Saturday, September 27, 2008

Season of Peace

I was reading someone's blog the other day, and they were lamenting about all the stages their card took before being finished. Starting one way and ending up totally different. Well, this card took so many twists and turns, and I'm still not happy with it. Arrrrrrrgggghhhh!!! I wanted to use this sparkly My Mind's Eye Paper (Gorgeous stuff irl) with this dove and the colors fit with the #5 Inspiration Challenge on SCS today. I just couldn't get my layout the way I wanted it. You wouldn't believe the different changes this has been through. I had my dove colored and layered right off. No problems there....well, until I saw that the edges were too white with the gold trim and tried to run a sponge just over the edge....well, of course it got on the image itself...*groan* Why didn't I just use my gold leafing pen like I did around the sentiment!! *kicking my self here* Oh well, I wasn't about to stamp, color and cut the three layers again.

I stamped the Season of Peace (Artful Stamper) dove onto Neenah Natural White, with Versamark, and embossed it with Detail Gold ep. I then colored it with copics. Now, you have to be careful with the gold, because the copics will take away the shimmer. I added a bit of sparkle with my quickie glue pen and glitter, sewed around the edges, and added Dew Drops to the corners and flower. Each panel is popped up with dimensional tape too.

I want to thank all of you for stopping by!! I hope you're having a blessed weekend!!
Don't forget to check the post below for BLOG CANDY!!! I can't wait to announce a winner tomorrow afternoon!! Woo-Hoo!! Thank you for all your kind, kind comments and your well wishes!! They truly mean a lot!!! Stampers are some of the kindest and best people out there!! There's no doubt in my mind!!! HUGS!!!


Supplies:
Stamps -Season of Peace (Artful Stamper), Peace Sentiment (Wordsworth)
Paper - Laundry Line (My Mind's Eye), Neenah Natural White, Rose Dark (Prismatics)
Ink - Versamark, Frayed Burlap, Aged Mahogany (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories - Dew Drops, Copics, Detail Gold ep, Small Oval Punch, Corner Tag Punch (SU), Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape, Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen

28 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Tosh, I just saw this is the gallery and had to come see how you did that gorgeous bird!!! I actually ordered it a few days ago and can't wait for it to come...thanks for the inspiration!!! Beautiful work, as always!!!

Anonymous said...

I think it's just gorgeous!

lindastamps

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

For all the changes this card went through, it sure turned out gorgeous!!! I love how you cut it out and layered it!
smiles, Jami

StampOwl said...

this is gorgeous Tosh ... you are always way to hard on yourself!

patty w said...

This is beyond GORGEOUS !! I'd be thrilled to received such a beautiful card!

leenda said...

So LOVELY!

Kim said...

I think your card turned out beautiful!!!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Jennifer said...

Darling!!! :)

BTW...there is an award waiting for you on my blog!

silke said...

GORGEOUS!!! Wonderful inspired card!!! I love it!!!

Shirley said...

Tosh, this is just very beautiful and heart warming to look at. The bird is gorgeous. This should be framed.

Michele said...

You do beautiful work.
Thanks for sharing!
Blessings!

scraphag said...

very very very pretty

Nancy said...

Well, your card is gorgeous! If you're not happy with it I'd gladly take it off your hands. hehe!

Anonymous said...

The card is beautiful. I love the colors. I'm going to sign on your blog for more great ideas. Jerry A

Kathy W said...

Beautiful card. TFS.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Tosh, you are not happy with this card? Well, I'd be happy to take if off your hands! LOL I think it's gorgeous!

Sue said...

Love the colors in this card, Tosh. Thanks for sharing!

Monique H said...

This is just so pretty! I like the simplicity of the layout, the colours and the detail on the dove, this really is an elegant looking card!

Nancy L. said...

Its beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

My Mama used to say that if you don't point out your mistakes, people usually will not see them. I guess it's like pictures, no one really likes one of themself.
Your work is an ispiration.

Bernie

Nancy said...

With all the directions this card took, it turned out absolutely beautiful!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

This card is just GORGEOUS!

Michelle said...

Man, I don't see anything to not love about this beauty! I sound like a broken record when I comment on your blog, but you DO amaze me. You're the best! :-)

JenMarie said...

GORGEOUS!

dpkennedy said...

This card is just gorgeous, despite it's twists and turns! Love it!!

Rose Ann said...

You would never know this gave you some trouble, because it is just gorgeous!! I love how you've layered and colored that beautiful bird, and your background is perfect!!

JAR said...

WOWSERS! I love this!! I can't believe you don't love it! However, I do get what you mean, and there are cards I don't love b/c they took turns! lol

BEAUTIFUL work!

Roberta said...

This is beautiful--again--. I just love your work. You certainly have talent! Also agreat eye for color. I'm so glad I found your site!
God Bless you!
Roberta

 
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