Snowdrops and a cuppa!

I’m just sneaking in with a little extra post so that I can share the card I have made for this week’s City Crafter Challenge Blog where there is a photo’ for inspiration:

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I love snowdrops, in fact they are probably my favourite flower. We have just a few in our garden and their numbers seem to dwindle each year. They also have a sneaky habit of being true to their name. Whenever they are brave enough to peek their frail stems up through the grass, down drops some snow! Somehow, they always manage to survive and stand their proudly for a few days after the snow is melted.

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Hopefully you can see which parts of the photo’ I used as my inspiration. The snowdrop stamp is from Chocolate Baroque and I coloured the image with Polychromos and then applied some Iced Spruce and Hickory Smoke distress inks, using a brush, picking up the greys in the photo’. The advantage of Polychromos is that they are oil based so act as a slight resist against the distress inks, provided you are not too heavy handed.

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I also added a few flakes of snow with a white pen. I’ve created mats and layers from green cardstock and designer papers, the greys, spots and text from the latter reflecting those in the photograph.

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I’ve finished it off with some coordinating ribbon and a pretty bow.Β Just to be sure that I used the photograph to good effect I sat down with a cup of tea and some biscuits shortly after making this. I take blog challenges very seriously! πŸ™‚

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Comments

Snowdrops and a cuppa! — 15 Comments

  1. This is so lovely, Lisette! The stamp is a very pretty one, the composition is perfect, and the added snowflakes are a perfect finishing touch (I consider them to be very close relatives of the wonderful white dots). This is an awesome project!!
    The mid-Atlantic coast here in the USA got hammered by a BIG snowstorm. We’re not sure how many inches we got here in Maryland, but my husband figures it’s around 30″. We are very lucky in that it was a dry snow and we never lost power; however, no one around here is going anywhere for at least another day. I’m afraid your lovely snowdrops wouldn’t have much of a chance in this snowfall!
    I hope all is as well as can be with your job. xox

    • Hey – so good to hear from you, hope all is well apart from the snow. Seems like you had a lot!!! It’s big news over her and I have been enjoying seeing the pictures of Times Square. Keep safe and warm x

  2. So pretty, almost gets us ready for Spring. I always spend time looking at each and every one of your splendid embellishments. You are a master at that with all your pretty ribbons. How long does it take you to make a card like that?
    Think people here are ready for Spring. Not me, love winter and snow. We have ice from our steps up to house to gate so hubs put round pavers on top so we can walk on those to get to gate/driveway, except they’re a bit too far from each other for me. The ground is below a bit so every year we have melted snow turn into ice on walkway to steps. I use my cane to balance me from one to another but cane has been slipping on ice. I’m still bit paranoid about falling.
    Even our dog walks on pavers as he hates having his feet cleaned. Have watched him when it’s muddy in yard, he stays on parts where it’s not muddy so we don’t have to clean his tootsies.He’s 75lbs. so not easy (especially me now) to hold him still while we clean them off. He’s very upset with us as he can’t go in back yard to see his “girls” (chickens).
    Want to thank you so much for such a gorgeous card for New Years. Was a wonderful surprise in mail. Didn’t get it til yesterday as our idiot mail person delivered it across street and they brought it over yesterday afternoon. They just put card in our mail box, was watching out front of house in my craft room when they came across. Sure appreciated that.
    We’ve lived here since end of July 2006 so by now you’d think mail people would know where we live.
    Anyway I will treasure the card. Love city scape stamp.
    Have wonderful week. Talk to you soon. Thx again so much.

    • So glad you like the snow too – it doesn’t make me popular I don’t know about you? So glad your card arrived πŸ™‚

  3. Another fabulous creation Lisette, your snowdrop stamp is so sweet and I love the background effect you have created, I never would have thought of doing that. I also really like the way you have used the ribbon (I am going to borrow that idea).

    Dionne xx

  4. Your card is spot on our theme and I love the subtle details. Perfect for this time of the year and with so many snow in some parts of the world. Thanks so much for being with us this week at CCCB! Goood to see you again!

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