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!
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Very Beautiful card 🙂
Mrs Weyremaster says
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
Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan says
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!!!
A beautiful card
Luv Jane xxx
Sparkly Engineer says
This card is so absolutely beautiful. I understand about the virgin/madonna/goddess. It's how I see her too.
it's a beautiful card, love the stamp
I Don't Do Straight says
I agree Alison, it is a beautiful image and not overtly religious, just gorgeous! 🙂
~Lady B~ says
Wow! Beautiful work!
Totally love your Scared Heart Mary Stamp. You have done a beautiful job here! I love it!
I agree with you on this one. Your card is awesome and perfect for what you wanted it to portray
very pretty! not overly religious at all. I get it!
Croms' Cubby Hole says
I just love this Alison. It is just so beautiful
She is such a beautiful image. I think you really rocked this !! xxxxxx
It's lovely and your Distress Ink coloring is fabulous!