Monday, February 04, 2013

In The Bleak Midwinter

The first tip-in book I have to make spreads for in our new Paper Traders´ project was themed "Cool Colours". I just had to make samples with the brand-new Hidden Vintage Studios´ kit "Her Royal Ice-Ness", so I decided to lean my spread on these beautiful images ... Then I stumbled upon Christina Rossetti´s wonderful poem "In the bleak midwinter", and my book spread came to life quickly. As I wrote the words of the poem around the ladies, I decided to add a tag to the book spread with the printed poem and another icy lady. These pages have been sent to Australia last week, so the recipient will receive them in summer - good for her as I´d freeze when I received them in our cold German winter ...

Here´s Christina Rossetti´s whole poem for you:

In the bleak midwinter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter,
Long Ago.

And as "Her Royal Ice-Ness" of course can used digitally, too, here´s another sample for you (additional elements from Eena´s Creation and Finecrafted Designs).
"Her Royal Ice-Ness" is part of the fantastic new collaboration at Deviant Scrap dedicated to Myths and Fairytales. You really should look at all the new kits here. Samples with the new Tumble Fish Studio kit will follow here tomorrow!

1 comment:

Belladonna said...

Your historical pieces are just lovely!