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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Summer Garden Angel

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.

Pat  x

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.

10 comments:

  1. Lovely card, with a really cute stamped image. Glad you had a good holiday. x

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  2. How pretty Pat, I love the little flowers, a really smashing card.
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  3. Hi Pat, so glad you enjoyed your holiday. This card so sweet, I love the cute image and the pretty colours you used. The lovely punched out flowers perfectly compliment the LOTV papers.
    Jean x

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  4. Oh what a darling card Pat! We missed you - welcome back :)

    Aren't those SB die sets addicitive :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  5. I love your girly card and the pretty colours

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

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  6. What a darling card! The little angel is so cute! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  7. Happy that you're back safely from a fun-filled vacation. This is a darling image, and I love the PP on those wings. Very sparkly. The S/B mats are wonderful backgrounds for this pretty angel, and the dp you've used as a border really enhances your soft coloring on the image. Love the way your extra flowers brought out the design in the floral dp too. Great card. TFS & Hugs.

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  8. Such a lovely card, Pat. Gorgeous colour combination!

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Pretty Papers' challenge!

    Good Luck!

    Hugs

    Erica x

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  9. What a lovely card , I really love this cute angel!! Great colours and great background!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  10. Very pretty card Pat with the beautifully coloured and sweet Summer Angel. Summer is leaving us here, but Fall is always a wonderful season. At least the first half :) Take care, Shirleyx

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