Saturday, December 5, 2015

Angel Kisses for the Winter Holidays

Happy Saturday! I feel blessed to have found the time to get this project completed. It has been a very busy two months for me with family and health. I think that things are going to get a little easier for the remainder of the year. 2016 is almost here, so I thought this project would make a very special last piece for 2015. I do Copic coloring and some drawing when I need some time for relaxation (it also helps with depression). When it comes to getting in my studio and I am able to finish projects, that’s icing on the cake.

This past week I have created a holiday card with my very first Lacy Sunshine’s Candy Box. Heather Valentin, owner/artist of Lacy Sunshine, developed several kinds of crafty “Candy Boxes” for purchase. Within those candy boxes are enough supplies to make several projects, cards (designer papers, Lacy Sunshine glitters, flowers, feathers, several ribbon styles, embellishments, die cuts), etc., and you also receive an exclusive digital image with your purchase.

My project used the exclusive image mentioned above. This image is an addition, but exclusive, to Heather’s Angel Kisses line. This Angel Kisses name is “Snowflakes of Love.” Remember I said exclusive. “Snowflakes of Love” has been colored with Copics. After the coloring was complete, I trimmed her with Spellbinder’s Rectangles Grand Nestabilities. (Spellbinders has stopped manufacturing the Grands. I am so glad that I have the ones that I do have. I use them a lot in my mixed-media projects.) I distressed the edges and the surrounding white area with Hazelnut Blend ink (links are below) and then added the Frantage. I am still trying to get the hang of Frantage. I have seen some amazing pieces of art with this medium added. I look forward to the day that I have mastered it.

Heather included a green glitter paper pine needles die that was used at the bottom of my background. One of the designer papers that Heather included was a beautiful bronze handmade paper. With this paper I did some die cutting with the corner die from the Draping Vines Elements set. I cut the corner die four times and added them to the corners. The snowflakes are from the Create a Flake Six die and covered with the Distress Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust. This is the first time that I have created with this glitter dust and it will not be the last. It has amazing “shine” qualities that you do not find in the other Distress glitters.

As you can tell I was able to use a lot of the supplies that came in my candy box, but not all of them. With the remainder of the candy box supplies, I have enough for a couple more creative endeavors. 

“Snowflakes of Love” will be entered in the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge – Christmas Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge – Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz – Vintage Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you have any questions, please contact me. I am wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays.
Aletha Jane

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