Sunday, June 1, 2014

Peace on Earth

The Jingle Belles are challenging us to create a Christmas card that evokes peace this time around. (Heck, just creating a card evokes peace for me - I get to temporarily escape the crazy atmosphere of my life!). I've used a primarily white colour scheme, a peaceful sentiment, lots of texture (lace, velvet flower, handmade paper), and a scene with a bird. Since I'm always up before the birds (UGH) I do enjoy watching them flit around and chirp. This year we have an abundance - well, we always have an abundance of starlings, since they nest in our carport. This year there are 4 nests in there, and 3 with babies right now. We've also got robins, mourning doves, chickadees (my favourite), and yellow-rumped warblers, which are extremely close to chickadees in appearance & song, but with a yellow belly. Oh! And I almost forgot, we have a couple of pileated woodpeckers as well. We also get blue jays & waxwings visiting. Growing up in Vancouver, anything that's not a pigeon, crow, or seagull makes me giddy :)

Now that I'm done digressing (HAH) here's my card:

Supplies: Penny Black sticker; PTI sentiment; Broken China distress ink & clear detail EP; Imaginisce velvet flower; Hero Arts adhesive lace; handmade mesh paper (Paper-Ya); vellum; clear gem from dollar store

I bought a mixed pack of handmade papers while in Vancouver, and this is one of my favourites. It feels like mulberry paper. 

You have until Wednesday to share your PEACE card with the jingle belles :) 

xoxo,
Jessi

16 comments:

Barb M said...

This is so serene and...peaceful. Mission accomplished ;)

~amy~ said...

Jessi, this is gorgeous! wow.

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous :) love the inking !

jimlynn said...

Jessi, this is beautiful! It really does bring about a sense of peace.
Lynn

Carla said...

so beautiful and serene!

Lee-Anne said...

Wow..what a peaceful and simply gorgeous design, Jessi! Love it!

walchowDesign said...

Surrounded by so many different birds, you are definitely an expert in creating this birdie scene, Jessi!

Greta said...

Wowzer, Jessi! This is stunning! We have tons of birds this year, too, & I'm loving it!

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous card. I love everything about it.

Lindsey said...

This is beautiful. And peaceful. And hooray for Paper-Ya! ;)

Angela said...

Beautiful card...love it! Plus, that background is amazing!

~Tammy~ said...

Yes, card making is my therapy and peace! I love how this turned out! You have another Christmas card off your list! Good for you! Beautiful!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! So pretty and peaceful. I love all the texture you added to this card. All that texture and it didn't get busy or unruly (whatever the opposite of 'peaceful' is).

lauren bergold said...

holy holiday guacamole, missus! you have really really OUTDONE yourself this time... what an AMAZINGLY lovely card! (YOWZA!!!) thanks for joining our celebration of "peace" at JINGLE BELLES!

Brenda said...

This is so gorgeous! I love your inked background and the wonderful textures! Congrats on the shout out at Jingle Belles!

SmilynStef said...

Love the little pops of red with your peaceful background ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.