It was hard not to…

…get inspired by this picture for this week’s challenge from the Shabby Tea Room
I decided to make another Christmas card, using the beautiful stamp “Angel’s Grace” that I was lucky enough to win in Belles n’ Whistles Advent Calendar Candy last year. Hmmm…sounds like an eternity ago when you write it like that, though it was only last month. 😀 At first I colored her dress in brown, but it didn’t match the papers as well as I had thought, why I had another go with green instead. Now the dress might be a little bit too much on the dark side; this tend to happen to me while I’m practicing coloring folds. Anywho, here’s the card:

The Sweet Stop
– #Sketch 141
The Shabby Tea  Room
– #96 Vintage Boudoir
Elphine House – #14 Vintage
Incy Wincy Designs – #128 Vintage
Polka Doodles – #2 Vintage/Retro
CES – #69 Vintage Dahling
Truly Scrumptious – #71 Shabby Pastels & Paint
Frosted Designs – Paint

Card Ingredients
Sentiment Stamp: from Magnolia’s 2008 Christmas Collection.
Stamp: “Angel’s Grace” /Christmas Coll. 2011, Belles n’ Whistles
Copics: G99, G98, BG93 Hair: E59, E35, E31, E51
Papers: “Victorian Classic”, Paper Cellar Ltd, “Kitchen Garden”/Life in the Country, Maja Design. Punch: “Doily Lace”, Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Flowers (WOC), Berries (Magnolia), Star Pins, Cheese Cloth & Lace (Stash). Misc.: Tea Dye”, “Vintage Photo”, & “Walnut Stain” Distress Inks, “Picket Fence” Distress Crackle Paint, “Stardust”, “Clear Rock Candy” & “Gold” Stickles, “White Opal” Liquid Pearls (Ranger’s).

Thank you so much for stopping by,

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