Sunday, December 4, 2011

Baby in Burlap

Each year as we read the story of the birth of Jesus, as we sing the Christmas carols, as we hear the pastors' messages about that incredible event, I try to imagine what it must have been like to be Mary, or Joseph, or any of the people around which the story evolves.  We tend to think that maybe it was just a little inconvenient when in reality, it must have been a terrible, frightening experience for Mary to give birth in some dirty cave used for animals.  There was dirt, filth, and they used a feeding trough to lay the baby in, probably to keep Him from being trampled on by some animal. I was thinking of that when I made this card, trying to get a little of that feel with the burlap and twine.  I found this angel charm that I forgot I had in my stash, tied it to the twine.
The digital image is by Doodle Pantry.
The BG is stamped with Linen BG stamps by Stampin Up and then distressed with Tim Holtz Tea ink.
Stampin Sisters in Christ
http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2011/12/challenge-118-matthew-120-22.html
Pollycraft http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-120-christmas-fun-4-week-long.html
Clearly i Stamp http://clearlyistamp.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/12/clearly-inspired-challenge-41-cic41.html
Card Patterns http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/2011/12/sketch-144.html
Simon Says http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/11/simon-says-anything-goes.html

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful card. what a lovely idea to us burlap. Thank you for joining us at Stampin sisters in Christ.

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  2. Heloo Marsha - this is adorable! I love that image and the gorgeous textured background! Thank you for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

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  3. Aw this is just so cute! I love the burlap! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

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  4. Beautiful card Marsha! Love the element of burlap. Love the wonderful sentiment too.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Card Patterns.

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  5. I love it, Marsha! I love that image. It's always good to see your work for the CICs ;D

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  6. Beautiful card and sentiment! Love all the textures!

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  7. So beautiful and the burlap is a nice touch!

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