Thursday, November 21, 2019

Christmas Remix: Season of Serenity


We’re back with Power Poppy’s Christmas Remix and today we’re showcasing a gorgeous new image that celebrates that cold frosty glow!  Its called Season of Serenity.  

Tranquility and peace surrounded by nature, isn't that one of life's greatest pleasures? I’ve tried to capture the essence of serenity in this oval scene of snowy evergreens and mountain caps, accented by a sweet bird in holly in the foreground. (Is it a cardinal? A blue jay? Color it however you'd like to match your color scheme.) Sentiments are framed perfectly by the snowy oval. OR - use the secondary focal image of the bird in holly branches with any of the sentiments. What a versatile digital set! You could even print these out to use as gift tags, just add your own "TO" and "FROM". Images included in black and light grey for no-line coloring.


Such a beauty isn’t it? It really captures that crisp cold quiet of winter.  I’ve given the scene colouring with Copics, and that beautifully little bird became a bluejay.  We don’t get cardinals up here like Marcy does in St. Louis, but we regularly see blue jays.  After colouring, I trimmed the scene out carefully, then placed it on a frame of bright blue, backed by an embossed layer of snowflakes making sure to keep that crisp white.  


This scene really reminds me of Lake Louise here in Alberta.  It is the most beautiful turquoise lake that is completely surrounded by majestic mountains and forest.  In the winter the lake freezes over and you can skate on the ice and they have on occasion, had an ice castle built.  It is stunning.  This picture is before the lake totally freezes over.  Just look it up and you’ll be blown away, it just looks too beautiful to be real...and in real life the photos don’t do it justice.  


I gave the “lake” some reflection of the mountains and coloured up the sky to have a deepening blue to purple, almost like an Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights dancing in the night sky, which we often see in the winter here.  


I’m just loving that jay!  I really appreciate that Marcy included the bird and greenery as a separate image for this set too.  


I added glittery pen to the snow and the moon, but it’s always so hard to photograph so you can see it, but you might see some of it on the left side.  A touch of glittery ribbon and die cut snowflakes accent the card.  



Pop on over to see what the rest of the Bloom Brigade and Instant Gardeners have to show off today with Season of Serenity.  

16 comments:

Tonya said...

Gorgeous card! It does feel like the cold, quiet part of winter. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa K said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love the blue jay. We see cardinals here, as I live in Missouri, but I sure love coloring blue birds. I enjoyed reading about your winter in Canada and seeing your gorgeous lake.

Carol Dee said...

Beautiful Blues. Stunning card.

Pauline said...

Beautiful! Love the Blue Jay!

Stacy Morgan said...

gasp! Christine oh this is outstanding. You and Ally know how much I love blue hues and this is PERFECT. The snow looks so real. Gorgeous!

Broni said...

So beautiful and peaceful!!

Janet D. said...

So peaceful and gorgeous!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, love the coloring and like how the bird can be either one. I love that picture that you took for inspiration for your card, I love how you did the reflection of the mountains!

Denise Bryant said...

Love this beautiful design and the way you colored it! Lovely card!

Henriëtte said...

Super beautiful Christine, I love blue for winter cards.
Your reminder, Lake Louise, is realy stunning. It's magical.
Thank you so much for sharing your work with this awesome new image.

Brenda said...

Capturing the cold in color is amazing.

tinyfeet said...

I like how you put a reflection of the mountains on the water.

Sue D said...

So pretty and peaceful.

Traci M said...

Wow...this is so pristine in all the blues and your lake reflection and blue jay are both stunning! I love that picture as well...I can’t imagine how turquoise the water really is. Just beautiful, Christine!!

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!

Leslie Miller said...

Well, Christine... you've certainly done a stellar job of capturing some of the beauty of Lake Louise in your Season of Serenity. I'm stunned. We don't get Cardinals here, either, and our Blue Jays are not this kind. We get the big Stellar's Jays. Beautiful and noisy.