Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Power Poppy has a monthly challenge that looked very interesting.  Above is the sky inspiration on Power Poppy, and you can see the details HERE.

Let me tell you a little story.  My son lives in a little town in Wisconsin right in the middle of several lakes.  Look on the map below, do you see Winneconne? 

It is between Lake Winneconne and Lake Butte des Morts

There is lots of fishing there, both summer and winter. I was not surprised when he really got interested in fishing.  This last year, he build a fishing shanty.  Not just any shanty, it has all of the comforts of home, including heat, two beds and windows.  He posted a picture of his shanty and I was very impressed with the color.  Not sure if it is sunrise, or sunset, but it is gorgeous. 

This is a picture of a frozen lake, but the colors of the sky are what I was inspired by.  The red streak fading into yellow and then some light gray.  See what I mean about gorgeous? 
I captured the streaks in the sky with color shine, Mustard and Rose spray, and could not resist the snowflake in the background.  Of course the Power Poppy digital tulips are the promise of spring.

This is a close up of the Memory box  Lindeman, snowflake  I covered it with pink stickles.
the sentiment is from Flourishes Passion Flower set. The base is GKD navy cardstock. 

Here is a close up of the snowflake.

Sorry for the long post today.  I got carried away!  Hope you like my card. 
 Thanks for stopping in.  Love the comments.



  1. Barbara this is gorgeous! Love your beautiful background. It really does look like a sunset! The snowflake is a nice addition with the pretty tulips.....a little bit of Winter and a peek at Spring! Nicely done!

  2. I love your post, Barbara, and the shanty story! Of course your card is a beauty and reflects God's awesome creation. So glad I found your blog.

  3. Just stunning. I love, love, love that background. What an inspiration you are to me, my friend. You always come up with GORGEOUS cards. Love how you have colored those tulips, and adding the snowflake to represent the frozen lake is genius!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!

  4. Love it!! So gorgeous and that looks like a fun challenge.

  5. That photo should be framed! Gorgeous!! You told me about his fishing shanty and now I can see it! Sounds like a deluxe model! I love how it inspired you on your beautiful card! Love that background!!

  6. Beautiful sunset and a beautiful effect with the tulips! Wonderful work! Thanks so much for joining us at Power Poppy Barbara!!

  7. Lovely design of colors and way to shade the background. Your tulips are perfect. Thanks for playing in our Power and Spark Challenge this month.

  8. What a fun and colorful technique! I have seen so many cool things done with these color sprays and this card gives me one more reason to want to pick up some of them for myself! Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining me in this month's Power & Spark Challenge!

  9. p.s. I LOVE your son's photo too -- just looks serene! Cold, but serene! ;-)

  10. Oh, my! You captured the essence of this sky so beautifully on your card. The background you created is wonderful! Love the addition of the snowflake. Not too unlikely with the kind of weather our country is seeing this year. Thank you for joining our Power Poppy challenge this month, Barbara!