Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Cutesy Mojo Angel
Now for my card. Oh how I wish I had just a few of Julee's sketch genes! She just keeps coming up with fabulous sketches and this one is no exception.
I found this totally adorable little angel stamp in the Michael's $1.50 stamp bin (yup, we have to pay $1.50 for ours up here in Canada!). I usually don't go to the "cutesy side" but this little angel stole my heart! I coloured her with Twinkling H2Os (her wings are really shimmery even though you can't see it very well in the picture) and in the process realized how desperately I need to learn how to colour images properly! May have to take a Copic colouring course just to get some basics down, especially when it comes to images that are predominantly white. However, that's part of what I love about this craft - you can always learn more :D
I wanted her halo to really shine so I used Dazzling Diamonds on it, but it didn't sparkle the way I wanted it to so I added some Stickles over top and that helped. Part of me thought I should have made her hair a bit lighter and used her hair colour for her halo....hmmm....something to keep in mind next time I use her.
I used my Nesties to cut out the image and I pulled out my all time favorite Swiss Dots embossing folder for the white panel. While pondering what to do with the blue horizontal strips, stars came to mind so out came the Background Basics star stamp which I used with VersaMark on these panels. A jumbo brad and some ribbon tied with silver twine completed the sketch. I had multiple sentiments to choose from including "wish", "wish big", "very merry", "love you", "praying for you" and a few others, but settled on "thinking of you" for this card. Think you could easily go with some of the other sentiments depending on who you were sending the card to. I must say I quite like this "cutesy" card because every time I look at this little angel I just want to smile :D Now all I have to do is learn how to colour her properly LOL!
Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Always appreciate the company LOL! Have a great day and I'll be back with Mercy's sketch next.
What's In It?
Stamps: Michaels $1.50 Stamp, Savvy(sentiment), Background Basics (SU)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Brocade Blue
Accessories: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Scallope Circle and Circle Nesties, Twinkling H2Os, Aqua Brush, Jumbo Brad, Ribbon, Silver Twine, Stickles, Dimensionals.