Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hark the herald angels sing

My order for some LOTV stamps arrived last week so I was all set to make my last run of cards with them when Hazel's latest challenge popped up and they fitted the bill nicely. The challenge is to incorporate some music and my stamps are all angels playing various instruments.I stamped an image and scanned it into my computer so I could flip it and have two angels looking towards one another. I added a touch of copics to their dresses and the clouds, and a bit more colour to their hair. I used a pastel blue promarker for the sky. I then cut the two images out vaguely echoing the shape of wings. I typed a verse of a well known carol and made sure it would fit inside a nesties die, and cut it out, distressed its edges with blue ink and matted it onto gold. (Originally I typed in my favourite carol, "It came upon a midnight clear" which includes the line "..from angels bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold", but I realised that I had used the wrong image. Another of my new stamps is an angel playing a harp! So I quickly changed the carol and I will make more cards later with the harpist.) . The background is cut from a rather lovely gold embossed scrapbook paper (make unknown). I used a Debbie Moore stamp to print music across the lower half of the card, and then assembled it all as in the photo. Then I added some sparkle with gold stickles on the stars and crystal stickles on the angel's wings.

I am entering this in:

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 47: Music.
Wags'n'Whiskers Challenge 67: Christmas themed.
Creatalicious Challenge 28: Christmas, Make sure it sparkles.
Stampin Sisters in Christ: Use a music stamp.

10 comments:

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kate! And so much work made it all so worthwhile. Stunning result and I love the colours you chose! Di xxiht

Di said...

Me again - the modem was rebooting, we do it on auto so it doesn't lock up but it's a pain at times - 7am and 7pm - hence the odd few characters at the end of my comment :( Di x

Jean Straw said...

Very nice Kate, I love the pretty angels. Jean x

Hazel said...

A stunningly beautiful card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 47 - hope to see you again soon. x

veronica said...

love those angels Kate - clever of you to scan and flip them, would never have thought of that! yet more stamps to go on the wish list....

Becky said...

Gorgeous card, love those angels. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

What a stunning x'mas card!! Love the angels and the sentiment! Your papers are perfectly appropriate too! Just a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing your wk with us at Wags n Whiskers. xxx Steph

fatmonica said...

It's a gorgeous card.The angels look stunning!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!

Audhild said...

Your card is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.

Hugs Audhild