Coming down out of the freezing sky with its depths of light, like an angel, or a Buddha with wings, it was beautiful, and accurate, striking the snow and whatever was there with a force that left the imprint of the tips of its wings — five feet apart — and the grabbing thrust of its feet, and the indentation of what had been running through the white valleys of the snow — and then it rose, gracefully, and flew back to the frozen marshes to lurk there, like a little lighthouse, in the blue shadows — so I thought: maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us — as soft as feathers — that we are instantly weary of looking, and looking, and shut our eyes, not without amazement, and let ourselves be carried, as through the translucence of mica, to the river that is without the least dapple or shadow, that is nothing but light — scalding, aortal light — in which we are washed and washed out of our bones. Author

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Woodland Fox

Todays card is from the Squeezee Cards cdrom Christmas Furry Friends. It is a great cdrom that makes accordian type cards with either 4 or 8 levels that all squeeze flat for posting. For this card I have just used the image without the layers. The images are so beautiful that they make a great focal point on a card. Because of the nature of this cd (that they're meant to be layered), there are no matching backing papers, so I used one from my stash. I mounted the image and backing paper onto some holographic card. Down the side of the image I added some diecut ivy leaves, which I added snow and sparkle to. Acrylic white paint and glitter. To obtain the single image it should be noted that I used the snapshot tool in the program. This is a lovely size image to use on a large card. With this cd I have used either a 8x8 or a A5 size card.
This image always reminds me of when I first moved to Snowdonia. It was back in the day when I could still walk and I had taken my dog J.J. for a walk. We walked up to the disused quarry and as we walked around the corner we came face to face with the biggest fox I had ever seen. I don't know who was the most, J.J. or the fox. For what seemed ages we all stood still looking at each other. Nobody made a sound. Then all of a sudden the fox ran off. I shall always remember this moment in time. To be that close to the fox and to see the sun shine on it's coat is something that will always stay with me.
Well coffee time calls and so does the glitter. I hope that wherever you are the weather is being kind to you, here in the mountains the rain is pouring and the wind is roaring round the valley. So keep warm and cosy..take care and happy crafting.

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