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Monday, 5 December 2016

angels (by Veronica)

 I have been playing with one of my favourite Christmas images, the lovely angel of light.
This one was stamped directly onto a 5"x7" black card blank, (with fingers firmly crossed that it would be straight!), using versamark and stamp'n'bond powder, then a gold mix of gilding flakes.I had originally thought of trimming it down and layering it up, but decided to leave it as it was.

The second version was actually started first, using the silver soft form relief paste to cover the stamp after brushing some areas with mica powder.
Once it had dried, I found that I hadn't put enough powder on to add colour, so painted over with more mica pigments mixed with water. I wanted a starry background, so sprayed the black base card with white decoart shimmer mist - got a bit more of a nebula than starshine though,,,,,,,

The final version was stamped onto white card with versamark and a black sparkle embossing powder, then coloured with mica powders mixed with water.
I tore the card close to the image, using a ruler to get the torn edges as straight as possible, then added blue, silver and lilac matts before mounting onto a white card blank.
The blue and lilac matts were coloured round the edges using the same mica powders used on the angel.

I have left plenty of space to add a greeting, once I have decided where this one is going, I shall leave the first two without a greeting on the front.

There are some beautiful samples coming from the rest of the team, so do keep looking every day. Thank you for all your comments, we love to read them



  1. Amazing stamp and all your versions are just fabulous!

  2. Stunning cards Veronica, the same image but such different looks, sneakily love the gold and black one best, luxurious looking, Kate x x

  3. These are lovely Vronnie. The middle one is very effective using the paste & micas and the spray on the background is perfect.

    Lesley Xx

  4. These are all really pretty Veronica and love this angel stamp which works beautifully with all the different techniques. x

  5. Just had to pop over and check out that stamp - it is gorgeous and your samples are wonderful, tfs.

  6. It's really a beautiful stamp, and you have featured it wonderfully Veronica, great work! x

  7. Super cards! So origimal and festive!


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