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:
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.
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.
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.
I’ve finished it off with some coordinating ribbon and a pretty bow. 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! 🙂
Thanks for buzzing by.