Thursday, 8 November 2012

Three Wise Men from the East...

The Magi are popularly referred to as wise men and kings. According to the Gospel of Matthew, the Magi found Jesus by 'following' a star, which thus traditionally became known as the Star of Bethlehem.

On finding him, they gave him three symbolic gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. Warned in a dream that Judean king Herod intended to kill the child, they decided to return home by a different route. This prompted Herod to resort to killing all the young children in Bethlehem, an act called the Massacre of the Innocents, in an attempt to eliminate a rival heir to his throne. Jesus and his family had, however, escaped to Egypt beforehand. After these events they passed into obscurity. The story of the nativity in Matthew glorifies Jesus, likens him to Moses, and shows his life as fulfilling prophecy.

So, for this challenge, I thought it would be good to make it into an ornament for the tree instead of the usual card. :0) I know, it's kind of BIG but it looks great!

It was kind of tricky. I used a Lead Sticker and slowly cut the insides one at a time to show the different colours. But the end results are always satisfying despite the challenge!

Stickers which work like Stained Glass.
Slowly cut piece by piece.

Add different coloured papers as you go along.

1st Stage complete!

Now, for the embellishing. :)

Use a silver wire to curl the hanger.

This Tag will be entered into:
Winter Wonderland - While Shepherds Watched or We Three Kings
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Contemporary colour combo
ABC Christmas Challenge - V for Vibrant Colours 
Sparkles Christmas Card Challenge - 2012 Christmas Card Challenge Week #49
Just Keep On Creating
So have an awesome day! Hope you enjoyed your visit here.

Have a Blessed week! *hugs*


  1. such a sweet image so cute and beautiful card, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. So beautiful with a lot of detail thank you for joining in at Sparkles Christmas Challenge good luck hope to see you again DT Member Sandra H X

  3. A brilliant creation!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  4. Fabulous stained glass effect !
    Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week
    Lisa x

  5. WowoWow! What an amazing card!!! Fabulous! Thanks for joining in on the fun at CCC

  6. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  7. Wonderful image technique. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas.


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