Saturday, April 28, 2012

Watercolour Angel Card and Birthday Card

Another weekend and another cool day. I don't do well with a cold wind blowing so I won't be going far outside. Hope it warms up soon. The migratory birds are on the way and I hope we get an all day rain before they arrive to get some much needed water in the wetlands.

But until I can get outside, I may as well get some cards made. Two cards are being posted today.  I'm pretty happy how the angel card turned out. I actually made two angel cards pretty close the same....and one card very different and for a good reason. All these were made on a sketch provided by

 When I made the first card I forgot their only rule - make a Christmas card. DUH!

So, here's the first non-Christmas card I made with the sketch.

The stamp is from Stampin' Bella - King of the Wild Things - and I coloured it with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. The background paper is all from a 6x6 pack from the Paper Pickle - Social Club from Cosmo Cricket. Love this pack. The sentiments are from two different companies, the Yippee is from Hot off the Press and the Wish Big is from another Stampin' Bella set. I was going to send this to my grandson who is turning two but then I came up with a better idea for him.

So, when I realized that I did not make a Christmas card with that sketch I went back to the drawing board and created this one.

I switched the side that the circles were one because it just fit the image better. The angel stamp was coloured with various colours of TomBow markers, misted with water from a mini mister and then stamped on plain white cardstock. Once dry, I sponged Dusty Concord Distress Ink along the edges and in towards the middle a bit, and then I switched to Worn Lipstick and went over the Dusty Concord and right to the centre. This gave it a very warm feel around the angel. I mounted that panel on a gold panel and attached the gold sentiment.

 For the circles, I first stamped the snowflake (Stampin' Up) and embossed it with white embossing powder. I then centred a Spellbinder die called Peony over the embossed image and die cut and embossed them.  Then I sponged on Dusty Concord while they were still in the die wiping the embossed part with a soft towel to remove the excess ink to keep the snowflakes white. Then gold circles were cut and embossed with the Spellbinder plain circle die. After mounting the snowflakes on the gold circles, I adhered everything on a plum coloured card. Small gold gems were added as a final touch to the snowflakes and part of the angel.


LeAnne said...

LOL! I am glad you were able to make another card with the sketch, which is a great one to make ANY kind of card! Your angel is quite lovely! Thanks for playing with Merry Monday this week!

Notes by Nina said...

Great cards, love that you used the Merry Monday sketch. Your angel is lovely. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

Lesley said...

Haha! Happy you could join in, the first card is so cute Violet! Love the Christmas card, the angel is gorgeous.

Catie Cuddles said...

Both are fab cards ... Love that you forgot the Christmas element and got so carried away with the sketch first!

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