This week's challenge on Scrap Whispers is to create a card or LO using purple and turquoise. It made me grin enormously when I read that, because I had just been out to Singapore's Orchard Road taking photos with my brother of the fabulous Christmas lights.
Orchard Road is a long road, and shopping from one end to the other. At the city end, the colour scheme is blue and gold (sponsored by VISA ;-) ), then walking up it changes to orange and yellow with presents, then red and white with Santas. At our end, we have blue and white snowmen: snowflakes strung across the road with blue baubles surrounded by LEDs which are almost a greenish colour. In the trees are hung giant hoops with blue-and-white lit baubles and those hanging white LED chaser light strips that look like melting icicles - I love them! It looks so incongruous!
The new ION shopping centre has a giant tree outside, which is all decorated with silver and purple. You can go inside the tree to a fantasy-land of more dripping icicles, pearly purple glass balls with glitter inside, silver snowflakes all hanging from the vast cone. They don't do things by halves here.
So here is my inspiration for the challenge. Come along and play - I can't wait to see what you come up with!
- glitter card-stock from my stash for the snowman (hand cut)
- black Bazzill card-stock
- DCWV purple card-stock
- turquoise paper from Hambley
- my $2 star punch
- snowflakes from Hobby Craft
- large snowflake quarters from Basic Grey
- lettering 08Underground font cut on the Silhouette
- Stickles star burst
- gems from EK Success
- ribbon from Georgina!