Thursday, March 4, 2010
Compose a Card . . . Winter Blues
I've noticed in the last few weeks that I have started to whine a bit about the weather. Let me take a nanosecond to think about it . . . yup. Waste of time. The weather isn't going to change just because I want it to. I've lived in this same area my entire life--46 years worth of experience ought to tell me how long winters usually last. So today I made this card for me, to remind myself that the only thing I can adjust about the weather is my attitude. That's why I chose this particular sentiment from Through the Trees. A sour attitude makes for a sour person while a pleasant attitude helps contribute to being a more pleasant person.
Becky Oehler's latest challenge (#6, find it here) was a bit of a stumper for me until I thought of the snow. I did have some stone cardstock but not enchanted evening so I used SU's Not Quite Navy instead. Forget about dark ribbon too unless its brown. I was attracted to the different shades of blue within the inspiration scene, so I mixed up the colors a bit underneath the swirl of white embossed snowflakes. Instead of a button I used . . . what else? A snowflake! And then a little rhinestone in the lower right hand corner for balance and a tiny pop of bright color. I do think snowflakes are beautiful and each is unique in its own way, even when they persist in gathering en masse on my lawn and in my driveway. Thanks for looking!
Stamps: Hero Arts, Stampin' Up, Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Soft Stone
Ink: Distress Inks in Faded Jeans, some other blue and SU Not Quite Navy, black, white craft
Other: random ribbon, snowflake embellishment, rhinestone, white embossing powder