I was searching God Jul on Pinterest today. A lot of vintage Scandinavian cards came up, and one of them inspired me to create this card. It is out of my comfort zone, since it includes coloring with markers, but I desided to be brave and try. LOL.
The Norwegian Santa, or Nisse in Norwegian, is very different from the US version. He is short and lives in a barn or in the woods. He does hot give presents and can be quite mischievous.The Nisse who lives in the barn, looks after the farm animals. If he does not get a large bowl of rice porridge on Christmas Eve, he can get quite angry and play tricks on the farmer or the farm animals.
My Nisse lives in the woods, looking after the animals there. He is making sure the little rabbit is warm and has food.
The beard, fur and snow is created with a Snow Writer. I used stickles for stars and shadow in the snow.
Thanks for looking.
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016 GMT Views: 560
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Fri, Oct 28, 2016 @ 5:45 PM
Your Nisse is an adorable imp! I love the story and difference of our Santa's and think I prefer your version better! I love the detail you put into this and the shadow beneath the cute bunny and Nisse. I love how he is peeking out from behind the tree to!
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Sun, Nov 13, 2016 @ 1:57 AM
Love the story of the Norwegian Santa and I would definitely make sure to leave some rice porridge out on Christmas eve. Love how you have the Santa's peeking out from behind the trees.... Awesome scene Hilde...