Thursday, 22 December 2011

Twas the night before Christmas...

Well almost. Finally all the painting is done and I can take a well earned break from the paintbrushes, until the new year at least. There is something happily satisfying about creating a piece of work, no matter how small for someone else. Over the past few days I have seen some great little examples of work being used by fellow artists for cards, labels, place cards and all sorts of other Christmas ephemera. Janene Walkky has painted a divine little sketch of a lemon for use on labels for her home-made lemon curd and Rebecca has finished her gorgeously festive holly and ivy illustration.

Joining in with this great tradition, I have used copies of my little rose hip and ivy composition on cards and painted a quick sketch of an ivy and holly leaf for gift labels.  Using some red ink in my Rotring Calligraphy Art Pen  will give a nice festive touch to the written messages, (when I get round to doing them). The added bonus with using a pen like this is that it makes your handwriting look gorgeously Dickensian. Hurrah!!

Holly and Ivy gift labels


Wishing you all a truly magical, Merry Christmas and all the very best for a cracking New Year.  



     

5 comments:

jane minter said...

wishing you a very happy christmas and new year sketchbook squirrel ..tanti auguri jane

Rebecca said...

So festive! I love the ivy tags and your rosehips and ivy illustration is beautiful!

Sending a very Happy Christmas to you and yours...Have a lovely time and enjoy all the celebrations.

Sketchbook Squirrel said...

Many thanks Jane and Rebecca, wishing you both all the very best for 2012. Happy Blogging :)

Hedera said...

Your illustrated cards add a lovely personal touch... I hope you had a relaxing and very happy (white) Christmas Day.

Best wishes for the New Year. :)

AtelierBrigitte said...

Lovely gift labels - the receivers must have been very pleased.