Friday, December 8, 2017

Jesus is the Reason for the Season

     We start another "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede today and we also have an optional theme of "Non-Traditional Colors."  I thought it would be great to contrast non-traditional and completely neutral colors with an image that is so traditional, it's really basic to the whole celebration of Christmas.  It's from QKR and is titled "Shepherd 8714."  The sentiment is "The Reason 8712."  It makes me think of the lovely Christmas carol "O Little Town of Bethlehem."

I colored the Shepherd with ProMarkers, did the ground and sky with polychromos colored pencils blended with gamsol, then cut it with a die from Spellbinders.  The sentiment was printed and cut with a die from QuicKutz.  I added the image to a kraft card base and dug through my stash for the snowflake and kraft ribbon.  I layered on the sentiment and added an off-white satin bow.  I really thought that a CAS design was best for showcasing the image.

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     Come play with us this week, won't you?  We love seeing what you've created.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the image and wonderful sentiment.
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Very pretty, Connie, and beautifully colored!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I love that song, and that image is gorgeous. I love the snowflake ribbon, too!

Thanks for joining us for our Christmas Song challenge at Cut it Up!


Lori Kobular said...

Beautiful card! I love that image, just so perfect for a Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

Connie Mercer said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!

Ine Swinkels said...

very nice. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Susie Bentz said...

Lovely card - thanks for playing along with our challenge this month at Quick Quotes!

MagsB said...

Oh so sweet - and a great sentiment, too! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x