Sunday, December 7, 2014

Angel of Christmas Stars - Jane's view

Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase an image from Sweet Pea Stamps and I decided to work with the image Angel of Christmas Stars by Conie Fong.

To begin with I printed the image and coloured her with Spectrum Noir Blendable Crayons.  I am only learning with these crayons but do love the way they blend together although I have problems with small areas lol and seem to be forever sharpening them. Once the image was coloured I then painted the background and over the wings with shimmer paint, you can see the shimmer when you hold the card up to the light which is really cool.
Next I cut my background which I designed using gold vinyl.  I have found this is the easiest way to get lacy back gounds instead of cutting card.  I then applied this to my green covered card stock.
To transfer the die cutting from the mat to the, in this case green paper, I used cheap book backing vinyl which is easy to remove.
For the inside of the card, some more green paper, I then added gold corner stickers, the sentiment and using Spellbinders Ornate Squares I created a writing area using white card for the base.
After creating several mounts for the font in golds and greens I then created an embellishment which I think really matched the image with the clear and gold bead held in a bead mount.  To finish it off a bit of embellishing reclaimed from the wrapping of a chocolate box :) :) :)
And here we have the finished card.

  • Image -  Angel of Christmas Stars by Conie Fong available from Sweet Pea Stamps
  • Spectrum Noir Blendable Crayons
  • Dies - background by me, Spellbinders Ornate Squares
  • Vinyl, bead, stickers etc from my stash
Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful crafting day ahead of you :)

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