A winter’s verse

Came across this lovely verse on the net and thought it would be nice to type out for card toppers or inserts:


Snowflakes spill from heaven’s hand
Lovely and chaste like smooth white sand.
A veil of wonder laced in light
Falling gently on a winter’s night.
Graceful beauty raining down
Giving magic to the lifeless ground.
Each snowflake like a falling star
Smiling beauty that’s spun afar.
Till earth is dressed in a robe of white
Unspoken poem the hush of night.

by Linda A. Copp

Hope you like the art work. Created the graphic using Illustrator to produce the blended lines and Photoshop for the flowers (petals created in layers with varying degrees of opacity to give depth here and there).

Used a Bokeh effect background I made last year some time on one layer in PS.

The ‘Winter’s Wishes’ was a graphic I’d made earlier and used yesterday as the introduction to the post. It was placed into another new layer and the Blend Mode of that layer was set to 65% opacity. The Eraser was used to rub away bits of the graphic so as not to obscure the flower graphic beneath.

The ‘Winter’s Wishes with the snowflake’ was made  in Illustrator from a snowflake I made a long time ago welded onto the two words (converted to ‘Outlines’ ) to make one, single editable graphic.

I also filled it in with black and pasted it into a new document in Photoshop and made an ABR from it there so I could use it as a brush in future. That’s how it was done. Nothing complex or difficult.

Anyway, must get on. Chilly here – what a cold and wet year it has been. Not long to Christmas so no time to be sitting around getting cold, things to do, make, clean, buy, wrap… so much to do and yet getting them done feels like knitting spaghetti or nailing jelly to the walls!

Have a good one!




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