Saturday, 6 December 2014

Feeling Festive with Veggiebaubles

Ooh, I haven't posted here for a little while, but I can't resist a celebration. For the December and January sketchbooks it's all about celebration. Christmas and New Year is always a good time to let the creative hair down and really go to town on a composition. 

For December I actually started with the wrong sketchbook, and before I realised, I had finished it with a Christmas design of vegetables parading themselves as Christmas baubles. All they need is the tree. Well, I must do something equally stylish for New Year and hope that the two recipients don't mind that I completed their books the wrong way round. Oops.

For Christmas we get a red onion with a raffia tie hanging from the top of the page. Seriously OTT I know, but I just loved this idea and really wanted to go for it.

Progress on the onion with the colour charts

Followed by a lovely bright red tomato. Rudolph would be green with envy.

As always, I love playing with typography, and a festive greeting was just the ticket. A little Christmas card to be enjoyed at Easter time when we finish the exchange.

The finished piece for Debbie's sketchbook