Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Peace Dove



Hi everyone.  Today's card is for several challenges - love when that happens :)  First, the latest challenge at Merry Monday #97 - Sparkle & Shine with Aqua, White and Silver/Gray.


The card is also for the challenges at ATS&M #84 - CAS (I do LOVE CAS!) ... and LoveFest2014 Challenge H - Heartfelt Greetings - hosted by My Favorite Things.  And last, but not least, I'm also entering it into the latest challenge at CAS-ology - #84 - Paint (I used the shimmer paint to create my background).




I made the background with the Faux Mother-of-Pearl technique.  I just love the look of this technique and it's so easy to do.  I used Frost White Shimmer paint from Stampin' Up!.  I poured a few drops onto a piece of wax paper, then using a piece of scrunched up cling wrap, I lightly dabbed it in the paint and randomly pounced on my card front, making sure to leave white space for sponging color on top.  I used Whisper White card stock because I find the SU! inks sponge best on this paper.  I randomly sponged Pool Party and Bermuda Bay inks - both in the Aqua family (one light and one dark).  Love the look of the background ... the photo really doesn't do it justice - it is shiny, reflective and so pretty! :)

The dove die belongs to my friend Susan, and she brought it along the other day when we had some crafting time together.  The dove is so gorgeous!!  I glued it to the mother-of-pearl background and then mounted the whole piece onto a larger (same width, but longer) piece of heavy card stock for stability ... I stamped the sentiment at the bottom.  I added a double strand of silver cording (a gift from Susan) and tied a little piece off to one side for interest.  Fun and easy card to make.

Thanks Susan for letting me die-cut these beautiful doves ... and for the silver cording - you are so generous!!







Stamps:  Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Pool Party, Bermuda Bay (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Dove Die (Penny Black), Frost White Shimmer Paint (SU!), silver cording, Glad wrap



Challenges:
Merry Monday #97
ATS&M #84 - CAS
LOVEFEST2014H
CAS-ology #84 - Paint



50 comments:

  1. Oh this is stunning! I love the painted background and gorgeous dove. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

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  2. Wow Loll that background is stunning, another technique I haven't heard of! And what a gorgeous dove, the colouring of your card is perfect. Thanks for joining is at ATSM.

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  3. I love what you did with the dove die cut!! I have to try that background technique - it is stunning! And great use of the silver twine to create a break between image and sentiment.

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  4. Wow! This is a beautiful die cut and the perfect background with the shimmer! Love that silver cord too. Another beautiful Christmas card, Loll! Thanks for sharing it at Merry Monday!

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  5. Beautiful card - I love your white on white set up for the design. Can I have permission to use it on a Christmas card?
    sandy

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  6. Your background is stunning Loll! just like a white cloud filled sky - and I would never think the die cut outline of that dove would look so beautiful on a card!

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  7. Wow, Loll! This is stunning and I love the die cut outline of the dove. Your painting is amazing. Fantastic card my friend!

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  8. that is the first time I have seen the dove and it is stunning. Lovely card~

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  9. This is so beautiful! I love your background and that amazing dove. I think that needs to come live at my house. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Wow, Loll...stunning design! Love that dove and your background...wow! Did I say wow? What a great technique that I have yet to try...why is that?

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  11. Lovely image and wonderful background combine to make a beautiful card!
    :) Marie

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  12. This is superb!! I love the BG :) could u do a tutorial for this :), there is so much to learn from you !!

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  13. Lovely with the pearly blue & the dove. Every time I read about this nifty technique I want to try to do it! Then I forget about it! Thanks for reminding me about it, and sharing this beautiful & serene card. Hugs

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  14. I love your technique and I am going to try it! Would appreciate knowing who makes the Dove die as it is very pretty.

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    1. Hi Patricia. The dove die is made by Penny Black. Loll xx

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  15. Your card is stunning! I really love the background, and I'm going to have to try that technique.....so lovely! Wonderful dove die too!

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  16. Your card really stands out in the MM gallery! I've never heard of that technique, but now I've got to try it! Gorgeous card!

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  17. Stunning card Loll, the painted backgorund looks amazing! Perfect with the gorgeos dove, Cathy x

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  18. Your card looks amazing Loll and your paint technique sounds like so much fun! I hope your having a great week - hugs xx

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  19. The Dove image is so pretty! It made a beautiful card!

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  20. GORGEOUS!!!!! love the background and the dove. could you ask your friend who makes that particular die? please??

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    1. Hi Sherry. The dove die is made by Penny Black. Loll xx

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  21. So pretty. Love the background and the dove die you used.

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  22. Beautiful card Loll your background is stunning and the dove die is perfect....

    Anne

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  23. Wow, that is a beautiful technique for the background. I havent heard of that one either. Your card in its entirety is just stunning. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

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  24. All your cards are beautiful Loll, but this card is simply stunning!! Love your background, the dove die, all of it! :0)

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  25. Stunning card Loll. Love the colours.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. Loll, the dove die is gorgeous and your background, fabulous. I love the technique you used and the colors. When I first saw it, I thought of the shaving cream technique.

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  27. Loved this so much loll I just had to buy the die!!! hehe Fabulous technique on the background.

    Karen x

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  28. Super pretty! Love the background you did!!!

    Deanne :)

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  29. Loll! This card is absolutely stunning! Love that technique and I just may have to try it out! TFS!

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  30. Beautiful and so elegant Loll, thank you for playing along with us for Merry Monday :).

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  31. Just beautiful, Loll! I see I'm not the only one who thinks so, either :) Nice work! So glad you're joining us this week at Merry Monday!

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  32. This is just beautiful. I adore your painted background, and that dove is a fantastic die. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

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  33. Stunning Loll. I love the background you created, so effective with the die cut. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  34. Lol this is so gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

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  35. This is gorgeous!! Absolute perfection!!

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  36. Gorgeous Loll! You are becoming quite the artist with the different techniques and mediums. Really love this card. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M this week. Hugs D

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  37. the background you created is gorgeous and that dove die cut is stunning! So sleek and classy. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  38. Gorgeous card. Love the background.

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  39. Well, I will be saying just what everyone else has said: beautiful, gorgeous, love that die dove!! And what a great background too! Everything is just fabulous!

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  40. Gorgeous card, Loll! I love your die cut outline of the dove on that pretty paper :) Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week xoxoxo

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  41. This card is a stunner. You are so talented Loll! What a beautiful background.

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  42. Absolutely gorgeous, Loll! I love it! Will have to give this technique a try some time!

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  43. This is so pretty, Loll! Love that die and your awesome background! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

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  44. Congrats on your HM at Merry Monday, Loll!

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