Monday, 3 December 2018

Mid challenge inspiration - Holiday Spirit

Hi everyone,
Gosh - heading full pelt towards Christmas now aren't we?
Now, other than the winner's post, this will be our last post before Christmas as we all get to put our pencils away and enjoy the festivities with our families.
(Well, I shall probably still be colouring - that's how I relax Lol)
I am so looking forward to Christmas this year.
Three little grandchildren to watch open their present and listen to shouts of "Mummy look!!".
Honestly they get SOOO excited and it is a joy to behold.
So, to the mid challenge inspiration I have for you this time.
As you know our challenge this time was 
Now obviously this can mean a whole manner of things to different people.
I have chosen to use the gorgeous
because she is just soooo cute and because I love Sprites and because I made it Myla's Christmas Card this year. 😍
Here are the all important links for purchasing this little beauty if you don't already have her.
At Aurora Wings Store:

At Aurora Wings Etsy Store:

I love blues at Christmas time rather than the traditional red white and green.
So here she is:

Coloured with my FC Polychromo Pencils for the main image and the background is done with my Prismacolours. I'm pretty pleased with those clouds.  Since I started my colouring classes at Kit and Clowder I have started to look at things differently.  Instead of just looking, I now look at where the cast shadows are and the different colours within things.  I mean sky is blue and clouds are white right????  Wrong - there are soooo many colours in both of those things - take a look at a cloud formation next time you are out - you'll see what I mean. 😉

The ribbon is some I have had in my stash for some time now.  Most of my ribbon came from the fabulous Crafty Ribbons - definitely well worth a visit if you are looking for ribbon or lace.

The flowers have again been around in my craft room for quite a while and the majority of my flowers came from Wild Orchid Crafts - the store has recently been sold and the new owners hope to have it up and running again by Mid September.
The backing papers are from Lili of the Valley but sadly they no longer make their paper pads.  Such a shame because the quality was superb. Never mind.

So there you have it - my inspiration for the last challenge of the year.
I know it is a pretty hectic time in most households worldwide but I do hope you can find the time to pop along and join in.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.


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