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

27 comments:

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

splendide, bravo

Traci M said...

Peggysue, this is gorgeous...I love those blues on the soft stone cardstock. Snow like this, I can never get tired of!!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is just GORGEOUS, love love love it!! And wonderful take on the challenge!

Cammie said...

Funny, I was just reminding myself this morning I need to find the beauty in nature every day. This is a beautifully serene card. The gossamer ribbon is as delicate as a snowflake. Thanks for reminding us of the beauty of winter.

Jennifer K said...

Beautiful card, Peggy Sue. And what a great outlook on life. Sometimes we just have to have these self-talks with ourselves to get us back into the right frame of mind.

resmith said...

This is absolutely, gorgeous!!

Lori said...

Peggy Sue this card is stunning!!!! What a great take on the challenge!

kolling143 said...

Your card is beautiful and I like the look of the sheer ribbon! I wanted to do this challenge but didn't have PTI ribbon....now I am going to rethink doing this challenge! Great job!

Melisa Hunter said...

Gorgeous with the white embossing and different blues! Such a sparkly effect. Thank you for your nice comments... they brought be to your blog... you create beautiful cards! I will be visiting on a regular basis!

Dana said...

PeggySue this is just lovely. I love your snow take on it and think it's fabby!

Sharron said...

Individual snowflakes are such a wonder! Love how you used the mixture of white and blues and sheer ribbon--works beautifully! Great job with the challenge!

Terri said...

You right that we can't do anything to change the weather. I still dont' like winter weather either though. Great job on the card. Snowflakes are perfect for this challenge.

ashjoy said...

Yup, you are right again girlfriend! But with that said the older I get, they sure seem to get longer.

Beautifully done!

Heather P. said...

Sooooo gorgeous!!!! Wow!

Rhonda said...

I like this so much Peggy Sue!!

Jeanne said...

Love your card and we all know that spring can't be too far away now.

Sherry said...

Oh WOW! This is just a beauty!! I love everything about it. You did a terrific job on this challenge!

Sue Ann said...

WOW WOW WOW !!!!! I think your card is over the top beautiful!!! I am thinking when you finished and looked at your creation you had an attitude adjustment........ I sure have :)

Lee Anne said...

I keep coming back to look at this card. It's just so beautiful!

Julia said...

You have made a beautiful job of your card. It makes winter that much more bearable. As we just go into winter.

megspaulding said...

Such a gorgeous card Peggysue! Really great job!

Karen Lynn said...

I love this card. Very beautiful!

Stephanie said...

how pretty! and I hear ya on changing your attitude....I watched a great segment on the news a week or so ago where this man talked about how we're all worrying about leaking roofs and snow removal. Then he reminded of worries in other areas of the world like Haiti & Chili....seems pretty silly to get worked up over snow after thinking about that.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your card is beautiful!

Lisa Petrella said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love all of those different colored snowflakes and the sentiment!!!

Lori said...

I love your take on the challenge, beautiful card!!

Aimes said...

Stunning! I love your take on Becky's challenge!
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