A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

December 28, 2014

The Doves of Christmas Past

Hi there! Happy Sunday Funday!

I hope you had a colossal Christmas and that lots of laughter is resounding throughout your house as the kids are enjoying their new toys, or from your craft room as you are enjoying your new toys! As you are mulling your wine and your thoughts about creative ideas, don't forget there will be a brand new NBUS Challenge starting here on Thursday to brrring in the new year!

Today I want to show you the fun I had with a NBUS Serendipity bird die I received in a gorgeous Christmas card from my friend Jeanne. Thank you so much, Jeanne, and thank you for sending it early because I had time to make a lot of Christmas cards with it! It's called a bird die, but it looked like a Christmas dove of peace, love, and joy to me!
Earlier this year, I made several glossy and inky backgrounds by applying Tim Holtz alcohol inks and blending solution to pieces of glossy card stock, a technique I learned from my friend Laurie. I intentionally left some of the background sheets with the inks clearly separated ala a stained glass look and I used one of those to cut out my bird die:
What I love is that even though you can clearly see I simply laid the die in the upper corner to get the maximum use of the sheet, the coloring "landed" in a perfectly beautiful way on the glossy bird!
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And then, well, naturally, I needed to use up all those jewellike snippity pieces, right? So I turned to the beautiful handmade crocheted circles I purchased last year from my friend Jessi to make a few remnant cards like this:
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Next I used a background sheet that I created using marbles. Papa is always telling the twins that Bama is losing her marbles. They used to look at him big-eyed with solemn concern. Now they look at him in that long-suffering way relatives look at one another and they droll, "Papa, you're a fine one to talk about losing marbles!"

The point is ... wait. What was the point? Ha. Ha. The point is, some of my marbles are in the Playhouse inside an old SU clear acrylic box. I add a few drops of various colors of reinkers to the box and then let Hammy slosh it around. Before too long, background papers are created from which I can cut beautiful things, like doves:
I do love these wine and sage Christmasish colors and the grungy design from the marbles. Raise your hand if you are dying to drop some wee dribbles of color onto that white card background to mimic the design on the bird.

I'll be honest, I felt the same way, but unfortunately, I didn't get that vision until after I'd stuck the bird on with release-defying pop-dots and I was too afraid to go off with Willy and Nilly and add splatter with the bird in place. Not to mention, I was also afraid it might end up looking like the bird had done doo-doo on the card, so I just left it alone.

Bird Die
Here is the LINK to the awesome Serendipity Stamps bird die.

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New Friends Corner

I've got several new friends who have come to call at the Playhouse! I know you'll enjoy spending some time introducing yourselves and getting to know them as much as I have!

Patricia Rodriguez of Patsy's Scrapbooking. Patry has been blogging since 2013. Her layered and textured cards, smash books, projects, and scrapbook layouts are all sensational. She enters and wins challenges and her passion and enthusiasm for this hobby are clearly evident!

Neli. I have no further information.

Donna of Inky and Quirky. Donna is a brilliant mixed media artist. She has only been blogging since April of this year, but she is a multi-award winner and designer. She draws freehand, carves her own stamps, and is just what she calls herself: inky and quirky. I think you'll love her when you stop everything and take a minute to go and welcome her to this wonderful blogging community!

Willeke of Lotus Blooms Creative Blog. (I'm not sure of the translation.) Willeke has been blogging since September 2013. She is a design team member and challenge award winner. Her clean and simple cards will melt your heart!

Melissa of Sunshine HoneyBee. Melissa has been blogging since 2010. In addition to making excellent cards and tags and scrapbooking, Melissa loves calligraphy, photography, and croquet. Sorry, crochet. I like to check and see if you're paying attention every now and then. I know you'll love visiting Sunshine Honey Bee!

Amy Ottmers of AO Creations. Amy has only been blogging since July of this year! You know I would love for you to pop in to see her as soon as possible and give her a special welcome! It's so wonderful to see young and enthusiastic crafters wanting to carry on this hobby of making handmade cards and I know you'll enjoy Amy's creations!

*Urška* of Creative CalloutUrška is from Slovenia. She has been blogging since May 2012. Her cards are so pretty and so sweet. She is an artistic soul through and through, which is evident throughout her blog. You will find uplifting inspiration when you visit her!

