First let me apologize for the photo. I broke my camera and had to scan the image, thus cropping off the tail of the bow. The image was stamped in Memento black and colored with pencil. When finished, I was not happy with the faint black in the background. I cut the entire image off of the script, stamped the image again and embossed with black. Then adhered the image back on. The black in the structure behind the angel was all hand colored in black to darken it. Thanks for stopping by.
Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014 GMT Views: 1112
Registered: June 13, 2008 Location: Vancouver, Canada Posts: 18029
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:52 PM
Love that image, Nancy! So funny - I'm just in the process of making a card with a Crafty Individuals angel stamp - but a different one. Will post it tomorrow! Love the way you coloured it and mounted it!
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 45533
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:50 PM
Polly said it best "museum worthy". Nancy this is a real jaw dropper my friend. I love how you never gave up LOL. Sooooooo worth the effort, I keep looking at this and smiling. Your pencil colouring is out of this world. LOVE it!!!!!
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Registered: December 15, 2011 Location: Abilene TX Posts: 11319
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:22 PM
Nancy, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the image, I've never seen it before. You colored it beautifully - as always! Your coloring never ceases to amaze me! She is striking against the deep black - so worth your persistence!
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Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17645
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:13 PM
See, the theory to never throw anything out works - LOOK at the masterpiece you created with the extra layer by sticking with it!!!
Love the stitching that gives it a special look and the "scrawled" noel stamp is perfect for the mood!!Going to have to dig out my pencils and give them another 'go' after seeing how beautiful this turned out!!
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Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 8943
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:57 PM
Oh Nancy...you made my day. An incredibly creative and lovely card for me to admire. I love black and white cards, and this card has the perfect amount of color in the angel. Fantastic job with the matting. Right into my favs.
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 73786
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:13 PM
Truly hauntingly beautiful, Nancy. I don't know if it is your wistful looking angel or the classical references in the bg, but one TOTALLY stunning Christmas card. Your cards are ALWAYS standouts!! Mediocre is not in your card vocabulary.