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Dark Noel

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This is my entry for :iconbnspyrd:s Dark X-mas mini contest. A quote from the contest theme: "Not all Christmases are happy, joyous and inviting, some can be quite stressful, dark and sombre events."

When I thought of what would be a dark and sad Christmas all i could think of was to have lost someone that would have made every christmas so special.

Technically I wanted this to feel like it was painted or printed on a an old piece of paper, like a memory of someone a long time ago.

Hope you like, despite being quite emotional and sad :heart:

Thank you so much to the fab stockers:
:iconbnspyrd: for the border: fav.me/d1fsq2q and fav.me/d1pd77z
:iconelandria: for the model: fav.me/djgyu2
:iconsteppelandstock: for the hollies: steppelandstock.deviantart.com… and steppelandstock.deviantart.com…


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Agatha-Macpie's avatar
Really nice job ! I especially love the color theme !
CassiopeiaArt's avatar
Thank you very much :hug:
I like your lovely and uplifting idea here as well as your art. A lot of us see dark Christmases as abusive and rage-filled events, or at the very least a screamingly miserable day with loud racist uncles, intrusive grandmothers, and screaming brats.

(Me? Ours only had Dad in a touchy temper and inclined to bully Mom verbally; compared to a lot of my friends, I was lucky.)
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Thank you so much for your comment, much appreciated :hug:
steppelandstock's avatar
Aww, that's very pretty, Catherine. I love the design, and the hmmm would you say 'subdued' (?) colours...

Glad that my holly was of use to you in this magnificent artwork!

Thanks for using my stock! A thumb and link to your work will be added to the stock description. :rose:
(And apologies for the late reply o_O)
CassiopeiaArt's avatar
Thank you so much for your nice critique Steppeland! :thanks: An no worries about the reply time my friend, i know exactly how it is when one trying to catch up with messages :hug:
Bnspyrd's avatar
Hi sweety, thank you so much for your entry into my contest, the contest has closed and been judged and the winner has been announced [link]
CassiopeiaArt's avatar
Sorry for such late reply, i've been away! Thanks for letting em know and thank you for the wonderful words about my work :hug: :love:
Elandria's avatar
Beautiful work!! Thanks for using my stock and happy new year!! :hug:
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Thanks, and happy new year to you too :hug:
TheFantaSim's avatar
This is beautiful! Love the technique.
CassiopeiaArt's avatar
Thank you so much :heart:
Bnspyrd's avatar
Wow, this is fabulous, and the border detail is amazing!! Really good job.
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CindysArt's avatar
Så vackert!!!!! Lycka till i tävlingen! :clap:
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Ijiada's avatar
Beautiful ^___^
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artboy-narender's avatar
wow so nice work frnd........... i love it
CassiopeiaArt's avatar
Thank you so much :hug:
MadeByRona's avatar
Beautiful! Good luck in the contest! :hug:
CassiopeiaArt's avatar
Thank you sweetie :hug:
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