Thursday, October 22, 2009

Drummer Boy

Drummer Boy_Oct 2009

Isn’t this a sweet image? It’s Drummer Boy from Stampendous and part of The Nativity Cast. A friend brought the stamp to me the other night. Little did she know that Katherine K. Davis’s “The Little Drummer Boy” has been my favorite Christmas song since I was just a little girl. I caught the message of the song early on.
I am a poor boy, too … I have no gift to bring …That’s fit to give the King … Shall I play for you … On my drum? … Mary nodded … The lamb and ox kept time … I played my drum for Him … I played my best for Him … Then He smiled at me … Me and my drum. Life isn’t about having the most or the best. It’s about trying to be our best.

Now, about my card. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. I kept thinking the little guy should be dressed in red and green and had to keep reminding myself that he was a drummer and not an elf. As for the patterned paper, it’s from Basic Grey’s Wassail collection. The 6x6-inch pad I bought last year is pretty thin and my favorite patterns gone. I still love it and need to get some more. Oh, and because I’d stamped my image on Colonial White cardstock, I had to “unwhiten” (new word) the patterned paper. To do so, I used my Bamboo ink pad and the “direct to paper” technique.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White cardstock; Basic Grey Wassail 6x6-inch paper pad; Black, Barn Red, Bamboo, and Twilight ink pads; Stampendous Drummer Boy stamp; CTMH Peace on Earth stamp set; Natural twill ribbon; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Dove blending pen; Black My Legacy Writer; Sponge dauber.

How was your day? Mine was A-OK, and it’s Friday tomorrow! Yeah!! Being it seems I had to tell a story at the beginning of my post, I’ll keep the end short again. Enjoy the evening, friends! Later…

10 comments:

Sylvia said...

What an adorable card. Everything goes together so well. I have the Basic Grey Wassail and all of my favorite papers are gone also.

Leslie said...

What a cute little card. Love the little drummer boy's smile. Yeah, tomorrow's Friday. Thankfully we had a spaghetti supper out at my son's school so I got to go home after work instead of consulting. I let the accountant figure it out on his own.

Sharli said...

Love the card, and your story - I totally agree! Being myself - but being the best I can be (and accepting that in myself) has been my mantra for quite some time!

I love the term "unwhiten" - I'll have to use that one! LOL

Hugs!

Deborah Young said...

He's precious! And unwhiten is a wonderful word!!!!

Alanna said...

What a darling card. That stamp is so cute.

Laurel said...

CUUUTE!

Jeanne said...

Wonderful, wonderful card. Little Drummer Boy was my mom's all time favorite Christmas song and unfortunately I didn't appreciate it quite like she did until I became an adult. Now I love it, too.

Love how you "unwhitened" the cardstock. Great new word!

Have a fantastic Friday! Wheee!

Carolyn Christie said...

Cute post!! :) Adorable card! I love the thingy with the ribbon.

Sparkle said...

What a darling card!

Sarah said...

DARLING image! such a cute card Kathi.