Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sweet Little Angel

Hello bloggers,

Happy weekend!  It seems that the arrival of spring and warmer weather has been a common theme on fellow crafter's blogs.  While I'm delighted that you are all enjoying your lovely mild climates, here in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada it snowed 5 days out of the last 7.  Yes, I've had to take time away from my crafts and bundle up to go outside in the freezing cold and remove the snow from our walkways.  On the first day of this spring-like snowfall, my husband sprained his ankle.  It is a work of art - swollen and shades of blues, purples, reds and now yellows.  I knew he was sick of winter and all the snow - we all are, but some people will do just about anything to get out of their share of the winter chores;).

Today I am sharing a card that I made to welcome a new little baby girl into the world.
For this card, I used sweet little Angel Tilda.  She was part of a Christmas release, but has proven herself to be quite versatile.  I stamped her on 300g watercolour paper using black StazOn.  I have colored her using my Staedtler watercolour pencils (dress 25 and 11, skin 43, hair 76, cheeks tattered rose distress inks).  Her wings were left white and covered with Distress Stickles in rock candy.  The image and mat were cut with my cricut (Songbird cartridge).  The sentiment was computer generated.  Both the image and sentiment were outlined with Star Dust Stickles for a little sparkle.  A close up of the image:

The designer papers are from Stampin' Up and the cardstock is from Bazzill.  The edge punch is from Martha Stewart and the ribbons were from a local scrapbook store.  I added some flat back pearls and altered a little safety pin for some embellishments.  For the pin, I started with an old safety pin and  I snipped off the top with some metal cutters.  I pierced the sentiment and passed one side through.  I then adhered a little heart, cut with a mini Fiskars punch.  To finish it off, I added Glossy Accents to the heart to give it a little shine.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Magnolia-Licious: pink/brown and/or baby
Mojo Monday for the sketch
Papertake Weekly: anything goes with the option of using something old (safety pin)
Simon Says Stamp: no-cook recipe (1 image, 2DP, 3 types of embellies - I used ribbons, pearls & pin)
Just Magnolia: anything goes with the option of glitter (Stickles)

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed my card!  Please leave me a comment so I can stop by your blog too!




Anonymous said...

So, so sweet! I love pearls, love stickles, and love this card. :)
Thank you for sharing,

TaraG said...

WOW! Dawn, this is absolutely adorable! I love this Tilda and your colouring is so beautiful....great papers and colours and I love the shape of that you mated the image on and I love the sentiment too! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Creative Mish said...

Such a sweet card. Love the little angel image

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Pat said... hubby ruptured hi achilles tendon to get out of snow-shoveling duties this year!! S I feel your pain girlfriend! Your baby girl card is darling!! I love this little angel Tilda!! Your coloring is so pretty...and your DPs are the perfect backdrop for this little sweetie! So tickled tha you've joined us at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Pat Frank

LindaC said...

This is such a sweet card. I love the punched border with the pearls. The brown ribbon is perfect with the papers you chose. Thanks for playing along with Magnolia-licious color challenge. LindaC

Candy said...

Hi Dawn,
I hear Edmonton is having it's worst winter in many years!! My mom was there for over 6 weeks during all the extreme cold and contstant snow :o)
My son lives in Calgary! Sorry to hear about your husband - amazing what hubbies will do when they get tired of shovelling LOL LOL!
Your card is charming!!! Love your painting. Your MS edge punch is wonderful in the brown with the pearls. Gorgeous ribbon and love your little pin - how clever!
Thank you for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Candy

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card with beautiful pink & brown. This card looks so elegant and sweet. Thank you so much for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge. Hope to see you again for the up coming challenges :o)