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:

Deborah Frings said...

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

sandie said...

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.

Susan said...

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.

Bonnie said...

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!

Sandy said...

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

Julia Aston said...

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!

Lesley Croghan said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Kristie Goulet said...

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!

Lee-Anne said...

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?

NJ Stamping Queen said...

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

Deepti said...

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

MaryH said...

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

Patricia Gessner said...

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

Loll Thompson said...

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

Sharyn Polesel said...

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!

Greta said...

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!

Linda said...

Simple beautiful.

Cathy said...

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

Karen M said...

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

JD/ Jill said...

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

Sherry said...

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

Loll Thompson said...

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

JoAnn said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

Kylie said...

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

Marcia HIll said...

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

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Loll. Love the colours.

Love & Hugs

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

Benzi said...

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.

Karen B said...

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

Karen x

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Super pretty! Love the background you did!!!

Deanne :)

OH Babs said...

Elegant cars Loll.

Sherry said...

thank you!!

Chris D. said...

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

Notes by Nina said...

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

Katie Melhus said...

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!

Joyce said...

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.

Karen D said...

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

Tracey McNeely said...

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

Susangail Powell said...

This is gorgeous!! Absolute perfection!!

Danielle Vincent said...

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

Jen W. said...

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!

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous card. Love the background.

Colleen said...

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!

http:/drdeweypibbs.blogspot.com said...

Ditto to all of the above!!!!!

Lori said...

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

Nonni said...

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

Margaret Moody said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Lee-Anne said...

Congrats on your HM at Merry Monday, Loll!