Over the past couple of weeks, I have been very busy in my garden studio, creating a new range of Christmas greetings cards, ready for you to send to all your loved ones.
To celebrate the wonderful season, I have produced some furry friends themed Christmas cards, featuring; pine martens, penguins, squirrels, foxes, deer, and hares. Available in packs of six cards with three different designs in each, all with lovely wintery scenes too! In my squirrel pack, I have included some glorious winter vegetation including pinecones, and a little feathered red breasted robin too!
All cards feature a ‘Merry Christmas’ message on the front of the card and a blank inside for your own bespoke, personalised message. The greetings card packs also contain correlating white envelopes. All of my Christmas greetings cards are printed on a lovely heavy weight 300gsm paper and are 145x145mm in size so will only require a standard stamp if you’re wishing to send these to friends and family, far and wide.
Creating the designs
To create these adorable furry friends, I have used my pure watercolour technique. Slowly building up layers of paint using tiny brush strokes (with a sable brush). This technique allows the impression of moving fur or feathers in each painting.
I then continue to gently build up all the individual layers which goes on to produce a wonderful 3D effect on all the animals. By using my pure watercolour technique, I have left the snowy scenes unpainted so the white of the paper is what you see as the snow. In particular with the range of pine marten cards, I have had to carefully, with a very steady hand, paint around each individual snowflake!
Assorted Christmas Cards
If you can’t decide between all the adorable little creatures mentioned above, then why not purchase my assorted wildlife Christmas card pack? Included are 14 different designs of hare, fox, deer, squirrel and pine martens. As with my new Christmas card designs, these all include a special ‘Merry Christmas’ message on the front of the cards.