I made this card for my lovely neighbour Doris. Her equally lovely husband Keith sadly left us a few months ago, making this Christmas, her first without him, difficult. Doris signed her Christmas card to us from both of them - the habit of nearly 60 years together - and I thought she would like her own little angel on her card from us.The papers used on this card are from Kaisercraft's "Carnival Christmas" 6" pad, my current fave! I like the lighter look these colours give, especially with daintier images: this is Christmas Angel Emma one of the Sugarplums (my favourite collection) from CC Designs available at Tickled Pink Stamps and All That Scraps.
I coloured the sky behind Emma with pigment ink in two shades of blue, Emma is coloured with Copic Markers, I used Ice Stickles on her halo, her wings and on the edge of the sentiment mat after inking it with Kaisercraft Poppy. Both the image mat and the sentiment have been popped up on foam dots for dimension. The silver glittery snowflake is from a pack I got in Spotlight.
I am entering the challenge at Pink Gem this week, using this sketch:
I didn't put ribbon right across the card (per the sketch); I think Emma looked cuter just sitting on her little ledge (she looks like she's sitting on a windowsill really, doesn't she?)
I will also be entering in the challenge at Creative Inspirations, which has Anything Goes Christmas as it's theme, as does Allsorts Challenges. Totally Gorjuss had "For Someone Special" as it's theme, and Doris is someone special so I will be entering "her" card in their challenge too.
I really hope this card gave Doris a reason to smile, we joke about the "Merry Widow" - Keith had a wicked sense of humour - so the merry reference on the sentiment (which is a stamp from Xtra) seemed appropriate though not accurate.
I may be able to squeeze in another post or two this year (we are on holidays after all!), but we are renovating a couple of rooms too, so playing on the laptop may be a bit of a pipe dream!
Incidentally, it has been HOT here -we have had an "official" heatwave, which is defined as more than three days over 35c (95F) the temperature has averaged 38c which is over 100F for the past five days, Christmas day (39c or 102F) was spent at my sons house with no air conditioning - now I remember why we got air con! Today we had 40c which is 104F, tomorrow is forecast to be a positively chilly 32 (90F)! It'll be back up by Sunday so we'd better get our painting done while it is relatively comfortable, which may mean no time for blogging :-( Either way, until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee