Monday, December 17, 2012

One last Christmas card before the big day!

Copic colors used:  skin- E00, E000, R20, BV00, E11 hair- E15, E13, Y21, Y000 wings- YG17, YG13, YG01 red accents- R59, R29, R22 white- C3, C1, C00, 0 bells, YG28, YG26, YG21, YG00 purple halo- BV02, BV000, BV0000.V0000 dot background- BV02, BV000, BV0000, V0000 ground-C5, C3, C1, C00 gray shading around image- C3, C1

Hey, all!  Time for one last Christmas card  before the end of the year.  Yes, you guessed it, this sweet image is by none other than Mo Manning for Penny Black.  I can't seem to get enough of her amazing images these days and out of all of the ones I've colored lately, this one, by far was the most fun.  This is Christmas Fairy Holly and she is also available in Mo's online shop at Mo's Digital Pencil.

This image is super large and really takes up a lot of real estate on the front of a card, but that's okay.  There's no real need for much else.  I again used that pop of purple around the image, a technique that I stole...err...umm..borrowed from my mom.  It really makes that white skirt stand out and I love that!  In addition to the purple halo, I've shaded around the image in light cool gray tones as a finishing touch.  This gives the image a bit more depth and really causes the image to stand out from the background.  I'm almost having more fun playing with the backgrounds as I am coloring the main images ;)

Okay, that's probably it for a few days.  If I don't pop back in with something new, I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas!  I hope you bask in the love of friends and family and really enjoy the spirit of the season.  I cherish each and every one of you :)  


  1. Ah...she is sooo beautiful! You have coloured her just perfect!!! Gorgeous card!

  2. I've seen this image by tons of people, but your coloring has to be one of the very best!

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  4. All of these Penny Black images are gorgeous and love all of your cards using them! Just adorable!!
    Hugs, Mom

  5. Gorgeous! Penny and Mo are such a great team and your coloring of the images sets them off so stunningly! I love the fact that you listed the Copics that you used -- it will really help me with my own Copic "wish list" I hope you enjoy the very merriest Christmas ever!!

  6. Hi Cheryl, I can see why you love this image so much. She is just beautiful and I think that your coloring is Gorgeous! I love how you have shaded her and omg, that red skirt is to die for. You really are very artistic and I love seeing how you make these images pop. Very very pretty indeed. I hope that you had a Merry Christmas and that you have a Happy New Year. I have to tell you that I really enjoy seeing all the pictures that you put on your blog posts. I tend to use a lot on mine as I am one of those persons that believes a picture is worth a thousand words. lol.. Hugs, Lisa G


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