Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Pink Angel for Jingle Bells Challenge

A blog-land friend pointed us towards the challenge over on the Jingle Belles blog this week, and I decided to have a go at it. The idea is to create a Christmas card with Pink on it in honour of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The two ladies who run this challenge have pledged to each donate $2 to the Susan G Komen Foundation for each entry in the challenge.

I have to say, it really is a challenge for me to make a pink Christmas card so I have leaned heavily towards the ´light red´end of the pink spectrum. Unfortunately my photo, taken in artificial light, makes my angel look almost orange, but I promise you, she really is pink!
I cut a plain red  15cm base card and a slightly smaller white layer. The mat is cut from a piece in my snippets box made when I was trying out my brushos. I think it was using brilliant red and dark brown, and lots of water. For this card I added a layer of bright gold spray and stamped some stars with versamark ink and embossed them with bright gold powder. I used one of my vast stock of white snippets to stamp the angel (Both her and the stars are from a new A4 rubber sheet of stamps from Choicolate Baroque called A Child is Born). I coloured her with copic markes and added some gold Art Quest paint to the dress trims and the trumpet, and white pearl paint from the same palette to her wings. When she was dry I cut her out. The word Rejoice was cut from gold glitter vinyl using my Silhouette machine. Before assembling the card, I stuck the sentiment onto the white card and cut around the top so I could slide the red mat under it. Normally I would have added the angel on thin pads to give it some dimension, but as many of my cards have to be posted internationally, I glued it on flat.
I am entering this in the Jingle Belles Challenge ; Pink Christmas, and also in 
Pixie´s Snippets Playground (red mat and white for angel were from my snippets box), and in Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas Challenge 199 ; Use something forgotten or never used. (The angel and stars stamps are new and have never been used before).


Elizabeth said...

Hi Kate, I'm not much into pink either but I think your choice of colour is as good a compromise as it gets. The angel is beautiful and the background is gorgeous. Elizabeth xx

MaryH said...

WOW! Whatever color this really is, it's beautiful on my monitor. Love that background and this is one gorgeous angel stamp. I have a few CB stamps & think I have the gothic angel, but not this pretty one! Of course you know I was reading carefully how you did the sprayed background, and it is really stunning. Ditto on your Silhouette sentiment. Saw this at the Snippets Playground, and will have to check out the Jingle Bells...haven't played there for a long time. A very worthwhile challenge to enter, I think. TFS such a beautiful card. Happy Sunday evening.

Maxine D said...

What a lovely card Kate - love your stars and the way you have put the angel to one side of your card.

SmilynStef said...

What a stunning holiday angel ... so very glad you went PINK for a cause with us at Jingle Belles.

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Kate! Love the background and how beautifully you've coloured that stunning angel image!

To be honest, you know I love pink, but I do find it a bit tricky woo to work with - you managed beautifully!


Di xx

Jean Straw said...

A beautiful angel card Kate, The background is fabulous, gorgeous colour and lovely gold stars. I really like the way you cut round the sentiment to allow the red to slide behind as well.
Jean x

lauren bergold said...

what a beautiful & elegant holiday card, with so many perfect little details; NO ONE would guess that pink was a challenge for you!!! thanks for rockin’ the pink with us at JINGLE BELLES for an awesome cause! <3

Shoshi said...

I really, really love this, Kate. It's a fabulous stamp, and what you have done with it is brilliant - the gorgeous background and the unusual colour scheme. The balance of all the elements is just right, too. A stunning piece of work!


scrappymo! said...

She is a gorgeous angel and i bet she is beautiful IRL too. Your fussy cutting is perfect, my dear!

Very retty card, KAte!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have finally finished the purging and organizing and was then able to get the movers in for quotes. Nothing to do not but create till i have to start packing in about 2 months!

Lots of time to create and visit now!

SARN said...

Gorgeous angel design. You did well to get out of your comfort zone Kate.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Diane said...

How lovely!

Birgit said...

I love this card! I am not a pink Christmas gal either but you did this so nicely and the angel is great. I love angels!! I love the colouring and that background. I am not sure how you did this. I read it a couple of times but still not sure. Anyway-Beautiful!!

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 199 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

veronica said...

beautiful Kate, great colouring - I love that angel stamp!

Pat said...

This CB stamp is one of my favourites and you have made such a lovely background for her Kate. x