Saturday, September 11, 2010

Holiday Doves...

Good morning everyone!  We have made it to another wonderful weekend!  It's raining here this morning, with more rain expected today and tomorrow.  I'm so happy to be receiving this is much needed! 

I am continuing to work on my Christmas Cards and here is my next one:
And here is a close up picture.....

I used Ranger Distress Inks to color my image, which is a Flourishes Stamp.  I watched the doves in my yard and they are very beautiful creatures.  I'm afraid I can't do them justice here.  There are some iridescent feathers on their neck and chest that look almost pink so I used pinks and then I sprayed some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold onto a piece of glass and then picked it up with my watercolor brush.  It added just a hint of glimmer which is exactly what I wanted.  It doesn't show up very well, but that is my picture taking not the card.    Once I finished with my coloring, I used Antique Linen Distress Ink to age the paper and add a little background color.  I used a Spellbinders Beaded Ovals Die to cut out the image and then trimmed the edges with a gold leafing pen.  Then I made my card base using Spellbinders Labels Ten and edged it in Gold.  A silk ribbon bow a few pearls and it's done!

I hope you enjoy this Holiday Card.  I'm really having fun using the Ranger Distress Inks as Watercolor and am trying to learn new techniques all the time.  The shading still has me a little stumped, but I keep trying. 

Have a great Saturday, and a wonderful weekend and remember to take time to Breathe!

Supply List:
Spellbinders Dies
Flourishes Stamps
Ranger Distress Inks
Gina K Design Pure Luxury Card stock
Krylon Gold Leafing Pen
Silk Ribbon from my Stash
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Pop Dots


DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh Glenda you did a Beautiful job on your Doves... I'm sure the doves in your yard would be proud you chose them for your imspration. The way you let the Holly be part of the Beaded Ovals Die, it really looks very nice!

Beate said...

Glenda, this is GORGEOUS! Beautiful coloring! And aren't those nesties the best?
Have a great weekend!
Hugs and smiles

cristinoel said...

Love your card.
I think you are doing quite well with the inks; the doves look lovely. That is one of my favorites stamp sets.

Sylvia said...

Hi Glenda, This is another one of your gorgeous cards. I would love to just veg today! It is sweltering hot today! You are right about taking time to breathe!

Starla said...

OH!! This is just lovely and your coloring is beautiful!!

Newbie said...

Glenda, you did an awesome job on your card! The coloring is surperb, and the doves are beautiful! Love how you used the nesties together-great idea! Georgeous card!

ChristineCreations said...

Gorgeous work with the doves!