Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Three Kings of Orient

No, that's not 'Three Kings of *Leyton* Orient' which is a soccer team from North London that several of my friends follow!!!

The current challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge is to use THREE of something. Well, call me old-fashioned, but one particular Christmas 'threesome' sprang to mind!

The images are by Francoise Read for Woodware and I have had them for ages - unfortunately, they don't seem to be available any more. I coloured the Kings with Promarkers, I hope you can tell that one King is African, one is Caucasian, and one oriental. They have all been cut out and mounted on foam pads for dimension. I added Glossy Accents to the gifts and gold Stickles to their robes and crowns - and to the Star over Bethlehem.

The papers are from Hobbycraft, I think it's their 'Vintage Christmas' collection, but don't quote me, as they are all loose in my 'Christmas box'. I cut the tan paper to look like hills and used Distress ink in Antique Linen, then distressed the edges with my scissors. The sentiment is heat embossed.

I'm entering this card into Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x


scrappymo! said...

I like Woodware's Image...Three Wise Men from three different parts of the globe is an interesting thought.

Great card! The pretty blue background paper gives the impression of sky!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mags. I love the images and your colouring is fabulous.
hugs Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

I really like this card Mags a fabulous scene the 3 kings look great
lorraine x

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful creation sweetie, hugs Pops x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 179 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for June - I'd love to see it there too. x

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh your 3 Kings are fabulous Mags, and great idea to have Bethlehem in the background too!
Hope you're well and having a good weekend :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh I just love this hun, the colours are great
Hugs Shell xx

Hazel said...

Thank you for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for June - hope to see you again soon x

aussie aNNie said...

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