Saturday, May 11, 2013

Winter at Peninsula

Just when you thought you were safe from Door County pictures, I went up in February for a little day trip. One of our stops was at Peninsula State Park. This park is normally packed with people hiking, biking, swimming, and boating. It is so weird to see it deserted during the winter. Most of the roads are closed off and not plowed, because they get so much snow.

We decided to hike to observation tower. From the top of the tower, you directly overlook the bay of Green Bay and the township of Ephriam. On a clear day you can just see Lake Michigan over the tree line.  We had to go up a big hill in order to get to the tower. Not so easy the day before you go in for new tires. But we made it up safely. Hiking the icy stairs of the tower was another story.

 I forced my dad to stop in the middle of the road just so I could get a shot in the woods. Peninsula has the most scenic roads no matter what the season.
 The snowflakes were cut using spellbinders and ellison dies, then coated with metallic rub on (see below) and sealed with embossing powder.
 I love these little embellishments from Hobby Lobby. They are paper studio brand and they just give that needed little pump to a page some times. They come in a million different colors too.

 These are what I was talking ago a few weeks ago on the page with the tree. They are called Metallic Rub On's. I don't know how to use them besides with my finger. I just smear them on the object, and then throw on a layer of embossing powder, and heat it up. Be warned- once it's under your nails, it's not so easy to get off.

1 comment:

  1. I love those embossed snowflakes. I haven't experimented with the metallic rubons yet. May need to try it now that I saw this technique. It matched your embellishments really well.