11 September 2017

Angel - watercolour and stenciling with Nuvo mousse

Wishing a joyful Christmas with an angel on a heavenly blue background accented with gold.

This card features a digital stamp from Scrapper's Delights, Stampin' Up watercolour pencils, Simon Says Stamp stencil and die, and Nuvo embellishment mousse.


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Putting It Together

I actually coloured the angel a few weeks ago, err a couple months ago, while I was at a gather sponsored by my Stampin' Up demonstrator. I used her pack of Stampin' Up watercolour pencils, since I am still on the fence about buying them. 

I coloured up the image on light 90lb watercolour paper using the pencils and waterbrushes I brought with me. I wanted to see if I could do skin and hair with the limited palette.

I'll admit that I look at this colouring and can see things I would do differently, just a few months later.

I fussy cut the angel, following the outline on the digital stamp. It's handy it has a lovely margin or cookie cutter line. I added some Wink of Stella to her dress and halo for a subtle sparkle.

I got my first Nuvo embellishment mousse the other night and just had to try it. I also got a new stencil from Simon Says Stamp so what better than to try them together. I used a palette knife to smear the mousse on the panel with the stencil. It was late and I didn't have the camera on while I was 'playing' I love love love this stencil! The mousse is creamy. I'm not sure if I like it more or less than other similar products (Cosmic Shimmer and Inka Gold) but the colour is lovely and it is dreamy with stenciling. I let the stencil dry overnight. Mostly because it was my 'bedtime' and not because it needed that full time to dry.

I die cut "joyeux noel" from scrap foiled and white cardstock and stacked them to give the words a little more rigidity. I dry fit them with the angel and decided I wanted either a matting or frame.

I cut 1/4" strips of the same foil.

I added thin adhesive tape to the strips,...

Then added them to the edges of the panel.

I mitered the top and bottom strips by cutting it at an angle.

I added bits of foam mounting tape to the back of the angel.

Before adding the angel, I used adhesive tape to secure the panel to the card base.

I used the Xyron to add adhesive to the words.

I used the bone folder to rub the Xyron tape before peeling the words off and adhering them to the card.

I added small pearls as the dot on the 'j' and the accent for the 'e'.

Inside, I added a gold filigree I had die cut and had in my stash. It adds a nice detail without the need for a second sentiment.


Addicted to Stamps and More: Holiday
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas extra: Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights: Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty: Anything Goes


  1. Beautiful!! The gold is so elegant and really sets off that fabulous background!
    Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous holiday project! Love the sweet little angel. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

  3. http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/
    Hi and welcome to are Challenge this month.Thank you for sharing your project with us good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon hugs Sue DT xx


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