I love the colour challenge over at The Play Date Cafe this week, they have been chosen by Julie Ranae, they are a very neutral palette which reminds me of my decorating at home. I find these colours very relaxing and a joy to work with.
This week I have decided to make a vintage Christmas accordion card. However, I must apologise for the quality of the pictures as every room I tried to take pitures in the sun was shining far too much hence I have a glare on every picture, sorry about that.
I love the two sentiments above, the first one was an Inkadinkado stamp which was discontinued a while ago and the second one is an Outlines stamp.
For the stamping and sponging I have used DI inks brushed corduroy, tea dye and antique linen along with StazOn black. On this section I have sponged through a snowflake stencil with an acrylic paint dabber, snow cap. I have punched two medium circles from cardstock and stamped the reindeer (Penny Black stamp) with StazOn black. I have used my Dymo machine for the Vintage Christmas sentiment and Noel is an Outlines stamp. I have also added white pearls to the reindeer's noses.
This is one side of the reverse of the accordion. I have again used my Dymo machine to produce the snow, believe, santa and tree words. Again I have punched two circles from card, one black and the other beige and stamped with StazOn black and sponged the edges with DI inks. I have added snowflakes and santa sentiment using scrabble letters.
This shows one side of my accordion in all its glory. The Santa is a Stampington stamp, and the collage stamp to the right is a Hero Arts stamp.
These are the two sides of my accordion in all their glory. Off to have a nose at everyone's lovely artwork over at the Play Date Cafe, why not join me. Tracy x x