I appreciate that most people are enjoying Halloween but I am entering another of my favourite stamp designers, Lili of the Valley's card challenges today. As you will remember from this post I explained that every now and again I will enter these challenges to be in with a chance of coming out of the hat and winning a great prize.
Here is my entry.
Bev Rochester whose colouring master class I attended earlier this year. To those of my blogging friends who are not card makers a sketch is a basic design format. The one we have been asked to follow for this week's challenge is the one shown below. You are able to decorate in any way but the card must keep to this basic template.
You can see in the image above that Bev wants us to use a circular central image with a square and rectangular piece behind and one across the middle. It was a really lovely sketch to work with.
I used the LOTV "Angels with crib" stamp, I love this image..so gentle and warm, it always makes me think of "Away in a manger" the Christmas carol. Indeed I kept humming it as I worked, it must have driven Billy mad but he just slept on!
I coloured my image using my trusty promarkers and highlighted it with some prismacolour pencils. You can't see very clearly but I used dimensional magic on the wings to make them appear raised and glossy.
This shows in the photo as looking quite reflective on the wings.It makes them have a bit of a "3 D " look and they are lovely and shiny.
I used a lovely deep grey/silver ribbon across the centre and tied a bow at the side. I cut some silver card snowflakes using one of my punches and attached them with raised sticky fixers to give some depth.
I also used one of my Tibetan charms which I have bought for my bag charms. Don't you just love it when things are able to cross crafts!
I attached it to the back of a foil snowflake from my stash by a piece of silver plated chain. I also added a bit of bling to the centre of the snowflake!
Here it is again stood up on a little easel I bought.
Thanks for looking.
Back soon, I am still getting my stock made up for my annual Open House jewellery party in a few weeks time..photos and a post to follow.
Bye for now,