Tuesday, 10 January 2012

In the deep mid Winter...

Frosty winds may blow... Hi Blogland.. After a brief hiatus for the Christmas and New Year Holidays the Cuttlbug Blog Spot Challenge is back.. This weeks theme is Winter.. And although we here in the South East of the UK are basking in somewhat unseasonably warm January weather we are most definitely in Winter.. Just wait until it starts turning colder at the end of the week bbbrrrrrrr...
So, that's the theme of this weeks challenge. Winter... using texture, buttons, twine, ribbon etc...I could have gone with a wintry scene as requested, but I just kept on seeing Christmas, so I decided to go with some frosty flowers instead... Now, I know this main picture doesn't capture the frosty nature of these flowers! But, just wait and take a look at them a little further down this post to see them encapsulated in all of their frosty glory.. Sorry, I've been watching too much of Nigella over the holiday's!! She just loves an exaggerated description or two don't you think?!Any hoozlebee's, starting off my project was quite simple.. I chose an Art Deco image from a Decoupage set from the Glitter Girls and cut it out.. It was the Blue of the dress that caught my eye and gave me the colour theme to work with...To cut my flowers I used the Spellbinders Die Spiral Blossoms #1 (S4-351).Cutting out the shape and then Quilling (rolling) them into shape securing them with Pinflair Glue.Next, I took some fibrous cordand inserted it into each flower to give them a frosty look...To continue the "Art Deco" theme, I embossed a piece of Matt Silk card stock using the Deep Sea Diver Embossing Folder which is part of the World Fair range of embossing folders from Couture Creations.. Deep Sea Diver!! Where do they get these names from!!?Once this was embossed I added it to my wintry swirl background paper,adding my Deco Ladyand frosty flowers...Finishing off the project with some complimentary "Deco" Buttons...Very apt for a wintry Birthday I think.. Don't forget to hop on over to the Cuttlebug Blog Spot to see what my fellow Design Team Members have come up with under this theme, and whilst you are there why not take part in this weeks challenge?!
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See you soon..


  1. Véry elegant dear Andy, it is gorgious!
    Love it.

    love Jannie

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the deep blue. Flowers are really pretty.

  3. The weathermen might think it unseasonably warm down here but I'm cooooooooold - brrr

    The card is stunning Andy and those flowers are so pretty - lovely creation.

    Toni xx