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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Blessings This Christmas

Coffee of the Day - Creme Brulee


Today starts a new challenge over at ABC Christmas Challenges - F is for felt or fabric. I had a bit of fabric left over from when we re-did our dining room chairs a few years ago. it was perfect for not only this challenge, but for a pretty Christmas card. or at least I think it turned out pretty. hopefully whomever receives it this year will agree.


I followed a sketch from The Craft's Meow, using one of Lisa's pretty stamp sets, too. it is called 'Christmas Angel', and I was blessed to win this the end of last year. it is such a gorgeous set. the sentiment on the banner comes from the set as well.  I inked the portion I wanted to use of a larger sentiment stamp  using a marker prior to stamping. The images were stamped directly onto paper from the My Mind's Eye All is Bright collection. all dies come from Spellbinders. the fabric was cut with a die also - I just had to run it through a few extra times to be certain it cut. barn door distress stickles edge both the fabric banner and sentiment banner.

coloring of the angel was done with my usual SU! inks and watercolor brushes. the white wings were colored with white craft ink. don't they just pop?! thin lace trim is vintage and flowers are Prima.

As I had mentioned in yesterday's post - if you follow my blog via Google Friend Connect, you do NOT have to worry about losing your dashboard feeds based on information I received from Google discussion boards. everything will be just fine with these when Reader goes away. if you are concerned about the way you follow my blog, feel free to sign up for posts via email, which you will find at the top of the blog under the header. I will not be signing up for Bloglovin' because I don't care for it. I find it very un-reliable.

Challenges:
Craft's Meow - sketch (flipped upside down)
Word Art Wed - anything goes with encouraging sentiment
Sentimental Sundays - anything goes with a sentiment
Stamp 'n Doodle - anything goes
Whimsy Inspirations - stitching (mine is faux)
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Love to Create - anything goes
Shabby Tea Room - anything goes

15 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Such a gorgeous card. So love the effect of the beautiful paper roses at the top. Thanks for becoming my latest follower.
{I would love you to take part in my 500 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered.} Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer :-) the image is beautiful and I love how you made the fabric banner ,, absolutely stunning ! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Jennifer,
I was just think today about make 2 Christmas cards. Yours is truly elegant. I agree wholly with Desire about the roses but the Angel is really lovely.
Thank you so much for posting your beautiful artwork with us. We hope to see you again next week.
Psalm 91 Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Karen Letchworth said...

This card is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the textures and that awesome image. Great job, and thank you SO MUCH for sharing it with us.
Blessings to you,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Lovely card Jennifer, beautiful Fabric and that image is gorgeous!
Hugs,Sandra

Judy said...

This is lovely sweetie. You used the perfect material for this image. Love the design.

xo

Rea said...

Beautiful, love how you used the negative of the die cut to frame the image. Thanks for joining us this week at WAW.

Renee said...

Beautiful card Jen...love the fabric! Thanks for clearing up the Google reader thing...my head has been spinning the last few days trying to decide what to do!
Hugs, Renee

Dot said...

Lovely Christmas card, Jen, wonderful peaceful image and colours,
hugs Dorte

Penny said...

Wow, Jennifer, this is so unique and so beautiful! Love your angel, love the design, the flowers, trim, and fabric! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Samantha said...

Love it so different too! hugs me x

Laine said...

Such a fabulous project. Thank you for joining us this week at LTC Challenge.
Laine
xx

Jackie said...

Love the little banner, fabby card. Thank you for sharing with us at Bearly Mine Challenges this time. Jackie.DT.

Gopi said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Stamp-N-Doodle!

I'm also a bit worried about reader being gone, and am crossing fingers that it will all work out fine :)

Jo Ann said...

What a beautiful Christmas card. Love the color combo and the embellishments you used. Fab work! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday. God bless, always!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com