Saturday, 20 September 2014

Autumn Angel

Hello.  Welcome.  As usual things have taken longer than I expected but I am pleased with the finished result so maybe that's all that matters.  Unless the linky closes before I get this posted!!   Then I will be slightly disappointed.  But not so much.  I really enjoyed creating this in response to The Craft Barn's Q&L Challenge of Childhood and Cheery Lynn wanted Things With Wings.  I thought the quote I used and butterflies go well together.  I always think the change from caterpillar to butterfly is pretty secret and mysterious too. 

I used Basic Grey Indian Summer Brandied Melon paper, which is quite red in the real, but I can't seem to adjust my levels so they don't look pink.  I'll try another photo tomorrow under natural light.  Just think autumn reds LOL.  I stamped Cornish Heritage Farm Sweet One Collage in black archival and made a frame using parts of Cheery Lynn Southern Charm Valance.  I cut Cheery Lynn Dream Catchers #2, Dandelions, and Mini Dimensional Butterflies from the same paper and also some Sizzix leaves.  I wrote out the quote

Childhood has it's secrets and it's mysteries,
but who can tell or who can explain them

This is a quote by to Max Muller, a German educator who died in 1900

This ended up A4 size!  I am getting quite a few nice signs for my wall with some really good quotes.    

Joining the fun at

Thanks for your visit.  Hugs


  1. I love your rich background against the little girl and great thinking cutting your southern valance die to make a frame, looks striking. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

  2. This is awesome! Glad you made it in in time for cheery Lynn challenges! Good luck!

  3. Wow, very artsy card! Love how your framed the image with the valance. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  4. Not only is this a fantastic quote, it's also a very, VERY colorful sign you can add to your wall. Lovely. And yes, it looks like you are the final person this time, and I may be the final person to visit, too (grin).

  5. Love the stamp and the dream catcher, Great page! For my pictures, I make sure I have a bit of true white in the frame so I can adjust colours against that. If necessary I crop the white out afterwards.

  6. Lovely :)
    Thanks so much for joining in with us at Stampotique :)

  7. Well done getting in on time :) Your painting is beautiful and the quote is mysterious itself :D

  8. Definitely a Fall red on my phone, Gail, which is where I am seeing this. I'm going to look at it on my computer later so I can look at it in the BIG! Lots of detail in this oversized stamp. Thanks for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week.

  9. Stunning colour, stunning quote and wonderful stamp. A tremendous sign for your wall, love this a lot:-) xxx

  10. Oh, so much expression and depth!!!! Love the idea and the reach colors)))
    Thank you for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  11. Fabulous background and colour, super stamp and quote.

    Sylv xx

  12. Love that vibrant melon color. Great card, Gail!!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Artistic stamper this month.

  13. This is so pretty. I love the sweet image and the sentiment.

  14. Love the image and your handwriting is beautiful. A fabulous piece to adorn your wall.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments.


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