Saturday 9 November 2019

2019 #17 A Vintage Christmas: Christmas Village with I&D {by Helen Chilton}

2019 Topic 17: A Vintage Christmas

A whole Christmas scene unfolds as Helen works her way through decorating a Christmas village with Ink and the Dog stamps ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Helen with you today, and I'd like to share with you my Christmas Village. I'm using I&D stamps which have a lovely vintage feel and was going to make some tree decorations but then remembered I'd got the Tim Holtz little house die from a couple of years ago. The stamps are just the right size and scale and I've added a picket fence by Darcy and some of Scrapcosy's trees. I like making things with lots of detail and this is going to sit on my mantelpiece this Christmas.

Starting with the finishing touches, these are the stamps used for the fence and trees...

I've gone for a grungy, textured look for the houses, brayering Frescos and Infusions together.

I've also stamped with the Infusions, here in Sleight Blue and later with Are You Cerise. I like the watery effect it gives.

These are stamped onto the tissue paper (I use the stuff that PaperArtsy orders often arrive wrapped in). I coloured on the back.

The walnut crystals are starting to show in the stamping here which is great for a vintage effect.

I built up the stamping and used a pen to emphasize the windows

The braids and ribbons just finish it off

I've added trees and a fence plus snow and berries and mossy bits!

It's fun using stamps from different designers in the same project - so often I stick to one designer, and therefore one style only, but I've enjoyed mixing it up a bit. Vintage Christmas is a lovely theme and something like this can be brought out year after year. You don't need the die to create these as the design is quite simple - you could add to your village with taller and smaller houses, birdhouses, lampposts, snowmen, people, gardens - you'll find them all somewhere in the PaperArtsy stamp sets.


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Words and Pictures said...

Adorable, Helen!
Alison x

Miriam said...

This is stunning Helen... Gorgeous!

Etsuko said...

Fabulous houses and lovely idea Helen. xx

A Pink said...

A lovely vintage Christmas village scene , Helen . A great way to show off all the fab products you have created with .

Jenny Marples said...

Helen your little vintage Christmas village is absolutely inspired! I love the subtle colours and wonkiness of it all xx

suzyb said...

Lovely little houses. I have a few that are already cut out and ready to embellish so, you have given me some ideas!! Thank you. Have a great week!