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Monday, 19 August 2013

Gothic Angels in Purple and Blues (by Shirley)

Hello everyone

I have a couple more cards today that feature the Angel in the stain glass window from the beautiful new Gothic Angels set.

I created the background with Victorian Velvet and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks using the Acrylic Block technique.   I stamped the Gothic letters from Gothic Angels and a Fragment from Gothic Fragments with Seedless Preserves, spritzed with a little water on the ink before stamping.

I added the brick using a stencil and molding paste.  When dry I coloured over the bricks again with the Distress Inks and added a little silver Inka Gold.

The Angel and window were coloured with Prisma Pencils.   I added glitter to her dress and wings.   I attached a gothic style key that was hanging out in my stash and sheer silver ribbon to finish off the card.

I used the Acrylic Block Technique as described by Glenda in a recent Monday Mojo tutorial for the background below:

The acrylic block that I used has wavy edges and left marks that you can see on the above background.   I used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink on the block.   When dry,  I blended a little Vintage Photo around the edges which I distressed.   I also added the same ink to the lace.    I stamped one of the fragment windows from Gothic Fragments a couple of times after spritzing water onto the inked stamp.   

I coloured the angel and window with Prisma Pencils.  Yuletide Greetings is also from Gothic Angels.    

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,


  1. Very dramatic & very beautiful. Your colouring of the angels is superb.

  2. I love the first in particular - the combination of the script with the brickwork background plus the Gothic Fragment provides a lovely foil for the striking image. The way you coloured the stones is beautiful & she really glows. Remarkable how different the effect in the second sample with the brown bricks & I particularly like the way you brought out the earth of the browns in your warm green stained glass window.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. So great these colourcombinations! Would not be able to say wich one I like best... Inky greetings, Gerrina

  4. Shirley, these two are absolutely beautiful! Your coloring is perfect!
    Hugs, Clare :)


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