Hi all. Things are returning to normal now after a wonderful holiday in France. I was hoping to be able to keep up with some commenting whilst away, but I'm afraid it very quickly went wrong as wifi was a bit variable to say the least, so I have a lot of catching up to do.
I made this card for one of the younger members of our extended family. It is another stamp which is getting it's first outing, and I also used some LOTV papers and a sentiment stamp which came free with a magazine.
I used two different snippets of this paper which I backed with Purple pearlescent card, and then cut two mats in purple and white using my S/B Decorative Elements - Labels Eight, the middle two dies. I cut the purple one as a frame, and then cut the smaller die in the white which makes them fit together like one layer. I stamped the Angel with Black Archival ink and then coloured using my Spectrum Noir pencils and after cutting the image out adhered it to the mat. I also used a little Perfect Pearls - Pewter, mixed with water, on the wings and flower centres and on bits of her dress to add a little sheen which doesn't show up very well in the photo, and also the wings look rather dark. With hindsight I wish I had used just the mica powder and water on the wings so they would have stayed whiter.
I finished the card by punching some flowers using a very old pair of punches from Dovecraft and some snippets of pink and lilac glitter card. I used a narrow piece of white ribbon for a bow and then stamped a 'seven' with Black Archival, on to a mat cut from a S/B Labels Thirty Two set using the smallest die, and before attaching it to the centre of the bow I inked with Distress Ink Picked Raspberry. I used the freebie sentiment again stamped with Black Archival and inked with the Picked Raspberry, both used snippets of white card.
Thanks for dropping by.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 143. I used lots of snippets on this card which means I will certainly be allowed through the gates this week.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Stencils and Stamps. If I have interpreted this correctly you can use one or the other or both.
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Die Cut.
Lili of the Valley - Pretty Papers.