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 :)