Monday, November 1, 2010

Its almost Christmas.

Hi there  Friends.
I wish you all a very good month...
I was very honoured when Irini from Get Creative asked me to be the Guest Designer  for November. And the challenge for this half of the month was to make a Christmas Card.
I have always said that for commercial purposes to make Christmas more attractive to all Christ has been taken out of the picture so we have the word Xmas....and X can be all sorts of other things.
So when Irini asked me to make a card I started looking for a picture of the birth of Christ....thats whats its all about!!
I decided to draw onto our rich Orthodox heritage  and make a card depicting the Nativety  of Christ.
I had a sketch that the Nuns at the Monestry of the Dormition of theTheotokos in Panorama, Thessaloniki gave me, they use these big sketches 20x30 for  their iconography classes. So I scanned and shrunk it down to 10x15 and then printed it on matt photo paper.

Once I printed my image I coloured the halos with gold paint. For the patterned paper I used Graphic45 Renaissance Faire Collection, Awakening and for the solids I used Core Color Core'dinations. The little title is stamped and heat embossed with gold.
I wish you all a very creative November...its going to be a busy month!!!
I will be streaming on USTREAM on Wednesday evening at 21H00.I will be making Christmas tags.Join me.
Talk again later..
love Zeffy.


  1. Υπέροχηηηηηη!!! Σε ευχαριστώ για όλα όσα μου προσφέρεις (και ίσως δεν το ξέρεις!!!)


  2. υπέροχη η κάρτα σου τελεια η ιδέα σου!!!
    θα προσπαθήσω να σε δω!! φιλάκια!!!

  3. τελεια! από τις πιο αγαπημένες προκλήσεις!!
    πρωτότυπη η κάρτα με την εικόνα!

  4. Υπεροχη καρτα, αν και συνηθως φτιαχνω ποιο μοντερνες καρτες, αυτη με αγγιξε..