Holly of KopyKat Creations. Holly has been blogging since 2010. She loves challenges, is an award-winner, and has been on many design teams with her amazing talent and exuberant attitude. As you can imagine, she has lots of wonderful inspiration waiting for you!

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126 comments:

wendipooh13 said...

wow!!!! gorgeous cards and just love the colors with the birds!!! soo amazing, the end result is stunning

Toni said...

Darnell, these are great! I love how you were able to achieve such different looks with the same die.

Nonni said...

Wow, wow and wow! These are all stunning but the first one is AMAZING! I love the colorful bird and the very CAS layout. Have a fun rest of 2014! :)

Karen B said...

Absolutely amazing cards Dippy. Love the way the colours go so perfectly on your serendipity bird (you knew I'd like that phrase didn't you?) But your marble technique has me fascinated..........when I find mine I'll give it a go!!!😜

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

*Urška* said...

Wow,absolutely gorgeous cards.Amazing.
Hugs,Urška

Sarah said...

These are amazing Darnell, the colors are fabulous and you must have the patience of a saint to have pieced all those snippets!! xx

Sue said...

Such a stunning set of cards Darnell. The bird die is so beautiful and the colours are gorgeous.
I hope you and your family had a good Christmas.
hugs Sue xx

Redanne said...

I didn't put my hand up Miss! I love it just as it is and I love all the creative ways you have displayed that gorgeous bird, it really is very dove-like! Love what you did with the left over bits too, what great patience you have! Big hugs, Annie xx

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, the first one looks like beautiful tropical species yet to be discovered Darnell. Love how creative you were with all those backgrounds and snippets.
Hugs
Carol x

Karen Mead said...

Darnell all of your cards are stunning and I love the techniques you have used - so clever:)Such a pretty bird die too! Hugs xx

Kim M said...

Darnell, these cards are amazing! I adore that bird die! You are rocking with the CAS designs too. Hugs!

Jasleen said...

Awesome! Just awesome ! I LOVE all that colourful gloss on the dove in your first card. Such effective technique. Second one is so gorgeously CAS ! That crochet makes me feel warm. You have some winners here. :)

Viv's Visuals said...

Scrummy yummy Darnell..... all fab but the red/green combo is my definite fave!

Pat said...

All three ofthese doves are really pretty Darnell and the alcahol inked shiny card and the way the colours fell so perfectly that the bird looks as though he is a collared dove, then that hand crocheted circle your friend made is gorgeous and the third with the random marble inking is inkspired (see your clever word play is rubbing off on me!), also I hope you had a lovely Christmas. x

Lynn said...

Wow! A trio of gorgeous cards Darnell. I love how you used the die with such cool inking techniques. Absolutely elegant CAS designs!

Marilyn said...

OMG!!! The Doves are beautiful. Love the technique

Lynn B said...

These are just stunning - love them.
Lynn B x

Sally H said...

stunning cards, Darnell! Gorgeous colours on all and simply beautiful designs. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that 2015 brings you everything you wish for xxx

Di said...

Wow and double wow Darnell! These are all stunningly beautiful! Clever you!

Hugs

Di xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow gorgeous artsy cards Darnell, love the colours of the inks. Wishing you all the best in 2015! Shirleyxx

Brenda in IN said...

What a wonderful gift from your friend. This die is a sweet image and makes a beautiful card. The alcohol inks made a stunning background to use and the wine and sage did make pretty Christmas colors. Especially the wine. You always come up with the best card ideas. Who would have thought to use marbles! Better to use them than lose them.

Nan G said...

Omg! Fab cards, Darnell. There's no doo-doo here!

Jeanne said...

Lovely cards, Darnell. I especially like the first one you shared. I like how you show how the paper looked before you die cut it. What great effects! Thanks for sharing.

Leslee said...

Your cards with the bird die are fabulous! Wishing you a wonderful New Year!



Becca Cruger said...

Amazing use of that dove die... it creates all sorts of beautifulness, doesn't it? I especially love that lost-your-marbles grungy one.

Jean said...

This bird die is fabulous and I love all the cards you have made with it. The colours in the first one are especially beautiful.
Jean x

Marybeth said...

Merry Christmas!
I agree, I think of this as the Christmas dove as well.
LOVE what you have done with this die,Darnell! All the cards are gorgeous! I need to try this with many dies! Thanks for inspiring.
Thanks for joining us at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!

