For today I will be playing along with Allsorts Challenge, Fusion, CAS Colours & Sketches, and Seize the Birthday. Here is my card for today, enjoy!
|A gentle snowy backdrop displays a bright red cardinal admiring the view.|
However, you will notice there is not a single snowflake or any sign of actual snow.
A color palette of blues, grays, and whites hint at a snowy scene.
|Red cardinals do seriously stick out like a sore thumb|
on a winter's day.
|First, I used masking tape to mask off part of the card and then started to watercolor.|
I removed the strip of tape and masked off a smaller portion of the same strip.
I then stamped the branches and added a thin black line to define the space.
Fusion: 3rd Anniversary Happy Birthday Fusion!!!
I remember growing up blizzards so bad that our little dirt road wouldn't get plowed for several days. After a few days of being snowed in you would start to notice the house getting incredibly small, your family getting easily annoyed, and we all start to look like hot dogs. Okay, the last part wasn't true. The point is I had to keep myself occupied. So, before the storm, I would run over to Ames Department Store and get some jigsaw puzzles. While the blizzard was raging outside, I was inside enjoying myself with my jigsaw puzzle trying to fit just one more piece in before dinner. After we were all plowed out, I would finally have the opportunity to head outside and was astounded by nature's quietness. You get a sense of peace and stillness that no other season can offer. As I look back it was delightful to witness such beauty.
Well, that should do it for me. I am off to bed and will probably dream of my ole' stomping grounds in Pennsylvania. Thank you for joining me today. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping everyone!!
All the best,