I’m always on the lookout for ways to incorporate the things that I see in the world into new designs that fit my style. Today I thought I’d share some of these images that have gotten my mind whirling as I design my Christmas card collections for 2015!
I love the mix of old wood, new wood, and pattern that Olive Wood Designs is using in her projects. The distressed texture against the smooth is a wonderful contrast that gets my mind spinning into ways that I could incorporate that into my designs for the new Christmas card collections.
My Mom gave me two necklaces for my birthday that are natural stones with a gilded edge and they’ve become some of my favorites. This one from Norman Gordon Home has the same edge and I love the contrast of the rich colors with the shiny gold. Using vibrant colors but throwing in a pop of gold is something I’m trying to work out for my Christmas card designs. It can make an otherwise flat design pop!
While I love the traditional red and green of Christmas, I have also been drawn lately to more non-traditional colors like this frosty turquoise, pink, and blue. Jennifer Hayslip did an excellent job decorating her home in these non-traditional colors and documented it on her blog. My mind is spinning now!
After working with the wonderful ladies of Elevate Everyday on their design work for their May conference I am constantly thinking about how I can incorporate black and white stripes along with bright colors in my Christmas collections. Look for lots of glamour options!
What images, textures, and products have you been drawn to recently? Would you like to see any of them on a Christmas card design? Let me know in the comments section!