Patti said...

Oh Darnell!! These cards are stunning!! I have never heard of bird droppings.... I mean marble droppings on paper to create a background! I love this look and really need to try it!! Next time I loose one of my marbles I will save them for this technique!

Your die from Serendipity is over the top pretty too!! The stain glass look is so elegant!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Sharon Underwood said...

Your birds look real pretty, Darnell. You've created some beautiful cards with one die.

joy said...

LOVE these pretty cards!! I must try the marbles technique - read about it somewhere before and promptly forgot it. I am writing it down now. (but will I even remember that?) LOL

Happy New Year, Darnell!

Susan said...

I have that die but have never used it in such imaginative ways!! I am definitely going to be CASEing these! I love all of them!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love all of these cards! That die is simply gorgeous!

oldpunca said...

Dear Darnell I can't take my eyes away from this wonderful background. :-) A big compliment for playing with small pieces. Just amazing. All the cards. :-)
Have a nice week,
Sonja

Verna Angerhofer said...

That bird die makes for an awesome dove for a Christmas card. And, the sentiment is perfect with it.

Julia said...

Just beautiful cards. I never would have guessed that the first card was a die at first. I though, "Wow - that's some stamping!" Your use of the extra pieces is perfect. Love the cards. Can't wait for your next challenge. I'm all in!!

Marisa said...

Fabulously done! Great die and love how you created a stained glass effect on the middle one.

Bibi at Rubber Dance said...

Oh my goodness me, I love those cards!! I neeeeeeed that bird die, that's for sure! Thank you for sharing all the photos - such great inspiration! The link to the bird die didn't work, but I found it anyway :-)
http://www.serendipitystamps.com/serendipity-dies/014GD.html

xox,
Bibi

KayM said...

Oooooh I see my Christmas card on here!!! So pretty!! I love the technique you used on these!! That dove/bird is really pretty and made a beautiful Christmas card! Happy new year my friend!! ((Hugs))

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful cards. Great combination of colors used in this work. Especially the first card is wonderful, excellent!
Best regards and wish you a happy new year 2015
Bozena

Kathleen said...

Absolutely stunning Darnell, love the shiny card with all those gorgeous colours on it. Especially love the white dove with the little snippets.

Kath x

Lisa said...

I love the different inky looks you have on your three cards using the same die! Smashing my friend!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

I am in love with your doves and the techniques that you used to create them with! Especially enamoured with the marble technique and the colours you chose! Love.

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! These are amazing! They are so creative and artistic! Love them. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment too!

Jessi Fogan said...

Ohhh these are gorgeous! I was in awe at the first one, and then the snippets piece is just incredible on the mat! (woohoo!thanks for the shout out!) And losing marbles...well, you know I can relate. lol!

Karen said...

Darnell, I am so delighted you happened upon my blog! Thank you for the sweet comment! I am thrilled to be your newest follower and look forward to seeing your future creations! You are truly inspiring.. this set of cards is spectacular! What beautiful ways to showcase that incredible die. I wish you the happiest (and sparkliest) New Year! :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

laurie said...

Sounds like you had fun with the marbles..I will have to give that a try! I like the look, and I can't resist an excuse to play with marbles!What a fun idea!

Janis said...

That's a gorgeous die and I love what you've done with it. I still have several of my photo paper background sheets. Why haven't I ever thought of die cutting them????? This is why I love visiting the blogs of real crafters!!!

Hooray....another NBUS challenge coming up!! Girlfriend, I have NBUS coming out my ears, as well as other stuff and I AM trying to use it this next year.
<3 J

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Carol L said...

What pretty cards these are!! The die is gorgeous and I love the colorful birds and wings, and especially those crocheted medallions Jessi makes! They're all beautiful and I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite!! Happy New Year!!!!

frommycraftroom said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the different effects. Thanks for sharing and wishing you a very happy New Year.

Bonnie said...

Every time I see a die cut of this dove, I have to resist the temptation to go right over and order it! The reins of restraint are even tauter after seeing your beautiful creations! Heh, heh, I do have lots of NBUS since Christmas. Not the dove (yet) but lots anyway! Happy New Year, dear friend!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How lovely is this die! You made some beautiful cards with it too!! Aren't stamper friends the best!

