Hello my friends. It has been a chilly weekend here in Southern Ontario, and today is most certainly the day to stay home and reconnect with you all out here in blog world.
We are having the very good fortune of enjoying one of the most mild winter seasons that I can remember. However, old man winter seems to always take the opportunity to remind us from time to time that he is still in charge and can make things completely miserable whenever the urge hits him. By that I mean he can throw everything he has in his arsenal at you all at the same time. The funny thing is though, we had the heads up or a fair warning by our so called meteorologists that a “powerful winter storm” was heading in our direction last Thursday. It was suppose to hit hard and wreak havoc overnight Thursday into Friday, and that a significant amount of winter chaos would take place over a 24 hour period. So I’m thinking, great, just in time to ruin two important events on my agenda this weekend; my sister’s birthday dinner on Friday night and a dear Uncle’s funeral on Saturday morning. For all intents and purposes, this so called “powerful winter storm” was anything but powerful, pretty lame at best, but it did still manage to make driving conditions dangerous. I was not able to travel Friday and was not able to be with my sister on her birthday, but thankfully the roads were clear enough for travelling on Saturday and I was able to get to my uncles funeral. I tell you though, in my next life I so want to come back as a weather girl because who wouldn’t want to have a job where you can be wrong 90% of the time and actually get paid for it. Seriously!
Now, not to tick old man winter off or anything I decided to colour a card especially for him.
I used my BV toned Copic markers to colour the image and tried to keep the colours soft but at the same time tried to maintain some depth. This beautiful little image totally screamed out for bling and you can see it in more detail in the below photo.
The cardstock that I used is a mix of Coredinations foundations and Bazzill’s textured. The darker background paper is from DCWV’s, The Far East Mat Stack. I used a Fiskars heart border punch, then added ribbon and a bow. The image itself was die cut into two different sized ovals using my SB oval die. For the finishing touches I added a touch of stardust stickles here and there, some pink and purple chalk to distress the edges of the ovals and a Stampin’ Up rhinestone gem on the ribbon bow. The “Make a Wish” sentiment was printed using my computer, traced over using a Lavender Atyou Spica pen and then cut out and matted.
I hope you liked my card today, and I really hope that old man winter isn’t too ticked at me for saying so many negative things about him. I really do wish though that spring is around the corner because I can’t wait to get out into my garden, which just happens to be another passion I have. So until we hook up again, please take care and thanks for stopping by :)S