It came to me in a dream.
Well it would have been a dream, because I would have been asleep, if there weren't two cats, that despite their SUPPOSED five pounds apiece, can actually, through a miracle of feline centripetal force, propel themselves into things with the gravity of Pamplona bulls. Some of these things include, but are not limited to:
Things with bells on them that I'm pretty sure they manufacture under the bed.
So the nap was not to be. Instead, I was picking them out of the slats of the rocking chair, pulling things out of their mouths and resisting the urge to duct tape them to something so I could have a moment of peace.
Now, of course, that the nap window has passed, Maddie is snoring away in the new carrier I bought and Splotchy is all draped over the chair chasing rabbits. Evil beasts.
But when I was TRYING to sleep, I came up with this mosaic sky and white winter landscape idea, and had plenty of time to make it during my forsaken nap time.
There's a website called Folding Trees that has some gorgeous paper sculptures on it and I used that for inspiration.
I hand cut the hillsides after making my mosaic sky out of Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Soft Sky and Brocade Blue with my paper snips.
Then I punched out my frosty deer and snowflakes with my Martha Stewart punches and they and the hills are mounted with dimensionals. The mosaic is just attached with SNAIL.
I think it's kind of frosty & fun. I thought about glitter but it was so clean and crisp I just left it.
Hope you're having a sassy Tuesday - Thanksgiving is almost here!