Ages ago, I made a series of Christmas cards using this wonderful angel pattern. After that, I used it for a couple of baby cards, but then it somehow got buried under all my stitching patterns.
Then, I decided to stitch it with soft pink yarn for the girly counterpart of the "winter baby" card. Only after I was done I realized that the pink yarn had some kind of cream/beige touch that made it impossible to combine the motif with any of my pink papers. I made several attempts to find the right pnk shade in various crafting shops, but all got were nuances of true pink which just didn't seem to fit.
Like many projects before, the stitched image landed in my "to do" stash, waiting for better times. This spring, I finally came across a paper with a cherry blossom pattern on one side and a mix of writings on the other. It was the blooming side that caught my attention in the store, but when I had a proper look at the writings at home, the little angel came to mind.
After a moment of revelation I was searching through my stash of pink shaded flowers.
To make a transition between the stitched image and its background, I once again went through every single pink paper I had, but not a single one convinced me. Of course, only a small part of it would be visible anyway, but the mismatch was enough to disturb me.
In the end, I went with my high school arts teacher who always suggested to try something completely different, and voilà: turns out that the ocher paper with tiny embossed dots has been the solution all along.
Now, my only task was to add a little something to the remaining two corners, and in my attempt to use up my sticker stash, two golden corner stickers found a new home.
A little contribution to the July collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.
challenges:- 613 avenue create: ATG
- a bit more time to craft: ATG
- brown sugar: ATG
- craft-alnica: card for your own soul
- crafting with an attitude: ATG
- crafty calendar: ATG
- crafty catz: ATG
- bawion: flower
- double D challenges: pastel party
- fabnfunky: little boys & girls
- in the pink: special occasion
- love to craft: ATG
- pennys papertake: ATG
- wortartwednesday: ATG