Monday, November 30, 2015

Rejoicing Dove

#stampinup   I've said it before, but it bears repeating here: I hate to color. I'm just not satisfied with the results. But, I keep trying and sometimes I'm almost happy. Almost.

The "Dove of Peace" stamp in the Holiday Mini catalog just calls out to be colored. So I listened and tried my hand at some coloring. I was inspired by Brian King's Blue Dove of Peace. I just loved these colors together!

I thought this would be a good image to use with this week's Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge


I started with a Lost Lagoon card base, added a Soft Sky mat that I embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder, and then added a square of Mint Macaron. I stamped a sentiment from "Versatile Christmas" in Lost Lagoon onto this square. Then I tied on a length of the White Glitter Ribbon.

I stamped my dove in Lost Lagoon onto Thick Whisper White Card Stock. I colored him with Marina Mist, Mint Macaron, Lost Lagoon, Wild Wasabi, and Soft Sky Stampin' Write Markers. Then I fussy cut him.

I adhered the dove to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. If you don't look too closely, I think my coloring is okay satisfactory pretty good.

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  1. I think your dove is lovely!! GREAT choice of colours and a beautiful card design!
    I know what you mean about colouring though...I find the Stampin’ Write Markers don’t really blend too well on their own for some reason....I prefer to use the blender pens or do colouring on watercolour paper.
    Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week. :)

  2. Seems like this is a case of the artist being their own harshest critic! Your card is beautiful! Great colors, very pretty colored image as a focal point, and I love that glimmer ribbon with these elements! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. It's beautiful, Kathy! There's so much beautiful in this combination of colors, and the solid panel beneath your bird is a perfect "offset" for the all the detail you've created inside the bird. Love it! Thanks for the shoutout. :)

  4. I agree, your dove is wonderful! I love your color choices, very soothing! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. I love the colour palette you chose for your dove Kathie, which is coloured beautifully - I must confess I miss my Blendabilities for colouring! Great fussy cutting and added texture from the embossing folder too. Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

  6. So pretty, love the soft colors...and how the dove just fits the sketch so well! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!