Friday 27 October 2023

Wedding doves and flowers

Hello, crafting friends!
Why should doves only come out at Christmas? I thought one day while rifling through my stamp sets. These doves are from Uniko's Peace on Earth set but I imagined a pair of them would look just right cooing at one another on an autumn wedding card!
I decided to stencil one end of a slimline card base with The Greetery's Always in Bloom layering stencil set, and then mirror the stenciling on the other end. This worked well and left me with a space in the middle for a focal point.

I did a bit more stenciling using isolated parts of the stencil to bring the two halves together, then blended some pale yellow ink into a circle stencil before stamping a sentiment from a long-ago retired Stampin' Up set. Finally, I added the doves, stamped in pale blue, shaded with an alcohol marker and fussy cut.

I'm linking this card up at the Stencil Fun Challenge where the Orange is the optional twist this month; I'm also joining in with Lynn's Autumn Colours theme at Allsorts

We are having a beautiful autumn here. The hedges are full of berries and the leaves are taking their time to turn completely. The mornings are damp and misty but by lunchtime, the skies are glorious blue and the sun is warm enough for shirt sleeves - no jumper or jacket required! The golden girls and I are taking full advantage!

Sending hugs,


  1. Indeed Vicky, we have them year round, mind you they have to play hide and seek with the pair of Peregrin Falcons living up the top paddock hedgerow.

    Your landscape DL card is really lovely in the warm Autumnal colours, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Vicky, the happy couple will love it.

  3. Oh Vic, this is OUTSTANDING! Love your overall design and your colors are so vibrant & beautiful! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our STENCIL FUN challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth,Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B

  4. Fabulous card, a really beautiful design. Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week using the Autumn Colours option.
    Liz xx

  5. A very pretty stencilled card with the doves xxx

  6. Awesome stenciling and the doves make this so perfect for a fall wedding card!

  7. OH! I love how you have put this card together, a beautiful design Vicky. As for blue skies, they are few and far between here, mostly lashing rain!


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