Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Christmas Angel...

Hello there and happy Thursday friends and faithful followers!

I guess you must be wondering about the title of my post eh?
Well it’s simple, I am getting a jump on Christmas because this weeks Twisted Thursday challenge theme is non-other than; Christmas in July.

I must admit it did feel a wee bit weird making a Christmas card when the thermometer outside my window reads 96 degrees Fahrenheit, but I did enjoy hauling out my Christmas supplies and perusing all those pretty glittery papers and embellies I had tucked away.

We DT members always know in advance what the challenges are going to be so, I wanted to update my stash and bought a few new digi images. I have a few favourites of course, but I thought I would try something that I didn’t have in my collection yet.

So this beautiful image of a Christmas Angel is one of my first Lily of the Valley stampsIsn't she simply gorgeous?

I coloured her with my Copic markers and then fussy cut her out so I could pop dot her onto a base copy. I also coloured a second wreath to create even more depth, which you can see much better in the picture below.

I used my Memory Box Frosty Border die for the very first time on some glitter paper by Recollections. The DP paper is from My Mine's Eye Holiday Glitter Collection from a few years back. I distressed the edges and ripped a few pieces here and there. 
I also used some Glossy Accents on the berries in the wreath and Smooch Glitz sparkle accent on her gown and wings.
The sentiment is computer generated and it only seemed fitting to say "Have a blessed Christmas".

I hope you like this beautiful Christmas angel, and that she inspires you to haul out your Christmas supplies so you can join us this week over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge group.

I would love to see you join us, thanks for stopping by :)S


  1. Gorgeous, stunning card, sweet image and fab details.

  2. She is fabulous!!!! I love the way you coloured her dress and hair and you did wonderful with the wreath! Hugs, Brigitte

  3. Awesome card Sandra! I love all the extra work you did to add dimension! It goes together perfectly!! Your colouring is outstanding!

  4. This image is breathtaking and so is your design, Sandra. I love the colors you used. This is really lovely.

    Thanks so much for following my baby - Avadares Challenge Blog. It is starting off well and we already have a stellar design team lined up. (You might recognize some faces)

    Avadares Challenge #2 will be launched on August 3rd, along with another free digi and the introduction of our brand new design team. I hope you can join us.

    Blessing hugs,

  5. This is stunning, Sandra! The image is beautiful and wonderfully colored!