Thursday 19 December 2013

Hang Your Stockings

 Say Your Prayers | Holiday Card (unfolded, front and back showing)

Like one, that on a lonesome road
Doth walk in fear and dread,
And having once turned round walks on,
And turns no more his head;
Because he knows, a frightful fiend
Doth close behind him tread.

-"Rime of the Ancient Mariner" A stanza from Part VI. 

With this festive image I've tried to capture some of the magic and wonder of the holidays and a little bit of the scary. I'm thinking of calling it, "Hang Your Stockings, Say Your Prayers" or "Said the Night Wind to the Little Lamb". The illustration was designed to be a card where the full image is revealed when it's unfolded. Santa and the kids on the front, big ugly Krampus on the back.

Each folded card measures about 4.5x6.25"(31cm x 11cm unfolded)
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Subject: Say Your Prayers
5 cards for $20+shipping. Mauve envelopes are included!
The broken white line does not appear on the printed cards. Just here as a guide to show where the card is folded. 
Hang Your Stockings and Say Your Prayers | Holiday Card | Detail (front and back, stacked) 
Say Your Prayers |  Personal Work 
Say Your Prayers | Cards


Don Van Horn said...

Hallmark wishes they could make cards this cool. This is fantastic. I keep picking up on details I missed each time I look at it.

Alex said...

Thank so much, Don! I had a lot of fun with this!

Stiego said...

I know this is a small part of the whole, but I just love the style of your trees. Very unique, very effective too. Great stuff.

Spoontraveler said...

Lovely as always Alex, what the hell is a"krumpet"?