Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December 1st - Advent

Welcome to the first presentation of my advent calendar! This will be a daily event, one layout revealed each day until Christmas Day. It's been a labour of love, this thing. I'm glad it's over and extatic that I actually managed to get it done, and I've been longing to show it off... ;)
This page has time as its main subject. Today is the start of the count-down, the waiting period before the great celebration. The clock hands were coloured using a silver ink pad and PearlEx Grey Lavender, sealed with a coat of Glossy Accents. I have to say I prefer the Perfect Pearls powder...
I knew I wanted this LO to be purple, as that is the colour associated with advent in the church. Fortunately for me, I found one single winter themed pattern paper in purple colours in my stash!
The letters looked a bit boring, so I tilted the "e". I'm pretty sure I've lifted this trick from a logo or something... Twinklin' H2O's and Perfect Pearls powder gives the large Prima Times Alphas that colour and shine.
This is the only LO where I wanted to write something more than a title. It's a common misconception (in Norway, at least) that advent means "waiting period". In fact, "Adventus Domini" means "The Lord's Arrival". I still like the thought of advent as a waiting time and wrote a short text, using both terms in their correct meaning. Obviously, advent started last Sunday and not actually today, but this calendar has to be usable year after year... ;)
Materials used:
Papers: The Paper Company: Snowflake Medley, unknown purple PP, Panduro embossed silver paper, Hambly Frosty Snowflakes overlay, Bazzill, unknown purlpe sparkly paper
Embellishments: Scrap FX chipboard clock hands, Prima Times Alpha chipboard letters (large)
Other: Twinklin' H2O's Mulberry and Dutch Iris, silver ink pad, Perfect Pearls Interference Violet, PearlEx Grey Lavender, Glossy Accents


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