Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Do You See What I See?

It is time, once again, for the weekly challenge at Twist of Faith. Our theme for you this week is

Inspired by Carols

Your card creation should be inspired by a Christmas Carol. Remember our 'twist of faith' your creation should also include a scripture, or quote or an uplifiting sentiment that suits this week's theme... perhaps even a line or two from your favourite Christmas Carol!

Our challenge this week is sponsored by MelJen's Designs, who continues to delight us with magical images! Our MelJens prize is 4 uncoloured images. 

I know many of us are busy, busy, busy right now. I, myself, seem to be further behind this year than I've been in quite a while. However, in the hustle and bustle, whether shopping, wrapping, cooking or even cleaning (yikes, really???), I do enjoy having my cd player going and listening to the lovely Christmas music that makes this season even more beautiful. I am always hard-pressed to answer if someone asks me what my favorite Christmas song is. I end up naming off a dozen or so songs, "Oh Holy Night," "Silent Night," "O Come All Ye Faithful," are just a few of the "old" favorites, with "Mary Did You Know," "Little Drummer Boy," and "Do You See What I See" as "newer" ones on my list. We were only allowed a few MelJen images with which to work our DT magic, but when I saw this image on the list, I knew I wanted to use it!

I colored my image with Copic markers, but added a lot of "extra" (which don't show up well in the photo -- always a disappointment, and I'm going to work on getting better pictures in the new year). After coloring the star (upper right), I went over it with a Sakura glitter pen. The snow (on ground) was painted in with Liquid Pearl (using a brush), and then I went back and added raised sections of the Liquid Pearl by squeezing straight from the bottle. The "fur" on the snowman's hat is Stickles Star Dust. Lots of shine and sparkle to this little card. The card base is white with a dark blue layer and then the DP. The only other embellishments used were the ribbon/bow and  punched snowflake under the round sentiment (which I typed on my computer and then punched with a circle punch).

Please take the time to go over to Twist of Faith to see what my fellow DT members have created for your inspiration. I leave you with the words to my inspiration song (which I could actually do an auditory link, but feel free to hum along as you read the words - smile)!
Said the night wind to the little lamb,
"Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite,
With a tail as big as a kite."

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy,
"Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy,
Do you hear what I hear?
A song, a song high above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea,
With a voice as big as the sea."

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king,
"Do you know what I know?
In your palace warm, mighty king,
Do you know what I know?
A Child, a Child shivers in the cold--
Let us bring him silver and gold,
Let us bring him silver and gold."

Said the king to the people everywhere,
"Listen to what I say!
Pray for peace, people, everywhere,
Listen to what I say!
The Child, the Child sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light,
He will bring us goodness and light."


  1. So pretty!! I love the look the glitter pen gives it but can never get mine to come out looking good in the photo! If you find the answer to that let me know.
    CUTE image and the background is so lovely!

  2. Darling card! I adore the snowman!!

  3. Beautiful card!! That is a sweet image!!
    Do You See What I See? is one of my (many) favorites, too!!

  4. Hi, I found you through a mutual follower. I came over to get a peek at your lovely cards . . . and yes, they are lovely. You are a very talented lady.
    Please come over and visit.
    I am having a Give-Away that might interest you, or any of your friends that make their own homemade cards.
    I am celebrating my first year as a blogger. I love blogging and have met the nicest people in blog-land.
    Happy Holidays.
    Connie :)