Monday, 2 December 2013

December Flourishes Beautiful World Tour

Hello and welcome to your Belfast, Northern Ireland stop on this month's Beautiful World Tour with creations by talented designers from around the globe showcasing beautiful Flourishes sets!
If you've arrived here from the Flourishes blog, you're in just the right place, but if you've just come across my blog and don't want to miss any of the fabulous creations,
you might want to head back over to the Flourishes blog for the full list.
Don't forget that you're in with a chance to win one of the fabulous Flourishes sets simply by leaving comments, and you have right up until the end of December to leave your comments!
This month our hostess is Meredith who is challenging us with the theme 

White as Snow


My card isn't white other than the card base but it's certainly got snow!
I have to admit you probably won't see a scene like this in Northern Ireland,
but I grew up in Alaska in the U.S. and my family still live there.
 I remember a certain glow on clear freezing mornings - just as
dawn was breaking, yet there were still stars in the sky - and
that's the look I was aiming to capture here.
I used the beautiful Flourishes Snow Scenes set - love those silhouettes and sentiments!
All kinds of things were added to this card - ribbon, twine, tag,
punched snowflakes, and die-cuts - but every time I ended up taking it all off,
happier with the clean simplicity of being "embellishment free"  - it just
seemed to fit the serenity of this scene!
I used a variety of inks with a sponge and post-it-notes to create the snowbanks and sky.
The card was finished off by adding some stars - or they could be snowflakes
if you like - with Ranger Enamel Accents,
and popped up the whole panel on a white card base.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!  
Now it's time to head on over to England to visit Sasha's blog for more fabulous inspiration!




26 comments:

Frances Krug said...

This is a fabulous scene, All the hills,snow and deer complete the idea of a White Christmas.

Kathy Jones said...

WOW Bridget!!! The scene you've created and the colours you've used are absolutely stunning!!! Love it!!

Karen W said...

Beautiful scene, looks so serene!

Pauline said...

Absolutely stunning card Bridget, I love the inked scene, and the glowing stars. Beautiful card.

Sasha said...

Such a wonderful winter scene, Bridget! Your inking looks amazing, and those colours are stunning!! x

loulou said...

Absolutely stunning scene. I love the colours you have used especially the gorgeous pink sunrise.

Donna Phelan said...

GASP! Egads that's gorgeous! I immediately thought of the Northern Lights....not that I have ever seen them but can imagine they would be as beautiful as your card. Fabulous wintry scene!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oh, I bet it was just beautiful in Alaska!! This is SUCH a pretty card!!!

cm said...

Your card is stunning, and living in Alberta, Canada,, I've had the delight of seeing scenes similar to the one you've captured here. The Northern Lights are beautiful to behold, and when they crackle and snap, oh my...amazing! Thank you for sharing!
c

TLady said...

HOW GORGEOUS BRIDGET!!!!!!!!!:) You've ACCOMPLISHED what you were after!!!! THIS IS STUNNING!!!!!!:) (NOW, IF ONLY I were as good as YOU in doing something like this! LOL ) :) GORGEOUS WORK!!!!!!;)

polycrafty said...

I love the colors of the snow, you really captured nature's beauty!

Mª Jesús Vera said...

Una tarjeta preciosa,con unos colores que a mi personalmente me gustan mucho. Que bien entitada!!! Un saludo

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Connie MacFarlane said...

Wow Bridget, this is absolutely stunning! I love the scene you created and the colours are gorgeous. Love everything about it!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Wonderful card, very still and serene. You can almost feel you are out there in the woods. Cheers.

Kris B said...

Beautiful winter scene! Love how peaceful it feels!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

It's perfect how it is! I think you're right about keeping it simple. It's gorgeous!!

Anne-Elise said...

What a gorgeous card, Bridget! Love the great snowbanks and the sky with the stars! Beautiful work! Hugs

aufspapiergebracht said...

so atmospheric ; ), great
Greetings from Germany Elisabeth

Kay Jantz said...

Absolutely beautiful, I grew up in Northern MN and I had forgotten about those glowy looking mornings with the snow so sparkly. Great job.

Laura Miller said...

You definitely didn't need further embellishments - - the sponging and coloring of the snow mounds and the sky is dramatic enough. (And took a lot of effort, I'm sure.) I love the final product - and I've never attempted the equivalent.

Marsha J Reed said...

Great card! Love the snow scene.

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! Lovely, Lovely, Lovely!!!!!!

D- said...

I LOVE how your card turned out. The sky is beautifully created.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Sue D said...

Gorgeous scene--love the colors.

Janis said...

Beautiful. Love the soft colors and the stars and that lovely deer in silhouette.
<3 J

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