Monday, November 30, 2009

Victorian Angel on High

OK The five are done for November and in the nick of Time! I had a frustrating month. I was walking my dog and stepped on a small stone which rolled my foot and my ankle did a complete turn over and smack on the pavement went my ankle! I thought I just sprained it. Well aftera few painful days and finding out crutches were not a good idea for me to use(my other joints gave way and my tendons collapsed creating pain in the other areas plus numbness...the Dr gave me a talking to), it was found i actually fractured my ankle-took a chip out of my ankle bone plus I tore ligaments and tendons. I am in an air cast until Dec 30th. About halfway through the day I can say it is quite sore and yup-it is my right foot so no driving! I wanted to get some Brads as I was not in the mood for buttons and bows(sorry Bob Hope:)) but I could not get to a store to buy them so all my cards do not have any of them on but I hope they will suffice. Actually the one above is my fav. I bought this angel quite a while ago and I coloured her in with markers. I took my green ink pad and used my evergreen stamp and also a small stamp with a pine cone. I coloured them in and then i used stickles on her wings and silver for the snow and on the surrounding area. It actually seemed to turn out like an old fashioned card so I am happy with it. Anyway My hubby is now walking the dog and being my chauffeur:) Oh well, all in all it could have been worse, I just wish i could say I was skydiving or something:))

Snowy Scene

Well I decided to take glossy white cardstock and black ink. I stamped the wreath first and then the 2 trees. I have an evergreen branch stamp which I stamped around the image and then I took a small ornament stamp and put 2 on each side of the wreath. I finished off with santa and his trusty reindeer. I took a number of colours of pigment ink. Starting with soft gold and then taking a light blue followed by a darker blue with some purple around most of the card. I blended the colours but for the bottom i took green and dark green with some red and finally a brown. I ended it with some white sparkle to creat this winter scene. The colours do look brighter in person but this turned out OK anyway

Candle Star

Pergamano here I come! I used white and gold ink and the embossing small and large balls. I used dorso colour light green for the middle star and coloured the rest with the PCE colours. I used the #2 and #4 punctures and then cut the #4 so it looks like mini stars. I really do enjoy Pergamano even though it takes me a day to do one but it is relaxing:)

Snowy Cottage

Well I decided for Pergamano. It is hard to see unless you look at the image up close but I took Pergamano paper and used the small and large ball for shading after I used white and gold ink for the pattern. I coloured using PCE colours and also i used the 2 punch and the scissors to cut . It takes time but I think it looks OK. Of course I used a red background. Oh and the blue I used dorso colour blue:)

Angel reaching for a Star

OK Yes this is a cheat. I made this card earlier and I had it on my blog but it fit in perfectly for the November challenge. I Blue and purplepigment ink and embossed with Psychedelic and blue pearl powder. Again an angel. I just think Angels are so pretty and we always need one near us:)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Musical Birthday plus Europe pics

Well I had to sneek in my Europe pics-well just these since my hubby took over 6,000! First though is my challenge for today. I tried my best but I don't care for it. I embossed the star with clear powder and used teal pigment ink. I also stamped the squares and then I used the drum and musical notyes since my friend is in a band. The rest of the pics actually starts at the end of our trip with Vienna-the outside and inside(just a tiny part) of the church(ceiling). I show Graz, Austria and my fav pic of myself with Michael. We were also in Brixen and that is in the missle of the mountains and we began our trip in Venice and the colourful homes is a separate island called Burano-Just beautiful!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Angel amidst the Snow

OK Here is my challenge for today. I actually had something else in mind and I was going to place another paper where the angel now is but i liked the look of my embossed snowflakes that I decided not to do this. I took one of my angel stamps and stamped her in dark blue and embossed the wings with blue pearl and the remaining of her in clear powder. The snowflakes I stamped in blue and purple and embossed also in the blue pearl and the psychedelic powder. I was just lucky that when i lifted the angel stamp off her hand was reaching for a snowflake-a pure fluke but it works

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Reflective Angel

Ok For the 365 days there is the Challenge for Sunday. My mind was racing to do several versions but I just did this one and it is for my Aunt whose birthday was yesterday. She is the lady who lives in Brixen in the mountains and hears the church bells every day from her balcony-serenity! I stamped the Angel image which seems so Leonardo to me and I love him so I had to have this stamp:) I stamped and embossed the flower and added stars and crystal flowers in blue and white. Have a great Sunday everyone!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Picasso in Black and White

Well I have not done a challenge at 365 cards in a while. I hope to have just a few pics of our trip to Europe on here very soon. Michael took many photos...about 6,500! I am not kidding. He just loved it!!! Well so did I and we dream one day of living there. My one Aunt has a condo in a small town called Brixen(bressonne) in northern Italy. Whe she goes on her balcony there are mountains on her right and on her left with the cutest small villages up the side of the mountains and church steeples. You hear the church bells ring as you sip a glass of wine and then you travel by bike or foot to the town, about 7 minutes which was found in around 1053 or so. I really expected Julie Andrews to be twirling up there in the mountains. OK sorry I digress, here is my card challenge for today although I cheated a bit and used a Picasso stamp I bought in Venice on the white part. It is for my friend's birthday who is a lover of art. I tried to keep it simple and manly:)