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,