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Heavenly Peace: Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Christmas. Today I have a card that uses an absolutely beautiful stamp. One that may be unexpected from me. Or…perhaps not.

My husband was totally surprised when he saw this completed card. Thinking it was so overtly “Catholic” and just not me at all. Please don’t take this the wrong way. It’s just not my tendency to create things with this type of undertone. I begged to differ. I told him that the Madonna is a representation of The Goddess to me. Then, he understood. He liked the card very much, but he didn’t understand why I would have used a stamp such as this one. I think she’s beautiful.

This image is from Inkadinkado. I inked her in Black Lightening, from the Brilliance collection by Tsukineko. She how glimmery she is?

I then colored her using Distress Inks only. It’s been a while since I’ve done that…and it felt wonderful!

I used an edge distresser by Heidi Swapp, and then once again pulled out that fabulous mini punchinella stencil from Crafter’s Workshop. I thought it would give a pretty cool effect with this image. I inked that up with Tattered Rose Distress Ink. A single red rhinestone completed this card for me. I hope you like it!

I have a quick announcement. Bombshell Stamps is getting into the holiday spirit and wants to something to our loyal fans!
This challenge is a one-time only contest. Use any stamp to create a holiday card and share it us with in this thread in the Gamblers Anonymous section of The Casino in Bombshell's forum!
Each entry will earn one chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to the Bombshell Store, which will be selected via a random draw.
Use a Bombshell Stamp and you'll win two chances!
If you win using a Bombshell stamp (rubber or digital), you can win a $20.00 gift certificate!
The deadline for this challenge is December 31st. The winner will be chosen by January 5th!

Now, please hop on over to the rest of the Jolly Bloggers, all listed in my sidebar. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!


Jamie said…
Very Beautiful card :)
Mrs Weyremaster said…
OMGosh that is so beautiful, I love it. I'm not Catholic, but there is something magical about Madonna images, maybe it's the 'Goddess' thing, I don't know, they just give me a sense of peace and well being. I have quite a collection of Madonna stamps, been a long time since i used them tho!!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation hunni
Alison... I do see the beauty in this stamp and totally can relate to your explanation to your husband!!! You have done a beautiful job of coloring here and your card is just perfect!!! I must get my butt over to Bombshell and get caught up... this month has been the pits so far!!! LOL!!! I hope you have a wonderful week!!!
Jane said…
A beautiful card
Luv Jane xxx
This card is so absolutely beautiful. I understand about the virgin/madonna/goddess. It's how I see her too.
monique said…
it's a beautiful card, love the stamp
I agree Alison, it is a beautiful image and not overtly religious, just gorgeous! :)
~Lady B~ said…
Wow! Beautiful work!
Kristina said…
Totally love your Scared Heart Mary Stamp. You have done a beautiful job here! I love it!
MaRyKaY said…
I agree with you on this one. Your card is awesome and perfect for what you wanted it to portray
Sugar said…
very pretty! not overly religious at all. I get it!
I just love this Alison. It is just so beautiful
ike said…
She is such a beautiful image. I think you really rocked this !! xxxxxx
Kathi said…
It's lovely and your Distress Ink coloring is fabulous!

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