Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Snain

Raise your hand if you know what snain is...yep, snow and rain mixed, and that's exactly what's going on outside today. Being a stone's throw away from Lake Michigan, the biggest weather moderator in Wisconsin, has made for a warmish day, hence the rain. And that on top of heavy wet snow from last night. The plows came through already and created a wall about 3' high at the end of our driveway. Yipee. And my snow removal guy hasn't been here yet...with an upcoming appointment and Lenten services this evening. Should be fun...or not.

Have been thinking about the inspiration photo over at Muse all morning. It's so pretty. Deanna Jean really makes the most gorgeous cards. See for yourself:



Wonderful, isn't it? I liked the colors and the flowers, so I checked to see what was in my stash, and ended up making this:


The leaves and flower stamps are from PTI, and sentiment is SU. I used lots of different inks; SU, Momento, Color Box, and Studio G. Though it is difficult to see, all the yellow centers are popped up, as is the entire middle flower. Rather than fussy cut the flowers, my patience being short today, I just used a large circle punch. Simple. Happy dances everyone.



14 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Wonderful take on the muse - I love the sunny centres of your flowers! As for the snain - we've got it too - the plows are even having a hard time. Fortunately we live in a place where a second plow comes and 'clears' the ends of the driveways. It's not perfect, but it's not a 3 foot wall, either. Good luck - it's HEAVY!

Kristina B. said...

LOVE this card. The colors are great together!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, there's one vote done.

(When I grew up in Iowa, we called it snit. If you know what I mean.)

Deanna Jean said...

Love these happy bright colors and the polka dot leaves. Great card! And thanks for the kind words :)

Jen said...

oh, how pretty! i love it! thanks a bunch for stopping by my stampin' spot!! i have poked around and love your work girl!!

Hannelie said...

Love your take on the muse card!
Such a happy card!

sandie said...

Fab take on the Muse card, I love the bright cheery colours and am guessing you need some brightness with weather like that!

Brenda said...

So pretty! Love the colors and the layout.

landerson213 said...

Love that you used circle punches to give your flowers dimension! How clever! :)

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

Geri said...

Hey, I wonder if the Geri Halliwell's Spice Girls can change their song to "It's Snaining Men" ....

Love this Bev! Truly one of my absolute favorites! These colors are stunning - awesome results from the ink cocktail! And...another clever way to incorporate some circles.

Perfectly balanced layout and flawless stamping...I'm predicting winner, winner......

mypapercraftworld said...

Oh so delicious ... fabulous vibrant colour, lots of lovely dimension, tons of white space and ... polka dots! So, perfect then, that's with a capital P! Anita :)

Greta said...

Great use of the MUSE card! Hope you got out of the house OK.

maria f. said...

3 feet? Goodness. Won't be seeing any of these lovely blooms any time soon will you?

Kim Heggins said...

I have never heard of Snain..not something that would ever happen where I live. Your card is just perfect for this challenge, bright and cheery!