Tuesday, November 17, 2020


Hello, hello!

As soon as I saw the new Glad Tidings set from Hello Bluebird with its beautiful herald angel I knew that I wanted to pair her up with the sweet baby Jesus from the older Away in a Manger set. I love how her pose looks almost protective as she hovers over him in the manger. Love and light emanates from each of them filling that holy night so long ago. I always enjoy playing with light and shadow when the opportunity presents itself and this was certainly one of those cards. And while it turned out very close to how I pictured it in my head, as I look at the scene now it sure seems like an awful lot of brown for a Christmas card, LOL! Hopefully the shimmery white Gallery #1 Frame I added helps pull focus back to the characters and lightens up the over all look just a bit. But I'm just going to embrace the non-traditional Christmas color scheme and enjoy this sweet scene.  ;)


Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink luxe shimmer and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Glad Tidings set and Away in a Manger set)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and tuxedo black, Tim Holtz Distress walnut stain, gathered twigs and black soot
Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame #1 die
Sakura Stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E21, E04, R00, R20
hair- E35, E57, E59, E29
wings- E81, E84, BV31
clothes- C0, C2, C3, BV31, 0
banner- Y0000, Y02, Y15, YR23, E47
manger/hay- E43, E44, E55, E57, YR23, YR24, E37
baby blanket- B32, B45, B97
ground- E31, E33, E34, E37, E44, E47, E49
wall- Y0000, Y00, E40, E43, E44, E25, E57, E59, E49


Claire said...

The brown is the perfect backdrop for the barn and allows the image to be highlighted. I think it works perfectly