Friday, November 30, 2012

Go Tell It On The Mountain

Today's post celebrates my favorite carol.
My Crafters Of Faith group was put to the challenge of making a card based on our favorite carol. Mary Rose even wants a bit of sparkle added to the card.....I am not a sparkly kind of girl, but am giving it a try.

In Mary Rose's own words:
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6
Hello, Crafty sisters! Can you believe the holidays are here? I LOVE this time of year! Peppermint Mocha Lattes, twinkling lights, Hallmark Christmas movies...every good and perfect gift pointing to our Savior. My favorite part of the season? Christmas carols. I LOVE Christmas music, and I have so many CDs that I have to start listening to them in October just to fit them all in! LOL I have a few favorites that make it into heavy rotation (Amy Grant, Kathy Mattea, Point of Grace, Sara Groves), and others that are strictly instrumental and fill the house with the ambient sounds of the season (Jim Brickman, Windham Hill's Celtic Christmas, and more). This month's challenge: Make a card based on one of your favorite Christmas songs or carols. (The Bible verse I chose is often associated with Handel's Messiah, another favorite!) Make sure your card has a little twinkle to represent the light of the world. Bonus points to anyone who includes kraft and gingham in their design (just because I LOVE kraft and gingham!)
So there's your challenge! Plug in that Christmas music and get inspired! I'm even learning some Christmas carols to play on my dulcimer.

There are so many carols....and not a bad one of the bunch; but, my favorite since I was a teen has been "Go Tell It On The Mountain." I think telling the story of Jesus' birth is truly the reason for the season!
A fun version of the song can be heard here. And here is a more traditional version.
And, here is my card!

The star stamp is from CTMH and the baby Jesus digi is from Deedee's Digis. Her work can be found here. Everything else came from my stash!

Make sure you stop by all the blogs of my fellow Crafters Of Faith. Their links are on my sidebar!
Thanks for stopping by!
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nwilliams6 said...

April this is wonderfully fun. Love the torn paper hills, your sparkly star, and the baby Jesus digi. This is my fav Christmas Carol too. My youngest daughter learned this song when she was 6 and would belt it out like Cyndi Lauper (I spelled that wrong) - our Church would bring her on the Christmas carol team and take her to nursing homes, visiting shut-ins, etc. People would be totally amazed. She gave me chill bumps with her energy and talent. Fun memory. Hugz!

MiamiKel said...

Oh this is absolutely darling! We both used baby Jesus in the manger! :) love the rolling hills creative! & you added the sparkly glitter to the night sky ... Just lovely! Nlessings my wonderful COF girl!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh, April!!! Your card is FABULOUS!!! I love how you did this... you are such an inspiration to me - and others, too, I'm sure! Love the mountain! Love the babe! And love that Christmas carol, too!

Jacquel said...

Awesome card April! I love your hills & did an excellent job with the challenge!!!!

jimlynn said...

April, this is so lovely and creative! This says it all!!!
Love it.

Barb said...

April--your card is so creative--I think the mountains are wonderful. That is also one of my favorite Christmas Carols!

maryrose said...

April, this card is beautiful!I Love your "hills", and that glittery star in the night sky is the perfect touch! (One of my favorite carols, too!)

Ana Carolina Little said...

April!!!...this is so artistic!!!. I love those mountains and that adorable baby Jesus laying so peaceful there!!!. Gorgeous card for this amazing challenge!!!

Beate said...

What a sweet scene you have created!
Great card, April.
Have a great weekend
Hugs and smiles

kadie said...

Oh look at you! This is so creative and beautiful! I really get a sense of that Christmas carol with your card! Beautiful job, April!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card and wonderful layered background!

Carol W said...

Oh April....I love this song and I love your card and your creativity abounds with the, I'm blown away and I love the glitter (bet you would have never guessed job my wonderful friend....Christmas blessings to you and your family....♥♥♥

Liz Williams said...

A great design for this song. I love torn paper designs.

Athina said...

I love the way you did the mountain and added the extra sparkle. What a great card for the Christmas season.

marsha said...

Love your design and all your creativity!

:: BlueInks :: said...

The hills turned out great. The inked edges make them perfect. Creative and fun card!

stamp-color-and create said...

April, this card is so sweet. I especially love the torn bits for the mountains. Very creative!