Saturday, December 5, 2009

White Angel

I finished the Christmas cards yesterday whew!! and today I made a card that has been wombling around in my head for the past few days.... based on various challenges. 

Initially inspired by the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, (which also required an image of something that flies related to Christmas in it), here, developed by the Stamping Sisters In Christ challenge (to use a gift image, remebering that Chirst is the greatest gift of all), #15 and refined by this weeks SCS Limited Suppies challenge- to use white and one other colour, and only one layer!! 
I think I may have 'disqualified' myself from the latter as I used too many layers :-).

The three panels at the back of the card were embossed with the floral textures folder through the cuttlebug - (where would I be without that machine!) The wee gold embossed gift images are from kiwistamping, the. 

The vellum layer was stamped and gold embossed with part of a wreath, a fine line classic stamp from Inkadinkadoo,  I handwrote the line 'Glory to God in the highest' after cutting the quarter circle with the colcuzzle.  The oval was cut and embossed using the no4 large scalloped oval nestie, and the line inked with my gold pen before removing the nestie.

The wee angel from Anita's was also stamped and embossed on vellum and adhered in the centre only so I could lift the wings for some more dimension.

I really enjoyed making this card as it was a 'just for fun' card - no pressure to make it for someone or some event :-)

Thanks for calling by, and I do treasure your comments.  I trust you are having an awesome day.
God bless.


Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - what a lovely surprise to see you playing along with the MMSC this week - and what a gorgeous card! I love all of the white and the added touch of gold! You combined all three challenges beautifully! Love the gifts and the symbolism (you know how I love symbolism!) That angel is gorgeous too and the texture from the embossing is perfect! Well done Maxine! Thank you for playing along at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, if you get a moment pop back and have a look at the HUGE Giveaway that is offering NOW. We would love to see you next week at our Blog Hop - there is so much fun to be had and we would love you to be part of it!
Linda MMSC Design Team

Sunshine said...

Love the monochromatic white with the gold...stunning. Good luck with this weeks challenge. Hugz, Sunshine: ^P

Carol said...

This is stunning. I love white cards and especially with gold, it doesn't get any better than that. Just fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at Midnight Madness this week.


Anonymous said...

Maxine this is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at SSCc during this busy season.

theneon said...

Maxine, you've done a spectacular creation here -- and I congratulate you on the completion of your Christmas cards!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Maxine, I just love your white and gold angel card. Your embossing of your background papers is wonderful too! Great take on the sketch challenge. Thanks so much for joining us this week at MMSC!

Priscilla said...

What a wonderful freash take on the sketch this week. Very clever with your wrapped gifts and your embossing is wonderful. I have a hard time working with all white like this, but you really nailed the sketch/theme..well done! Oh, If you have not done so already, be sure to get in on our HUGE giveaway we are giving right now for the 12 Blogs of Christmas. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this with us this week.

Kristine said...

Very PRetty!! LOVE the gold embossing and cuttlebug emboss too! :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in CHrist Challenges!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Maxine, I just love your take on the sketch and your combination of all the embossing with the gold touches and white background. Beautiful job! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how elegant Maxine. Love the gold embossing against all the white. The dry embossing adds so much detail. Gorgeous take on the sketch!

Priscilla said...

Maxine, Congratulations on your win..come see me to claim it :)
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