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
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Sat, Dec 18, 2010 @ 4:12 PM
Pat, I want to live in your card! I'm sure I've said that before b/cuz they are all so beautiful. You took this one all the way with your gorgeous scenery and details, not to mention sparkles. It even looks 3-D! You making The Fruitcake look bad with your detailed cards. I've been going more CAS for Christmas, but I tell you, this card is priceless! TFS - Your Cowgirl
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Sun, Dec 19, 2010 @ 12:02 AM
....um....I cant even find the words.....its so beautiful. That littel church is so 3d, especially with the snow you added and its just so peaceful to look at it, and yes i really hope there could be peace on earth too that would be so awesome...take care my friend and thak you again for sharing your art....:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
I gasped when I opened this from the Favorites link and couldn't take my eyes off this gorgeous card. This is the most gorgeous card you have ever made and you have made plenty. What fantastic work, Pat! Whoever gets this card will be keeping it as a treasure.