Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Let Yourself be Silently Drawn

Good afternoon from the Creative Team for Morgan's ArtWorld.  We're rolling out the November Challenge Blog today and hope you will join us with your cards. 

For my project card this month, I selected Morgan's Artworld - Angel 1.  While many use this image for sympathy cards, the sun images on the front of her gown inspired me to make this card of encouragement. 

 I started by sizing the angel to fit half of a 8 1/2' x 11" design space. Then I shifted her to the left to give me room to add my sentiment.  

After printing, I colored her using my Copic markers (listed below).  You might notice the orange shades that start the dress, get lighter into yellows and peach through the wings.  I wanted the transition to be smooth, not a stark color change.

After searching through several dies, I landed on the Spellbinder Sun Face die to cut for the sun above her. I cut this with white cardstock and left the 'face' piece off so the center would be solid.  I used Copic Y17 and Y19 to shade the sun.

For the sentiment, it's computer generated and sized to fit beside the angel.  I used Gina Marie Designs Oblong Pierced Oval Label Die (discontinued) for the decorative edge.  After placing the sentiment by the angel, then I was able to decide how much of the Sun Face die I had room for.  

Once I had both the sentiment and sun face secured, I trimmed all the edges. Next I  added a 1/2" gray liner mat to the black cardstock base and then added the completed image. 

I used clear Wink of Stella to cover the Sun... 

and also over the delicate wings. 

Although the card is large, I really like how it turned out.  Sometimes it's okay to make an extra large card.  This beautiful image just wouldn't look right on a small card.  I hope you'll agree! 

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog. I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to 'Follow' my blog and to visit my site - "Not Just Scraps' on Facebook - where you can purchase my cards. 

I will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

 Cupcake Challenge #556 

Dream Valley ~ Challenge 281 ~ Dies/Punches  

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends ~ Challenge 192 

The Corrosive Challenge ~ October 

My Time to Craft ~ Challenge 493 ~ Wings 

Creative Knockouts ~ Challenge 476 ~ Anything but a square

Pam's Pearls

Sun: Y15, Y19, Hair: B41, N5, N8, Dress: YR18, YR14, Y15, Y19, Wings: YR01, YR02, YR07, YR65, Y15

Gina Marie Designs, Oblong Pierced Oval Label


  1. Absolutely beautiful, Pam!! Stunning! You've sized and arranged plus colored and accented everything perfectly well!! Thanks for linking to MTTC! --Becca/DT

  2. Hi Pam, I love how your card turned out, sometimes bigger cards look fabulous, love the subtle change in her wings and the sentiment fits the image perfectly... Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

  3. Absolutely stunning card Pam, you make so beautiful ones, the angel is gorgeous x

  4. This is so beautiful!! Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!!

    DT CIC