Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas Child

     In case we forget in the midst of the season's rush, let's take a moment to recall that the greatest 'Christmas' gift ever was the birth of the Christ Child.  I used this image from Delicious Doodles, which was actually an image designed for Mother's Day, because I thought it could be used for a perfect depiction of Mother and Child at Christmas.

I used the sketch at Outlawz Sketch Challenge, reversed.

     The only coloring I did was on the faces and I used my chalks to do those.  The image and mat are cut with one of my newer Stitched Scalloped Circles dies from Memory Box.  The background is embossed with a folder from Cuttlebug.

     The star is also an image from Delicious Doodles and, though it's hard to see in the photo, I added a touch of glitter to it for some silver sparkle.  The 'banner' at the top is made from scrap which I was about to throw away.  :-D

CAS on Sunday
Chalk N Stock
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'
Christmas Stamping all Year Long
Digital Delights
DL.ART Thursday
Inspiration Destination
Jo's Scrap Shack
Just Add Ink (Christmas Child)
Little Red Wagon
Penny's Paper Crafty
Scrapy Land
Simply Papercraft
WordArt Wednesday

     Have yourselves a great day, my friends and followers.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie  


katieo said...

I love this image and the way you positioned it on your pretty card. Thank you for joining the DL.ART December Linky Challenge. Katie-DL.ART-DT

Linda Simpson said...

A beautiful card and love the image which is a beautiful depiction of mother and child.
Linda xxx

Lori Kobular said...

What a pretty Christmas card, love the embossed camel. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #31!

jimlynn said...

Absolutely beautiful - and what Christmas should be about. We tend to forget that sometime.
Love the way you used this image and the embossing just adds that extra oomph. So pretty.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Great design, Connie, and the image is breathtaking. You were wise to let it stand mostly on its own.

Marjeta said...

Absolutely gorgeous.


Heather said...

Very pretty and yes, a perfect image for Christmas. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week.

Donna Ellis said...

oooooh! Connie, this is so precious! Love the combination of images, embossing folder, and die cuts! This is a beautiful card, and so heartfelt! Thanks for joining us in the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
crafty hugs,
{Creative Smiles} my blog

Amy Cohen said...

Lovely card- Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty.

Jo Ann said...

Such a wonderful lay-out. Thanks a lot for joining last week's Challenge and would love to see you again this week at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with an encouragement found in Psalm 125:2 which tells us, "As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore." Have a great day!

Hugs always,

Susan Salyer said...

This is stunning and so elegant. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles Challenges

Anja Curvers said...

Such a great card, love it. Thanks for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

Helene Siermans said...

Great work with the image and I like the embossed pattern, perfect!

Thank you for playing along with us at Digital Delights Monthly Challenge!
Good luck and hope to see you back soon again!