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.
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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