Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Angel of Joy

Hello everyone !

I'm back with another Christmas card and I used stamps from Chocolate Baroque again.     This one was created using their now retired stamp set 'Angel of Joy'.  She is a large stamp & I think she is beautiful !  

I'm entering this card into the Out of Hat Creations challenge #28, as the current theme is 'create Christmas card or tag' before it closes today.   The Design Team create beautiful work !





Stamps:  Chocolate Baroque - Angel of Joy & Snowflake Flourish sets.
Spellbinder Die: S4-322 Grommet Tags

I used a snowflake from the Snowflake Flourish set and stamped on purple card stock with Brilliance Platinum Planet ink for the background. 

The Angel was embossed with black on watercolour paper and coloured with my Tombows using a brush & water.  I used a Versamark pen on her wings and front panel of her dress & embossed with Kaleidoscope powder to highlight these areas.   I embossed 'Joy to the world' with dark purple and blended Milled Lavendar and Dusty Concord Distress Inks on the Die cut.   I layered as shown, added some silver holograph border stickers & ribbon.

You can see the glitter embossing a little better on the photo below.



Thanks for your visit, it's appreciated !
Have a great day,
Shirley

24 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

What a lovely angel...
TFS Shirley~ enjoy your day!

Sue said...

Wow I love this Shirley purple is one of my favourite colours huggles hun xxxx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

What a lovely and beautiful angel Shirley. marvelous colors you have used.
Yhis purple and pink is beautiful.
Lovely greet and big huf
Marja

florenceandfreddie said...

Stunning Card Shirley. Very dramatic but elegant at the same time. Fabulous colours. Really love this.
Regards Florence x

florenceandfreddie said...

Thank you so much Shirley for sharing this treasure with the Hatters this week. I hope you didn't mind my asking you. You are a star!
Regards Florence x

chrissies said...

A really terrific card Shirley and so happy that you shared it with us at Out of a Hat Creations this week. Thank you for the kind comment about our samples.

I hope you will join us again soon

Love Chrissie xx

Karin said...

wow a gorgeous christmas card you made, i love the colors you used and the angel you created! Have a nice evening!

Donna Ellis said...

isn't she exquisite? So much like your soul, Miss Shirley. Your blends of purple-magenta are striking together, and really pop with the white details. No wonder you coveted those snowflakes - they are unlike any others.

Janet said...

Fabulous card Shirley,love your Angel stamp & great colour combo.
Thanks for sharing with us at Out of a Hat
Janet x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Shirley - this is an absolute gem - the colouring is sensational. I love it!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

brenda said...

Awesome image Shirley and gorgeous colours.

B x

Ellen said...

She is gorgeous all in purples Shirley! The sparkle on her wings is fantastic! Love those sticker frames too! Hope your day is fun filled!
Hugs,
Ellen

Tracey said...

Oh my Shirley....this is over the top gorgeous Lady!!!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, like the use of that beautiful snowflake stamp in the background. Lovely Christmas card!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Shirley, what a beauty again, what a wonderfull postcard, and what a gorgeous angel!!!I love this one very much!!!

Greetings
Maria

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, always love angels! And this one is so beautiful made by you, rich purple tones and sparkle, great, warm greet Mirandaxx

ps. never drive faster than your angel can fly

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Wowww Stunning Shirley...great stamps, great colours, great collage!

greetings, Alie :-)

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Wow what a beautiful and stunning card! Very nice work on this beautiful angel, she is so pretty! Just love all the purple and she looks so pretty with her sparkling wings! Very pretty colouring on her beautiful skirt, nice nice work on those tombows with water! Well done, love it!
Warm greetings from Marlene :)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is stunning Shirley, I love the colours and all the glitter. The snow flakes look great in the background.

Having a rest day today and catching up a little.

Sue x

Vicky Hayes said...

How lovely Shirley! I like the way you coloured your angel in these gorgeous rich colours. Vicky x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Shirley, she is such a beautiful snow angel! Your work is always so enchanted!!

Sarah said...

Love it Shirley - a real blast from the past using that CB (Elusive Images when I bought it ...) stamp. Fab. Sarah x

Cole Meyer said...

What a lovely angel! The way the purples melt into different shades is marvelous. Very inspiring!

Loli said...

Hola Shirley...simply STUNNIG ANGEL!!!! it's a fantatic work, your angel is amazing, fantatic colouirng and i love the sparkly touch in her dress, well done Shirley as always.
a hug from Palma and have a nice week.