Wednesday, December 17, 2008

St.Lucian Tilda w Candle

This cute little girl is the St.Lucian Tilda w Candle. I love watercolouring and i used my Tombow markers on her. The sentiment is by cc designs. The brads are Making Memories and the snowflake is cut by a sizzix die used in my cuttlebug. I can't wait i have ordered EXCLUSIVE DIES made for Stampin' Up to be used in the BIG SHOT machine and compatible with the cuttlebug of course.The snowflake i will be getting will be the large one however i may also order the small ones too. Kraftin Kimmie has sells these awesome stampin up products so hop on over to her blog to get her info.

As you can tell i used glossy accents on her sash, on the candle,and on the tinsel around her head.
I also added some stickles to her dress and some gems and a very suitable sentiment by cc designs then i pop dotted the image and sentiment.The patterened paper is by stampin up and the base is by bazill.

The Swedish Lucia celebration is an annual festival of medieval origin, observed on the 13th of December. On this day, the darkness is brightened by Saint Lucia, a creature of goodness and light who opens the door to the Christmas season.
Named after a Sicilian saint, the Swedish Lucia does not have much in common with her namesake. She is celebrated in a variety of ways, but the most common is the Lucia procession consisting of a group of young girls and boys singing traditional Lucia songs. On her head, the girl or woman playing the part of Lucia wears a wreath of lingonberry sprigs with holders for real candles (battery-powered ones are sometimes a safer option) to give the effect of a halo. She also has a white, full-length gown with a red ribbon around her waist. Her female attendants (tärnor) wear similar gowns and the "star boys" (stjärngossar) wear white pointed hats decorated with stars. Lucia processions are held in various places, ranging from kindergartens and schools to churches and the Swedish Parliament.Lucia can be perceived as a symbol of the good forces in life and a symbol of light in the dark winter. She usually appears early in the morning, bringing coffee and saffron-flavored buns (lussekatter) traditionally eaten around Christmas time in Sweden

1 comment:

Janet said...

Another gorgeous card!X