Saturday, 2 January 2010
A is for Angel
I'm playing along at ABC Christmas Challenge, with the intention of having a good amount of Christmas cards done in good time for next year! The first Challenge is A for Angels, with the added option of a charm. I've left off the charm as I had a real shock when I posted a lot of cards this year as so many needed extra postage thanks to my embellishments :). I've based the card on a sketch challenge by Caz at Cute Card Thursday. Caz says it's only her second sketch - great sketch Caz, thanks.
The angel stamp is a Lili of the Valley stamp. I stamped it onto watercolour paper with the intention of using Distress Inks, but when I coloured it this morning I reached automatically for my Copics. They are meant to be best used on smooth paper, but I found they were ok on the textured paper though the colours were much brighter and stronger than usual. The angel is cut out with a deckle-edged Nestie and her wings painted with Glossy Accents. The music paper in the background is another Magnolia Christmas DP that I didn't cut into before Christmas, isn't it beautiful? Sentiment from Craftwork Cards, ribbon from stash.