Tuesday, 27 September 2011

An Angel from the Realms of Glory!

I am all over ink and glitter and Glossy Accents!

It's a long time since I made a Penny Black card! This week's Challenge is monochrome. I picked up the gorgeous Dovecraft 'Noel' papers in a sale after Christmas, and was inspired to do a vintage colouring by the damask background paper and the glittery paper on the right! The third piece, with writing on, is a snippet by K and Co.

The sketch is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday

I used Speccies, and glittered the angel's trumpet, wings and the stars. I got some Diamond Stickles at Ally Pally on Saturday, and they seem to pick up the colour of the Vintage Photo Distress Ink I used to stamp the image. I like the effect, though it was pure serendipity (sounds better than 'luck' doesn't it?!

The snowflake is a Marianne die, distressed in Vintage Photo and stickled. The lace is from stash, and the card candy was coloured with Natural Oak (Spectrum Noir no 91) and glossy accented. It all took ages to dry!

In spite of the sunshine, the sparkles don't really show :(!

I'm entering this into PBSC

and Sweet Sketch Wednesday

and Flutter By Wednesdays where 'Anything Goes' as long as there's a fairy, butterfly or angel!

I'm off to hang out the washing now - life's all go at the moment!!

Thanks for looking!

luv, Mags x

Spectrum Noirs: all the brown set plus Skin Tones: 169 Putty, 135 Pale Cherry Pink, 132 Milky White, 133 Baby Skin Pink; Warm Grey 1


Kath Stewart said...

beautiful monochrome card mags...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Danni said...

Beautiful card, just so lovely! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Jeannie said...

Beautiful image and colors! I love the lace and the glitter! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Pop's Cards said...

wow honey I am loving this ♥ ♥ Pops x

Michelle's Blog and Cards said...

Oh I have this image and haven't used it yet!! I love what you have done with yours. A truly beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Michelle SSW DT x

Christine L said...

Beautiful card Mags... always love angels and this one is no exception! Lovely layout and colouring too..
Christine x

Genevieve said...

Absolutely beautiful card, the colours are adorable! Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

Kathie said...

Hi Mags, I just love your little Angel from Penny Black. I love your colour combo. Very pretty embellishments. Great job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

mulberry station said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the soft cream color scheme. Such a beaurtiful angel. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

mulberry station said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the soft cream color scheme. Such a beaurtiful angel. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

mulberry station said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. I love the soft cream color scheme. Beautiful angel image. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Jen Shults said...

So pretty! Love those colors! Thanks for joining this week's Flutterby challenge!

Jules said...

Hi Mags

This is simply gorgeous.

I love your image and those fantastic backing papers.

The lace sets everything of beautifully.

Thank you for sharing with the Penny Black Saturday challenge.

Thanks also for your lovely comment on my blog. It was very much appreciated. Life a bit hectic at the moment and very "up-side-down".

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is so gorgeous Mags.

coops said...

stunning card mags.your sepia colours and design are stunning and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

melsanford said...

Oh this is beautiful! gorgeous colours :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx