Friday, December 28, 2012

~Fly High~

There is whiteness ALL AROUND my corner of the world today...gorgeous puffs of snow.

I'm sure it sunk into my consciousness while I created this card.

The inspiration challenge at

has three scenes to choose from and I picked this neutral beauty~

There's a sweet free digi there to download if you don't have their stamps to work with.

I didn't have "just the right" soft brown to use within the color scheme.

 I improvised by inking up the lovely feathers with Memento's Rich Cocoa and stamping on a scrap piece of paper before the panel.

I stamped a third time for the shadow effect on the larger feathers.

You know what I love about snow?

It's pure,clean and fresh.

Also, it's kind of funny.

It transforms the landscape into one giant playground.

I couldn't keep from smiling as I walked to the mailbox yesterday...puffs of snow kept flying from my boots.

It was like walking on cotton balls or wading through a ball pit (the fun foamy ones).

I might just take the plunge and sled through this stuff~wish me luck!

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This was also submitted to

Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

stamps: Fresh Squeezed Stamps Tickle My Fancy
ink: Memento Rich cocoa (off stamped for a lighter effect)
dies: Our Daily Bread Designs Chickadee die,Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles
paper: Georgia Pacific White cardstock


Lisa Carroll said...

This is beautiful! White on white, with just a hint of soft color.. perfectly executed! :) Thanks for joining us in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xo said...

Absolutely stunning!! Love the white on white!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely CAS card Marlena. That chickadee die looks awesome with the feathers.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore your card, Marlena! The use of Tickle My Fancy with the bird die cut is brilliant! Thank you for playing along at Fresh Squeezed Stamps! :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Gorgeous card, Marlena! The monochromatic colors are stunning and perfect for the inspiration!