Monday, October 13, 2014

Peace on Earth...Uniko Studio Challenge #14~Clean and Simple, plus Colour


Happy Monday evening...a most wonderful three day weekend coming to a close. Sighhh...

After two full days of standing in pouring rain at a couple points, bright sunshine at most points and the ever-present wind (crazy winds at some points!) officiating at bike races, spending the day at my craft corner was a treat.  The events were good fun, although one individual thought it was his role to 'edu-me-cate' me about my duties as an official at yesterday's race, and to do so in a most confrontational fashion. Yeah, okay. Guess he wasn't quite aware as to how well I can stand my ground *grin* Sometimes, being an official ain't stellar fun. Just when it reaches that point though, someone will come up unexpectedly to let us know how appreciated we are (happened several times yesterday)...and all the yuck disappears. At least for a while.

The highlight: my husband racing.  He's 'more or less' recovered from his injury a couple weeks back where he missed re-mounting his bike after a required-dismount over a barrier..bike slipped..he landed on it, with the handle-bar/brake lever jamming into his ribs. Nothing broken, but ouch, ouch, and ouch for a few days.  He rode 'smart'...and he finished. And now he's even more excited for the next race this coming weekend, in Edmonton. Woo hooo...

Anyway, I didn't accomplish much card-wise that was worthy of a photo-op, aside from the card I'm sharing today.  I made a notable attempt at reconciling with the distress inks, only to realize we still have along way to go.  till, we made a sponging step, as you'll see in the card I'm entering (yep, last minute nearly!) at Uniko Studio Challenge #14~Clean and Simple, plus colour inspiration from this amazing photo:


My card, featuring images from Peace on Earth, a truly beautiful set...


A slightly more angled pose, yet it's still a challenge to see the glitter outlining the dove, as my nod to the bridge lights...

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!


21 comments:

Hannelie said...

So beautiful!

Anita in France said...

The beautiful panel captures the sense of the sentiment so beautifully, Carol, this is just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

You did an outstanding job sponging around the dove! And leaving this halo around it! Gorgeous!

Becca Cruger said...

Very lovely. The shades of blues and purples just make that dove pop.

Irish Cherokee said...

A very apropos image for the sentiment. Simple but very well done card Carol. The image and sentiment combination is my absolute favorite in combination.
An excellent c freation. - Jim

Marisa said...

Nothing makes your day more than someone thanking you for a job you are doing - no matter what the job :) So glad you were commended for a job well done! glad to hear hubby is well enough to race too. They are rolling the dice on a race in Edmonton next w/e aren't they....? Could snow LOL!

Well done working with the inks again...it is a learning curve I've heard so stick with it. Love the card :)

Carole said...

This is so lovely and a great interpretation of the picture(that's fab too).

Tracey McNeely said...

Simply so beautiful Carol, the ink is blended perfectly! Praise is such a wonderful thing, it is always nice to hear your efforts are appreciated. Especially when you are volunteering your time! Glad to hear you hubby is on the mend!

Geri said...

...do you ever wonder if the cranky guy felt bad/embarrassed after his outburst? Or perhaps he is always a Debbie Downer?

Gorgeous inspiration photo....gorgeous card! You've done a stellar job capturing the colors in your creation! I love the deep graple (grape + purple) color you used for "Peace" and the pretty sheen around the dove.

Kim S said...

Definitely successful! LOVE that clean white dove on all of that rich color! Perfect for "peace"!

Loll Thompson said...

Wow! Love this design Carol. Gorgeous interpretation of the photo inspiration. Stick with the DIs ... you'll end up loving them ... trust me! Loll xx

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Carol! I love how you inked/blended your background...it really makes the dove the 'Star of the Show'! Love the sentiment, too!
So glad your hubby is starting to feel better...hope you guys have a great weekend in Edmonton :)

sandie said...

You shouldn't be so down on yourself and your distress inks! I think this shows you rock using them! And so perfectly with this gorgeous set!

Julia Altermann said...

You're an amazing person. To read about your adventures at biking races is just like reading a thriller and a comedy and maybe even a little bit of a romance as well :-) I cannot even begin to imagine what such a D must look like to you, but it sounds like you're having a lot of fun :-) and your card just elicited a soft "wow" from me. And I'm happy to see that you and your distress inks are trying to reconcile :-)

Dana said...

Beautiful card!! Love the colors and your sponging!! (keep trying those inks!!!!)

Greta said...

Gorgeous card, Carol--love how you used the colors!

Shannon J said...

Gasp!!! This dove looks like she is floating in the heavens!! What a BEAUTIFUL card!!! The shading, as always, knocked.me.off.my.feet! Holy moley!!! Absolutely stunning!! Now, lucky for Mr. Ed-u-cate I wasn't there - it would NOT have ended well for him...!!!

Deepti said...

This indeed is a peaceful :) lovely inking !

Taunya Butler said...

Your card made me gasp with delight!! What a beautiful and stunning job you did creating this beauty!! The sponging is perfection itself!! Can I just tell you that this card is beyond amazing and so clean and superbly done!! I don't know what else to say because you have astounded me!!

Kylie said...

Go you, C! There's always one who seems to think they know more than everyone else. Glad to hear your hubby is okay after his mis-hap! And you have totally rocked the distress inks with this card. They look beautiful and highlight the dove perfectly. I'm loving the peace diecut too. Looks wonderful here. The colour choice is stunning as is the entire look of the card! BEAUTIFUL!

Monika Reeck said...

elegant card Carol
Black and purple go so well together here
and the sentiment in purple oh I loovee this
YOU ALWAYS MADE BEAUTIFUL CARD my friend..
may I ask the recipe....
you have a great eyes to color and material..
Love this too dear Miss C