Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Let it snow

A couple of interesting points were raised yesterday. (All comments left for me are interesting, naturally!! But there were a couple in particular that I wanted to mention!!)

Jo pointed out that, in saying that I had nothing to say, I was in fact saying something. 'Tis true, I seem to have used 43 words just to say that I had nothing to say.... Which is very 'Me', somehow!

And Amy asked how long I thought I could actually go without talking. Hmmm. I really don't know. Anyone care to offer an opinion on that?!

Clearly 'normal' service has been resumed, for here I am, wittering away as usual.... And today I have a card to share. It's for Something Completely Different, and this week they asked for the colours of blue and white, and for a snowflake.



I've kept my card very simple as I haven't had a lot of spare time this week, but I knew exactly how I wanted to put this together - alcohol inks on acetate is one of my new favourite techniques so that was definitely going in! And I have a little snowflake Sizzix die and lots of textured white card (is it called hammered, that texture? It looks like snow, anyway!) So I cut an aperture in a white base card, stuck some alcohol-inked acetate behind the aperture, and fixed a die-cut snowflake onto the acetate so it's 'suspended' in the middle of the window.

I wanted to add some layering and embellishments - maybe some paper sculpture-type detail in the bottom corner - but time just didn't allow, so I coloured a peel-off greeting with more of the alcohol ink and applied that just below the aperture.



By the way, I've just been checking train timetables! I think I should let you know that a very special train will be setting off at 4pm (GMT) on Monday 30th November..... And the good news is, it'll wait for you even if you're a bit late! It's a journey worth taking, as it may well help you to feel young again (and failing that, there should at least be few photos to giggle at and some lovely layouts to admire). See you then :-)

And probably several times before then, yes......!

22 comments:

Amy said...

Utterly divine Mel! I'm going to take back that red and green Christmas cards are my favourite - this is perfect :-)
I'm wondering what fabulous snippets into the life past you are going to offer on the train ... I'm glad you'll wait for me, I don't think I'll be awake when you go live.

mise said...

Very nice indeed. Simple is good.

Liberty :) said...

It is a really great card! It is indeed called Hammer. Much more traditional texture but my fave is linen,it just looks clean!

Toot toot! Wonder when you'll take us back to on the blog train!

sharyncarlson said...

I think it's turned out perfect!

scrappyjacky said...

Lovely 'hammered' card,Mel.....and glad your voice actually has something to say today....looking forward to the next trsin.

Sian said...

I knew it wouldn't last..
Cool alcohol inks. I've never used them..this looks fab!
You'll be saving me a seat then?

Kaz said...

Love the frosty looking acetate, it's turned out fab x

debs14 said...

Looking forward to meeting up with you on the train, I've got my ticket. Finish work at 3.45 so should just about make it before it leaves the station. See you there!
In case you don't recognise me, I'll be the redhead wearing platform boots, a two tone trevira skirt and a velvet jacket. My 17 year old persona is SO stylish ;-)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful card - you have the best peeloffs! And I can see that you still have your acetate out! I'm looking forward to seeing the upcoming blog trains in December.
Rinda

Beverly said...

Gorgeous! I'm thinking that train on Monday might provide more than giggles ;)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

That is a really lovely card. I love the simplicity of it!

ceruleanblue said...

I've reserved my seat on the same train, I love magical mystery tours:)

Lovely card by the way, I might even be inspired to make a few myself now :lol:

Jennifer Rose said...

that card is so pretty :D perfect for this season

Angela2932 said...

Although it's hard for me to whole-heartedly endorse "let it snow," I like the card. Anyway. And I really like your writing style!

The Scrappy Tree said...

Nice effect!

Dawn said...

Hiya

It's gorgeous and looks so frosty, love the background... Great job!

Thanks for joining us again

Dawn
x

JO SOWERBY said...

glad u felt inspired by yesterdays comments lol :). see u on the train!!
jo xxx

Abi said...

love the card! Thanks for your comment on by blog! oh n the auto post thing works for monday! he he! So excited! I'm sure ure son will be very musical. Keep at him to practice cos once u get past those early stages, music is so much fun to make!

Thanks about the coursework! Talk soon! xxxAbi

Karen said...

Love that color. I've never played with alcohol inks, but I can see why people love them.

melody said...

lovin that snowflake and that scrumptious background chickie ~ YUMMY! and i couldn't imagine you not havin anything to say! keep on *keepin on* chickie ~ chat your heart out

hugz
melody

Carrie said...

So so pretty!

Gez said...

WOW! Mel your card is awesome. Love the AI background. Thanks for joining us this week at SCD & for all your lovely blog comments you've left me this week. HUGS Gez.xx