Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2015 Christmas Card

I have always had a fascination with color.  I love selecting colors for various things whether paint, nails, outfits, etc.  I look forward to Pantone releasing their color predictions for the upcoming year since most design trends seem to reflect their predictions pretty accurately.  When they announced that Marsala would be Pantone's Color of the Year for 2015, I wasn't really feeling it at the time.  During the holidays, there is nothing I love more than a festive holiday red so I was pretty disappointed knowing that shades of burgundy would override all other shades of red this season.  Well, I ended up being wrong because halfway through fall, I decided that I loved it!  Berry and navy quickly became a favorite color combination of mine for the past couple of months and ended up being my theme for our family pictures this year. And because I like to coordinate our envelopes to our picture, that theme carried out for that too.  

Since having kids, I definitely don't have the time that I used to to be creative.  So this year I got a major head start on this project mostly so that I wasn't sending my Christmas cards out the week of Christmas like I did last year, but also because I really enjoy the opportunity to put the kids to bed and work on something for myself for once, without them insisting on helping me paint.  I know some of you are probably thinking I am crazy for spending so much time on something that will just get thrown away but releasing my creative energy is therapeutic for me and I am so happy with the way they turned out!
Pictures were taken by Stacy at Journeyography. (She is AWESOME!)  You can see more of them here and here.  Cards were designed by me using PicMonkey.

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