As the Winter Festival draws nigh, it appears the rotund man in red has hired some fashion model elves this year to help bolster the dwindling interest in the holiday. The Lady Commander of Copics and I spotted some of these elves working the market square in the village. They were passing out flyers to passersby, and getting irritated looks from some of the smallfolk.
This card was created for The Inked Stamper Design Team and was based on this inspiration photo.
Perhaps foolishly, I decided that my first The Inked Stamper design team project would be a good time to try a technique I’ve never done before - no line colouring. I started by stamping the Julie Nutting “Merry Nice” image onto watercolour paper using Antique Linen Distress ink so the lines were barely visible and easily blended away, earning +70 stealth XP points. I then watercoloured the image using Distress Markers and my Hydrabrush of Blending Wetness. After the sentiment was stamped with Festive Berries Distress Ink I went over it with my water brush to soften the lines.
I used the same snow marker in the inspiration photo to add some fluff to her hat and falling snow around her. The base of the card was cut using the Artiste cartridge.
On the inside I stamped the sentiment using the There She Goes “Tis the Season” set.
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As the day wore on, the market square was soon littered with red and green flyers the townspeople had tossed on the ground, scarcely glancing at them. The elves were not deterred however, and continued to pass them out. Before leaving the village, I sent word to a mage I know who specializes in organizational and clean up spells. The market square was going to need it.
~ Guild Master Crystal