Friday, 10 October 2014

Henshaws Christmas Cards
Now Available!

My winning Christmas Card design, titled 'Christmas Girl', is now available to purchase at the Henshaws Resource Centres located in Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle, as well as the specialist College in Harrogate and Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough.

I purchased three packs yesterday as soon as they were made available, as well as receiving a complimentary pack for designing the card, to give out to friends and family over the Christmas period!

My design was based on the competition theme 'A Christmas Wish'. It features a younger version of myself - a curly redheaded girl - in a pink duffle coat and turquoise gloves posting her letter off to Santa. A little Robin Redbreast sits atop of the postbox surrounded by a snowy landscape. A silhouette of Santa can be seen in the top-left corner of the card flying in his sleigh, being pulled by reindeer against a backdrop of the moon and pink, purple gradient of the starry night sky. 

My illustration was created using my favourite mediums of black fine liner and coloured pencils, and it also incorporates Photoshop CS5 brushes to create the bright stars in the night sky. You can view my original blog post detailing my 'Christmas Girl' design by clicking here.

Each pack is priced just £2.50, with 100% of the proceeds going to Henshaws Society for Blind People, and contains 10 cards and corresponding envelopes.  The full list of winners and their designs, as well as further information on how to order, can be found at the Henshaws website here.