Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Be Still

One of the challenges for the SNSS Release Party was Suzy's 3D Tole Paper. It's okay...I really didn't know what that was either when I first saw it!!! Suzy clarified it for us. It is when you stamp an image a few times and cut out certain pieces to layer upon each other. My card has parts with 2 layers and others have 3. If you look closely, perhaps you'll see that the doe's head, some of the closer rocks and grass are raised. I also raised the sentiment up with dimensionals to balance everything out. The effect is really beautiful in real life. It is hard to capture it on a photograph.

Here is a side-view to give you a visual of what I mean:


This card is pretty special to me as I drew the inspiration for it from my Mum. I think she would have liked this card very much. One of her favorite hymns was "Be Still My Heart". I remember how touched she was when I sang this at a concert in an eight part choir of 80 members! I remember how proud I was to be singing something that meant so much to her! She was fond of deer as well and I have selected her favorite shades of rose and soft green for this card.

The background behind the deer was created by using my Copic Airbrusher. I used a pink (R20) and a green (YG63) and just brushed in circles to create this look. You can't overthink it...you just have to go for it! When I airbrush, I cut the image out using my Nestabilities and then I leave the die on the paper. That way, after I air-brush and take the die off, I have a nice crisp white border all around!
Here are the Copic Markers that I used:


Wow! This was a long post! If you are still here, Thank you for stopping by and taking the time! Have a wonderful day my friends!


15 comments:

Moni said...

Waw the card is stunning, love the image and the colouring! Hugs, Moni

Rach said...

Your card is beautiful Jeanette, you can see that it was made with love. the deer looks fabulous raised in certain section..wonderful background with your airbrush. Hugs rachxx

ribenaruby said...

Wonderful creation Jeanette, this is a very calm and soothing image, also how it relates to your mother is so touching. Brilliant colours used!

Sandy said...

A very pretty card! I just love this set because it is so good for those masculine cards! But also just perfect for an encouragement and comfort card. Each time I see the set used I love it more!

Tracey said...

Such a pretty card!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

This is such an adorable card. Really beautiful work. Hugs linda x

Brocéliane said...

Très beau travail Jeanette, j'adore :)

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is gorgeous Jeanette and I love that raising, very neat effect. Beautiful coloring as always, such pretty papers and accents too. Lovely work! :)

Kim said...

Jeanette what an adorable card! It's fabulous!
Hugs~ Kim

Bev said...

OMW!! Jeanette this is stunning hunny - I adore the image and the background is amazing!

hugs Bev x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

What a gorgeous stamp and so beautifully coloured Jeanette. The layering looks fabulous. Hugs, Nikki x

Erin... said...

so beautiful!! love your coloring! what a asweet deer.

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

This is beautiful! Absolutely love it, and the fact that it was so inspired by your Mum. Truly lovely.

cats whiskers said...

What a wonderful card and filled with so much love dear. Nearly made me cry. I love how you have raised this image just beautiful
Hugs Jacqui x

Emma said...

Stunning ard...its beautiful.
Emma x

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