs, I didnt know which one to pick, so asked my DH to pick his favourite instead...OMG what did I let myself in for?

"Driving Home for Christmas" is really a beautiful song by a long time favourite Chris Rea.

Anyways, I decided to take up the challenge and use 'non-traditional' Christmas colours AND on the "HOME" theme for April, over at Once Upon a... Sketch.


You will see that I've pretty much stuck to the sketch ( just for a change LOL)
In order to depict (my old) "Home" I've used NZ icons : the Kiwi (flightless bird) and Paua Shell (NZ Abalone) base pp that I found hidden in my stash :)
The Cairns family photo was taken 25 December 2009 -the last Christmas day DH & I spent in NZ-and since it was a "Cairns" challenge I thought this specific photo would be appropriate LOL.
Supplies used:
pps: Personal Expressions,  K& Company; Christmas ribbon and tinsel (blue); twill, Pohutukawa pp unknown; My2Angels bell charm, star flowers and antique bronze filigrees; Zva creations bling; brads, American crafts (black glitter) title alpha; c/b title unknown; Authentique word sticker (family); Martha Stewart edge punch; double sided tape; fabric doily unknown, Tim Holtz Sizzix die; Helmar adhesives, metalic mesh, Kaiser alpha stickers, Versa Colour inks (Pinecone & Split Pea); black Utee, black gel pen.
I do hope you all had a fabulous Easter holiday - as we did here with perfect sunshiny days. 
 Since the time of the original post, I was challenged by Kerri Smith to make some cards for Challenge Heaven...I challenged myself to use 'left over scraps' from this LO and these two are what I've come up with:
Have a great week ahead. Thanks so much for popping over. {hugs'n'hearts} Mazz xxx
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