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Always be Yourself

{Guest Artist: Desíre Fourie ‐ Project 2}

For this project I used this gorgeous Angel Face designed by the very talented Chris Stern. The sentiment is one of the Big Tree Sentiments that comes in a set of three with the Striped Tree digi and you can purchase it here. Once again, I felt that this specific sentiment compliments this Angel Face perfectly. The image was printed twice on white cardstock. On one print her hair was coloured with H2O water colour pencils. 

The coloured hair was then cut out and paper pieced onto the second printed image with foam tape. Her dress was then coloured with H2O's on the second print. The final coloured and paper pieced second print was then fussy cut and some faux stitching done around the edges. Dry chalks were used to soften the face, neck as well as on the sentiment. The card design is a centre step design, and my dedicated Followers will know that this is no surprise as it is my favourite card design. I used the LiveLoveSingDance Background Digi also designed by Chris Stern and printed it on yellow BasicGrey design paper and used it as a background to the image as well as strips of it on the side panels of the card. All the other design papers are also from BasicGrey.

 Here is a tutorial for the paper folded flower embellishments.

Materials List:
Angel Face Digital Stamp... Victorian Collection

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  1. It was a huge honour and a great joy to work with Chris, for my first guest artist appearance here. Chris is so professional and thorough in everything she does, not to speak of her enormous creative talent. Hope you will have fun with my tutorial and look forward to hearing from you if you gave it a go.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Beautiful card and a familiar fold from you! =)
    Great colors you have used and nice that you added some dimension to her hair!
    Hugs, Elenor

  3. Yet again, another lovely creation! Love the layout and embellishments. :-)

  4. Desire, This is an absolutely beautiful piece which you have created to perfection. I love what you have done with the Angel Face design and the Digital Engraving Background especially the colors and the 3d effect on her hair. Your handmade flowers also add an air of elegance. Because of the color and shape of the flowers, they sort of remind me of elegant shamrocks. Thank you for all the work you put into this beautiful project. The tutorial is very easy to understand and I am sure I am going to have alot of fun making these. It was so nice working with you and hope we will have the chance to do so again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  5. Lovely piece! Great paper piecing. Thanks for the detailed tutorial.

  6. Thanks for the paper folding tutorial

  7. I love the way that you did the hair. It gives so much dimension to the the face and the entire project. Wonderful!!

  8. Well done my friend this is beautiful and thanks for show us the tutorial. xx


Thank you for stopping bye and for taking the time to leave me a comment. :) Chris / CS Designs