Snowdrops

At this time of year the little cluster of snowdrops on our front lawn force decide to brave the elements and put in an appearance. Each year the number seems to dwindle but we are always pleased to see them nevertheless. In previous years they have often been blanketed with snow, sometimes disappearing altogether, but this doesn’t seem to put them off or cause them to shrivel up.

I love snowdrops and had been on the look out for a stamp so was really pleased to find a lovely set of spring flowers over at Chocolate Baroque long before my current crafting supplies curfew!

P1070044I started by stamping the sentiment, by Darkroom Door, and then the snowdrops. I dusted on a little Iced Spruce distress ink around the base and then used Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire everywhere else. I dried it with a heat gun and then stamped on some splodges using white ink. This ink tends to disappear and I love the effect that it has given. (I wanted it to look a little snowy)

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I coloured the stalks and leaves of the flowers with green watercolour pencils and then paper pieced the flower heads so that they would be white.P1070046

I dug out the tiniest of all my bee stamps and coloured the image with a yellow Promarker.The finishing touch was to add a little crystal clear glitter to give the snowdrops a frosty finish.

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I hope you have lots of lovely things planned for the weekend. Me? I’ve just taken delivery of a second skip so the decluttering continues.

Thanks for buzzing by.


Comments

Snowdrops — 6 Comments

    • I know – and spring back so readily. That’s why I thought “inspire” was an appropriate word – oh to be so determined!

  1. I think that snowdrops always look so fragile and yet the brave the worse of the weather – which would kill so many other plants, but they defy the elements and stand their ground.

    This is such a pretty stamp and your canvass is stunning. The snowdrops look amazing against your beautiful blue background and they look as if they have been dusted with frost.

    Gorgeous and inspiring.

    Dionne xx

  2. So pretty. I love to see snowdrops poke thru the hard winter ground. Walking home the other day I had to smile as I came upon a patch of about 75. They bloom every year but I’m always surprise and in awe of how delicate but hardy they are despite the changing temps, as we went from 61 degrees to -10 in two days. Really sweet project and love the tiny bee, of course.

    • Thank you Sandra. Sounds like you’re having some real extremes. We have had endless rain which for the past couple of days has been sleet and today thunder and lightning was thrown in. The snowdrops survived it all. Lucky you to find a patch of so many 🙂

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