I am an angel from heaven above
My heart is filled with abiding love
Iím here to protect children from evil things
By giving them shelter under my wings
I may look different than other angels youíve seen
In the movies, on the TV or even in magazines
But things are not always as they seem to be
You canít always believe what your eyes see
Do not judge me as I appear
Do not laugh, or point or stare
Allow me to spread my wings of love
As I was sent from Heaven above
Let me shelter the children in harmís way
For always and ever, beginning today
I was inspired to make this card and write this poem by the following old photo I saw on last Saturday's IC353 challenge website:
Today's CAS187 challenge, color blocking, provided me the opportunity to make a grungy block background to showcase my stamps. I hope you like it.
THANKS for looking and any comment you care to leave! :)
Stamps: Stampotique, PTI, SU (bats stamped and cut out for wings-can't remember name of set)
Paper: Michael's Valu-Pack card base, brown paper bag (fence)
Ink: SU pad + markers, Ranger di pads
Accessories: Taylored Expressions die, brown paper bag
NOTE RE COLOR BLOCKS: To get the grungy look, for each block, I "loosely" (no adhesive) masked the inside area with c.s. Next, I laid the ink pad on the card. I put varying pressure on the pad to make some areas light, some dark. With a light touch, I "wiggled" the pad a bit. Then I put slight pressure on the pad and dragged it off the edge. After I made both blocks, I used the edge of the pad to darken the edges of the blocks, taking special care to not make them perfect as I was trying to leave them on the grungy side.
I'm going to be setting up my blog soon and all this type of info, as well as, some picture tutorials will be on it. I hope once I set it up, you will join me. :)
Date: Monday, September 10, 2012 GMT Views: 1355
Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 24542
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 @ 2:57 AM
Gabalot I have tears in my eyes so it's a bit hard to write this. You are such a talented and creative lady. Your color blocking is amazing, I have these stamps and they still sit unused as I have absolutely no idea what to do with them. Not only is your card wonderful but the poem you wrote to accompany it is so beautiful - hence the tears. Thank you so much for sharing your card and your poem.
Don't take your organs to heaven - heaven knows we need them here.
Registered: January 8, 2011 Location: Sydney, Australia Posts: 17896
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 @ 3:25 AM
Wow ...... Gabby ..... I'm totally gobsmacked!!! What a wonderful, creative card for the colour block challenge - totally awesome!! Your poem is so beautifully composed - love, love, love it!!!! Look forward to your blog once you have set it up too.
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Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 23852
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 @ 6:20 AM
What an incredible card Gabby! It's so creative and artistic...very cool idea to use just the 2 color blocks and have your scene on top of that. Such unique images and your poem is thought provoking. Looking forward to your blog.....
Registered: July 24, 2012 Location: Texas Posts: 96
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 @ 6:47 AM
What a powerful combination! The card is boldly beautiful and the poem the has such a bold and beautiful message - the world would be a better place if everyone in it would read it!!! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!!!
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