Saturday, December 07, 2013

Two Turtle Doves.

I'm now on the second card of my self imposed  challenge for depicting the 12 days of Christmas. This card is a bit tongue in cheek as the digi is actually Wedding Doves but with a different colour, the addition of a poinsettia and some bling I give you

Two turtle Doves.
Digi image by Becc'ys Place.
(I fell in love with this image as soon as I saw it so knew I had found my Doves).
Image coloured using Graph'it pens and pearlescent chalks
Blooming Poinsettia die is by Poppystamps.com
Layered onto pale green card stock  and then matted onto white card.
Sentiment generated in word.
Off cuts of white card (coloured as above) for the poinsettias and gems from my stash.

Close up of the Doves which were 1st coloured in with a blender pen  and then covered with both white and light grey pearlescent chalks which I think you can just about see here.
 
Entering into the following challenges:
Make My Monday: Christmas flowers and Foliage.
Holly Jolly Christmas: Anything goes Christmas.
Sweet Stamps #146: Red & Green.
LEJ Designs #82: Christmas is coming.
Polka Doodles Digi Choosday #7: Christmas cheer.
Delightful Challenges: Add gems of any kind.
Paper Crafting Journey: It's Christmas time.
C.R.A.F.T. challenge #236: Christmas.
Stampin For The Weekend: Use some Red.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra: Anything goes Christmassy.
 
 


32 comments:

Merry said...

You would never know that these were Wedding Doves. A wonderful card.

Createology said...

You are very disciplined to not only rise to your challenge but to excel with this card of two turtle doves. Creative Joy...

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the image,and the embellishments, thanks for playing along with us at Digi Choosday challenge, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

This is another elegant and classy card Mummy! xx

Avril Ann said...

Love this, and you would not know that the image was originally a wedding image, stunning, thank you for sharing with us at LEJ Designs, this week, good luck xxxx

Donna K said...

Love how you added the poinsettias to your card, makes those lovely doves all the more merrier! Thanks for sharing at SweetStamps.com for the Red&Green challenge!

Di said...

Fabulous Mrs A - such clever use of those gorgeous doves. The poinsettias are such a lovely touch. Are they cosied down with the ducklings and chooks wot you're protecting?

And listen Missus, even ONE lord a'leapin would be enough for me - am willing to barter :)

Hugs, Di xx

Ali said...

I think it's great you've used the doves for a Christmas card. They look beautiful along with the poinsettas.
Ali x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Mrs A love it huggles Sue xxx

MaryH said...

Hope your back is much better now, and I'm amazed at how you can enter all these challenges, and keep up. And in addition do these lovely projects you share! Your wedding doves were perfect as turtle doves and your pretty flowers. Loved all the pretty little posies you scattered about. It's not too awfully cold in S.Carolina, just dreary. Thankful it is just dreary, not ice or snow, as so much of the USA has at the moment. TFS & Hugs

Fandhmum said...

This is just lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Make My Monday
Rosie x

Bonnie said...

My, but you've been a busy lady and I've enjoyed catching up! I loved your partridge and these turtle doves. They look very Christmasy with the pretty poinsettias!

Hettie said...

Lovely card there Mrs!
So who gets to be the bum end in the Donkey then? Not me this year please! I could maybe be the Virgin Mary tho!
xx

Elena said...

it's so cute!

Carol L said...

Gorgeous flowers on this card! I especially like the larger bloom with all the smaller ones beneath the doves! So pretty!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

well you are one clever little Vegemite Mrs A, love it Shaz in oz.x

butlersabroad said...

This is lovely Mrs A, great use of a non-Christmas digi. You should enter it at Beccy's own challenge, on her blog, you just have to use one of her images, free or paid for.

Hugs
Brenda

Viv's Visuals said...

Just brill use of a non christmas digi to create a lovely card Mrs A!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

The pink poinsettia's are so gorgeous

Margreet said...

Great 2nd life for the wedding doves....lovely christmas card!

Karen Petitt said...

Very clever use of the doves, a beautiful card, love the colours and the poibsettias xx

Sandra H said...
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Sandra H said...

It's a really lovely card Mrs A and l wouldn't have known any different regarding the birds had you not mentioned it the poinsettias are stunning another one to add to your collection not many more to go xx

Greta said...

Oh wow--your turtle doves card is stunning! Love it!

Judy McKay said...

Pretty - Pretty. Great Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Good luck with the blog hop. Hope you play along with us in 2014. Judy DT

Trimgym said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us this week. Don’t forget our DT Call, it would be great to see you there.

Jo and the CRAFT Team

MagsB said...

Lovely! The red flowers and white doves look gorgeous!

love Mags B x

Fliss said...

Gorgeous creation and thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday.
Fliss x

Zue said...

Two very coy little romantic doves. So sweet!
Xxx

Inkyfingers said...

How clever to use the wedding doves for a Christmas design, and I love what you did with them. The subtle colouring on the birds is just enough and the colour of the poinsettias really pops. Thanks for joining us at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.
Hugs
Carol

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey!
Hope to see you again
Iwona