Monday, November 17, 2008

Probably New To You

Well, I dibbled at this and that this weekend and so far a card is not finished. However, it occurred to me I may have something I haven't posted here that you might find interesting. So I went into my archives (deep deep archives) Ha! and found the card below.

I fell in love with this stamp the moment I saw it. I still have this one and I haven't been able to find another angel that even comes close and I have been looking. If you know of where I can buy one, please email me at the EMAIL ME on the sidebar. I also thought you might enjoy 2 of the techniques I used on this card.

For the image, I used StazOn Black stamped off once on scrap paper and then on Acetate for muted tone. The Angel was painted with a Niji waterbrush filled with Future Floor polish and dipped in True Blue Pearl Ex for the gown and Antique Bronze Pearl Ex for the hair. Sometimes this technique is called Pearl Ex Floored. The way it dried was uneven leaving it with a floating gossamer look. (If you try this technique, practice on a piece of acetate first.) The Wings are Glue and Dazzling Diamonds. The skin is Paint Jewels Peach Quartz. I applied it with the tip of the bottle and help of a toothpick to get it into the corners. The bird is Brilliance Moonlight white.

The background on the white card is the Stampin' Up Stars Jumbo wheel with Opalite Golden Mist. It was also used as the background on the right side of the inside of the card. You can barely see either in the photo. The ribbon is white organdy tied in a knot with Gold cord used for beads knotted on each side of knot. The edge inside and out of the circle is Stickles Diamonds glue glitter. The words are stamped with Gold Encore and embossed with Gold EP.

Image:
- StazOn Black ink pad
- Stampin' Up On Angel Wings
- Acetate 4.25X4.25
- Niji Waterbrushfilled with Future Floor Polish
- True Blue and Antique Bronze Pearl Ex
- Brilliance Moonlight White ink applied with regular paint brush
- Paint Jewels Peach Quartz
- Clear Drying Glue
- Dazzling Diamonds glitter or Deco Art Glamour Dust Crystal (The exact same thing)

Background:
- 1 Folded 5.25X10.5 and 1 5.25X5.25 Neenah Paper Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80 lb. cardstock
- Stars Jumbo Wheel
- Opalite Golden Mist ink pad
- 1" White Organdy ribbon
- Gold cord
- Czech Clear and Blue transparent AB beads from local hobby store
- Stickles Diamonds glitter glue

Words:
- Stampin' Up On Angel Wings set
- Encore Gold ink pad and Gold Embossing Powder

I am so close to finishing a card. Pray for me!!! Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

40 comments:

Ann said...

Wow!!! Shirley, this is stunning! I love the blue angel and the sparkly wings! Breathtaking! :D

the whimsical butterfly said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. I know that the stamp was a stampin up set and I may know someone willing to sell. I will let you know! It's just gorgeous!

Вера Храмова said...

Ах, Ширли! Это невероятно красивая работа!

Lyn S said...

Wow Shirley, this is such a stunning card! I love how the angel is 'floating' in the circle. She certainly is a lovely image and you've coloured her beautifully!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh she is beautiful, superb job.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh she is beautiful, superb job.

Jorunn said...

AAAwww... this is so sweet and wonderful! Love the pearls on the ribbon, a perfect little detail!

hugs,
Jorunn

Joanne said...

This is so pretty Shirley! That blue is gorgeous and the wings sparkle like crazy. I love it!

Jackie said...

As usual, just stunning! I love the sparkle and it's so nice that you give such a complete "recipe", too.

Candy said...

Beautiful Shirley, love the sparkle of her wings!!

LadyDoc said...

WOW!!!! I need a thesaurus!! Beautiful, gorgeous, fabulous, stunning- I am running out of words to say how beautiful this card is!

As for what *I* think are exquisite angels, have you seen the stamps by Adriana Cirstea at American Art Stamp company?

Here's a link:
http://americanartstamp.net/cart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13

I only have one so far- the "walking angel"- but all of them are on my wishlist.

HTH

Theresa said...

Wow! Brilliant, Shirley! Love it!!!

Maria Matter said...

Shirley this is so gorgeous...magical! That is a beautiful angel image! Cool techniques to try too! I so appreciate you!
Blessings, Maria

Leslie Miller said...

This is the most perfect image for this technique. Oh, my goodness, Shirley--it's gorgeous! I'm glad to see someone gave you a link to the image. It looks familiar but I couldn't place it. Thank you so much for bringing out this beauty to share!

The Country Rose said...

Lovely card and you're right- she is a beautiful angel. This card really conveys peace :). Can't wait to see what you're working on!

Barb

Cheryl said...

Shirley this is just beautiful. I love how you did the wings.

retiredheather said...

Oh Shirley this is a stunning card. I am so glad you explained the how to. I might give this one a try.
Heather

Orion Designs said...

Just gorgeous and so special! Beautiful work Shirley.
Vicki

Niki said...

Shirley,
This is one of my favorite stamp sets, and I, too, have not been able to let it go. I'm always looking for new ways to use it, and you've inspired me.

Thanks for sharing your talents,

Niki

Tammi said...

Fantastic card, so lovely! Love all the pretty sparkle and shimmer!

Beth said...

Wow what eye candy this is gorgeous Shirley thanks so much for digging it out of the archives for us to see.

mochamama said...

wow, this is a beauty Shirley!!

Stamp and Smile said...

So Elegant, Adorable, and Fantastic all rolled up in one!! Love the softness of your card... Smiles :)

Stamp and Smile said...

So Elegant, Adorable, and Fantastic all rolled up in one!! Love the softness of your card... Smiles :)

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful card! Love the glitter around the circle, great effect :)

Louise, that's me!! said...

This is just gorgeous Shirley! I love the image and your colouring technique looks divine!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is gorgeous!!! I too love this set!!! It is a classic! :)

K

Mothermark said...

This is so so so pretty! I think you are right...its a wonderful image! Just gorgeous! How nice that you took the time to show us this card and also that you are so close to getting another done!

Thank you for the love you left on my blog..holy cow you must have been in there all afternoon...
Thank you for that! Hang in there, you will be back in the cardmaking swing of things shortly!

Phree said...

Beautiful card, love the effect you got with the pearl ex.

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful image - I love the shimmer on her wings - the lovely bow and stick pin - great techniques on this Shirley!

Vicki said...

WOW Shirley!! This is totally gorgeous!! :)

Wanda H said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley!!!

Traci said...

Beautiful card! I love the soft blues you used, it makes the card so soft and elegant

Connie Paxman said...

Oh wow shirley another stunner...and love the elegance and glitter of this card..I have this stamps and must dust it off now.
connie paxman

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Such a gorgeous card Shirley!! I just love how that angel is "floating".

Our Daily Bread designs has a lovely angel set that you may like. You can see it here.

hugs,
Jami

Lastel said...

Beautiful , love the touches of glitter !

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

This is gorgeous, Shirley! I love that angel image and all the sparkle!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Love your angel she is so delicate and perfect...as is your colouring and design. Love the way she floats and all the sparkle!

Kim Etherington said...

I love your Angels wings. Gorgeous sparkle to them. I like how you did a circle cut out on the card.

Rina said...

Another beautiful card Shirley. I love the angel too.

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