Clara and the Nutcracker

There is a new challenge up over at Christmas Card Throwdown. This new challenge is a theme challenge featuring Toy Soldiers or Nutcrackers. For me, the moment you say ‘Nutcraker’ I am immediately taken back to the world of ballet and the 20 plus years where I was a part of the ballet in one form or another, from dancing in it, to stage managing it professionally, to producing it and finally choreographing it for a new generation of little ballerinas. 

Today I pulled out a new (to me) digital stamp from Mo Manning featuring Clara herself dancing with her newly received Nutcracker.  I pulled out my copics and colored her in using them. The dressing gown is colored in with RV000, RV00 and RV02. The nightgown is colored in with R0000, R11 and E4. The background is in E41, E42 and E43 with some watercolor splatters thrown in for a bit of a snow effect. 

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with for this challenge featuring Nutcrakers and Toy Soldiers. 

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