This week the challenge for the Twisted Sisters was to make a Christmas card inspired by a Christmas song, and have plenty of bling. I chose Casting Crowns version of “ I heard the bells on Christmas Day” because it touches me to think that peace can be had on Earth. That is the Christmas message. This poem was written on Christmas Day, 1862 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and set to music on 1872.
The main image is from Stampscapes and is watercolored and paper pieced over the same image, is mounted on a nestie and has SnoTex and dazzling diamonds (that is my bling!) The sky was sponged in going gray over a torn paper towel, and the pine sprigs (MS Branch Punch) have more dazzling diamonds.
The sentiment is from Close to my Heart reads “Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth peace and good will toward men.” Luke 2:14
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2010 GMT Views: 20133
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Fri, Dec 17, 2010 @ 9:04 AM
wow....wow....wow.....oh my...this is just jaw dropping gorgemous....love that layered image and all your greenery. make it look like a favorite chapel of mine in the middle of the ozarks near our campsite....so wonderful....you keep outdoing yourself girl...
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Fri, Dec 17, 2010 @ 10:05 AM
WOW! What an absolutely gorgeous card. The artwork is so inspiring. And thanks, too, for the Casting Crowns video. I've posted it on my blog, as well - it's a very moving song for this season and throughout the year. Merry Christmas!
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Fri, Dec 17, 2010 @ 11:34 AM
Stunning! Absolutely Stunning! Wouldn't that be wonderful to be all cuddled up with your Dahlin in the cabin!
------------------------------ Ich bin Klein. Mach mein Herze rein Soll niemand anderen drin wohnen Als Jesus allein. (I am little. Make my heart clean. Don't let anyone else live in it but Jesus alone.)