Monday, October 27, 2014

Christmas Angel with Pinks and Green

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.   It's getting cooler here, but nice & sunny today while I'm writing this post.   

I've been back in the craft room and created a couple more Christmas cards. I have one to show you today using two of Tim Holtz's new Distress Stain sprays.  I only bought two bottles as I wasn't sure if they were any different than the Dylusions inks that I love so much.   I would be lost without Distress Inks, and don't have the Distress Stains, so these are right up my alley.   I guess the difference is in the colours.  I'll be back to our local Scrap Shop for more:) but I'll try not to duplicate colours that are close to the Dylusions spray ink line up.  Picked Raspberry Stain Spray is pretty close to the Cherry Dylusions spray.

The background is Picked Raspberry and Evergeen Distress Sprays with Distress Inks in the same colours blended over a couple of stencils.    I also added stars using the stencil and light molding paste with glitter over top.

Stamps by Chocolate BaroqueGothic Angel set, the corner is from New England Winter set and the sentiment is from the retired set Beardsley Baubles.

I embossed the angel with silver, coloured with Tom bow markers and added lots of stickles to her wings.

If you would like to see some gorgeous tags using Distress Stains by Astrid visit her blog here, you won't be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,


froebelsternchen said...

Gorgeous card - so delicate!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, stunning Shirley. I love the colours you bought in the distress sprays (I've not bought any yet), I love the idea that they go with the distress ink pads. The angel looks fantastic in the matching colours too.

Sue xx

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning background, the colours are beautiful. Beautiful card. It's been lovely here as well and warm. :) Hi to Archie.

brenda said...

Getting much cooler here as well Shirley, but like you we had a nice bright day today.

Beautiful background, super combination of colours.

B x

Valerie-Jael said...

Really beautiful Shirley, love the colour combo! Here it was cool and sunny too! Hugs, Valerie

Felicie said...

A stunning card Shirley.I like the background and colour combination too.

Amanda said...

Beautiful colour combs, fabulous!
Amanda x

Annemie said...

Beautiful Shirley!
Your card is very special, very bright colors ... a nice combination


Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful unique exceptionally christmas card.
Big hugs Anja

Shona said...

Beautiful! I love your use of stencils on this card and the colours are gorgeous.
I love my Distress inks too, and would be lost without them, but considering my less than stellar results with sprays, I'd be afraid to add Distress sprays to my collection. I'll just drool over what you create with them!

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful card!! Love the background and colors!!

Pat said...

This is beautiful Shirley, and the distress sprays have that wonderful depth of colour too. I like the way you have put pink bottom right and green top left and just brought them together in the middle. The gothic angel is lovely and I like the bits of added stencilling in the background and also on the strip behind the angel. Those corners are lovely and large too, and draw your eye in to the pretty image. Glad your weather has remained good. Our weather is rather grey but very warm for the time of year. Hope you had a good weekend and that you are comfortable in your new home. x

Sue said...

Stunning colours Shirley! beautiful card ..huggles Sue xxx

MaryH said...

Hi Shirley, Sorry to be so slow in visiting, but it's always such a joy to pop in and see what beautiful work you've posted. This is - as always - just stunning. Love this Gothic angel and what wonderful color choices you made. I was most interested in your review of the DI sprays, as I've just gotten a couple, but not used yet. TFS the tip about the comparison with the Dylusions colors too. Hope all is well in your part of the world. TFS & Hugs

Greta said...

Oh how gorgeous, Shirley! I love angels & this is just stunning with those beautiful colors!

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Wonderful card with great colours! Wonderful background, too!

chrissie said...

Terrific background Shirley and the colours go so well together.

Love Chrissie x

Sophie said...

Wunderschön, Shirley
Ich liebe diesen herrlichen Engel.
Du hast herrliche Farben ausgewählt, und einen tollen Hintergrund.

Umarmung von Sophie

Jeannette said...

hi shirley,wow,your christmas card its soo stunning,beautiful colors and angel,loved so much.
sorry iam comming now on your blog,my healty is not so good,but iam loved your blog and your stunning cards.
have a great day.

greetings jeannette

Gerrina said...

A super modern Christmasangel! Looks good, while, if you told me before that you would use this colours, I wouldnot espect that... Enjoy the fallcolours! Hugs, Gerrina

Margik said...

This card is just gorgeous, Shirley! Love the Angel image and the fabulous background. Hugs, Mar

sheila 77 said...

This is a fantastic card, Shirley, I enlarged the picture and enjoyed all the details. I like the patterns in the corners and all the different stars and of course the beautifully made angel.
I don't have any of these inks or sprays but am always fascinated by your use of them and the names. I wonder why they are called "Distress" as they seem to give very un-distressed colours, at least in your hands they do.

Little Artbee said...

OMG dear Shirley, such a lot of new artworks you created, one more beautiful than the other. I love them all. Love your nice Halloween card very much, looks nice with the old house. Every time a pleasure to visit your Blog.You are very inspiring for us.
Have a good week.
Dear Greetings

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wwo shirley , what a beautiful masterpiece again, I really love your christmas angel placed in a fantastic background , great play of clours and stencels and stamps!! Amazing!!!


Karin said...

beautiful christmascard, love the colors! Groetjes Karin

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely colours for this christmascard Shirley...the angel really looks great. Such a nice card!
Greetings, Alie :-)

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Beautiful card!! love your christmas angel and the background and colors!! Janny