Monday, 6 November 2017

Something a little different.. for Christmas

Well i'm on a mission... a Christmas card mission. I've been saying for months don't get yourself all worked up over those cards just make a start! Well, if only I had listened to that little voice in my head. I would have been finished months ago if I had.

Instead I am a wash with crafty stuff, any spare room is a drying area and my two children still at home are asked what they are doing anytime their foot steps can be heard near anything that is in progress, poor wee things.

So today I decided I needed a refresh.., my brain was full of Red, Green and Gold with the occasional Blue & Silver. It wasn't until I saw Tracy Evan's alternative Christmas Colour Cards that I realised just how much this uniform of colour was affecting me.

Here is my take on an alternative Christmas.. using ALL & Create stamps and stencils.

On to an A6 size postcard I first applied gesso and blended Stormy Sky Distress ink through #2 Stencil. Piercing around the card edges I stamped the Birds from Tracy Evans Stamp set #6 these were to be my guideline as I was going to layer them up.
Stamps from Fiona Paltridge #2 have been stamped with some embossed in white.

The stripey bird has been stamped and coloured with distress Oxides and the other two birds stamped onto a piece of vintage photo distress ink off cut and clear embossed.

 Using more distress oxide off cuts I drew three Christmas hats, two just like Santa's and the other a quirky shaped hat onto brightly coloured Oxide paper. Now I was ready to assemble it all.

Cut out and layered the stripey Bird body was embossed with clear embossing powder to make him stand out even more. The process was repeated for the brown birds. Adorned with Hats those Birds look mighty fine in their Christmas attire.

With complementary pom poms. dots of enamel accents and a tied tassel, the sentiment from Tracy's set #6 completes my Alternative to Christmas Card.

It was a real breath of fresh air to just play and make this card although the process has created even more chaos in my crafty area but it was worth it.. and it was about time I had a play with them as they had been untouched for far too long.

Thank you for your time and company.
Wishing you all a wonderful week
until next time.

Creative Hugs Tracey xx

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aussie aNNie said...

Hey there Tracey, I sure love your quirky Christmas card, those birds are too cool.xx[aNNie]🎄

Fliss said...

This is fantastic Tracey! The quirky birds look totally amazing and love the little hats onthe brown ones. The stripey fellow looks fab gazing up at the others. The background is amazing too.
Fliss xx

Dorthe said...

They are really wonderful, Tracy`s birds, and you used them so amazingly. The sweeties with Santa`s hat are almost adorable, sitting there in your white winter background, and that funny fellow wanting to visit them in his knitted dress, is hilarious and truly different,- No wonder they are looking , hee-hee- A wonderful and happy card, dear Tracey- love your imagination !!
Hugs, Dorthe xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Hee heeee Hey Annie, it's good to step outside the box once in a while ;) Thank you for dropping by xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thanks Fliss I often draw hats and add them to things.. (Dont tell anyone hee hee!!) xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Dorthe, it was all a bit of fun and helped me rethink some projects I am working on at the moment. He's a colourful fellow isn't he with his stripes, reminded me of a jumper I had in my college days :)) xx

SewPaperPaint said...

How festive and fun! These images are fantastic! Great inspiration today, thank you! Hugs, Autumn

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Hee hee Thank you Autumn xx

Mia said...

Different, original and absolutely beautiful! Kisses, Tracey!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Hee hee Thank you Mia xx