Joyce said...

What a fantastic collection of cards you made with that gorgeous die. I love that die, and always think of it as a dove of Christmas or peace. Very cool cut out of those pretty patterned papers you made.

Sheila H said...

OMG, your birds are totally breath taking. The colors are dynamic and very appealing. The die is just fantastic and so are your cards.

Virginia Lu said...

Aren't you the creative genius!? I love alcohol inks and am glad to see them in use in your gorgeous cards! Can't wait to see the entries for NBUS Challenge! Way to bring in the new year, Darnell! Hugs to you! Wish you all the best in 2015!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow are those the prettiest doves ever! Your idea for coloring is so cool

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Darnell! These are so beautiful! I haven't used my alcohol inks in so long, I forgot all about them until I saw your gorgeous cards. Need to get those out again! Love your new bird die - it does look like a dove! Hoping to be back for your NBUS challenge! Wishing you good health and happiness in 2015!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah doncha love blogger with their robot notices :)

Well Miss Darnell... you blow my socks off with these cards and so now we're all longing for the dove die....what great card really CAS beautiful tge first one is my fav.

So glad you popped over to say hi. That's another thing that blows me away how you manage to return all comments, welcome so many new folks each post etc.etc.
You must be related to superwoman methinks. :D

Thanks too for the heads up on NBUS.
Was thinking of that the other day ad finally put a die to use first card in it's life with me. Every blessing dear friend. Shaz in Oz.x

Greta said...

Wow, wow & wow! I just adore these beautiful dove cards, Darnell!

Virginia Lu said...

I had to come back to admire these cards some more...AND Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! :)

Jacee said...

Wow, how fantastic Darnell, so unusual and adorably pretty, lovely work.

Wishing you and yours all the best for the new year!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

sandie said...

These are simply stunning Darnell. This would also make a stunning ornament for the tree. I urge you to enter TIME OUT as these are perfect. You have until Wed xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards Darnell, fabulous effects with the alcohol ink. TFS the link to Serendipity's challenge too, Cathy x

ike said...

These are really GORGEOUS !!! :-D xxx

Milka Gubo said...

BEAUTIFUL cards, Darnell :-D I like a lot all of them! Bird die-cut is so beautiful :-D
Enjoy
hugs
Milka

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Darnell,
Wow! Wow! and lots more Wow!
Stunning cards - will have to try out these techniques.

I have lots of NUBS to choose from for the challenge as Father Christmas was very kind to me!

Happy New Year to you.
xxx

Liz said...

Oh WOW Darnell! These are amazing! My alcohol inks have been gathering dust for quite a white. You've given me the inspiration to get them out again and have a play. xx

Karen D. said...

gorgeous card mf....

Tracey said...

Hello Darnell, thank you so much for visiting me, I really appreciate your kind words. I'm happy to follow you too! Your cards are so pretty...love the bird die and all the different ways you have used it! I would love a play house...what a wonderful place to create. Happy New Year to you.

Desire Fourie said...

Wow Darnell these dove creations are just so beautiful. And I just love the technique you have used, thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Ros Crawford said...

What beautiful effects you created ... I just love them and your crocheted doilies!

Kristie Goulet said...

WOW! LOVE these, Darnell! That bird, dove die is stunning and the colors on the first one just sing to me. So pretty. Hope you had an amazing Christmas and have a very Happy New Year! xoxo

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful way to feature those fun techniques, they turned out beautifully!

Colleen said...

Oh Darnell, how I have missed your blog, your humor and your wonderfully creative cards! I loved everything you did with that one little die! Brilliant! It was a busy month after Hawaii...a big Tour of Homes that had 80 people through my house, food to prepare for them to eat, not to mention a little "favor" to take home (of course I had to "make it"!) I will be able to breathe tomorrow as we have one more big celebration of Christmas with my Italian family tonight...23 of us gathering at my daughter's house...my big batch of baked spaghetti is all made and ready for the oven...everyone contributes something for the meal! then I will be back in the groove and looking forward to spending some time perusing all the blogs I have missed, yours being at the top of my list! Happy New Year friend!!

Viv said...

