Wednesday, 12 December 2012

OLW118 - Snowflake Geometry


This week's One Layer Wednesday challenge is being hosted by Cheryl and the challenge is to use snowflakes.

For this hand-drawn/stamped snowflake, I went back to math class and got out my ruler and protractor and measured angles. I drew the 12 lines in pencil first (6 long and 6 short), then I got out two little easily forgotten stamps from Paper Smooches' Sugar Rush set (an empty circle and a teardrop) and stamped them over the pencil lines. Finally, I got out my Copic Multiliner and the ruler and joined up the shapes before erasing all the pencil, colouring with Copics and adding tiny dots of Stickles in each teardrop.

On another note, my husband came home with my early Christmas present last night. It's a new computer with Windows 8 (I've been playing around a little with it in the stores - it looks SO COOL!). My current computer is almost 10 years old and has been in serious decline for the last little while. I'm excited, but nervous - I have no idea how to move to a new machine and very little idea about how my 'work routine' will look once I'm using Windows 8. If you don't hear from me for a few days, you'll know why! (Don't worry, my CAS(E) This Sketch card for tomorrow is scheduled - hope you'll play along!)

22 comments:

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! This is absolutely fabulous - love the colouring and touch of sparkle. This is just so YOU!!

Good luck with the new PC - Jonathan got a new two weeks ago - W8 looks very cool and it's so easy too!

Hannelie said...

Wow, wow, wow! Fabulous!
(my hubby is really impressed with windows 8!)

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful and so Ardyth! LOVE.

Cheryl said...

Awesome snowflake Ardyth! So very creative and beautifully colored.

Enjoy your early Christmas present!

Marianne said...

Wow, what an amazing card. I love your designs every. single. time. Ardyth. I aspire to develop a style like yours.

Carol L said...

This is truly a hand-made treasure, and I'm so envious of your drawing skills! The coloring isn't too bad either! *wink*
Good luck with that new computer! I felt like I needed a college education to grasp Win7 after using WinXP for 11 uneventful years!

Michelle said...

Ardyth, you have completely knocked my socks off with your creativity! You created your own snowflake!!! It's beautiful, and you are amazing!

Enjoy your new computer! Moving from a 10 year old to a brand new computer, you won't know yourself. :-)

Heather T said...

I am seeing a line of Ardyth stamps in your future. This is so elegant and beautifully drawn. As someone who moved to a snowy country and became enchanted by snow I am always happy to see 6 pronged snowflakes not those 8 pronged "fakers"

Lynn said...

Yahoo on your new computer! Fabulous early Christmas present. I'm sure you will adapt to it very quickly. Your card is amazing! So creative!

Lori said...

Absolutely amazing Ardyth!!!
I wanted to thank you so much for picking my card for CASology, it means so much!!
I'm looking forward to your sketch tomorrow and good luck with your new computer!!
(((HUGS)))

Audrey Ann said...

Absolutely AMAZING!! I am in such awe of your beautiful CAS card - you make it look easy but for me it is NOT. Thank you for the inspiration. Hugs!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Holy cow. I am totally blown away by your card! The way you created the snowflake is genius. Hooray for a new computer!

Gabby said...

Wow, what a snowflake to behold! So cool the way you created it. What a wonderful Christmas gift from your DH! Hope you figure it out. See you in a few days. Heehee! :)

Carole said...

Oh my goodness...that's stunning absolutely gorgeous.

Geri said...

Give the girl and pencial and a ruler and she will create!!! This is fabulous. You truly have established a beautiful, distintive style.

Heather might really be onto something...a set of Ardyth inspired stamps! I would definitely be the first in line to buy them!

Jean said...

Fantastic handmade snowflake and gorgeous colors!

Deanna said...

Ardyth this is so spectacular. I love the whole design and style of it!~Hugs Deanna

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm catching up a bit today. It's always a bit overwhelming to miss a few days with you and come back to creative overload! Starting with this stunner. Wow, Ardy! Now you know I'm going to add stamp designer to my stained glass designer career suggestion for you!! Just making cards with other images is a waste of your talent, if you ask me. I thought I heard you ask me.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oops, forgot to say good luck with the new computer. I'm looking forward to your review . . .

mypapercraftworld said...

Wow, Ardyth ... I know you love snowflake stamps but why do you need them? You already have all you need in your hands and your head ... roll on Ardyth Stamps (great idea Heather)! This is so beautiful, I love the stunning colours and that little touch of sparkliness on the teardrops! Anita :)

Kelly Griglione said...

What a perfect ending to my "Ardyth time" ... you drew a snowflake. Just perfect! That should totally be a challenge ... use your protractor to create a design. Hmmm, maybe you should start your own challenge blog ...

Bethany S. said...

beautiful! I love the colors!