Hi everybody. Before mentioning my latest card, I want to send out thoughts and prayer to all of those that have been affected by the Hurricane Sandy. We, here in Florida, can sure relate, so my heart goes out to all of you.
Well this card is a first for me in a couple of ways. It's my first Christmas card design, not only this year, but ever!...lol, and it's with my first purchased stamp. I've admired Mo Manning's art for a long time, so it was exciting to get to work with one of her stamps. This one is called "Shall I play for you", and was easy and a joy to color with my Promarkers.
I punched holes around the stamped and red paper, and hand stitched the zigzag with some embroidery thread from my stash. I did a search for the music to "The Drummer Boy", and printed part of it out on some pale cream paper, added a darker shade behind it, and distressed the edges with my scissors. Again, I didn't add a sentiment to this one, but that may change.
All the paper (except the white), and the embellishment came from my local thrift store. Thanks so much for taking time out of your day, and stopping by.
Entered in the following challenges:
Mo's Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/ Mo Image
CSAYL - Anything Goes
Allsorts - For Men Only
Sugar Creek Hollow - Cream + 2
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Colour
Footnote: This is the 2nd upload I did of this card. Being totally frustrated with how my photography is going, I did more research than I care to, and asked some "great" friends for some advice. In the end, I found a free photography editing program that is pretty much upload and choose auto. Please let me know what you think of the clarity on this image. All critiquing and help is MUCH appreciated.