Hi Dee, just popping by to wish you a belated Happy Christmas and also wishing you a happy and healthy New Year too! fabulous cards here again, such artistry too...how do you keep on doing it? I get loads of ideas then forget them just as quickly arghh! Thanks for the good wishes also...so kind ;) big hugs Viv xx

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

First off--- that dove die is AMMMMMMMMMMAZING! I love love love it! Must order one ASAP!

LOVE your inks for the first and second card--- love the combo of those colors! They are perfect for just about any occasion and perfect for these Holiday themed cards! LOVE the crocheted center panel--- WOW! It really makes that white on white pop! And I love that you are clever to use the remnants on that second card! LOVE it all around:)


THANKS so much for stopping by my blog and leaving love--- your love, support, and comments mean so much to me <3 HUGS! THANK YOU for your encouragement <3

Jeanne J said...

These are all so beautiful! I love that you used the positive and negative, all the beautiful color, that close up that shows the SHINE!.. should I go on? Wonderful post! I hope I see this dove for Valentines too!

conil said...

Look at you with all your cool techniques...gotta say you really know what to do with the bird. Seriously though, these are all winners, whether or not you've lost your marbles. Hope your's and Hammie's Christmas was terrific.

Pia S said...

I'm addicted to DPs, but I must say I got inspired seeing your beautiful handmade papers and what you made with these and that gorgeous bird die!

Carol Cel said...

Gorgeous cards! I think you've invented a new technique with your marbles (all of them!) I hope to try it soon, if I can find my marbles.

maria f. said...

Drop jaw gorgeous!

Nancy K said...

Gorgeous cards, Darnell! I love the alcohol ink technique you used, awesome results! Thanks so much for your visit to my blog; your comment put a smile on my face!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. Love the dove die-cut and your colorful papers.
Thanks for the lovely dove Christmas card you sent. Love the glittered paper.
I wish you a very Happy New Year.

Helen Gullett said...

Gorgeous cards & very creative technique, Darnell! Surely this dove cards cherrish thise who recieved them :)

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

BobbisTreasure said...

I love how you used the positive and negative parts of the die cut - and your inked paper is gorgeous!!!

Karren said...

Stunningly beautiful and elegant cards! The alcohol ink makes such a rich piece of colored gorgeousness! And that die is beautiful. Happy New Year to you, Darnell.

Lindsey said...

So if these are cloudy day photos, then the real life cards must be even more amazing! Beauties, all of them.
And a belated seasoned greetings to you!

Bobby said...

Your doves are absolutely beautiful, Darnell. I do love how the colors hit in just the right places. I need to get busy and decide on a NBUS for you new challenge. I bought some stamps for myself but also won some from Virginia so I have a lot to choose from.

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous cards! I love those doves too!
So beautiful and graceful! Thank You Darnell

Robyn Oliver said...

Gosh Danielle, your dove cards are lovely and you are still enjoying some play time - I'm visiting at present and my mojo is on holiday too. Happy New Year, looking forward to NBUS#3 so I can dig around in the stamp stash. Hugs Robyn

Mrs A. said...

Your birdies are superb. Would you just look at all those snippy snippet drop outs. I can see a whole bouquet just for the taking.
Hugs Mrs A.

Tracey McNeely said...

Wow Darnell these are all so gorgeous!! Happy New Year my friend! xoxo

scrappymo! said...

So very beautiful. I love all the gorgeous colours you achieved.

The red and green ones look great too!

Sarah Gray said...

This die looks stunning with the background papers you have created! I hope you have had an amazing Christmas. We have had lots of visitors.....great to see them and great to see them go :) Looking forward to getting back in to my craft room and to your next NBUS challenge. Happy New Year!

Linda said...

Darnell, these are absolutely gorgeous. What a perfect technique for this die. Happy New Year to you and Yours.

Kim Heggins said...

Darnell...these are so amazing and that paper, oh my goodness, you need to have a class (hint, hint). I really love the wonderful look your created. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Rocky said...

Hi Darnell, thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my blog, I had to come over and take a look. I like the birds and the many different ways to colour them, I would use my marbles but I seem to have lost them!!!!

Julia Aston said...

You certainly put this lovely bird die to good use Darnell! such pretty techniques on each one! Wishing you the very best Crafty New year 2015 - so glad there is a NBUS coming up!!

