Wednesday, 3 September 2014

While Shepherds Watched

Hello there! Today I want to share with you a Christmas card featuring the Shepherds from Chocolate Baroque's A Child Is Born A4 sheet. This is one of four new Christmas stamp sets released in September. These are some of the most beautiful and elegant Christmas images around - truly.

You can also see my card over at the Chocolate Baroque Design Team Blog, but here I want to share with you the tools and products I used to make this project.

First I stamped the shepherds.
Then I made the masks - a small circle for the moon and another for the shepherds.
Next - some light inking to create the sky with several Distress Inks:
 * Seedless Preserve, Dusty Concord, Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky *
For the stars, I dabbed on some Stardust Stickles.
The patterned paper is from Humphrey's Corner by Sally Hunter.

And now for the fun part - colouring! I've used Graph'It Markers ... and here are the colours:

Skin: Skin(4155); Light Caramel (4170); Peach (4175)
Head Cloth: Cream (1210); Sahara (1230)
Brown Shepherd: Havana (3245); Cigar (3255); Espresso (3270); Mocha (3280); Cream (1210); Pink Grey 3 (9303); Pink Grey 4 (9304); Pink Grey 5 (9305); Coral (5210); Tomato (5220)
Blue Shepherd: Misty Morning (7105); Sky (7125); Celestial (7130); Neutral Grey 0 (9500); Neutral Grey 1 (9501); Neutral Grey 2 (9502); Neutral Grey 3 (9503); Neutral Grey 4 (9504)
Sheep: Neutral Grey 0 (9500); Neutral Grey 1 (9501)
Grass: Normandy (8130); Chlorophyll (8150); Forest (8160); Tuscany (8270)

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Magic set, with VersaMagic Perfect Plumeria.

My shepherds are wandering off to these challenges:

CHNC Extra September: AG Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #148: AG Uplifting / Inspirational
Christmas Card Challenges #40: AG Christmas
CHNC #192: People Matter
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: AG
Loves Rubber Stamps #119: AG
My Perfect Life Festive #48: AG Christmas

That's all from me today. Thank you for stopping by. September is well underway, the days are getting shorter and cooler and soon it will be Christmas day! :-o



  1. Really stunning creation my friend!! Love the coloring and your sparkly stars in the background! :) Hugs - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  2. Beautiful card Asha that image is superb, the colouring is perfect, fabulous make.
    lorraine x

  3. This is so great! I love the colouring. I love to colour so this is wonderful with all the shading. The background is great as well. This stamp set looks great. It isn't digi right? I am not one for digi images. I can't believe we are in September already. Hot here until Sat. Friday-hot and close to 30 c but Sat...down to 20c-ahhhh Canada

    1. These are rubber stamps, Birgit. I think you will love this set.

  4. this is gorgeous - what a fabulous set of stamps - gorgeous make x

  5. Another gorgeous card, such a lovely image. Thanks for joining in at fantastic Tuesday x

  6. Gorgeous christmas image and card Asha..Loz

  7. Gorgeous card and a great Christmas scene. Love how you colored it too!

  8. I don't know how you do it, Asha! Your coloring is simply flawless and this card is sensational! Hugs, Darnell

  9. How gorgeous sweetie.

  10. Beautiful card Asha - love the image and colours. Finally getting to visiting again, sorry I haven't been around lately. Hugs, Karon.

  11. You sure did a great job masking, inking and coloring this card, and what a fantastic image!

  12. bellissime card asha!!!!!!!!
    rifinite in modo incantevole <3

    ma si una cosa?? mi stai mettendo ansia: sei già in modalità natale?????

    devo attivarmi al volo <3 <3

    ti abbraccio <3

  13. Beautiful card, Asha. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  14. All the work you put into this card sure shows Asha!! It is really beautiful :)

  15. Your coloring is beautiful and I love the background and the sparkling stars! Very pretty card! Thanks for playing our Christmas Card Challenge!

  16. Stunning card! Love the theme and your coloring is fabulous. Thank you for joining WAW challenge

  17. Magnificent, Asha! Love your coloring and the stitching is wonderful.

  18. wow Asha what fabulous masking, this must have been so tricky to mask and you have done it to perfection. I do like the way you have added sprinkles to the sky, I will have to remember this. I am pinning this one!

  19. woooww great job on masking coloring and inking this card woowww ADORABLE Asha I love love this...and love that sparkle too...great card as always Asha, hugs, Monika

  20. Beautiful card and image! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  21. What a lovely, traditional scene you've created with great masking and colouring techniques. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina

  22. What a great card with awesome coloring. Fab job! We appreciate you joining us last week and would love for you to play along with us again this week at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with God's Word in Hebrews 12:2---"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hugs and blessings!

    JO ANN


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