Sunday, December 7, 2014

SPS Angel of Christmas Stars

Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase an image from Sweet Pea Stamps and I decided to work with the image Angel of Christmas Stars by Conie Fong.

To begin with I printed the image and coloured her with Spectrum Noir Blendable Crayons.  I am only learning with these crayons but do love the way they blend together although I have problems with small areas lol and seem to be forever sharpening them. Once the image was coloured I then painted the background and over the wings with shimmer paint, you can see the shimmer when you hold the card up to the light which is really cool.
Next I cut my background which I designed using gold vinyl.  I have found this is the easiest way to get lacy back gounds instead of cutting card.  I then applied this to my green covered card stock.
To transfer the die cutting from the mat to the, in this case green paper, I used cheap book backing vinyl which is easy to remove.
For the inside of the card, some more green paper, I then added gold corner stickers, the sentiment and using Spellbinders Ornate Squares I created a writing area using white card for the base.
After creating several mounts for the font in golds and greens I then created an embellishment which I think really matched the image with the clear and gold bead held in a bead mount.  To finish it off a bit of embellishing reclaimed from the wrapping of a chocolate box :) :) :)
And here we have the finished card.

  • Image -  Angel of Christmas Stars by Connie Fong available from Sweet Pea Stamps
  • Spectrum Noir Blendable Crayons
  • Dies - background by me, Spellbinders Ornate Squares
  • Vinyl, bead, stickers etc from my stash
I am entering this card in the following challenges:-
Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful crafting day ahead of you :)


    1. Beautiful angel. Love your floral detail. Thank you for sharing with Fairytale Stampers - Myrna (GD)

    2. Oh wow, this is really fantastic!! I love the bling-bling on it and your wonderful colouring!
      Thanks for joining us at Fairytale Stampers!

    3. Your colouring is amazing and you say you are just learning, looks expert to me! And I love the gold background you have created. Thanks for joining us at Ink

    4. Oh absolutely gorgeous angel, brought to life with your incredible creativity! Your colouring is astounding! Thank you for sharing this gem in the Inkspirational gallery!

    5. Really pretty. Love your coloring.Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

    6. Super card.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
      Cass xx

    7. So pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Stampin this week :)

    8. Very pretty Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

    9. What a wonderful project, so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week, good luck! Pami x

    10. This is beautiful Mimi, your colouring is amazing! Thank you so much for taking part in our challenge at Country View Crafts, and Merry Christmas. Sue x

    11. Fabulous Christmas card!
      Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
      Happy New Year!
      Helen x


    Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi