The Snow Queen …

one of the first winter scenes that came to mind when Chrissie chose Winter Wonderland as the January theme for Art Journal Journey was Varykino the ice palace in Dr Zhivago  (was it really 50 years ago that that movie came out!)…

Ice on windshield 30 Jan 2016while I never quite got those ideas worked out of my head I did make a mixed media piece with the snow queen that was also inside my head using some beautiful and special to me Edelweiss stamps (thank you again Johanna!) and I cut into a pretty handkerchief too (this year I am focusing on using up some of my treasures!)…

Snow Queen some suppliesbeing in a time crunch with January near its end I did not take any step by step photos and it’s a shame because this piece ended up morphing quite a bit…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz lace and crownthe swans were the last thing to be added and my muse Mr Magpie said why just one swan so I ended up adding three swans reminding me of our three sons…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Swansso here is my last piece for AJJ’s January challenge…Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz The Snow QueenI made a mosaic of my other winter inspired creations…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz AJJ Winter Wonderland Jan 2016thank you very much for your visit(s)…

24 responses to “The Snow Queen …

  1. Gorgeous mosaic, each part of it is stunning.

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  2. Another very beautiful spread, so soft and delicate and simply gorgeous. Love the collage, too, I have mine ready for tomorrow as well. Thanks for your great support for Art Journal Journey this month. Alles Liebe, Valerie

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  3. You have been so busy! Love those edelweiss stamps! About how long does it take you to do each spread?

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  4. Wow Patty! This really is beautiful! You have created such an atmospheric piece! I love the collage! Hugs, Chrisx

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  5. What a gorgeous winter month you have had with your photos as well as your gorgeous, gorgeous journal pages!
    I giggled to myself when I read that you are using your hoard(sic) as that is
    exactly what I am doing as well!! “)
    Your pages always speak to me as I am sure they do to others- thank you for always sharing such beautiful inspiration! xoxo

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  6. After you told me you used postage stamps in your final AJJ piece, I came to see what I’d missed. What I’d missed was the fact my sidebar had not been updated, so I was shocked to see this post.

    Everything about this is wonderful, right down to the swans and the German postage stamps. The embellishments are amazing, and the many layers show up so well, especially in the close-up.

    Your winter collage puts mine to shame, because yours looks much more like winter with all the blue and white you used. You created a LOT of beautiful entries, and seeing them all together shows what an excellent mixed media artist you are. All the layers and all the embellishments are stunning and gorgeous.

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  7. This is another wonderful and so atmosperic piece! Your art speaks loud to me always – but I think you know that for sure!
    Great to see this collage with all the beautiful winter wonderland pieces Patty!
    You made us happy with your art and all the support this month again !
    THANK YOU ♥♥♥
    Happy Sunday to you and your muse Mr. Magpie!
    oxo
    Susi

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  8. All of your winter wonderland creations are amazing. I would have difficulty choosing a favorite. Love them all.

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  9. Today’s page is stunning with a real WOW factor for sure. I have loved seeing all of your makes along the way and they look amazing together as well.

    Thank you for all your support at AJJ and especially the Winter Wonderland theme.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. This page sure has the WOW factor for me. It has so many beautiful elements and details, that all magically compliment each part of the page, a very special piece.
    Yvonne xx

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  11. Another wonderful winter scene. I can see that winter is a favourite theme of you, all your winter images are so lovely and very special.
    Happy sunday.
    Sabine xox

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  12. You certainly hit the jackpot with this . Patty she is so beautiful – and the dress you created for her is absolutely perfect for this scene. And it is like this crown was made especially for her – I thought you could not beat the woman looking out the window but you sure did! Yvonne said your spread has the WOW factor – I sure wish I had thought of that!
    Sandy xx

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  13. i´m in love with your snow queen – love everything about this! good idea of mr magpie to make three of the swans. love the other extras as the stamps and the crown, too, but the hoot is the old handkerchief. LOVE it. i also got some from my grandma-in-law and will start up using them (and dyeing them), as they are so Special. and i´m glad i´m also over the Point “i can´t use this”… that´s why i have it!
    i noticed how seldom i´m visiting Blogs These days, i missed quite some of your wonderful wintery pages. they are so Special! i think winter has my favorite Colors (well, it is not my fave season though;)).

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  14. She is indeed the snow queen, Patty. I get a chill just looking at it — in a good way. And your trademark swans make it all the more personal!

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  15. What a gorgeous spread, your snow queen is so lovely and I also love the handkerchief, the edelweiss stamps, the crown, the swans… very very beautiful is this!
    You’ve made a great job this month, your winter pages are really wonderful.
    Mar xx

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  16. Your ‘Snow Queen’ is stunning … love the use of the old hankie .. so beautiful. Lovely mosaic. Of course, being a ‘crown girl’ myself, I adore the use of the crown in your work. Beautiful. hugs, Donna

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  17. How beautiful. I remember Dr. Zhivago so well, such a romantic movie and you have captured that dreamy snow fill world so well. xox

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  18. Beautiful pages Patty!! I love the swans 🙂 ~Sophia

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  19. Dearest Patty, what a most beautiful ice palace snow queen, I loved dr. Zhivago, the story, the actors and the beautiful palace, in the snow …
    I love this, too, the 3 swans ( reminding you,your sons) swimming in the wonderful sea, love the materials you used to create the water. and the queen in snow landscape, and the lovely dress.
    The stamps are so beautiful, too Patty . This page is really winter wonderland, dear friend.
    Hugs, from Dorthe

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  20. Mr. Mosaic has such great ideas – perhaps he can be convinced to take up collage too?

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  21. I guess I missed the snow queen. I love the swans- she is a snow queen! So regal and almost renaissance style. Very beautiful Patty!

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  22. This is magical, Patty, magical art. You are a blue and white art sorceress.

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  23. I’m so late getting to this one but I knew it would be a beauty and so it is! It speaks of love and peace and cold beauty ♥

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