Friday, December 16, 2011

LOC FAF Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Christmas brings with it the traditional Hymns and Christmas Carols - there is none more traditional than the wonderful Hymn written by Johann Sebastian Bach - Gloria in Excelsis Deo, otherwise known as the Angelic Hymn or The Doxology.  My inspiration for Faith Art Friday at Layers of Color was this majestic Hymn.

Angels we have on heard high
Sweetly singing ore the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ whose birth the angels sing
Come adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord the Newborn King

Gloria in excelsis Deo

Gloria in excelsis Deo

See him in a manger laid
Whom the choirs of angels praise
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid
While our hearts in love we raise

Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria, in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Luke 2:14

Amen and amen!
Product List: Layers of Color The Love Chapter, Christmas Verses clear art stamp sets, Vintage Medallion art stencil.
Spellbinders: Floral Doily Accents Die
Ink: Tim Holtz Distressing Ink - Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Walnut Stain
Tsukineko: Iridescent Embossing Powder
Card: Black Corrugated Card, Kraft Card stock
Misc: Recycled Christmas card, red bling

This project is for the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas Card
AiFactory - Christmas
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any Winter Holiday Sentiment
Paper Play - Christmas
Rainbow Lady's - Angels
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - anything goes
Crafts and Me - Christmas
Creative Belli - winter/Christmas
I Brake For Challenges - vintage

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  1. Wow hun, this is beautiful. So rare to see such a perfect, traditional, vintage card, I absolutely love it. May God bless you and yours with the very happiest Christmas. Hugs, Sxx

  2. I totally love this Christmas Hymn and have over the years taught it to many students. It is heartstopping in its beauty and resonance.
    Your card is also heartstopping tonight Linda for its absolute beauty.
    Funny thing I am loading ( finally) the LOC stamps onto the website.

  3. You know I think you're amazing! This is fantastic!!! :)

  4. I love this card, especially the border detail 'D

  5. Beautiful! Love the hearts on the bottom border too. So glad you joined us for the Christmas challenge at AiFactory.

  6. That's great, Linda. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

  7. Ooo Linda! Your glorious angels look spectacular on this beautiful Christmas card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me digi team's "Christmas" challenge. ~ Rose

  8. beautifully elegant! Love the added bling.

    Hugs Juls

  9. Ooo, such a glorious card, Linda! It's Heaven inspired! Absolutely beautiful!

    Merry, Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family, my friend!

    Christmas hugs!

  10. Lovely Linda this is a lovely card... one of my favourite carols too. Thanks for sharing the real meaning of Christmas. Love Cynthia x

  11. Glorious indeed! Love the up-cycled Christmas card angles.

  12. Linda this is AMAZING - I love it!! Every little detail.
    Christmas Blessings

  13. this is stunning, Merry Christmas and thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments

  14. beautiful card I am a fan of vintage and your card is just perfect
    thanks for playing with us at the Belli challenge. Hope to see you next challenge

  15. This is perfect. thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's.
    Jenny x

  16. Hi Linda ... Merry Christmas to you & yours! This creation is GORGEOUS ... love every little detail!
    Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

    Shelly's Images DT

  17. Gorgeous card Linda, love those vintage angels. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge
    Claire xx

  18. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jen x

  19. Thanks for playing our Christmas Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, wonderful job!

  20. Thanks for playing along with Aud Sentiments this challenge!!

  21. Just beautiful Linda, thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Elizabeth x

  22. Just gorgeous, Linda, stunningly beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Shelly Images' "Show us what you got" challenge this week!
    luv n huggz for a most Blessed Christmas!
    Jen Leeflang

  23. Wow, Linda - that is beautiful, lovely to see a very traditional card like this - it evokes the carol perfectly.

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay.

    Julie :o)


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