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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

My Guardian Angel

When I was young, I was a daredevil. I ran away from home once, went water skiing before I learned how to swim, went spelunking without a partner, and dated a few dangerous guys. I believe I had a guardian angel who kept me from losing my life a couple of times...and I believe I wore her ragged with my "adventures."
When I saw this digital image in Ike's Store, I knew I had to create something with her. She looks like my guardian angel might have looked after a particularly rough patch, needing some downtime far, far away from earthly noises.
The image is called Angel 2, and this is my DT make for Ike's World Challenge Blog. The theme is Vintage, which I don't do very often. After I printed and fussy-cut my angel, I covered her clothing with very fine white glitter. I used a little flocking along with some glitter on her wings, too.
I dug out an oval unfinished wooden plaque I had kept through the last three moves (one of them across two states!). Wiping gold metallic paint across the wood gave it more of a stained look than a painted one. Then I sprayed paper doilies with homemade shimmer mist, tore them and Mod-Podged them onto my wood canvas.
Next came my angel using dimensional tape. I didn't think her wings looked feathery enough, so I added a couple white feathers to frame her, hiding their stems with the single rose. I glued both white fuzzy fiber and a string of palest pink pearls to the edges to give my art a more solid frame. To finish off my mixed media piece, I cut up lace flourishes and flowers I snagged off a vintage collar fond at a rummage sale. A few assorted pearls and jewels decorate the rest of my canvas and I am very happy with my Vintage Art.
Ike's World Challenges run every two weeks, and today is the midpoint of the most recent challenge. You have a few more days to gather your Vintage mojo to you and create for your chance to win a gift certificate to Ike's Store. Yu don't have to use an Ike's Art image to play, but you get double points in the drawing if you do. AND she gives away freebies often!!
If you would like to own this altered art piece, please visit my Facebook Page, Patacake's Paper Play.
Challenges I am Entering:
Come & Get It challenges - Lots of Sparkle
Quirky Crafts challenges - Light as a Quirky Feather
Clear It Out challenges - White + One/must use stash item(the oval wood frame)
Creative Card Crew - Sprinkle!
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Make It Sparkle
Through the Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes


ike said...

This is so beautiful :-) A bit of a wild child on the sly eh ?!!! LoL Thanks for making this for me Pat.

IKE xxx

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Gabriela Ulate said...

I love the Angels, wonderful design thanks for playing with Quirky C.C.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

Christina Hor said...

Hi Pat! Just putting on my GDT hat for TTCRD Challenges. WOW! YOU a daredevil back in the day? Haha. Back to your card, LOVE what you did with this beautiful digi! Your attention to details is amazing with this one. Gorgeous design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at TTCRD. Wishing you a lovely week ahead and see you over at Outlawz.

Hugs, Christina
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Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "lots of sparkle” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

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Karen C said...

This is gorgeous! Love what you did with the lace! So glad you came Through ‘The Craft Room Door’ to play! Can't wait to see more of your talent! Just as an FYI – the new TCRD magazine was released online today! Make sure you check it out!! Also, don’t miss out on the blog hop this week!
Karen C

Gale said...

Gorgeous card Pat. Lovely image and love all the great details. Thanks for sharing with us in Scrap-Creation's "Make It Sparkle Challenge" and we hope you will join us again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Gabriela Ulate said...

Congratulations!!!!! a beautiful job, thank you for participating in Quirky C. C.