Friday, 10 April 2015

Merry Monday #153 - Angels/cherubs

The current challenge over at Merry Monday is 'Angels/cherubs' and this is the inspiration:
 
What a little cutie! As it was a sunny day here and I wanted to go out to play in the garden, I stuck to LOTV pre-coloured images rather than spend ages colouring what ended up as three identical cards:
Such a shame, I was almost rolling round on the floor here trying to get the camera to pick up the fabulous glitter effect on the backing card - this is the best I could manage, sigh:
I used:

- 6" square white card blank

- the beautiful and quite subtly (think of Wink of Stella) glittered backing paper is from First Edition's 'Gilded Winter' paper pad

- the pre-coloured angel image is from LOTV's Set 16 'Christmas Angels' Art Pad. I trimmed it to a square then punched each corner with a Woodware fancy corner punch before layering it onto a slightly larger square of Christmas green card stock

- the sentiment is from the Personal Impressions ''Many Greetings' set, stamped using Brilliance 'Pearlescent Thyme' ink

- to finish off the image I then added some touches of gold Wink of Stella to the stars  (including a few in the angel's head dress) and they match the glittering on the backing paper so well - and also went over the wings with clear Wink of Stella

- the ivy was die cut from more of the Christmas green card stock using Joanna Sheen's 'Ivy Corner' die and just snipped down

- final touch, three green Josy Rose nail heads in the bottom left corner

Ha! We finally have sunshine and I'm sitting here making Christmas cards :)

Di
x

19 comments:

  1. Stunning Di I love the gorgeous image and ivy!
    Teehee there's never a bad time to make xmas cards :-P xx

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  2. Super sweet card, Di! I just have to get an angel card made for MM--thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Beautiful card Di, love the sweet image.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  4. Aww . . .that is one super cute and angelic Christmas card Di . . . and you have THREE of them!

    Happy Friday.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  5. The angel is so cute with the wreath around her head and love the added touch of the die-cut leaves! Thanks for playing Merry Monday this week!

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  6. Love your cute Christmas angel Di and the pretty shimmer you have given her which complements the equally lovely shimmer in the background. Beautiful! x

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  7. Lovely card Di - I'd just posted mine before I realised I'd used the same angel although mine was an upcycled card!
    Kath x

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  8. Oh so sweet!! The sparkle is all this precious card needed to make it special! Very cute!

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  9. Oh this is a beautiful card Di! I love that sweet little angle, the sparkle and shimmer is all she needed to make this a beautiful card! Hugs, Brenda

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  10. Hello Di,

    What a gorgeous card! I can definitely see the sparkle so you did a great job with whatever "angle" you took the photo!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  11. This is gorgous Di. You're angel is so sweet and I love the shimmer of the backing paper xx

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  12. Adorable little angel card, Di. Glitter is notoriously difficult to photograph!! Thank you for your lovely prayerful and supportive comments during my hospital stay. I am so happy to be home now, and my recovery is going well, but will take time. I have a load of lovely messages to reply to! Please keep an eye on my blogs for further updates as and when I am able to do them.

    Shoshi

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  13. Adorable card Di, and I can picture you rolling round the floor lol. Good job tho, I can see the shimmer! Xxx

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  14. Beautiful angel....beautiful card!

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  15. Lovely card, Di. The angel image is pretty and the background paper is beautiful. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  16. Beautiful image and a beautiful card!!

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  17. This is an adorable angel and you created a beautiful card with it, Di, despite the sunshine calling to you. Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  18. Love this angel image. So sweet! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  19. I really like how you added the touches of Wink of Stella to the pre-colored image. It really makes the image. So pretty.

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