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Monday, November 21, 2016

Angel with vellum wings

I made this card with two challenges in mind- Always use Rubber and Time Out.

The stamps I've used are an angel one from Kort&Godt, but since her wings weren't very visible I used other stamps (brand unknown) to make wings with vellum and white EP. I cut around the head the get the wings inserted and tucked behind her head. The sentiment on the tag is from a Hero Arts set and the background is a Tim Holtz one.

I was inspired by this photo:

I usually find photo challenges quite difficult as I can't seem to concentrate on just a couple of things. But with this card it was quite easy. First, pink paper, gessoed and stamped with the angel.  Dies chosen as they came to mind seeing the shape of the pink bench. Additional wings as above the bench. The white ribbon with roses, as in the photo, to add some more embellishment, along with the white seambinding ribbon and tag. And the pearl string.
Then I tried to mount the die cut panels onto a plain white card base. I thought it didn't work, looked bland. Then I tried an embossed snowflakes background. Too messy. Then, as seeing the pattern on the mirror in the photo I thought of my Tim Holtz stamp. I chose to keep the wooden like look by using kraft paper and heat embossing with white EP.
This was a fun card to make, I had flow and found everything I needed to use quite easily - which isn't always the case...

So this card is for:
TIME OUT Challenges - #70 Photo Challenge
Always Use Rubber - #4 Things with wings 

33 comments:

Donna said...

This angel is precious and beautifully embellished!!

scrAPpamondo said...

Pia, this is a true piece of art!! You has been very inspiring by the photo and the whole creation came out really stunning!! I pinned your card
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524485671572/
The wings of vellum are very unusual and look just gorgous!! Such a genial idea! Love the roses, too, they are a perfect detail to match the angel! All the frames and the embellies give the idea of ancient laces and your own patterned paper is just fabulous, if I haven't read that you have made it with a stamp and the white EP, I have never tought this! Amazing vintage work!

Tammy said...

WOW what an elegant Christmas card Pia! I love that angel image and your gorgeous embellishments!
Tammy x

Monika Reeck said...

sweet Angel Pia
and love that rose embelly
and the DP is perfecto
I knew you have many adorable DP
wish one day I get left over from you hehe I mean some DP that you have doubled maybe can I try as KIT from PIA what do you think
or we can exchange DP I know I have not much but I have some double DP :)
Pia I love the frame you have too
so elegant shape
great made my friend
hugs
Monika

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card and image love the beautiful die -brilliant when things just come together
Carol x

Mimi said...

I am in love-- this is perfect. Kind of vintage, but bold with the black ink... I love that combination! I can't believe you made the background! Yes!

Chrissy said...

Gosh, this turned out perfect Pia..like you I cannot usually get my head around photo inspiration, but looking at your card it totally makes sense and is gorgeous..love the Angel wings..well done, I love it.

luv CHRISSYxx

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Gorgeous card Pia! I love all the fabulous elements you used!! It's great when everything comes together easily...it doesn't always happen for me either!

Brenda

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful....simply lovely card Pia. Love your stunning little angel, so perfect for Christmas.

Marina said...

Flamboyantly gorgeous and really fab.

sandie said...

I a man so pleased our photo inspired you and you have picked up on so many tiny details from it. I love how you made the wings and popped them behind her head. So much thought has gone into this and it ended up so beautiful. I am over the moon we got you to join in a photo challenge as I know they are not your fav. Fabulous to see you at Time Out

meg said...

The angel is a beautiful focal point on your card , all the elements work so well together, the wings have lots of detail and texture and the frame and backing paper you stamped a wonderful finishing touch.

Laine said...

Stunning Pia. Wonderful, rich and festive.
Laine
xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Pia, it takes my breath away.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Oh Pia this is beautiful. Totally on theme for Time Out, that photo inspiration is so pretty. Perfect of course for Always Use Rubber those wings are lovely and fit the little angel as if made for her. Lovely to see you again XOXO

Viv's Visuals said...

Stunning project Pia. x

Carol said...

Beautiful delicate card x

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Pia, your angel looks fabulous with her vellum wings ad you have framed her beautifully.
Pauline
x

Karen Steele said...

This is a beautiful card Pia! The angel is beautifully framed with that lovely die-cut.

Loz said...

Gorgeous card Pia. I Love the inspiration photo..Loz

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous, Pia! I especially love those vellum wings! So many layers and die-cuts - beautiful card!

Nonni said...

This is a stunner, Pia! What a beautiful vintage look... And I love all the beautiful details you've added -the frame, the wings, the fabrics... It's perfection!

Gerrina said...

What a beautiful vintage card! Great to see so much details from the photo back on your card! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

Mrs.B said...

This is a beautiful card Pia, love the sweet image. It's a lovely design with the frame and vellum wings on the gorgeous background.
Avril xx

Mervi said...

Jeeee, you found those frames Gorgeous card, love it.
Beautiful and lovely design;-))m

Diane said...

I can see why you were inspired by the lovely picture. What a darling design.

Hugs diane

MaryH said...

It's just beautiful! Enjoyed reading your adventures making this one, and that's one of my fav ornate S/B. Perfect to display your sweet angel, and clever way to add her wings as you did. The colors are very subtle and work splendidly together - even though you're using a neutral type of palette. Love the DP that is inspired by the photo pattern, and that's not something I could do either! I'm so glad you thought of 'items' and better yet, could find them!!! TFS & it's one of your best cards (and that's saying quite a lot too!) Hugs

aussie aNNie said...

Very sweet card, love that cute image and your colours are gorgeous. Have a lovely weekend.xx {aNNie}

Imke said...

Beautiful and with a touch of vintage- great Card, Pia !

Imke ~ My Crafty Place

Paper Profusion said...

Really beautiful design with very serene result. Fabulous card! Nicola x

Jane Willis said...

Very beautiful, perfect for our challenge at AUR and I can see how you were inspired by the photo, a great take on both challenges
Jane

Christi Conley said...

Pia - gorgeous as ever! I adore the vellum wings and I can see how that photo inspired you. We all appreciate your continued support at Always Use Rubber - thank you SO much :)

Donna Nuce said...

Such a pretty card. Love the lace and the sweet angel! Have a great day Pia.