Global Design Project | Boho Christmas

Teneale Williams | Stampin Up! Christmas 2015 Dove of Peace Card

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I had a team member, Maree come to Sydney, she came to my Saturday class then we spent most of the weekend crafting, Maree was very productive reproducing cards I had made and using stamps she did not own. Mum also joined the fun and finished off half made cards while I made NOTHING! Not a single card, I stamped out lots of images and played around but my mojo was missing! Or I think I just had a case of “performance anxiety” hahaha.

Once they were gone my missing mojo came out of finding and I was able to make my card for todays Global Design Project challenge. A sketch challenge that I design for the team:

Global Design Project | Challenge 2 Sketch | 14th September 2015

Here is my card. I am really happy with the finished result after all that wasted time and cardstock from the weekend. I have stamped the Dove on White Shimmer paper and watercoloured using the ink from a squeezed inkpad and a blender pen.

Teneale Williams | Stampin Up! Christmas 2015 Dove of Peace Card

I am a fan of using non-traditional colours at Christmas, I guess because I make so many Christmas cards it is easy to get sick of red and green pretty fast. You will find that playing around with different colours will also breathe new life into old stamp set that you have used in previous years. I have gone with 2 tones of purple: Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss that I then teamed with Tip Top Taupe and Silver.

Teneale Williams | Stampin Up! Materials used | Try a new colour combo this year for your Christmas cardmaking.

I say it all the time, I know but it really is worth taking that extra time to finish the card with an embellished  inside. It does not need to be anything over the top, I have just stamped the Dove partly on the White Shimmer cardstock and watercoloured liked the front and added the verse that comes on the stamp.

Teneale Williams | Stampin Up! Christmas 2015 Dove of Peace Card

Last week I announced that I was starting a new weekly segment here on my blog looking behind the scenes as I explain some of the funny little things that I do in the process of making my card; I am calling it “That’s how I do it”  it may not be the most conventional way but it works for me.

This week I am showing my lazy way of omitting part of a word. In this case I wanted a small greeting and the only word that fitted was this stamp from Holly Jolly Greetings but that had the ampersand in front. I could have used a marker to omit it but I prefer to ink words with an ink pad them a marker….I find that the marker does not make the image as crisp. Washi tape to the rescue again, after I ink the image I applied a little washi tape on the ampersand.

Teneale Williams | New blog series That's How I Do It |

Now we would love if you have the time to play along with as at the Global Design Project this week, head over and check out the other design team cards and the players gallery HERE

I love the Global Design Project


23 Responses to Global Design Project | Boho Christmas

  1. The color combination is beautiful. I love your behind the scenes techniques revealed as your cards are stunning and perfect to the very last element. Thank you for your creativity and inspiration. I look forward to every new project you do.

  2. Another Teneale masterpiece and the inside is as beautiful as the outside. I think I would have to take turns to display the inside and outside if this was on my mantelpiece at home! You are so clever Teneale, I love your work x

  3. Patrice says:

    This is really beautiful, love the purples!

  4. Steffi says:

    I’m speechless. Absolutely brilliant ❤

  5. Renee says:

    Lovely card Teneale!! I love your tip you are so smart I totally do it the hard way! Lol

  6. Dawn MacKay says:

    Gorgeous color combo…your card is beautiful! Thanks for the great sketch for the Global Design Project!

  7. Aside from your stunning projects Teneale, I really enjoy reading your posts – thanks so much for sharing your tips!

  8. Tanja Kolar says:

    Hi my lovely <3
    When I first saw the dove, I can´t imagine how I will use this stamp.. But know it´s on my selling list. Great work.
    Hugs Tanja

  9. Absolutely Stunning Teneale, gorgeous beyond words. Angexxxooo

  10. Bibi says:

    Teneale, I LOVE the way tou put every kind of details and elements together to create something always beautiful. TFS

  11. Jennifer says:

    This is stunning! I loving your color choices and how you colored the Dove. Great little tip also. I love to see how others do things. I am always learning from you guys.

  12. Delys Cram says:

    Love the colours you’ve used here Teneale and love the washi tip! Ive seen so many gorgeous cards (including yours) that Ive just ordered this stamp set! Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Paula Dobson says:

    Miss T, this is simply stunning! I absolutely adore this colour combination for a non traditional Christmas look. You colouring is beyond beautiful, just like you ♥

  14. Teneale, I adore the alternative colors you chose for Christmas. The purples are so regal and they work beautifully with Tip Top Taupe. Your dove is lovingly colored, but I also took note of the texture you added to the taupe background. Love it.

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  16. Holly says:

    Teneale, there are days I look at your stuff and think YOU ALONE could sell any stamp set. Seriously! You’re the most creative person and the fact that you humbly share your ideas and tips…

    Now for this card – wow! Love the colors! The way you colored the bird makes it look 3D even on the inside of the card. I did contemplate the thicker white CS for watercoloring. Does that and the shimmery white make a difference? I usually do the squeeze ink pad/blender deal too…

  17. Danielle says:

    OMG !!! Teneale again you have blown me away with your special talent I feel so lucky to be able to see the cards you make it is a great inspiration.
    Danielle WA

  18. You did a great job with your card ! Great idea to use non-traditional colors for a Christmas card.

  19. Patrice Halliday-Larsen says:

    Stunning card Teneale 🙂 I love everything about it, can I be on your Christmas mailing list lol.

  20. Dana says:

    Wow Teneale, absolutely amazing! The colors are rich and so perfectly balanced and every single detail on the card packs a punch. LOVE IT!

  21. Wow! Just wow!
    Layout – amazing!
    Colours – great! beautiful! deep! rich!
    Photography – The photos are amazing! Love the tips on the shots.
    Embellishments – less is more. And, you always have the perfect balance.

    Do I sound like a fanboy? Its because I am!

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