Thursday 2 September 2010

Crafts 4 Eternity #49 - Angels & Fairies

It's always nice to get to the end of the working week, especially when there is a fab challenge to get your teeth into! This week at Crafts 4 Eternity we would like you to

1. Follow the Sketch

2. Incorporate a theme of Angels or Fairies

To be honest, I'm not sure if my image is an angel or a fairy! I'm leaning towards angel, what do you think? She's from the Leanne Ellis range at Sugar Nellie, entitled 'Wish'.

I wanted to go for a vintage vibe with this one & so all the paper (Basic Grey - Kioshi) has been distressed to within an inch of it's life! The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts & I forget where the lace if from. I added glossy accents covered in glitter to her wings.

I had a kind of happy accident with this one. I wasn't to happy with the colour of her face. You don't see many angels that look like they're wearing fake tan!! I decided, for extra shimmer to spritz everything with Glimmer Mist after I'd stuck everything down. I think I used a bit to much as some of the Distress Inks lifted & spread over the background. It has ended up bleaching her face & hair a little, but also giving her a kind of heavenly glow & I rather like the effect!

So it's time now, if you haven't already been, to pop on over to the C4E blog to see the fabulous inspiration of my fellow D-Teamies. The winner of this weeks challenge will be asked to join us as Guest Designer for October, so I hope you'll play along.

I would also like to enter this card into this fortnights Colour Create challenge, where the colour scheme is pastel lilac, pastel yellow & pastel mint.

Thanks so much for looking, have a great weekend!

Big Hugs,
Andie xx


Vicky said...

Hi Andie this card is utterley gorgeous, I love those BG papers I am running out of mine :-( There is a little something for you on my blog hun. Hope you have a fabby weekend.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Andie
Thanks for joining us for the Colour Create Challenge.


lil-paper-pixie said...

Stunning Andie, I love the glow and that shimmer is adorable.x

Julie said...

Hi Andie - this is just too glorious! I love the vintage feel and the shimmer - simply stunning! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Colour Create! Hugs, Juliexx

michele said...

Bueatiful card Andie, love the happy accident and your beautiful colouring hugs xx

Mina said...

wow this is stunning Andie, beautifully coloured...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Rachel x said...

Hi Andie!! :)
I popped over to your blog from the comment you left on my PfP challenge entry- thank you for that!! :) - and I really love your style!! :)
This card is gorgeous- the glow is a v v happy accident and I love the papers, colours and the way you've used the lace within the sketch!! :)
Think I'll become a follower so I can see what grogeous cards you make next!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

Emma said...

So beautiful Andie, gorgeous image and love the colours.
Hugs Emma x

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card, and those papers are gorgeous xx

Mau xx said...

What a lovely card, your papers are beautiful. I love your shimmer look. Shame I don't have any angels or fairies... another item on my wish

Dena said...

Andie! this is BEAUTIFUL!!! The glimmer mist is so perfect for that angelic look! I don't think she looks washed out at all. The distressing was such a fun touch!!!! Love this one a ton Andie!
Thanks for joining Colour Create!
Hugs, Dena
P.S. counting down!!!!!!