Monday, 4 March 2013
FFC03 - Snowflake Surprise!
The current Festive Friday challenge is an element challenge: Snowflake.
Meredith told me that this is an actual photograph of a snowflake taken in about 1900. I love how silvery and frosty it looks!
Snowflakes are one of my all time favourite elements. I wanted to make something very clean and simple, but special, too! I've seen a lot of little wooden embellishments out there these days, and I love the sturdy dimension they give to a card, so I decided to create one of my own, with a slight difference.
I cut 7 of my new Hero Arts Fancy Snowflakes, 6 in rainbow colours and 1 white. I stacked them carefully on top of each other to create one thick, multicoloured snowflake sandwich. I didn't worry if the layers weren't exactly perfectly together - I figured a little bit of colour peeking out would draw in the recipient of the card, to see what I did - here's a close up:
I'll be really happy if I don't see any more (real) snowflakes until well, ever. But at least until next Christmas. In the meantime, I'm happy to make them into cards all year long!
ETA (March 18) - WOW! This card won the challenge! I'm so thrilled and honoured!
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Please send some snow to the desert... temperatures are starting to rise, and I really don't look forward to Summer!ReplyDelete
Your card is lovely Ardyth! Looks great with the different layers ever so slightly peeping out!
BOLD and simple and delicate. Love how you can achieve this all at once. GREAT card!ReplyDelete
I just purchased my Bigshot in Oct, so I am such a newbie.
Inspires me to look at large die cuts.
Have a great day!
This is so you Ardyth! Beautiful.ReplyDelete
What a great effect! Wonderful card!ReplyDelete
Ooh, a sneaky rainbow hiding under a snowflake! I love it, Ardyth!ReplyDelete
Oh, what a gorgeous design!!! Love your idea to give dimension to your snowflake...it's a GREAT look!!! Love this, Ardyth!! Thanks so much for joining us again! your creations are ALWAYS a treat!ReplyDelete
This is so dang clever, LOVE your layered colours!ReplyDelete
I'm with you, no more real snow, especially since I'll be heading back to Michigan in two weeks. I love the peeking color behind your flake.ReplyDelete
Wonderful layering...love the element of surprise.ReplyDelete
This is so cool...I just love the idea of stacking the snowflakes like you did in the rainbow pattern! Great job! :0)ReplyDelete
No way!!! This is just plain amazing!ReplyDelete
Such a clever and beautiful idea...I love the CAS design, too! Really lovely card!ReplyDelete
I LOVE this Ardyth! You are very creative!ReplyDelete
Neat card! Like how the multi-layered colors show just a bit. The layers certainly look awesome from the side. :)ReplyDelete
Love, love, love this!ReplyDelete
This is wonderful! Love the rainbow colours peeking out against the grey. Just lovely.ReplyDelete
Only you can come up with the idea to combine a rainbow and ice and come up with the 'coolest' card that is sporting some 'hot' colors! Beyond clever again!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful snowflake card! Thanks so much for sharing. Actually, I love all your work... :)ReplyDelete
This is so amazing! I am loving all of those colorful layers, so beautiful.ReplyDelete
This is awesome! I don't what else to say other than I love it.ReplyDelete
Goodness, I LOVE this ... all those yummy rainbow coloured layers! You've completely nailed this challenge, Ardyth, and captured the true essence of the image ... what appears to be a simple snowflake really isn't ... it's SO much more! Anita :)ReplyDelete
This is brilliant! Love the peeks of colour! You can send some snow our way if you want. It would make turning on the heat feel less weird!ReplyDelete
Okay, I don't even know where to START!!! I love this... LOOOOVE this. I love the layers of secret colour (that must look SO cool in real life), and just the striking simplicity of this design. It caught my eye *instantly* in the gallery. SO perfect, Ardyth!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous and clever as always! Love it! ;)ReplyDelete
What a wonderful idea to stack the snowflake with different colors! Very special!ReplyDelete
I knew it wouldn't be long before we stepped back out of the box! : ) LOVE, love your rainbow sandwich snowflake, Ardyth! What a fun, not-so-obvious, element for someone to discover.ReplyDelete
Your snowflake is awesome. I like the ideas of using different colors for the layers.ReplyDelete
Just love all the layers in this Ardyth! So pretty and creative! It really adds so much to the card!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card and snowflake!ReplyDelete
This is so beautiful and stunning! Love it! :)ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your win...this is a stunning card for sure...and so very clever of you to add all those lovely layers!ReplyDelete