Monday, December 27, 2010

Snow Day

On Christmas Day, Delaware experienced my favorite kind of snow... festive flurries that didn't accumulate - this is key! The 26th was a different story entirely, as a blizzard zoomed up the Atlantic seaboard and is still wreaking havoc as I type. Oh well, the crazy weather sets the stage perfectly for today's collection of snowy projects.


First up is a wintertime card in silver and blue, decorated with embossed trees and miniature quilled snowflakes. Sure, it would have been a good Christmas card, but sometimes it's nice to send a New Year greeting.


Just a bit of white mulberry paper adds a frosty look. The snowflakes are composed of basic quilling shapes... teardrops, marquises, tight coils, and heart scrolls.


This wedding invitation, more than any other I've done, practically demanded the addition of quilling due to its tone-on-tone embossed snowflake design.


Quilled mini-flakes, a gossamer ribbon, and a silver frame resulted in its being a gift the bride proclaimed as one of her favorites. (Hearing that bit of news later on was pretty wonderful!) But obviously I wasn't remembering grade school science class when I created some of the flakes with more (or less) than six sides - whoops.

And look! Here's proof the cool Paper Zone snowflakes really are easy to make.

paper-snowflake

I wound up making several smaller ones too, to use on presents instead of bows. The giant one took just six sheets of computer paper and turned out to be the perfect size to hang above our hearth - I may leave it up all winter!

10 comments:

Maureen said...

Beautiful card and the wedding invitation is stunning.

We did not get much snow here in Arlington, Va., but the cold and winds are fierce. Keep warm!

Ann Martin said...

Thanks Maureen! Not a huge amount of snow here compared to the shore, but the wind is still whipping it around like mad.

Ann said...

That card is so pretty and the wedding invitation is awesome. That big snowflake over your hearth is very cool. I'm going to have to check that out. Looks like a good winter project.

Edi said...

Very Beautiful

Meg said...

The card an invitation came out wonderful! I made one of those giant twirled snowflakes last year and kept it up long after the real snow had melted into spring- I just loved it too much to take down.

Sheeba Asariah said...

I love your blog.......... totally rejuvinated and inspired when ever i drop by.. Love the wedding invitation........ lovely..... wishing you a very happy new year

SUGANTHI said...

I love the card! so elegant!.The snowflakes on the wedding invitation made of such tiny shapes, looks so pretty. paper snowflakes are so simple to make even kids can do it .

Molly Smith said...

I love all the photos and your work! That view (and those windows) = gorgeous.

Love, love your giant paper snowflake and think you should leave it up all year long!

hugs xo

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Gorgeous card Ann and lovely invitation too. I love your quilling and your paper snowflake is great.
Lee:)

Ann Martin said...

Thanks so much everyone - Happy New Year!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...