This year at Path of Positivity we are trying something new with our challenges optional themes. Each month the optional theme will focus on a particular colour. This month it is Shades of Blue.
So often after Christmas comes the low time. All the excitement and build up for weeks beforehand and now it is all over. The tinsel is looking tired, the lights have lost lustre and the baubles are battered. Family and friends that gathered from far flung parts have all returned and the daily grind resumed. On top of that, at least in this part of the world, the weather is not helping. So far this year it has done nothing but rain! It certainly is a time for feeling the blues.
However if Christmas means anything it is the promise that God loves us, provides for us all year round every day of our lives. That baby at the heart of every Nativity set, which we are all too eager to pack away for another year, grew into a man that set the world alight 2000 years ago and continues to do so today. So this year instead of leaving Jesus as a baby wrapped up, packed up and only getting a look in once a year, let’s take him with us in our hearts and make him part of our lives every day, not just at Christmas. Then maybe we will not end up with the January blues again next year.
My card was inspired in some degree by having a lot of family gatherings this Christmas and then having to say goodbye to them, some for a short time others for longer.
Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles – Naturally Cool Set
Dragons Lair Designs – Elephant and Quote (no longer available)
X-Press It card
scalloped edge rectangle dies
A5 card blank
The elephant and sentiment are printed as one image and the elephant printed a second time. I used greys to colour the image then went over the top with a blue pen to give it a blue tinge.
I have used three of the papers from the Naturally Cool Set, a dark blue to cover the front of the card, a lighter blue to create a small border of the dark blue and a spotty one as a mat for the topper.
I do hope you will come a join in the fun, you have a whole month to come up with something. You do not have to follow the optional theme but if you do be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize for Most Inspirational. We’d also love to find out how this month’s colour makes you feel, if you’d like to share that with us. What kinds of feelings does the colour blue evoke in you? You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you’d like.
Remember, in order to be considered eligible for this month’s prizes, all creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don’t need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of a $10 gift certificate from Scribbles Designs, one of our guest sponsors this month. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win an additional sponsored prize of the Naturally Cool Kit from Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles, the second of our guest sponsors this month, for the project chosen as Most Inspiring.
Thank you for dropping in. Take care.
Entering the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs January – Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts #44 – Anything Goes/ optional twist Winter Blues
Inspiration Destination #141 – Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude #35 – Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations January – Cold and Frosty Colours
PIP Challenge 181 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #73 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #189 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #192 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #59 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Link Up #30 – Anything Coloured Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra January – Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #384 – Anything Goes/Dies, Punches With A Twist
613 Avenue Create #205 – Anything Goes