Sunday, November 22, 2009

MMSC28 We Shall Hear Angels Christmas Card

This week's sketch included a challenge to make a Christmas card that may be chosen for the Holiday Blog Hop. So I really wanted to make something totally unique.
I started with a thin layer of drywall compound smeared onto my surface. When, partially dry, I use tools and deeply grooved stamps to make imprints. The top right corner is the imprint of a corner swirl stamp. When completely dry, the surface is ready to decorate. (I learned this technique at my Prairie Stampers Club meetings--Yea club!) I used Adirondak Metallics Gold Acrylic Paint Dabber for edging and to highlight the raised portions of the drywall compound. I further highlighted with a liquid gold glitter (no name), and a Marvy Twinklette gold pigmented glitter marker. While that was drying, I stamped my angel image (Angelic set by Olive Wimple) with Jet Black Archival ink and colored as follows: Copic E00 skin white; Copic RV 32 Shadow pink on the skirt, then covered with Ranger Pink Stickles; bodice filled in with a Sakura burgundy Gelly Roll glitter pen; wings and hair with the Twinklette gold glitter marker; violin with two shades of brown watercolor pencils and then blended. Grungeboard snowflake similarly is covered with gold paint and Stickles. I followed the lines of the pattern created in my drywall compound when I placed my two ribbons. The vertical ribbon I pleated and held together with glue dots. I also followed the curve of my swirl stamp when adhering the sprig of greenery as well as stamping the sentiment. A couple of metal embellishments and a Kaiser Kraft pearl complete the design. I then matted the image and the board onto some beautiful felt flocked burgundy paper (given to me by my niece-in-law). I couldn't help distressing the edges for a more vintage look. The angel image is placed with pop dots to level out the unevenness of the compound. I suggest placing the completed piece on a top-folded cardstock for a unqiue Christmas card that can also be used as a wall hanging.

Thanks for looking.


Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt!!! You have created a MASTERPIECE!! This is fabulous - all of that details and the work you have done is worth every minute! Your card is an absolute delight to look at! I love the texture and the aged look you have achieved for the gorgeous image! Perfect embellishments - I love this! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we lookward to seeing what you do next week!
Linda MMSC Design Team

Phyllis said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card. Love all the gold and burgandy!! That background made with drywall is awesome!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Carolyn said...

Just gorgeous! I love the way that you did the ribbon. Thanks for playing with us at the MMSC this week.


Carol Hurlock said...

Just lovely. What a pretty angel and embellishments. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week. We appreciate it.

MMSC-Design Team

Denise said...

This is beautiful!

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