Sunday, October 25, 2009

Winter Wonderland - Open Theme

Hi everyone did you all enjoy that extra hour in bed here in the UK? My children didn't know the clocks went back and so they got up at the normal time!!! The sun is shining today so I can get my sheets washed and dried and hopefully we can take a walk up to the Thames or something later.
Okay this week at Winter Wonderland we have an Open Theme sponsered by Delicious Doodles our very own DT member Teri S's fabulous shop. There is a prize of three of her digital images of your choice.
Teri gave the DT this gorgeous Dove (not just for christmas a great image for sympathy cards too) image to do with what we liked. The great thing about digital stamps is that you can resize them to suit your project. I made two projects a christmas decoration and a card.
I did not have a printer at the time we decided on the theme so Teri kindly sent me six images to play with of varying sizes.
The dove is white so I thought I could add colour and pattern and it could be the partridge in the pear tree so the stamp has versatility. I stamped a paperartsy swirl stamp with a water resist ink. I then embossed with clear embossing powder. I used my inkibilities a drop of butterscotch, cranberry and eggplant on the special sponge and spritzed with water and then I rubbed over the image. I highlighted the eye with a white pen and copic fineliner pen.
I also added some pearlescent glitter pen to some of the stamped detail.

To make the decoration I poked a hole in the top wing threaded through some wire and beaded it. I then added some ribbon as a hanger.

The card I made using one of the doves i made using the above technique. I used my majestic embossing board from keepsake to create the dry embossing on the card. I added ribbon and a charm.


Teri said...

Pascale ... I love both! You have such fantastic ideas and I can never wait to see what you do next :o) xxxx

Teri said...

Fabulous idea to use my Dove as an ornament - wouldn't have thought of that myself!
You've made these really beautifully - I'm impressed!!
Teri x

Anne said...

Wow!! With that hangie Pascale!! And your card is absolutely gorgeous! I gasped as soon as I saw your hangie - what a brilliant use of the image!! Fabulous stuff mate!! :o) xxx

joey said...

absolutely gorgeous hun, the hanging ordanment is just stunning.

Dawn said...


How you doing!
Wow a walk up the Thames sounds lovely Pascale!

Love your bird decoration - fantastic job!

Gorgeous card too!


Enjoy your Sunday!

Lynda said...

Wow Pascale these are lovely projects. Aren't those Doves just the best!

Love Lynda xxx

Tammy said...

Just beautiful! I love the ornament!

Tammy x

Nicola said...

Beautiful creations Pascale and what a fabulous idea with the partridge - truly stunning.
Nicola -x-

Willy said...

Wonderful card; your dove is gorgeous!