Hello Friends, here is the holiday series I did for my "Color Me Pretty" column over on decor8 this week. I wanted to try working with a palette that complimented my home decor. I can't seem to get enough of turquoise these days and it's a fresh approach to the normal holiday blue. I was also inspired by my recent trip to Copenhagen and I packed some paper and ribbons back that I used in this series.
Manzanita branches are inexpensive in California and really great for hanging ornaments off of because they are quite strong. I like the natural color of them but they could easily be painted for a different look. After the holidays are over leave them unadorned in a vase for an interesting texture in a room. I also put together a paper chain out of some of the patterned paper I made from some scanned fabric.
I couldn't resist using some Martha Stewart glitter this year! For these tags I scanned in some vintage postcards, made them black and white, printed them out and then cut out tag shapes around the images. I then applied glue with a little brush and sprinkled various colors of aqua and turquoise glitter on, one area at a time, letting the glue dry between sprinkling. I did a few tags at once and it went really fast.
I like using more than one ribbon to tie decorations to the branch and it's a great way to use up little bits of ribbons that are not long enough for gift wrapping.
I hope you enjoyed this color story. Thank you so much for visiting me here and making this past year an amazing one for me. This time last year I had very little knowledge about blogs and the incredible creative conversation happening online. I feel so blessed to be contributing in some way. Thank you all very much. Happy Holidays, xoleslie.