This is the inspiration picture
Pretty isn't it, and a chance to try again at a chalkboard technique that has always been less than successful before.
I'm not very impressed with my red embossing powder (I tried to add glossy red berries to the wreath but they are pretty underwhelming). However, I had more success with the chalkboard look this time by adding the white ink with a big paintbrush (the one that comes free with perfect pearls) rather than using a sponge. I covered the christmas sentiment with glossy accents to give some shine.