I started out by stamping the Santa holding his sack of goodies onto some blending cardstock using some Lawn Fawn Jellyfish ink. This combo is perfect for no-line alcohol marker colouring. I had to mask part of Santa off with a Post-It Note so I could stamp the present to the left of him. It takes an extra minute, but it incorporates the element into the scene rather than having it too far off to the side.
As always, I started with the background, selecting a light blue-green marker. Starting with the background helps to ward off colour bleeding later, though be careful not to go too far into the white areas of Santa’s hat, beard and clothes. I continued on with some light, bright festive colours for the rest of the scene. I used my coloured pencils to add some of the finer details and add more depth to the shadows and highlights.
For the sentiment, I used ‘Jingle All the Way’ from the MFT Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp set, stamping it in some light brown ink and adding some shadows with a black pencil.
A few dots with a white gel pen add that all-important snowy touch!