Saturday, November 6, 2010

Renaissance Angels

In 2006, Stampin' Up! released a stunning stamp set called "Renaissance Angels".  I hadn't even heard of Stampin' Up then!  But when I saw it, years after it had been released and discontinued, I knew I had to have it.  I was fortunate enough to score a set on ebay recently, so I thought I'd share my very first card using it...

She's been watercoloured and then embossed to create the cracked glass effect. 

I'm  entering this in TSG79 ~ There She Goes Getting 'Gifty'

I've had people comment on my "style".  I don't think I really have a style.  I just do what I did for this card... I spend a while on the focus image, decide what card to mount it on, stare at it for several minutes... then think "I really don't know what else to do with this... bugger it, I'll photograph it anyway..."  lol... Is that style??

Stamp sets - Renaissance Angels
Cardstock - Watercolour paper, Marina Mist, White Cambric Linen
Inks - Marina Mist, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Black Stazon, Versamark
Accessories - clear embossing powder, heat tool, aqua painter, dimensionals



  1. What a beautiful image and the perfect technique for it too!

  2. This is probably one of the best examples of the cracked glass technique I have seen! The image just perfectly suits it!! TFS :)

  3. You're gorgeous, Danielle - and so is this card! It's amazing; as the other girls have said, you've matched the technique with the image perfectly. I can see why you fell in love with that stampset!

  4. Lovely....consider this an order for two please...

  5. This is just stunning- the image is so beautiful combined with your watercolouring and embossing- it "needs" nothing else x

  6. Between the two of us we'll start a retired stamp trend. I love this set - and what you've done with it - totally gorgeous.

  7. What a perfect technique for this image! Beautiful card!

  8. Oh WOW a beautiful card for a gorgeous stamp. Using the cracked glass technique was inspired. I love it - adding anything else would have been too much!

  9. Gorgeous! Great job with this technique!