This photo of my oldest and youngest child has a “Madonna and Child” look about it that I like. The photo itself is grainy because of the high ISO setting in the dimly lit hospital room, so I decided to use it as a template for a Christmas card.
First I cut out the general shape in some decorative paper, and then I cut up the photo into sections to use as templates for the details of the picture.
And I had to take a break at this point to do bedtime routine with my dumplings, but I worked some more on it at night. These next three pictures aren’t great, but I’ll post them anyway just to show you how it came together.
At first I tried sheet music as the background but I decided on a dark brown circle card instead. Then I added a smaller circle of coordinating paper to frame Mary’s head.
I have a lot of bibles that have fallen into disrepair so I pulled one of my smaller texts out and found the title page for the book of John to paste on. I also cut out “swaddling clothes” from the first page of John: “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” (John 1:14)
I wound up using the sheet music to make a double-layer star topped with a gold sequin, all mounted on a 3D dot.
I put the finishing touches on it this morning–some prisma-glitter on Mary’s clothing and a bit of distressing ink here and there.
I hope you’ve had a wonderful week full of Christmas cheer! We’re eating way too many sweets and watching too many movies over here! haha! Oh well. It’s only once a year.
God bless you and your family as we head into the final week before Christmas. ♥