Thursday 8 September 2011

The Holy Family

Today sees the launch of more cute digi stamps by Karen Middleton over at Cuddly Buddly, and you can see more projects made by the team on the Fabulous Crafty Friends blog. I got to play with this one, the Holy family, and coloured the image with my Copics. In addition to my usual skin tones of E000, 00, and 21 I've used cool shades of blues and greens for Mary and Joseph's clothes in C0 and B21 with BG70 and BG72 for Joseph's headdress. The sky is B26, B23 and B21 and the grass is YG91 and G85. The buildings in the background are the paler E40 and E41, the wool on the sheep is E50 and E81, whilst the manger and sheep ears and feet are coloured with the range E40 - E44. The straw in the manger is Y000, 00 and 02. I've added a little gold Spica pen over the stars and the halo over baby Jesus.

And here is the card:

I cut around the image and matted with a Nestie circle cut with gold mirri card and then a blue scallop Nestie circle. The background papers are from Karen's Enchanted Wishes paper pack, also matted with the gold mirri. Across the middle of the card I've added lengths of dark blue satin and gold ribbon and tied a gold bow. The little embellishment in the bottom corner is cut from various Marianne dies and to finish off I've added pearls made with my gold Waco pearl maker pen.

No challenges to link up with this evening and tea is nearly ready so I'll catch up later.


  1. So very sweet Annie!! Love the touches of gold!! :)

  2. oh they are so sweet Annie, such a fab christmas card!
    Have a great day, happy crafting, Debxx

  3. I love the deep dark blues with the golds & those sheep are great fun. That starry patterned paper is really effective with the strips of blue picking up on the sky's colouring in the image & really by association adding further stars to that sky.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. Great to see you back with your fab cards Annie. Linda x

  5. Oh what a wonderful card Annie and so cute too.

  6. Georgeous creation, I love your image and the gold.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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