Sunday 9 August 2015

Top of the world & 1st Anniversary

Today is a very special day for me.  A year ago today I took the plunge and created my blog.  This was the very first card I blogged.  Cute and not bad but no where near the standard I'm at today.

As you can see my colouring has improved immensely partly because of all those Make It Crafty Colour challenges I took part in, but mostly with practice, determination and a lot of  inspiration from a lot of talented people (mainly ladies but there are some guys out there!).

So to celebrate I'm sharing this card which was created while my hubby was watching Constantine.  I was asking if he could think of any films with angels in - and was like DUH!! What's on the TV!!
The image is Angel from The East Wind and she looks like she's at the top of a snowy mountain surveying the world below.  She's been coloured with Copics and I've added a touch of black polychromos pencil to her hair to enhance the silver look.

The speckled snow was created with some embossing enamel.

I've kept her as the main focus of the card and just used some distressed design papers from Lili of the Valley.  The only other embellishment is some pearl self adhesive gems.  I've left her without a sentiment so she can be customised.

Thanks for dropping my to share in my 1st anniversary.
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Perfectly Purple
Paradise of Stamps - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - One for the Girls
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image Challenge
Robyn's Festish - Things with Wings


Sandra said...

Congrats Andrea!!! The card is gorgeous!!
Hugs Sandra

Desire Fourie said...

Andrea this is a beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our 15th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Dewi Lestari said...

So beautiful! Thanks for joining at Paradise of Stamps: Anything Goes

AndreaNorris said...

Thanks Sandra :D

Unknown said...

Stunning Andrea!! Happy blog anniversary my lovely dressy friend!! I've definitely seen big improvement in your colouring in he last couple months! It's got brilliant! I think mines come a long way recently too. Unless I'm suffering badly and can't focus too hard on colouring like this week lol!!
Lucy x

Leanne said...

So pretty, lots of details and love the layout. Great job! Thanks for playing our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
Leanne DT
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

AndreaNorris said...

Thanks Lucy, hope you feel better soon wish there was something we could do for you x

Rae Ann said...

She is gorgeous and I love the CAS design so she can take center stage.

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

Cindy said...

Beautiful! What a beautiful digi! Thank you so much for joining the challenge of Creative Craft Cottage. Hugs, Cindy DT

Debbie said...

Awahhh, this is beautiful! Love it! Thanks for joining in The Corrosive Challenge this fortnight and sharing your creation with us. I wish you the best of luck in the draw!

Jackie C said...

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful artwork at Corrosive Challenges, hugs, Jackie DT member

Annie said...

Gorgeous card, love the distressing! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and hope to see you again soon! :) ~Annie