Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wednesday Stamper - Peace

I designed this card as a Christmas card but found it so labour intensive that I was only able to make a few. I coloured the dove and the world with radiant pearls. I love working with pearls but they take some time to dry unlike H2Os. "Peace" is the theme on Wednesday Stamper this week to commemorate the UN International Day of Peace on September 21st.

Quotation from The Dalai Lama:

Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a neighboring country. Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.

21 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow I´ve missed my words Heather. Wonderful and delightful card. So soft. Love them.

Stempelfrosch said...

Really beautiful card!
Lg Anke

ilonka -kreativgeschwafel- said...

that's really fantastic!

Virginia said...

Beautiful card..

johanna said...

this is an absolutely fantastic card!

thanks for the dalai lama words!

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous!

Sherry said...

Powerful words from the Dalai Lama...he speaks truth.

Your card is gorgeous and I can see why you would only have been able to do a few -- labour intensive means these cards went to some very special people indeed I'll wager!!

Willy said...

Really wonderful Christmas card, Heather!

Sassa said...

wow, this is amazing!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautiful card! It has such an atmosphere of peace!

Faye said...

Really beautiful dove card.

Linda Elbourne said...

Great words and Great art!

Gillian said...

Perfect symbol of peace Heather, your labour intensive cards will be treasured, love that powerful quote from the man himself:)x

Shelly Hickox said...

Beautiful card - I love the painting. Very thought-provoking quote too.

Rosemary said...

What a beautiful labor of love. Wow, a lot of work went into this and the results are lovely.

\***/ Jean said...

How special - your card and post are really beautiful and thoughtful...

Audrey said...

Gorgeous!

Maggie Ann said...

I like the watercolor effect on your bird..VERY lovely.You got me thinking with your D.L. quote. My peace comes from Jesus...'my peace I give unto you'..unhuh.. when I accepted his free gift of salvation. Oh happy day...

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

This is all around beautiful Heather!

Barbara Hagerty said...

Beautiful dove of peace! I love the vellum overlay, also! And thank you for including the great quote from the Dali Lama! This is all very beautiful and inspiring!

LaY hOoN said...

Wow ! This is such a gorgeous ! Love how you bring out the title of 'PEACE'.