Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Peace on Earth

Isn't that a great wish?  Peace on earth?  I've been listening to a great song by Casting Crowns for the last couple of weeks.   Listen to I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day!  It touches my heart in a way I can't explain.  (Casting Crowns does an amazing job with a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  Great song!  Anyway, that is what inspired this card.  Mo's has this great image Ragged Angel.  She is so sweet.

I colored this beauty with my Prismacolor pencils.  I'm pleased with her skin again and the colors.  I've used some colors I haven't used before and I like the vintage feel of them.

The papers are from MME.  I love their papers.  This collection is called Lost and Found.  I found mine at Hobby Lobby.  I used mine up, I'll be going back for more very soon, like this week!!  The back right panel is embossed with my Cuttlebug embossing folder "Snowflake".  I distressed all the edges by running them over my brown ink pad.  I added some twine, it has a rustic feel that I thought went well with this image and the papers.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid.  I just received a new order and I can't wait to play with them more.

I printed the words from the original poem and made a tag.  I think its a great size to be used as a bookmark. 

Here's the inside.

The top panel shows off the gorgeous design papers.  I printed all the sentiments from my computer.  I don't know what color I ended up using, but its somewhere between a brown and grey.  A little softer than black.  It goes with the image, the song and the feel I was going for.

Here's the writing panel.  I had to show off the companion for the design paper.

The back shows off the design paper and my custom stamp.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Anything
ABC Christmas - Anything
Pixie Cottage - Sketch
Papertake - Favorite Color
Ribbon Carousel - Twine
Digi Tuesday - Winter Wonderland

I guess that's about it.  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.

Blessings & Hugs



  1. What a great card! Even the in side is pretty! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

  2. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    have a fabulous, crafty day, Debxx

  3. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

  4. Such a lovely card design! I'm so glad you could join in out challenge this week at Mo's!

  5. This really is wonderful, Michelle! Great coloring on the image. Thanks for playing at Cooking It Up with Katie this time. Remember, you can enter a total of 3 times throughout the month of December. Merry Christmas.
    NanaConnie DT Chef

  6. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  7. Lovely card! Thanks for playing at The Ribbon Carousel!

  8. Oh this is beautiful!!!!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Ribbon Carousel!!!!