Thursday, December 1, 2011

Non-Traditional...and yet...

Hello friends.  This evening I decided to put together a non-traditional card with a very traditional image.  I LOVE this image from Maurie Manning!  It makes me feel nice and happy inside when I look at it so it was especially fun to color with my copic markers.
I decided to use non-traditional paper because I liked the way the Bo-Bunny "Welcome Home" patterned paper gave the image a dreamy look that seemed to fade to what could be fog, mist or even snow.  It in fact reminded me of home on the Southern Oregon Coast.  We would climb the mountain behind our home on what was usually a misty-moisty day to find our perfect Christmas tree.

And the song?  Also non-traditional.  Joni Mitchell wrote the song in 1971 and it has been covered by many artists since then.  I have a couple very favorite versions, the 1st one is by the band, Heart; and the 2nd is here by the artist Sarah McLachlan.  Take a listen and I hope you enjoy!

I am entering this card into the challenge going on over at Mo's Challenge blog too:


Becky Dunham said...

What a sweet card! I love that image :) I don't think I have heard that song before, by anyone, but it is beautiful and I love Sarah's voice. Thanks for sharing this.

Debbie said...

This is just so pretty, perfect sentiment to go along with it as well. So glad you joined in on the fun this week at Mo's.


Whimcees said...


Beautiful card! Love it all.

Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

JKclark said...

I love how the glitter detail looks like a gust of snowy wind blowing through the seen. Beautiful card.

Elaine L. said...

You've used my absolute favorite Christmas image on this wonderful card! Love the colors and that great sentiment! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Iulia said...

Wonderful "non traditional and yet":) Christmas card! This is one of the most beautiful Chrissy images ever and I know it's a pleasure to color it up! Love the colors and the sentiment is so special too:)
Glad you shared it with us at Mo's this week!
Hugs, Iulia- new follower:)

Pat said...

Hey Shelley...boy, do I EVER love this card!! I think I need to add this image to my "must have" list!! Your coloring is stunning...and I love the sentiment. I am now humming the song in my head! hehehe! So glad that you've joined us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank