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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Art by Mi Ran - Angel of Hearts

Hi everyone, this is a scheduled post as it's my birthday today, so obviously I'm not blogging lol.

We have new challenge over at Deep Ocean Challenge Blog and this time it's
Just right for Valentine's week no?

I fell in love with this digi called Angel of Hearts from Art by Mi Ran a while ago and I was so pleased to have the opportunity to use it. It was an absolute joy to colour! I printed her out fairly large as I really wanted the focus of the card to be her, and coloured her with my Distress Ink markers.

This image took me around 2 hours to colour as I really took my time with her as I wanted her to be perfect and I'm really pleased with the result. I fussy cut her out and popped her up on some foam tape. I did have to lose one small heart that wasn't 'attached' to th eimage, I originally meant to cut that separately and add it back on the card, but it want missing somewhere, so I hope Mi Ran doesn't mind.
DI Colours used:
Vintage Photo, Antique Linen. Walnut Stain, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, 

I knew I wanted my card to echo the image, with lots of hearts, so I decided to use 2 sets of nesties dies that I've owned for a few years now, hearts and scalloped hearts. I cut the scalloped hearts from some plain coloured card stock in a few different shades to match my chosen design paper.
I used an old 6 x 6 Whimsy paper pack Romance from my drawer, it's been in there a long while, I'm a bit of a paper hoarder lol. I wanted to use as many of the designs as I could, so the different size hearts were great for that. 

To round off the design I used the Scripted Love Word Die from Whimsy Stamps. I cut this out 3 times in grey card stock, and glued them one on top of the other so that it resembled chipboard in thickness, covered it in glitter and placed it in the lower corner of my card.

I kept embellishment to a minimum as the card was already quite 'busy', so no lace, ribbon or flowers today, just a few enamel dots and some Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Dust in Vintage Platinum (love that colour!) on the wings and die cut word. As usual the sparkle doesn't show up well on camera, but I can tell you it looks delicious in the flesh.

I do hope you can join us, there is a lovely prize to be won from our sponsor, and don't forget to check out the stunning makes from the rest of the team.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Twist of Valentine Design Team Favourite
Craft Your Passion - #298 Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Love, Love, Love Top 5
Dream Valley Challenges - Valentine's Day
Get Creative Challenges - Must Include Hearts
Where the Heart is - Love
Live & Love Crafts - Love is in the Air

I'll be back tomorrow with the first of my projects for Whimsy's February release, bye for now! :) xx


  1. Amzing colouring and fabulous 3D effect with these layers and embellishments! All the hearts match perfectly toghether!
    Happy Birthday to you, enjoy your day! :)

  2. Very pretty card, Linda! Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

  3. Gorgeous and beautiful card Linda and Happy Birthday
    Dianne xx :)

  4. How stunning. Your two hours of colouring paid off. I love all the hearts (I am bummed I don't have a heart die at all). Your image is darling too.

    1. Thank you Beth, if you're wanting to enter the challenge the hearts can be anything, on the image, the paper, embellishments ets, as long as there's a heart on your project it's good! :) xx

  5. I hope you had the most perfect birthday yesterday and hopefully no hangover today, lol.
    I love your beautiful design with the die cut hearts descending behind her. She is beautiful too and your colouring is amazing. Looking forward to your next tutorial video - I have my Langton Watercolour pad and fine brushes at the ready!

    1. Thank so much Lorraine, I actually made the tutorial, but after I uploaded and watched I decided there were things I'd do differently and also to add a hints and tips technique section, so I'm working on that over the next couple of days. Honestly if I didn't have to upload the videos overnight because of our super slow internet, they would probably all be done by now xx

  6. So pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  7. Such a stunning card, all those hearts look wonderful. Beautiful colouring.

  8. Awesome !!! colouring! I love how you created all that dimension "simply" by shading! Fabulous card! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge!
    Happy crafting,
    Maike ;o)

  9. This most definitely my favourite entry, you r truly talented colorist and card designer well done

  10. Fabulous card!! The image is cute and colored beautifully. The design is fantastic. . Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
    Neva DT

  11. Such a stunning card Linda and a beautifully coloured image!
    Gina xx

  12. me again :D
    Thank you for joining us at Artistic inspiration!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom

  13. Just opened this Gorgeous Girl up with the Amazing colouring which was so worth it and I have the same paper pad sitting in front of me. :) Enjoy your day!

  14. Gorgeous card Linda. I love the hearts on the card out of different papers. Thank you for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  15. Super sweet card, thanks for playing along with our Valentine Challenge @ Dream Valley this week. Good Luck
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  16. Hi, Love the image and the lovely colouring !! All the embellishments are perfect as well. Thank you for joining us at Where The HeART Is Good luck. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.

  17. Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our WHERE THE HEART IS challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  18. Wow your colouring is absolutely knock out!! Great design too

    Thank you for sharing in our Love, Love, Love challenge. We hope to see you back again.

    Crafty Cardmakers

  19. loooooooooooove your sepia colouring of the girl, gives the card such a striking touch! fabulous!

  20. Hi Linda,
    What an unusual but cool design. The background complements the image perfectly! Thanks for joining LLC for our "Love is in the air" challenge and sorry for my late visit.
    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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