Monday, 19 November 2012

My little Christmas angel

The challenge at Take a Word today is angels.  I always have such great things I want to do but time conspires against me.  I bought an artificial Christmas tree on Wednesday and we were looking for an angel to put on top.  This is my inspiration for my piece today, which I had lots of fun creating.
Oh Joy! I haven't had so much fun since last Christmas

The background is covered in 3 shades of water soluble wax crayon in green and then I sprayed over the top with some pearlex pearl powder in water to give it a shimmer.  Then I applied some Titan white golden paint through various stencils and stamped a checker board pattern in Ranger archival ink in coffee.
Next I did a direct to paper dragging across the whole piece with Distress Ink in Iced Spruce.

For the tree I stamped with Forest Moss and added Stickles in festive berries and starburst.  Next I stamped the wings on white card stock and coloured with Inktensils and also sprayed with the pearlex water.  Once the wings were dry I applied a little Golden Gel medium on the top and sprinkled on some DecoArt Glamour Dust to give a little sparkle.    I stamped the Stampotique boy onto the background in StayzOn and stamped him again onto white paper.  Using the Stampotique boy as a guide, I glued the angel wings to the background before colouring the white card stock version of the boy with Inktensils and gluing him over the top of the other layers.

The Christmas lights across the top are hand drawn with Stickles in Festive berries for lights.  The text is typed on my computer before being glued to the background.  I finished up by attaching a small red bell to the top of his hat!


  1. Ooooooh, I adooooore this beautiful hand made angel Liz!
    Very good ideas and beautiful work: :D

  2. Love you sense of humor, well as your sweet angel. The textures are fabulous!!
    Happy Holidays!!

  3. Ha ha ha .... this is hilarious, absolutely hilarious. Bravo.

  4. I love that character! Beautiful work!

  5. Definitely an angel for the top of the tree, Liz, I love him, great card!

  6. i love your angel and his beautiful red bell!

  7. Oh Liz your angel made me smile so wonderfully made, love your humor.

  8. Tht's so sweet and funny, I love it.
    Hugs Anja

  9. What a great Christmas card I love it!

  10. Wonderful and amusing, love it.

    Wendy -x-


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