Tuesday, February 12, 2013

prefer snow to gray (KIS, Catered Crop, SSSS)

Coming from MI, "the four seasons" are an integral part of my make-up.  Twenty-some years ago when I moved to Germany, I would tell people at home that Germany was gray from November to April.  What happened to my change of seasons?

Well, two things.  I moved to a Karneval-Krazy area which insists on adding a fifth season to the year AND Mother Nature has seen it fitting to dump the white stuff on us on a more regular basis in the past few years. And the past few days.   I'm happy.

And therefore I'm also willing to partake in the KIS Challenge #7 asking for Snowmen cards.  And since I can't resist a polka dot challenge I'm also playing at Catered Crop's Polka Dot Recipe Swap.  And since I got my fingers nice and messy when smearing white paint on the PP BG (the jury's still out - does it give a snowy feel or just a messy feel?) I'm hooking up at Simon Says Stamp and Show's - Something Messy.

I applied glitter to a few teensy snowflakes.  Got your magnifying glass handy?

So, join me in adios-ing winter (cute as this little chica is, I don't think I wanna make any more snowman cards) AND the fifth season (tomorrow is Ash Wednesday).  And hello to my second year of blogging.  I feel a giveaway coming on...

Supplies for welcome winter:
Paper: cardbase Buttinette, CS Neenah, polka PP echo park, floral PP MME, vellum The Paper Co.
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink : Jenny Bowlin, Versamark, Versafine
Tools: sewing machine
Other: acrylic paint, orange colored pencil, embossing powder Ranger, Stickles, thread


Darnell said...

Very innovative snowy card, Maria! Adious snow, hello spring and year two of your fun blog! Happy Happy Bloggoversary and many, many more!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very nice snowy card! That snowman is adorable!! I am ready for spring, bring on the warmth, bright flowers and sun!!!

Happy Bloggoversary and many, many more!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Maria! This is darling! Thanks for sharing this awesome card at Catered Crop. If you'd like to, feel free to enter here as well:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
V's Sweet Ideas - LOVE

Unknown said...

I love this! Your artistic style kills me...softly and happily :)

Carolin said...

Hallo Maria,
superschönes Layout, ist das Vellum über dem Text? Find ich klasse!
Der kleine Schneemann sieht auf jeden Fall aus, als hätte er Spaß.
Vielen Dank für's Mitmachen bei KEEP IT SIMPLE!,
viele Grüße, Mia

Sarah said...

very delicate and such a lovely snowman! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Sarah.

Anni said...

Hi Maria!
Ein Schneemann mit Blumenschl-genial! Und das rote Vögelchen noch davor gibt ein weiteres tolles Detail! Der pastellfarbene Hintergrund hebt ihn besonders gut hervor!
Vielen Dank für´s Mitmachen bei KEEP IT SIMPLE!

Cheryl said...

Totally looks like frost on your card. Love it!

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