Thursday, November 26, 2009

Finding Joy in the Star- BnW DT

Happy Thursday everyone!

I hope everyone is okay, peaceful and healthy.. those are two of the most important things in life :) I have some sore throat, but am taking care of it ;) No big deal.
Today I have another card for you, one that I admit, I fell in love with: the image and how it turned out.

This is one of the new 2nd BnW Christmas Release, and it is called Star of Betlehem. It's adorable; look at those faces, and the smaller's sister sheeply look. Those long eyelashes are the cutest thing. And that long dress? Lovely to colour and shade. I really had fun! I coloured her in Copics, and below you will see a picture of the ones I used for this cutie pie.

The Sketch I used was one from Sketch Saturday, it's lovely to do. Sorry girls, I had to alter the sentiment's position though. It will do also for Everybody Art Challenge and Charisma Cardz, as the theme this week is Christmas.The papers I used .. again.. so preictable I know.. *sigh*; but I love these; are Eskimo Kisses, from Basic Grey. I used Seafoam blue green colour again.. yes it's in my calm mood right now! hehe

What I did for this one is that I coloured the image, and cut around it.Then I stamped another image on a white piece of cardstock, and using my Copic I did the background, before mounting my coloured image. The ground is done with Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.The edges are done in copic as well, but I helped it by sponging Versamark Seafoam colour.

The fabric flowers I used.

When I came to stick my coloured image, I glued all of it, but underneath her furthest hand and the star I used pop dots and mini foam pads to raise it for dimension. It's so cute! The star is colourd with a gold glitter pen. Even in the shading on Belle's face and dress, I tried to capture the direction of the light coming from the star of Betlehem. I also used Crystal Stickles on her waist tinsel (at least that's what it looks like to me!! :) and some green glitter pen on Belle's hair bow. I also touched a bit on the younger sister's hair decoration.

What I also adore in this particular image is that the focus is on the star, which points, at least in my opinion, to the real Star of Betlehem: Baby Jesus; because of whom we're supposed to celebrate this wonderful Season.

I used my new edge punches in this card, I'm so happy with them!! (Thank you sweetie ;).. I HAD to play! :))On the inside I used this adorable hand-stitched embellishment. If you have a moment to listen I would like to share with you something about it. You will see some of these Wonderful embellies on my cards n the near future. As I said, they are done handstitched, and who made them was a Maltese wonderful 26 year old lady, Nadine.

Nadine is a wonferul talent when it comes to hand crafts. I never met her, but I have some of her lovely makes, which I'll show you one of these days. Unfortunately Nadine, three weeks ago passed away. Four months ago, she came to know she had leukemia, and knew she had only a few months to live. What she did was she told her friend that she wanted her handcrafted souvenirs to be given to Children's Homes, so that we could make good use of them. I was given these precious treasures to use, and I know I'll have Nadine's lovely decorations on our Christmas Tree this year, in her honour. May she rest in peace, and may God give courage to her broken hearted family. I ask you humbly to keep them in your prayes. Thank you Nadine for your noble heart.

On this side I used one of my computer generated sentiments, and added a small jotting piece, wich I decorated with a clear sticker and a glittered snowflake; which is also a Papermania Sticker. I hope you like it, and if you read so far, I thank you from my heart. I'll be so happy if you let me know you were here by leaving a comment. I also hope that you too find Joy in the real Star of Betlehem. I'm sure Nadine did. God bless you my friend.

Thanks for looking


Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful card honey!! Hope u're fine! Can you send me your adress, I want to send you a christmascard:)
Love from Cathrine:) <3

Michele said...

Stunning card Rosette. Love the image you've used and the beautiful colouring. Pretty papers and details to. Hugs Michele x

Ann-Marie said...

Wow this is so beautiful. I love that image its so adorable and your colouring stunning. Very pretty flowers too. Have a great day, take care Ann-Marie xxx

Brocéliane said...

superb :)

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Totally stunning ! Your colouring is out of this world!! I love it! This is such an adorable image and i love how you have made the star the focal point. Lovely verse on the inside reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas. Love it, Hugs Judy xx

Riet said...

Ohh Rosette,what a beautiful card,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.x

Sally said...

EXQUISITE! Love the image and your coloring is perfect. So glad you could join us at Charisma Cardz.

Christina C. said...

Wow. . . this card is simply breathtaking, colored to perfection. Love, love it!! Hugs, Christina C.

Lilian said...

Gorgeous gorgeous coloring Rosette! That is truly a beautiful hand stitched embellishment.. I am sorry to hear about your friend Nadine... be comforted that she is in a better place and in no more pain.
Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Kim Dellow said...

Wow that is just so beautiful - the colouring, the colour combo all the details - just stunning. Kim

Alex said...

you did great work - like your card!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

aardvarkpest said...

Two Stunning cards. Your colouring is amazing and I love all the added glitter and the flowers on the first


Leanne said...

Wow, your creations are stunning!!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma - good luck!


Vee said...

Beautiful Christmas cards, lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week. Good luck.
xx Vee

Allison said...

such pretty cards,thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

Susan said...

I can see why you adore this image Rosette. It is beautiful and you have done a fabulous job coloring it. You have made the card so very special with adding Nadine's beautiful creation.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful--stunning! Every detail is perfect, especially your coloration! Thank you for joining our challenge!
EAC Team