Tuesday, November 18, 2014

OSAAT - Angel 2

Hello folks.  We have another challenge at One Stitch At A Time so how about popping over to see all the fabulous creations by the design team.

We have some changes going on with the way we run the challenge, we are now going fortnightly with a prize for the random winner and badge for the Top 3 chosen by the DT.

Challenge #224

Theme 'Anything Goes with Giving Thanks

The sponsor is StitchyBear Digital Outlet with a 5 image November prize pack. Remember if you use one of the store items you can enter as many times as you want <g>.

At this time of year giving thanks makes one think of Thanks Giving :) :) but really we should be giving thanks all year round for so many wonderful things.  I decided to go down the road of giving thanks for the memories of a person who has passed over, a sympathy card.    I don't know about you, but I find, when somebody who has left an impression on you during their time on earth passes you are left with some wonderful memories to carry you through with your journey here on earth.  That is the basis of this card, 'Thank you for the memories'
To begin with I back the card with some beautiful soft rose flower design paper then overlaid with mauve lace.
With the remaining part of the design paper I covered the inside of the card and then used the border pattern from the DP to create the border in the card.
Next I coloured the image Angel 2 by IKEsART using Promarkers and Spectrum Noir blendable crayons.  For the background I wanted a marble effect to placed an embossing folder underneath before colouring with the SN crayons.
Colouring medium used.
I made a hat pin using colours from the image and as this is a sympathy card I wanted to add a cross charm.  Rubbish, the only ones I have include blue gems on them.  OK, make one lol. Using copper wire I added small beads again matching the colours used in the image and a heart bead at the top.  Strong adhesive was used to hold the beads in place.
The tag with the cross and a couple of bronze wing charms was tied to the hat pin with mauve ribbon.
I needed something else on this card but was pretty stumped, hand made flowers would be to heavy if made out of paper, a spray of flowers again to heavy and upset the balance of the card.  Then I remembered I had bought these glass flowers when I first started card making a few years ago from Lakeland but never used them as I try to make my cards (until now) to fit flat into envelopes.  Now I have some boxes for my cards I can make them a bit more bulky.  There were some pretty light purple ones in the box but the all had red gems in the centre and that wouldn't work.  Not hard to remove the red gem and replace them with purple gems and a pearl.  These were then attached to the bottom right of the card.
And here you have the completed card.

Ingredients :
I am entering this creation in the following challenges
Thanks for looking and hope you have a happy crafting day:)


  1. Thought I'd let you know that the new challenge 224 is not up on the OSAAT Challenge blog. Last post is the winners from previous challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. OMGoodness !!! How STUNNING.... this is truly an amazing creation and your beadwork cross and pin are diving :-D
    Thank you for using one of my images on this superb creation :-D

    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. This truly is a beautiful delicate card, the pastel colours are gorgeous and the charms are amazing.
    Thanks for sharing at Crafty cardmakers.
    Hugs Julie x

  4. Wonderful idea of a sympathy card giving thanks! I know I am grateful to have had time and memories with people who have passed on...
    Your card is really gorgeous, too! I love the image, your coloring, your design, the lovely lace, the die cuts, and that fabulous stick pin you created! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Path of Positivity! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. This is so pretty. I really think that this will bring comfort and I adore the colors you used, too. Thanks for linking up with us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  6. Beautiful card! The details on it are amazing! Thank you for joining the Path of Positivity challenge this month! Lynda - DT Member

  7. This is such a beautiful and stunning card!! Can't quit looking at all the details!! Fantastic! Thanks for joining the fun at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

  8. JUst adorable....and stunning...i love it.

    Fiona DT

  9. Gorgeous card and a gorgeous soul for giving thanks in a sympathy card. I agree completely-when someone in your life has changed it, you have a need to acknowledge their life. Thanks for playing in the Path of Positivity challenge this month.

  10. Absolutely stunning, as always, Jane. I love how you've combined the paper and lace - it's subtle and beautiful, and I'm impressed with your creativity in coming up with a cross charm. I do love that image too - I've used it for a condolence card in the past, and it really is lovely.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  11. Very pretty card with beautiful embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Xx

  12. Such a beautiful, beautiful card with such gorgeous attention to detail.....

    Andrea TTPH

  13. Your angel is just beautiful! Very touching. Thanks for joining our "Give Thanks" challenge this week at Eureka Stamps. Julie, DT member

  14. Beautiful card, such a lot of fabulous detail. Thanks for joining in with our Lace, Ribbon and Twine challenge at TTPH this time.
    Dawn TTPH DT xx

  15. This is beautiful! what a rich and unique card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Scrappy Hands!

  16. What a beautiful image, nicely coloured. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends, see you Monday for a new challenge!

  17. Stunning card, Thanks for joining us this week for Give Thanks at Eureka Stamps.
    Karal DT

  18. Beautiful image and card! I love all the extra details with the pins. I really like how you have framed and focused the sentiment to the side for an added detail! Thank you for joining the Path of Positivity challenge this month! Lynda - DT Member Path of Positivity

  19. Wow this is so beautiful with a wonderful vintage feel. Loving the hat pin and ornate oval shape around the image. This is so perfect for our GRATITUDE theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  20. Lovely card. Thanks for joining for our thankful challenge at Great Impressions.

  21. Gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ FRIENDS challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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