Here is Lys' original post and here are Lys' words she used to introduce Paloma:
After the shock, the anger, the nausea...what to say...what to do?
I have only weapons made of paper and words...
Freedom and peace are the ones I wished to give today.
So this is Paloma, my simple paper dove.
For her I make a wish: could she take flight
and give all around the world her freedom and peace message?
Before sending Paloma off to her next destination, it is Lys' wishes that she be photographed either in a post or photos sent to her. I chose to do a post, because I made something special to send along with her to her next spot on the globe. While this has nothing to do with world peace, I'm sure the recipient will understand.
I had a blast making this, and it practically made itself in a couple of hours--granted the DecoArt Crackle medium had to dry on the DecoArt Steel Grey hearts (Tim Holtz Heartfelt die) overnight, but they were a part of a series I was already working on. All I had to do was add some Distress Shaded Lilac paint, heat embossing, and a couple of Remnant Rubs to them. I used Ranger gold embossing powder and Emerald Creek's Burnt Copper Leaves to add texture to my crackled hearts. I love those tiny specks!
Oops on the blurry shot!
The key is Tim Holtz Hardware Findings die heat embossed with my own embossing powder concoction and embossed with a rubber stamp. I topped it with more embossing using Burnt Copper Leaves. I echoed this embossed texture at the bottom of the black chipboard backer board.
Following Lys' wishes, I have taken photos of Paloma in a place which represents peace or freedom to me. Anxiously awaiting the dove's arrival, I left one of my Christmas decorations up on top of the hutch of my desk where I tap away at the keys of my computer. Here's where I write my blog, visiting lovely people such as yourself that live in faraway places, whom I will unlikely ever get to meet, yet feel so close to. This is my peace from the every day world.
In the package was a little journal with names and addresses of those that want to offer a peaceful rest spot for Paloma--there are still a few empty pages. So if anyone else that has not contacted Lys or Alison would like to be included in Paloma's journey, please contact me at capon at bellsouth dot net with your mailing information, and I will be sure to add you. Lynn P. Lynn M and Julia A left comments on Alison's post, but I don't see them in the journal. Let me know if you would like your names added. I will be sending Paloma off to her new destination next Tuesday.
I chose a name from the journal to send Paloma to; I hope it's ok we do it out of order. I purposefully chose this name when I saw it, because I wanted to make this tag especially for this special lady. She's been a loyal follower, and we have a love of Halloween in common. You know who you are!
Alison blessed me, too, with this wonderful tag trio I had so admired on her blog! Aren't they just a breath of fresh, spring air! Thank you, so much, you lovely lady! I will treasure them forever!
I would like to enter my tag into the following inspiring challenges:
Frilly and Funkie Enjoy Your Embossing Oh, I enjoyed it! I hope you do!
Emerald Creek Dares Valentine's Is NOT In the Air Non traditional colors and theme.
Scrapy Land Challenge Challenge # 34 Love Is In the Air (Romance/Valentine's) Not your typical Valentine's, but I'm "romancing" a blog buddie! Tee Hee! Dies used: 4 different Sizzix dies.
-Mixed Media Place Creative Gym # 16 New Beginnings New Beginnings means trying new things..I've tried a new technique (crackle on hearts), a new way to use what I already have (texture on the bricks with embossing powder) and possibly a new friendship as I woo a fellow blogger with my tag!
Vintage Stamping Challenges # 40 Anything Goes with Your New Stash My new items are Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder and black embossing puffs used for the first time. I got the puffs at a yard sale. My stamp is on the key, embossing into the melted powders.
Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge January 2016 Stencil I used a home made stencil on the background and my stamp is embossed into heated powders on the key.
As You Like It Favorite One or Multi Layer Multi level for me!
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