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Darnell, Hope your Christmas was Merry! I love this die - what a wonderful friend to give you such a great piece! Glad the bird didn't doo-doo on the card. I like it the way it is. Have a great day!
Donna (CraftyColonel)

Shona Chambers said...

I just had to pin that beautiful, shiny dove, its spectacular!! Your so clever with your colour experiments, mine never seem to work out so well, so will live vicariously thru you!! And the other cards are stunning, can imagine the sales of this die will sky rocket after everyone seeing these!! Hope you had a wonderful day with the boys and now enjoying your last few days of the year. It certainly has gone fast and has been a wonderful year of crafty fun!! Looking forward to the new NBUS tomorrow!!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply WOW! Darnell - great technique.
Happy New Year
Sarah xx

lostinpaper said...

Stunning Darnell, all of them, my fave is the glossy stained glass... but then I take another peek at Jessie's crocheted circle and I'm changing my mind again lol. I remember buying some glossy paper a while back to have another try at this technique and you just reminded me that I had done that, obviously I have too many goodies or too little time, probably a bit of both really. Hope you had the most wonderful Silly Season, Have a happy happy happy New Year!

Deepti said...

These are so pretty :) Love the way u did the BG and then die cut, I am so glad to have one of these beauties on me :) thank you sooooooooooooo much, I think I will have to try this out :)

Cheryl W. said...

What a wonderful technique and ideas on how to use it different ways. Love those beautiful doves! Thank you, too, for visiting my blog. I've used your the "join this site" button so that you can see that I am there. I'm also following you via Bloglovin'. I enjoy your creativity and look forward to your posts in 2015. Happy New Year to you and yours! Cheryl

Manuela said...

wonderful colorful dove cards, love especially your first card.
Wish you a great Happy New Year!

Chris D. said...

One bird die - three incredibly beautiful cards! Wow!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

happy new 2015!!! best wishes...
bibiana

Barb Ghig said...

Really GORGEOUS cards, Darnell! I love how you played with your new die and all those fab inks!

Sending you my very best wishes for a Happy New Year! Hugs to you ~ Barb

Vickie Z said...

Oh this is fabulous!! Love all the shine and color blending!! I too think of it as a Christmas dove!!! So happy you played along at Serendipity stamps!!

ionabunny said...

These are great. Love how you used the negative bits and losing your marbles is obviously a wonderful idea. Hugz

Anita in France said...

Wow, Darnell, soooo beautiful ... the vibrant colours are just stunning! Yep, very stained glass window-ish ... and like windows, so very lovely without doo-doo! What a brilliant way to use those escaping marbles! Hugs, Anita :)

Anita in France said...

Oops, in my becitement, I was most remiss, so came back to unremiss things ... it's always a delight to have you play along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Ahh, a peek behind-the-scenes of your stunning dove cards!! That die is just perfect for the artsy sheets you made. Love, love, love that card, Darnell!!!!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such stunning cards Darnell, they are very beautiful, and I'm quite sure that you haven't lost any marbles! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Happy New Year sweetie.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Donna said...

This is so stunning!!!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Darnell, these doves are gorgeous. I love how many different looks you achieved with them! I am popping in today, to wish you a Happy New Year and to invite you to join in a fun little 'Top 12 of 2014' challenge on my blog. A great way to celebrate our year in review! Hope you'll come and play along. Big hugs, Wends xxxx http://craftykiwimama.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/happy-new-year.html

Barb King said...

I love how the colorful paper came out, it made such a beautiful dove. This will inspire me to get my alcohol inks out again. Take care, Barb

JD/ Jill said...

So Lovely, and a great idea...

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Darnell, the doves are so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

wienerhoneymooners said...

CONGRATS Darnell on the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!!! I am guesting this month there and saw your name as a winner - YAY you!!!!

COOL!!!! Happy New Year!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

oh and the DOVES cards, they took my breath away!!!!!

OH Babs said...

OMG! It is beautiful and thank you for sharing the technique.
Wishing you the happiest of New Years, Barb

Liv said...

So pretty! Beautiful colours, I love the blue, purples and greens!!

sandie said...

Congrats on getting honours at Time out

icardeveryone01 said...

Right back atcha, Ms. D!!! Woo hoo!
=] Michele

Bobby said...

Congrats on getting honors at Time Out for your wonderful dove, Darnell.

Greta said...

Congrats on your win at Time Out, Darnell!