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.


Liz said...

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

Jacee said...

How pretty Pat, I love the little flowers, a really smashing card.
hugs Jacee
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Jean said...

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

Di said...

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

Aren't those SB die sets addicitive :)

Hugs, Di xx

Kimbo said...

I love your girly card and the pretty colours

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Sandra said...

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

MaryH said...

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.

Erica said...

Such a lovely card, Pat. Gorgeous colour combination!

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

Good Luck!


Erica x

maria's knutselplezier said...

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


Paper Creations by Shirley said...

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