Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Diamond Snow

We live in Northern Canada, not Arctic north, but north none the less, each winter we get cold temperatures, for a long stretch, and we get snow.  Some years an abundance of snow, some years not so much. There are many times I have said to my husband  - especially when it gets really cold, “why do we live here again??”.  Escaping to a southern climate often sounds very desirable.   However,  the other night as my husband and I were walking through the newly fallen snow we were both so overcome by how beautiful the snow sparkled.  If you’ve never seen it - it really is like millions of diamonds at your feet.  The simplicity and beauty of those moments make the cold and the change of seasons we see here worth it.  So, though I love your climate southern friends....I do love appreciating moments like this here.

I thought today I’d show you a card that tries to capture that feeling of diamond snow.

This is a pretty digi by Mo Manning called Fairy Snowman, it was a freebie a few weeks ago and I thought that the snowman in touque and fairy wings was pretty adorable.  I coloured it with some cool copics and paired it with this pretty paper pad from Bo Bunny - Candy Cane.  I added a curved A2 Border with a Spellbinders Die and then added lots of elements of sparkle, silver Candi, rhinestones, and sequins.  

Here you can also see that I added sparkle with my glitter pen and a little organdy bow in teal.  

Here’s the Copics I used.  

For now I’m off to enjoy the beautiful week of above freezing temperatures we have this week!   Have a great Thursday friends.  See you back here tomorrow for 2 posts, from Power Poppy and A Day for Daisies.    


Leslie Miller said...

It is magical, Christine! You captured the diamond snow beautifully. Cute image!

Maria A. said...

Beautiful Snow Fairy Christine, lovely colors and all that sparkle really takes my breath away.
Although it's been very cold up here in Crown Point, IN. I too appreciate the beauty of each season. Yesterday I was driving to the YMCA and all the trees along the road were totally covered in white, not snow, but beautifully sparkly ice crystals. It was amazing, wonderful, gorgeous!!
I truly don't think I could live anywhere else.
Thank you for sharing.

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, love the sparkle you have added, I do love how pretty fresh fallen snow is but the older I get, the more I don't want to have to get out there and shovel, or fall and slip on ice which sometimes comes with the snow:(

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Christine
Gr Karin

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so pretty