Thursday, November 4, 2010

MC Nov/10 - Two Turtle Doves

Figured I should make a few more cards for Xmas, since it's fast approaching, but wanted something that's repeatable and easy. So stamped the Flourishes bird image (small one from the "Doves & Holly" set #69) onto some white paper. Drew a window with shutters and planter box and merged them all together, also added another holly leaf in an open space on the box, then printed it off (now it's a digital image). Colored it with Prisma colors and Derwent watercolor pencils, blending with my water brush. The brickwork and berries are red and the shutters are reddish tone. I added some Puff embossing but it didn't puff enough so went over it with Liquid Applique for the snow on the top of the bricks and window sills.

I had originally printed it directly to my card, but didn't like that, so die cut the image with a Spellbinders Label 8 die, dry embossed it and sponged some Distress Antique Linen around the edges. Layered that to a dark green cardstock that I cut with my Cricut in a size slightly larger than my die cut. Rubber stamped the words (Quietfire Design - "12 Days of Christmas" set) with black. Rubber stamped a couple of Holly leaves from the Flourishes set. Added some white dots with ranger's white Enamel Accents.

Layered the above elements to a main white card, embossed with the Victoria (37-1916) folder.

Click on card to enlarge. Enjoy

It also fits for a few challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers Do something with a digital image other than just print and color
Craft Your passion #30 Anything Goes
Lexis Creations #26 Anything Goes
Wild Orchid #9 Classic Christmas (red, green)
City Crafter #29 Use a digital image
Everybody Art Challenge #115 Untraditional Christmas
Fresh Brewed Designs #21 Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday #8 Xmas Inspired
Creative Cottage challenge #26 Embossing
Little Red Wagon #53 Use the color Red
Charisma Cardz #44 With love @ Christmas
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #90 Clean & Simple
Trimmie's C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #75 Dry Embossing
Bee Crafty #41 Christmas
Mark's Finest Papers #27 Holiday card
One Stop craft Challenge #104 Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs #66 Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time #37 Christmas


Nikki said...

Awe this is so sweet it reminds me of my antique postcards somethin that will be treasured for years to come :)
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Vicki Dutcher said...

Image looks great in the window scene! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Leslie Miller said...

Repeatable and easy? Clever and beautiful certainly!

Linda Robinson said...

What a beautiful card. That image is wonderful.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card.

Ros said...

Beautifully done! thanks for playing along with us at CCCB

Heather said...

This is so elegant and beautiful

Thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

sharon said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining in at CRAFT challenge this week. Sharon x

Anonymous said...

Wow you certainly put some work into this, and it's stunning. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

Margreet said...

beautiful card......thanks for joining OSAAT
xxx Margreet

Joanne (jojot) said...

so very lovely....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week

redwasher1 said...

Stunningly beautiful!!!
Thanks for joining the fun at Speedy's Friends.

Sammibug said...

Such a sweet card. Love the layout. Thanks so much for playing in our "anything goes" challenge at Craft Your Passion.

Trimgym said...

Great card using Dry Embossing, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Jayne said...

Great card, such a lovely image and embossed white cardstock is one of my favourites. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colors. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya.

chrissy xx said...

WoW!! It's Gorgeous. Thank you sooo much for joining us at OSAAT.

A.J. said...

Great card!
Thanks for joining in with our Christmas challenge at OSAAT.

Crafty Creations by AJ

Leah the Orange said...

this is SUCH a pretty card! elegant and classy - love it! thanks for joining the Charisma Gals this week! :)

Donna said...

Beautiful embossing on your card! Thank you so much for joining in the fun at The Creative Cottage this week :) Donna x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a lovely holiday card, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Avril Tanner said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with LRW!

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

beautiful christmas card !! thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46

Cheryl Nelson said...

very pretty!

Lori said...

Great card, thanks so much for joining our anything goes challenge over at Lexi's Creations, we're happy to have you!

Tracey said...

Pretty card :)

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations & Good Luck!

Lin said...

Simply beautiful!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox

Kelly Schelske said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at DDCC!

Sandy Ang said...

Fantastic colouring !!