Saturday, 17 January 2015

...and all the angels sang for Him..

Hello, happy Saturday, hope everyone is enjoying the weekend...and not snowed in! There's no sign of snow here...yet! Long may it last, I like the look of fresh fallen snow but could do without the inconvenience...and as for icy footpaths and roads...!
Just sharing a card I made using Angel a beautiful image from The East Wind. This is a first for me...a Christmas card in January, but I love this image so much I wanted to use her again, so I did in triplicate! I layered the image 3 times (another first, I'm so proud of this achievement being a bit of a numpty where technology is involved!), so now I have a choir of beautiful angels! I coloured them with pencils, using blue, grey and black shades, then added Wink of Stella to their wings, so lovely and sparkly IRL shame it doesn't show in the photos!
I die cut the image, distressed the edges and matted it onto a piece of dark blue cardstock which I had previously stencilled and stamped. I added some die cuts and tiny gems to finish. The sentiment is hand written, it comes from a Christmas carol my children used to sing when they were at primary school (many years ago!)  which remains a favourite of mine- 'On a starry night'.
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theeastwind winter blues
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Jan Ltc said...

Fab card Chris xx Jan

Julie said...

Fabulous, you always amaze me with your hand written sentiments, hate to think of how many attempts I'd make before giving up! Beautiful indeed, x

Tracey T said...

So clever! I don't think I would have the patience to layer the images, given my fairly limited knowledge of these things! Love blue and white for Christmas cards, too. Sleety stuff coming down here at the moment and yesterday's snow is slowly disappearing. More in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, though, apparently! Stay warm xx

mixamatoasties said...

Fabulous card. And that is one of my favourite carols too. Guess what I'm singing now!!!

Susan xx

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Stunning Chris. Love the merged image to make three and gorgeous colours and dies...beautiful. You are so clever.


butterfly dream cards said...

Absolutely beautiful...

Fiona DT

chrissy xx said...

FABulous colouring Chris..I LOve your merged image and they way they 'spill' over the dies..
LOve your sentiment.
Happy to see you making Christmas card too!!

Kathleen said...

This is gorgeous Chris and stunning colouring, beautiful image and a good start to your next years CC's.

Kath x

Penny said...

Really beautiful, Chris! I love the "choir" and how you colored each! Love the design, the fab background and all the wonderful die cuts--you know me and die cuts, lol! I am very impressed with your lettering, too! :^)
Hope you are enjoying this weekend. Husband is being a sweetie and cleaning the floors with an electric machine, but it is soooo noisy! Went outside to escape, but somebody is running something noisy out there today, too! Guess that's what I get for lazing about, huh? ;^)
Hugs, Penny

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful....Love this lovely detailed creation....xx
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Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Chris...What a beautiful card.....Gorgeous image...Joolsx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card, the image is a stunner with it's beautiful blue colour.

Love and hugs

Sue said...

Absolutely love this Chris! hope you finally got your birthday card sorry it was posted late but I've had a bad hubby xxxxxxxxxx huggles Sue xxxx

Cindy said...

Beautiful card. Fabulous coloring. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Cindy-DT

PaperDaisies said...

What a fabulous card. I love the technique you have used. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Rose said...

This is gorgeous Chris I love The East Wind images and how clever you are to merge them. Great job.
Rose xx

Desire Fourie said...

Wow stunning Chris with an awesome colour combo. The blue grey and black is so striking and there is lovely movement in the design.
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M DelValle said...

Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions!

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

So beautiful! I love how you've used this gorgeous image and your fab dimensional star.

DonnaMundinger said...

Your gorgeous angel choir is beyond beautiful, Chris! What a fabulous idea using the image 3 times. Thanks so much for joining our Winter Blues Challenge at TEW. xxD

Bettina L. said...

I absolutely love this. Such a clever idea to use the angel three times in layer and the outcome is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for playing at The East Wind and good luck. Hope to see you back the 1st for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at The East Wind xx