Tuesday, January 18, 2011
As for my neck of the woods - we missed most of the weekends bad weather - it went south of us, this time. We are suppose to be blanketed with the cold white stuff for the next three days, but you never know.
The snow about which I want to talk about today is the artful kind. The theme for the the January Blissful ATC Swap was snow/white.
My partner for this month was Courtney over at the Cajun Hillbilly Housewife. Her blog is so awesome you really should check it out. Her art is super cool as well.
This is the card Courtney sent me. I just love it. Thank you so much Courtney.
She also sent along a few goodies - can't wait to figure out the perfect project to make use of these.
Here is the card I sent to Courtney. Since I am a big fan of Hans Christian Anderson's 'The Snow
Queen"; I knew this was the perfect time to artify my favorite book. Using watercolor paper as my main base - I printed out my text part on the raw paper. I then cut my card to look like an open book - yet still kept it within the parameters set for a standard ATC. Then I proceeded to color in where necessary to achieve that book feel and look. To give my pages a cold feel I blended two different shades of blue watercolors and painted around my text and gently through the text. I added a cut out of a winter sprite blowing cold into the air. Next I quilled a snow flake, blinged it with glitter and added a small sketch of the Snow Queen to the center of the snow flake. Then I added a few plastic snowflakes to finish it off. I really like the way it turned out.
Then I made a card to send along with it and sent a funky snowflake ornament.
(who was safely playing in the snow in January)