12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 8

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You know when you make the best plans and then things happen and your plans go astray? Well that happened last week which is why I’m a bit behind with my weekly posts!! I will doing another post to catch up later this week.

One of the stamps which I love in the Holiday Catalogue, is the Dove of Peace. It’s just lovely!! I love how you can colour the dove differently and create a completely different look.

To help my mojo along this week, I had a look at the Global Design Project for inspiration. I love their challenges but I don’t always get the chance to join in. This week, they have a colour challenge of Real Red, Old Olive and Crumb Cake. I love these traditional colours so I was ready to join in!!

GDP013 Colour Challenge

I grabbed out my cardstock and had a play with layers. I already had a piece of Old Olive cut to a good size then added a little border of Real Red. I used a piece of naturals white cardstock (which has retired) to stamp the dove and sentiment on and coloured away with Real Red and Old Olive ink with blender pens. I like using blender pens rather than markers as they give a softer colour.

I didn’t add anything else as I felt the focus was on the dove and the sentiment, which is, of course, the real reason for the season.

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I always wanted to do a card with the dove cut out. Anyone would think I like doing fussy cutting!! I still used the same colour theme and just re-arranged my layers. I also stamped the background with the dots and stars from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set.

I just love the Banner Triple punch for making banners so easy! A quick punch at each end and voila, a perfect banner!! Seeing as the stamp is called Dove of Peace, I thought the Peace sentiment from the Christmas Greetings thinlits would go nicely with the Dove. Especially if it was gold!! I used the new Fine Tip Glue pen to attach it and then quickly assembled it all together.

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I might have to try these out in some non-traditional colours!!

To see the previous weeks’ posts, follow the links.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7

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12 thoughts on “12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 8

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  5. Beautiful work, Rebecca. I love the way you used this palette with the dove. They are both gorgeous, but the second one is really stole my heart. Thanks for playing with Global Design Project.

  6. Rebecca – the dove is just gorgeous in red and green. I LOVE how you’ve included it on a smaller panel with the big background of Crumb Cake. Both are lovely cards, but the first one is spectacular against that white background. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s color challenge for the Global Design Project.

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