Thursday, 17 December 2015

Christmas Accordion

This week I have created a Christmas Accordion using the fabulous Toy Emporium stamp set from Artistic Outpost.
I created my accordion using the Tim Holtz Arch Frame Die; I die cut one shape and then drew around the shape to create the accordion, cutting from white card which I then coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Ink; applying the ink to a non-stick craft sheet and then spritzing with water to add bleached out areas in the background.
I love browns with a touch of red and I love how the Vintage Photo Distress Ink adds a real vintage feel to the imagery. With my first panel I stamped the sweet girl with Black Archival Ink, created a mask, placed the mask onto the girl and then stamped the Santa imagery behind. Delicate splatters of Fired Brick Distress Paint have been added to the background along with scratchy painted lines. I also added further shading to the edges with more blended Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I used a star template to add stars to the central panel, which I painted with Titanium White DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic, dried with a heat tool and then coloured with Gelatos to add shading. Christmas Joy was stamped into the centre of each star using Black Archival Ink and once again I repeated those red splatters and scratchy paint lines.
The third panel I added random background stamping using the text stamp from the Toy Emporium set stamping with Ground Espresso Distress Ink and drying with a heat tool.
I also added stamping to the reverse of the panel, again repeating the splatters and scratchy paint lines and those stars, to echo the details on the front of the accordion.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Julia Aston said...

Wow Tracy - love this! Great background colors and splatter - the red lines and dots really pop - and the stamps are so wonderfully vintage Christmas! Julia xx

Pamellia said...

How wonderful Tracy! I love that Santa image with the music in the background, so fabulous! A beautiful vintage piece and lovely holiday creation! hugs :)

Unknown said...

Fabulous accordion card, Tracey! I love how you created the background and the stamps are fabulous!

Corrie Herriman said...

Wow, fantastic Tracy !
Corrie x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

So gorgeous!!! I LOVE the images and the textured stars! Merry Christmas!!!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is stunning!! The design is fabulous!! I love the background!! The textured stars look amazing!! What a gorgeous card this is!! Have a great weekend :)

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Kelley Holland said...

Wow!! Love these designs!! Awesome work!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Tracy! Love the beautiful Vintage images and the amazing inky background! Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Lynn Stevens said...

Hey Tracy, Its been so long since I've been over. I can't believe how much I've missed.
Work has kept me away this year. So happy I could pop by today to catch up with your Awesome art work. Love the Triptych!
Have a Wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.
Hugs Lynn

Gaby Bee said...

Fantastic Tracy !

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thanks for all your creativity and inspiration through the year.


Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love those painted stars and the vintage images on the ends.

butterfly said...

I do love these vintage images, and the snowy red hearts are so sweet!
Alison xx