Monday, October 12, 2009

Angels We Have Heard on High

It's SUCH a big New Release week at Flourishes (can you believe SIX new sets are coming???),  so we had to add an extra DAY of Sneak Peeks!  The Design Team Girls are joining with the Friends of Flourishes Blog Team today to show you 2 of the sets being unveiled later this week. 

The Friends of Flourishes have issued us a Sketch Challenge, and I combined the brand new Musical Score background set, with the beautiful Angel from the Rejoice set.  I love that the background is the music and words to the Christmas Carol - "Angels We have Heard on High", so I thought they were a perfect match. 



I used different combinations of purple to make this card look very regal, along with a very collage style of layering of the elements. 

The octagonal nestie shape is sponged with White Craft ink using the Impressabilties Flourishes template.  It gives it a lovely soft almost bleached look.  I've also cut this layer along the bottom with the Lattice Borderabilties template, sponged and gave it pearl accents. 

The white layer of the musical score is sponged, and then I added the embossed Angel that had been stamped on cardstock vellum and colored from behind (stained glass window style), with Copic Markers, and then over top with Spica atyou pens, to give it pretty sparkle.



There are so many wonderful things for you to see between the FOF Blog Team, the DT and the other wonderful new set ....

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Recipe:  Stamps:  Musical Score, Rejoice;  Ink:  White Craft, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum;  Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Cardstock Vellum;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Large Rectangles Nestabilities, Large Scalloped Rectangles Nestabilities, Octagonal Nestabilities,  Curly Label Punch, Lattice Border Borderabilities, Impressabilities Flourishes, Sponge, White Embossing Powder, Copic Markers, Spica atyou pens, White Kaiser Pearls, Silver Finishing Touches Ribbon Slides, Silk Ribbon, Dimensionals.

23 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

STUNNING!!!!! I absolutely LOVE you gorgeous purple Christmas card, Christine!!!! The background layers with all the different shapes and shades of purple look sooo awesome and the vellum angel is sooo amazing!!!!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

This is truly beautiful, Christine! Love the angel on the vellum, and that rich purple!

Francie G. said...

Beautiful, Christine!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So very elegant having the Angel stamped on the vellum. With the purples this makes for one elegant card Christine!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow!!!! This is soooooo striking!

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh...this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Makiko Jones said...

How gorgeous, Christine!! The angel is so stunning and love the music notes are peeking through her.

Julie Koerber said...

This is just absolutely perfect Christine. When I saw the angels we have heard on high background, I never thought about the gorgeous angel we already had that could go with it! WOW! It just opens the door to so many other options -- thanks for your creativity! Your card is drop dead gorgeous!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love all your layers and the purple is so regal! The angel is beautiful in vellum!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my word, Christine! Beyond beautiful. The angel is perfect with the music background. Stunning!

NancyK said...

Oh - I love how you did the angel in white - it is just so beautiful and works so well against the musical score!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - this is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE EVERY LITTLE INCH OF IT!!! The purple is soooo awesome!!! Hugs ~S~

leenda said...

STUNNING!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh how BEAUTIFUL!!!Wonderful job Christine.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

WOWZA!! That is just stunning in the monochromatic look!!!

The Rubber Maid said...

How beautious is this card! I have the angel and love how you vellumed it. Just gorgeous. Pat

Betty Wright said...

So delicate and beautifully done, Christine!!! Great colors and I LOVE that scored stamped background. Lovely card!!!

Latisha said...

Christine this is so beautiful, it should be framed, its like a little work of art!!
hugs
Latisha

Connie M. said...

Oh wow, Christine!! This is stunning!! Love the softness to this card and the regal look of the purple!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Sooo gorgeous!!!

Shari said...

Really stunning! Can't wait for the new release at Flourishes. Looking forward to seeing your creations this week!

Traci M said...

I really like your rendition of these sets, the angel stamped on vellum is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Sewflake said...

A stunningly gorgeous use of vellum. It certainly gives the angel a heavenly look! Well done!!