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Saturday, 8 November 2014

Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem

I've sorted out my old wooden stamps this week and found this little gem...



I think it's by Michelle Ward and I've had it a while but never used it. Using a heavy linen textured card base, first I printed a computer generated greeting then carefully lined up the stamp. It's coloured using pencils, just normal ones from WHSmith, nothing fancy, though in hindsight I wished I'd used watercolour pencils to help 'blend' the sky. Never mind, I quite like the effect of the pencils on the linen card. I've used silver and gold metallic gel pens to highlight.

I've entered this into the challenges at:

Less Is More - OLC Starry Starry Night
Crafty Hazelnut - Keep it flat
Christmas Cards All Year Round - No patterned paper
Crimbo Crackers - Clean and simple

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
x

28 comments:

  1. your card is simply beautiful.

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  2. A lovely card - the image is beautifully coloured.
    Kath x

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  3. It's wonderful and your colouring is perfect.
    Linby x

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  4. This is lovely!! I like that you computer generated the greeting. The coloring you did looks beautiful on that textured paper!!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR November challenge and also my CHNC challenge 202 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  6. Simply smashing LIM card - I love your chosen colours

    Kathyk

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  7. Sharon, this is simply stunning. The effect of those pencils is wonderful... fabulous card!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  8. What a great card. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. You are right, the stamp is fab and it makes a great centrepiece for your card !

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  10. This is beautiful - such lovely texture using the linen card.

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  11. This is just a WOWcard. Hugs, Ankie

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  12. Beautiful card - so effective - sometimes old stamps can be very useful I have found :)

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  13. Wow, this is amazing. I love the colours and the colouring.
    Elaine

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  14. Beautiful card en coloring.

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  15. This is fabulous. The effect of those pencils on the textured base is amazing, so nice to see a traditional card too :)

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  16. Oh wow Sharon, this is just fab! Your pencil looks pretty well blended to me and I LOVE that stamp!
    Thanks so much for your LIM entry
    Anne
    Less is More Designer

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  17. Stunning card and what a find, perfect. Tracey x

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  18. So beautiful Sharon.
    Stunning image - stamped, coloured and distressed perfectly.
    Utterly CAS and a cute little sentiment.
    Perfect!
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  19. such a wonderful stamp of Bethlehem town you colored it wonderful thanks for sharing

    xxAnnette

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  20. This is gorgeous .... fab CAS design xx

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  21. Lovely card - caught my eye in the LIM gallery and just had to pop over for a closer look. I love the texture of your cardstock, it really enhances the image.

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  22. What a stunning card. I am glad you did not blend it the texture of the card grain showing through just adds to it.

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  23. Love your card. The style/layout is fantastic. It's something quite new for me and I will have to give it a try. Thank you for the inspiration. Great card!

    Dee B
    KY, USA

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  24. I love it. The pencils look awesome. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Cards all Year Round

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