Monday, August 19, 2013

Gothic Angels in Purple & Blues

Hello everyone

I have a couple more cards today that feature another Angel from Chocolate Baroque's beautiful new set - Gothic Angels.


I created the background with Victorian Velvet and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks using the Acrylic Block technique.   I stamped the Gothic letters from Gothic Angels and a Fragment from Gothic Fragments with Seedless Preserves, spritzed with a little water on the ink before stamping.

I added the brick using a stencil and molding paste.  When dry I coloured over the bricks again with the Distress Inks and added a little silver Inka Gold.

The Angel and window were coloured with Prisma Pencils.   I added glitter to her dress and wings.   I attached a gothic style key that was hanging out in my stash and sheer silver ribbon to finish off the card.



I used the Acrylic Block Technique as described in a recent Monday Mojo Magic Tutorial (great tutorials by Glenda, owner of Chocolate Baroque, it's free to sign up) for the background below:

 
The acrylic block that I used has wavy edges and left marks that you can see on the above background.   I used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink on the block.   When dry,  I blended a little Vintage Photo around the edges which I distressed.   I also added the same ink to the lace.    I stamped one of the fragment windows from Gothic Fragments a couple of times after spritzing water onto the inked stamp.   

I coloured the angel and window with Prisma Pencils.  Yuletide Greetings is also from Gothic Angels.    

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

28 comments:

chrissies said...

More wonders from you Shirley. Love both of these and your use of colour is terrific

Love Chrissie x

Karin said...

Beautiful creations, the colors are gorgeous! Groetjes karin x

Elaine said...

You have used this angel image to great effect Shirley. Beautiful colouring both on the image and the backgrounds. I love the way you have layered up the script stamps, just perfect. Elaine x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow these are stunning Shirley. I love the gothic fragments in the backgrounds, and the bricks. You've used such beautiful colours too. I seem to have so much to do at the moment and not enough time to do it in.

Sue x

sheila 77 said...

What exotic and beautiful cards, with so much detail, and made with such care and attention. I am fascinated to read of your methods some of which are unknown to me.

Felicie said...

Both cards are absolutely stunning Shirley.I love the colours,so beautiful.
Greetings
Felicie

Sophie said...

WOW! Shirley,
das ist absolut fantastisch!!!
Beide Karten sind traumhaft schön, mit wunderschönen Hintergründen.
Ich liebe dieses feine Kirchenfenster im Hintergrund, das ist brilliant.
Ich bin ganz begeistert und könnte fast schwach werden...;-)

Umarmung und Grüße von Sophie xx

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the first in particular - the combination of the script with the brickwork background plus the Gothic Fragment provides a lovely foil for the striking image. The way you coloured the stones is beautiful & she really glows. Remarkable how different the effect in the second sample with the brown bricks & I particularly like the way you brought out the earth of the browns in your warm green stained glass window.
Paula (PEP)

Donna Ellis said...

Wowser, Shirley! The image is fabulous but you really bring it to life! The pink one is especially striking with the bit of "white" peeking out to let the other colors pop! Both cards are just beautiful with your remarkable, incredible background techniques! Love the shading, too. hugs, de

Shona said...

I think it's funny how our styles are worlds apart, yet I eagerly await every new post to see what magic you've created with stamps and inks. You never let me down! I ooh and aah at every new creation and your new angel cards are "heavenly" !

Patricia said...

So beautifull, i love the angels.... and the bluecard is mangefique!
Greetz Patricia

Wendy McCarthy said...

Love that acrylic block techique you have used, fab effect. Gorgeous colours as usual Shirley! xxx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful creations Shirley .
Love the stamp of the angel.

Greetings Janny

Nan G said...

Two lovely cards! Really cool backgrounds with a techniques (inky block) I have yet to try. Hugs

Sandy said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous Shirley with wonderful colors.
sandy

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Both are beautiful creations. Love the backgrounds and the stamps look so festively.
Bug hugs Anja

Lindeke said...

Wauw, these are sooooo beautiful! And my favorite is the one made with the Seedless Preserves and modeling paste! It's just gorgeous!! Love the background!
Greetings, Linda

Gerrina said...

Both are so perfect in"balans" with the colours and the layout; stunning! Have a creative fun and mabye a "garden-outside-week! Inky greetings, Gerrina

Darnell J Knauss said...

I always gasp when I come here, Shirley! Your cards are like miniature stunning stained glass windows!!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Love these beautiful creations Shirley, love the images and the colours , Iove your work of ART!!!

Greetings
>Maria

Jeannette said...

Wow shirley,your cards Looks brilliant,the colors is so amazing,and the gothic windows behind is fantastic,iam speechless,soo beautiful.

Greetings Jeannette

Crafting Queen said...

Really wonderful cards, love your backgrounds.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Amazing results Shirley and again such gorgeous colours

kind regards, Alie :-)

craftimamma said...

These are both fabulous Shirley and I love your beautiful colouring of the image. I love both your backgrounds but most especially the first card.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

MaryH said...

You forcing me to some hard decisions here...do I like the turquoise better or do I like the magenta better? I just can't decide after many waffling back n forth looks. These are so beautiful..I'm reminded of the wonder of a stained glass church window. Magnificent cards. TFS & inspiring. Hugs

Bonnie said...

Oh, my! These beauties remind my of stained glass windows! Such beautiful colors!

Ellen said...

Stunning coloring and backgrounds Shirley! Your angels look so ethereal !!

Marn said...

Hi Shirley! These two cards are amazing, very pretty! The angel is so pretty and I love the way you coloured her (you bring out the best in her! :)) Love the glitter too, very nice! Great background technique on both cards! I love how the two cards are so different from each other, and so pretty too! The green is terrific on card #2! Well done again!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)