Monday, 31 October 2011

Away in a manger? LOTV challenge 118

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.
Today's challenge is to use a card sketch by the incredibly talented 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,

Jane x

14 comments:

  1. Poor Billy listening to 'Away in a Manger' on Halloween!!!!! ;)
    However Jane, I do like angels and yours are very pretty. Love the little charm attached, that's a clever idea!
    Happy halloween from a very damp N.I.!
    Vivienne x

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  2. Another poor soul here from the rain ;) wishing you Happy Halloween, Jane!

    The angel-card is adorable - is there a way we (bloggers) can vote the best card (that being yours!) or is there a jury of somesort to pick up the winner? If we can vote, just let us know how&where, so we can clicketi-click you!

    It's November tomorrow and C is getting closer...Wonderful! Have a great week, dear friend!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  3. LOL I know Vivienne but challenges do not wait for Halloween to be over! Enjoy your evening,
    Jane x

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  4. Mia you are so sweet! No the winner just gets selected by the random number thingy BUT there is a "top 3" award (no prize though, just a sweet banner for your blog) that is awarded by the design team who look at all the entries and judge which 3 are the best. It is indeed November in the morning my fellow "C" lover!
    Enjoy your Halloween too, it's SO dark so early tonight with the clocks going back last night.
    Jane x

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  5. Happy Halloween Jane! Your card is just delightful, love all the details and all the techniques you have mastered. I sure hope you win, I'm sending winning vibes to the random number thingy. I am also a lover of "C", I love to decorate, wrap presents, listen to "C" music and bake cookies.......time is flying.
    Enjoy your week, xoRobin❤

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  6. I think you have got the weather to start thinking about C time Robin! Hope you are not too snowed under? Time really is flying by now.
    Happy Halloween!
    Jane x

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  7. Lovely, Jane! I love all the litle details, and yes, it's wonderful when you can use one crafty thing for another crafty use isn't it?? So satisfying! Good luck in the challenge, hope you are picked out!
    Have a Happy Halloween and a lovely week.
    Helen x

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  8. Thanks Helen it is so useful and also cost effective! Happy Halloween to you too and enjoy your crafting.
    Jane x

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  9. Dear Jane, oh my gosh.. that is a STUNNING card you designed! What a work of art! I hope you win! But if you don't - you're still a winner in my eyes.

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  10. Hi Jane! Oh what a lovely card with so much winter sense in it! That challence sounds exiting and interesting to work with a template!
    We don't have Halloween, but still I wish you Happy Halloween and hopefully sunny days!
    xxx Teje

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  11. Thanks Teresa, you are so very kind. Happy November!
    Jane x

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  12. Hi Teje, I really can show all my Christmassy things now...horray now that November is here! This is the countdown to my favourite time of year. We are still having very mild weather here...17oc today!Enjoy your good weather.
    Jane x

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  13. What a lovely theme and card, Jane.
    I wish I could vote, also but will keep my fingers crossed.

    Beautiful stamp and snowflakes. "Away in the manger" is one of my favorites.

    Happy November and best of luck!!

    Anne
    PlumCreek22

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  14. Its such a lovely carol isn't it Anne . Keep those fingers crossed!
    Jane x

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment; I really enjoy reading every single one of them.
Jane x