12 Days Day 6 Challenge - Silver-Bells-2022.jpg
Journaling reads: I love the song “Silver Bells” which is about the bells rung at the kettles in New York City. but here I see no bell, simply a demonstration of humility and grace. When I first saw this print by Sanzo Wada, I was surprised to find The Salvation Army in Japan did a Christmas kettle campaign in 1940-41. It just seemed out of the national character to me. The beauty of this drawing strikes a chord in me. Despite the lack of a bell, it sings its own song.

Starting with Lynn's wonderful template, I adapted the photo and mat pieces to fit the graphic. Background papers from Merry & Bright Collab Lynn Anzelc 3 in Lighter Color mode blended over Lynn Anzelc 2. Then I added some paints from the same collection and used several papers from Gather clipped to the template paint layers, added elements as they felt right.
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Wide World Template Album by Lynn Grieveson
2022 GATHER Christmas Collaboration kit by the Oscraps designers.
Free for a limited time during the 12 Days of December Event, starting December 1st.
For more details please see this thread: https://oscraps.com/community/forums/2022-12-days-of-december-daily-downloads.541/
Merry & Bright Oscraps Collab
Christmas Story by Emeto Designs
Fonts: Kashima Brush Demo
Graphic: Sanzo Wada, Japanese Vocations in Pictures – Series 2 1940/41 published by Mishinomiya Shoin, Tokyo, 1941.
Designer(s) Used:
  1. Lynn Grieveson
  2. Oscraps Collaborations
I did not know that the Salvation Army was in Japan. I love that they had a red kettle campaign amidst the ongoing war. Great image choice.

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