Friday, 15 July 2011
Phindy's #64 Setting The Stars
Theme at Phindy's Place - pastel colours
Welcome all, and my card for Phindy's today uses the rather seasonal image of 'Setting the Stars' and I have coloured her with Promarkers, setting her in a Nestie shape. I went with a more limited pastel palette of just blues & creamy yellows, picking out the colours from the single dp.
The paper is one from Bearly Mine with white stars amongst the swirly background. I have my angel popping the stars onto it, flying above the swirling clouds to do so. Yes, I know you are thinking that this is probably an odd colour choice for what could well be a night time scene - after all, you don't see the stars at any other time. But that is the reason for my pastel colourway. The stars are always there - day or night - just obscured by daylight and what better a time for a busy angel to be sorting the stars out, unseen to human eyes!
For the swirly cloud I embossed white card and cut out by hand a cloud shape from it, inking the edges with Distress Ink. I then did another cloud in the same shape but this time in plain card and off-set that against the swirly one. I then added this fab bit of lace which reminded me of falling rain - but then again, that is probably only me! LOL. The only real concession to it being a more wintery theme other than the Christmas-like angel image is the distressed edges I gave to the design paper & the plain card behind which I then also ran some paint over to catch on the raised texture. I hope this gives the impression of tiny snow drifts. The sentiment set in a circle & recoloured blue is from TLC.
The actual card shape itself is a tent card, and yes, it is my second this week but this time around it is more conventional - a square with no shapes jutting out - well, the cloud does a tiny bit, but I am not counting that. LOL. As it is the tent shape and doesn't open out, then my main sentiment plus the 'to' & 'from' are on the back rather than inside the card. For this I made a pocket using the same paper & card as the front & there is a tag into the pocket for the recipients' names to be added by hand later. The larger silver mirri star on the top of the tag has a foam pad behind to raise it above the layered Nestie shapes below and helps keep the tag in position. The stars running along the back of the card have either been punched from vellum or card and have either been given a dose of Crafter's Companion Spray & Sparkle, an outline of blue Stickles (or a bit of each) or given a shadowy outline with a Promarker like the stars on the image itself. As is usually the case, none of the sparkle is really showing up in the photo.
The sentiment I printed out in blue rather than the regular black and was made on the PC. I shall pop it on here if you would like to use it in the future yourselves.
I hope that you will be able to play along with us at Phindy's this week. As ever, you don't have to use one of her images on your card but if you do you can enter your card twice to double your chances of winning.
Challenges I wish to enter this card for are:
Cupcake Crafts - use your favourite Cupcake challenges (here I have used: #39 Christmas, #106 let's get digital [paper & image], #133 up in the air & #57 sing a Christmas Carol [Angels from the Realms of Glory])
Digital Tuesday - digi + use dies (digi paper & image +Spellbinders)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Christmas in July
Stamp Something - Christmas in July
Divas By Design - pastels
Crafty Pad - lots of texture (distressed edges/paint/embossed cloud/lace)
Paperplay - things with wings
Stamping for the Weekend - wings & things
Rainbow Lady - stitching
Charisma - it's in the stars
Crafty Catz - tags (on the reverse, in the pocket)
Winter Wonderland - embossing
Barely Mine - anything goes
Simon Says - anything goes.