Monday, October 8, 2012

Folkart Angel

It's Merry Monday time and another fantastic sketch to play with.


I gave in to the compulsion to color this angel with my markers.


I visualized this angel like the folk art angels that were so popular several years ago. It was a little tricky because I wanted to use the gold ink for the wings and horn.  I very carefully tapped the inkpad on just those areas then colored the rest with markers.

The star is heat embossed with gold on Brushed Gold cardstock.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Rejoicing with You, Ornate Ornaments (retired), Many Merry Messages (retired)
Ink:  Encore Gold, Cherry Cobbler, SU Markers (Cherry Cobbler, Blush Blossom, Daffodil Delight)
Paper:  Textured White, Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Gold
Other: Gold Embossing Powder

I hope you'll join us at Merry Monday this week.  And check out the fantastic cards the rest of the design team has come up with. They're fantastic!

Carrie Gaskin FD

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I have a class and a Stamp Stack this week and I'm up to my eyeballs in cards.  And I'm wondering how many clear blocks would be enough?

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Enjoy!



22 comments:

Melissa said...

this is lovely Bonnie, and you succeeded in making it look like folk art.

Aileen said...

What a lovely effect Bonnie. It looks fab. x

Cynthia said...

Oh, Bonnie, that angel is SOOOO CUTE!!! Love the card!!

Carol L said...

I just love your angel with the golden wings! This sketch looks great turned around like this, and I really like the doodling around the edges too! Very pretty!

Wendy said...

Oh Bonnie, this is gorgeous! I have been eyeing up this stamp set in the catty and have resisted it but after seeing your card I think it's gonna be on my next order!! Love how you colored the angel and the faux stitching! Very pretty! :)

Lesley said...

You know what Bonnie, you make me want to buy this stamp set, it looks glorious the way you have coloured it. I think this card is wonderful and have a huge appreciate for folk art!
Hugs,
Lesley

Susie said...

Sweet, sweet card. I love folk art stuff.

jimlynn said...

Love it! Another great sketch and the image is perfect for it. Beautiful coloring and love the wings and horn.
Lynn

Victoria said...

Now that's some careful stamping! Beautiful!
I'm so sorry I've not been in touch for so long but I do hope that you are well. I am hoping for a good blogland catch-up during our half-term holiday at the end of October. Take care!

Benzi said...

I love folk art and that is just what this looks like. Love it...good job, Bonnie.

Jules said...

Hi Bonnie

A gorgeous Christmas card.

Love the colours and your embossed star is the perfect finishing touch.

Love Jules xx

Notes by Nina said...

Love your clean and simple card Bonnie. What a wonderful image and I love the star.

Susan said...

I'm home from my vacation and happy to be back in my craft room and checking the computer for new inspiration. I love your folkart angel. Great idea to turn the sketch challenge on its side!

Faith A said...

A wonderful card Bonnie, and quite traditional in a modern way, if that makes sense :)

LeAnne said...

LOVE this....I sort of passed over this set but you have made me revisit it!

Tracey McNeely said...

Bonnie this Christmas card is so pretty. I love the font of your sentiment.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You have TOTALLY captured the folk art feel for your angel card, Bonnie! Sounds like you have a busy crafty week this week. Hope you are enjoying yourself!

Ellen said...

Fabulous folk art Bonnie! Love the colors and the faux stitching! Have a wonderful day!

Vicky Hayes said...

It was worth the trouble you took Bonnie - I love your folk art angel!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh, I love how you've used this stamp!!! I haven't inked mine up yet...but it's on the list, lol! Great card!!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie! I love your colouring and your careful stamping. Love how you flipped the sketch to fit image and have your star at the top - very clever!

Doris said...

Well done, Bonnie! You captured the folk art theme beautifully.