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Monday, July 25, 2011

Winter Wonderland




We woke to some snow this morning on local hills- which is a first in the 10 years we've been here in New Zealand- Which means my kids had never seen snow, so we went up the valley to Tunnel Gully to see the snow :-)

Inspired by the really wintery weather I've made this card for the Paper Players CAS Sketch Challenge.
I didn't keep it very simple I'm afraid- I love my glitter and ribbon too much.
I've brayerd and sponged the scene, using masking and the tree from the Lovely as a Tree set (SU). Then I've added some Iridescent white powder and dazzling Diamonds and some green Stickles.
The photo's not the best- light is at a premium, beacuse of the wintery weather. Stay warm.

14 comments:

Julz said...

Gorgeous card, and thanks for the heads up on the tunnel gully. We went up early afternoon and it was snowing rather hard even if it wasn't quite as covered as when you were there (every man and his dog had been there I believe)

Paula said...

Absolutely stunning Debi, both your card and the photo's!! I have the same problem photographing at the moment, but since I don't live that far from you - you will know why!!

hazel said...

A beautiful card Debi and I love your snowy photo's. We had a lovely sunny day here in England.
xxx Hazel.

Lauri said...

Gorgeous card and a beautiful scene! As we sit in in stifling hot heat here in the US...so refreshing to be reminded of the snow! Great take on our sketch this week! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

Christine Blain said...

Such a beautiful card, Debi; I love it.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Debi! I love the sparkle! How serene! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

jaydee said...

Debi, how fun for your children seeing snow for the first time. Such a magical experience. I get excited every year with our first snow, I bet they had a ball.
Love your take on the sketch this week. Fabulous job creating the multi-layered snowbanks and the colors are lovely.
So glad you joined the Paper Players
jaydee

Nance said...

Stunning card Debi! I love your creative take on our sketch this week. The hills and trees are gorgeous and I love the newsprint background! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week! :-)

Gerri Herbst said...

Glorious card today! Love the snow photos since it's been 100 degrees here lately. take care, gerri

LeAnne said...

What a beautiful creation! It is so weird to see pictures of snow---we are having a heat wave here on the east coast of the US!!!! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Sandra said...

What a beautiful Christmas card, Debi! It's such a great take on the sketch. I love the snow photo's too. Your kids must have had a ball! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Tui Nathan said...

Debi, your card is absolutely beautiful ... I love all the elements you have used, such a picturesque scene you have created ... great job!!!
Wow ... I am amazed at your photograph, snow in Wellington, such a rarity! ... but I bet it was so much fun.
Thank you for joining in the fun with us this week at Paper Players!

Anne Marie said...

Debi your card is beautiful! I just love the beautiful sparkle in the wintry scene you created. How fun that your kids got to see snow for the first time, too! Great photos! Thanks so much for joinng us at the Paper Players this week! :)

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card, the snow is very familiar element here in Finland, you've done the scenery perfect!
But it's summer and I'm sending some warm and sunny greetings to you;-))m