Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Steampunk and Eagle Festival

This is not normally a style I go with but I am challenging myself this year to use my papers, so here we go, the image is part of this paper pack as is the butterflies, I fussy cut them from a sheet of nothing but butterflies and popped up the wings. I added sparkle to the butterfly wings too.

Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante paper pack
Gina Marie designs- Birthday words sentiment stamp
Spellbinders - Labels trio die
Spectrum noir - clear sparkle pen on wings

I thought I would share some pictures I took when we went up to Alton Illinois for the Alton-Audubon Eagle Ice Festival.

On the Illinois side of the Mississippi River they had some ice carvings in the parking lot of the visitors center.

Then we headed across the river to the Missouri side to the Audubon building where they had all kinds of information on all kinds of birds and how they take care of injured birds and this little one stole my heart, just a beauty!

Outside they have a path you can walk down to the river and view the birds, my pictures of them didn't turn out all that great but you can see the bit of snow we had on the ground, it was a chilly day.

We headed back to the Illinois side after our little hike and went back to the rivers edge to get some shots of the frozen Mississippi River. Yes that's my hubby out on the ice taking pictures, I was smart and stayed up on land.

They ice crystals on the water were just beautiful with the sun hitting them just right.

Of course you have to stay for the sunset.

Thanks so much for taking the time out to stop by today and say Hi,



Sandra said...

I like your Steampunk style card. I have a niece or two that would enjoy that style. Those Ice sculptures are amazing. The birds, snow and ice and the beautiful sunset...all great pictures. Looks like a wonderful day.

Louca por porcelana said...

Beautiful card and wonderful pics!Hugs!

Heidi Stamps said...

Your card is great, wonderful use of your paper pack! The ice sculptures are amazing, I have always wanted to go to one of these types of things.

Kim said...

Gorgeous photos of your wintry wonderland, Connie. I am so glad your husband didn't fall into those icy waters. I love this card. I love the steampunk paper and the butterflies are sweet. I look forward to seeing the other papers you will use this year. It is always a delight to see what beautiful card fancies you dream up.

Donna Phelan said...

Fabulous photos! I adore your card! It's always so nice to come over with my coffee and visit!

Diane said...

Great steampunk card design Connie. Wow your pictures are wonderful what a fun time you must of had.

Hugs Diane

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, Your card is really amazing. I love the styling of this!! The ice sculptures are beautiful and those sunny ice shots are incredible. Love the sunset!!
Have a great last day of January and great new month ahead. xoxo

Beth Norman said...

You did wonders with this new to you design. I'm like you and don't tend to use my papers so I have a stash. Love how you cut out the butterflies. Nice ice sculpture and photos. TFS.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, those pretty butterflies look wonderful with the designer print. Great way of using up your paper stack. :) Fantastic pictures... those ice sculptures must have looked amazing in real life!

Janice said...

Amazing photos, I love the ice sculptures, they remind me of our ‘days at sea’ on our cruise holidays in the Caribbean, something the kitchen staff entertained us with:-)
Your card is fabulous, love the butterflies stickers too.

Leslie Miller said...

First of all, your card is an amazing use of the papers! That's something I'm trying to work on, too. Love how you cut out and sparkled the butterflies. I see you've been on another nice little trip to see interesting and beautiful sights. It's astounding how they do the ice sculptures, and nature does a pretty good job of it, too. Just look at how the light changes. Lovely photos, Connie!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely card Connie, the ice carving was amazing! But breathtaking were the photos of the beautiful creation of our God.. astounding indeed!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing and for popping over too!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Anonymous said...

Connie, I like steampunk. Love the gears! Your lady looks so fancy too! LOVE ice sculptures. It is amazing how they make them.