30 October 2019

PaperArtsy - Topic 17 - A Vintage Christmas

2019 Topic 17: A Vintage Christmas

Hi everyone, on the PaperArtsy blog I'm sharing my take on topic 17 which is 'A Vintage Christmas'. I chose to work with gorgeous recently released Christmas stamps and stencils by Kay Carley. All the stockists for the stamps and stencils I used can be found on this post.  It's nice to do a pretty project like this now and again with lots of sparkle and a gorgeous palette of colours that I feel can reflect vintage from Tracey Scott's new Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint release. Stockists for the paints can be found at the end of this post.

I enjoy decorating gift bags and making tags for my Christmas gifts and everyone seems to appreciate them which is nice so I feel it's worth the effort. This one will be for my mum, it can be easily pegged onto the top edge of the bag.

There's a gel print in the background using some of the paints listed above. The Fresco's  create a really nice base for stencilling and also for colouring with pencils, the mono print gives an even coating of paint on the card with a little tooth for the pencils to grab. 
Die cut holly, a silver skeleton leaf, silver mini clothes peg, and a silver glitter matting layer all help to add the vintage sparkle.

The gift bag follows on from the tag above in style with a stencilled and stamped mono print and then stencilling over the top. The die cut this time is cut from another mono print where real leaves were used on the gel plate.

The recipients name could be written in the heart instead of using a gift tag.

By using different parts of a gel print you can achieve a nice variance in the colours but they all co-ordinate and the new Fresco colours are so pretty together. 

A bit of glitter card is another favourite thing of mine to use at Christmas and some wrinkled seam binding too.

Have a good week.

Chris x


hanap said...

Chris, you have created the amazing gift bag and tags for your gifts.

Carole C. said...

Hi Chris. These are lovely. The die cut works beautifully with the stamps. Gorgeous colours too. Take care. Carole xx