11 July, 2017

Little angel

Ages ago, I made a series of Christmas cards using this wonderful angel pattern. After that, I used it for a couple of baby cards, but then it somehow got buried under all my stitching patterns.
Then, I decided to stitch it with soft pink yarn for the girly counterpart of the "winter baby" card. Only after I was done I realized that the pink yarn had some kind of cream/beige touch that made it impossible to combine the motif with any of my pink papers. I made several attempts to find the right pnk shade in various crafting shops, but all got were nuances of true pink which just didn't seem to fit.
Like many projects before, the stitched image landed in my "to do" stash, waiting for better times. This spring, I finally came across a paper with a cherry blossom pattern on one side and a mix of writings on the other. It was the blooming side that caught my attention in the store, but when I had a proper look at the writings at home, the little angel came to mind.
After a moment of revelation I was searching through my stash of pink shaded flowers. 
To make a transition between the stitched image and its background, I once again went through every single pink paper I had, but not a single one convinced me. Of course, only a small part of it would be visible anyway, but the mismatch was enough to disturb me.
In the end, I went with my high school arts teacher who always suggested to try something completely different, and voilà: turns out that the ocher paper with tiny embossed dots has been the solution all along.
Now, my only task was to add a little something to the remaining two corners, and in my attempt to use up my sticker stash, two golden corner stickers found a new home.
A little contribution to the July collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
brown sugar: ATG
craft-alnica: card for your own soul
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty calendar: ATG
crafty catz: ATG
bawion: flower
double D challenges: pastel party
fabnfunky: little boys & girls
in the pink: special occasion
love to craft: ATG 
pennys papertake: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG


  1. Beautiful card Cheiro. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  2. Simply stunning card, Cheiro! Wow, the stitched angel design is fabulous. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Pastel Party" Challenge.

  3. OMG this is stunning! My eyes would never handle all that precise work in the design! Just beautiful!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Pastels’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  4. Ein Sommerengel mit Blümchen *smile*.
    Auf jeden Fall hast Du den Engel mit den Blümchen schön in Szene gesetzt.
    Danke für Deine Inspiration bei BaWiOn.

    Gruß BAstelfeti

  5. Eine wunderschöne Karte und der Engel ist großartig gestichelt.
    Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei BaWiOn.
    Liebe Grüße und viel Glück

  6. Eine wunderschöne Karte und der Engel ist großartig gestichelt.
    Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei BaWiOn.
    Liebe Grüße und viel Glück

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. It is very pretty angel! Super!

  9. Just beautiful! And perfect in pastels.

  10. Krasen angel in ljubka čestitka. Hvala, da si se nam spet pridružila v CRAFTalnici.

  11. Čudovit angelček obdan s cvetjem. Srečno☺

  12. ooo kako lep angelček :-)) Čudovita voščilnica je nastala.
    Vesela sem, ker ustvarjaš z nami v izzivu CRAFT-alnice … Srečno!

  13. This is lovely thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Catz. And good luck, hope to see you again soon.
    Caz CC DT.
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  14. This is so beautiful. Love the stitching, not sure I would have the patience to do it myself! Thank you for sharing at Love to Craft. Pippa DT

  15. Krasna in nežna.
    Hvala še enkrat, da si z nami v Craft-alnici. Lp Lili

  16. What a fabulous special occasion card, and so beautifully pink! Thanks for sharing with us at ITP challenge. Hugs xx

  17. Pretty Card!! Love the colors and stitching..
    Good Luck with your entry. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge!
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  18. Oh WOW, this is just stunning! I love the stitched angel. xx

  19. Stunning work. Love this. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge last month. Hope to see you again soon. Sorry I am a little late with my comments.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x (DT)