Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Winter Tale Challenge Card

I must confess I do not remember reading Shakespeare's The Winter Tale nor A Winter Tale by Mark Helprin. Nor have I seen the movie that came out in 2007 where a bullet meant for a local drug dealer kills a child. There appears to be a couple of different songs with the title A Winter Tale. Who knows there may be more. Anyway I took these lyrics as my inspiration from the song "A Winter Tale" by Queen.
So quiet and peaceful
Tranquil and blissful
There's a kind of magic in the air
What a truly magnificent view
A breathtaking scene
With the dreams of the world
In the palm of your hand
Here is my card for entry in A Winter Tale Card Challenge over at Silhouette Plus.(click image to enlarge)

The background panel was embossed using the Polka Daisies texture plate. It was as close as I could come to snowflakes and snow. I then rubbed white crayon over the embossed parts. I thought I had rubbed the crayons well over the embossing but perhaps the cheap crayons weren't waxy enough. I then painted over the panel with blue pearl water color. Taking a paper towel I rubbed the blue paint off the embossed parts. The snow flake was in the Studio library. I sprayed adhesive on it and then sprinkled Martha Stewart coarse crystal glitter on it. Originally I was going to use an image of a village and children playing in the snow but in the small size all the detail was lost. I found this cardinal image and thought it would be perfect. I did use a clear glitter gel pen on the jewels.

Thank you for stopping by. I will be playing more with crayons and my pearl water colors. I am a loving these water colors. Also I should get my metallic chalks tomorrow. So hopefully I'll have some cards using those soon to post.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again.


  1. Lovely...Good thinking "out of the box"

  2. Very nice card. Your metal chalks sound interesting. Haven't heard of them before. Guess I'll be seeing what they are all about.


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