Sunday, 28 November 2010

Victorian Christmas by Alison Hall

For my third and final piece as November's Guest Designer, I decided to make a Christmas card.

The Artistic Stamper has some wonderful vintage Christmas stamps, and there are plenty to choose from.

For the main image, I chose the little girl hanging her Christmas stocking up, from Victorian Christmas 1. I coloured the image with Antique Linen Distress Ink, edged it with Fired Brick, and matted it onto black card.


The corner stamps are from Victorian Christmas 2. This layer was also coloured with Antique Linen, then matted onto green card. I added some torn, inked music sheet, then the little girl image.
The Baubles were stamped onto clear shrink plastic, and coloured with Sakura Stardust pens. I punched a hole at the top, before shrinking them. These were attached to a length of vintage brass chain, then attached to the stamped layers with Tim Holtz long fasteners.


I covered an 8 x 8 inch square card with music sheet, then attached the stamped layer to this.

The 'poinsettia' is made from Grungepaper, diecut with the Tattered Florals and Tattered Leaves Alterations dies. They were coloured with Distress Inks, then I added Rock Candy Distress Stickles to the petals, and Fired Brick to the leaves. The centre of the poinsettia is a shrink plastic bauble, that had the top cut off before it was shrunk.


I hope you like my vintage Christmas card, and thank you for looking.
Alison

14 comments:

Cheryl said...

wow this is just fantastic,love love it such amazing detail hugs cheryl xxxxx

Helen said...

What a gorgeous card it is in its entirety! Love those stamps. Must get some more cards done today, been very lazy this week!

Joanne said...

I do like your card. Picked up a few tips there too. Thanks for sharing.
Luv Joanne xx

Shazza said...

Alsion this is gorgeous, love the shrink plastic baubles x

Minxy said...

Ain't it pretty, loving the baubles loads, may have to give that a try

Artyjen said...

So like the flower :) Great vintage Christmas card.
xoxo Sioux

Gerrie Johnnic said...

How sweet it is....and the little ornaments hanging are the perfect touch!

Vicki B IN OP NY said...

Fab - thanks for inspiring ideas!

Chris said...

Alison, this is lovely, adore your little shrink art baubles.
Chris xo

craftytrog said...

Really appreciate all the lovely comments, thanks everyone!
Alison x

Lori said...

Really awesome card, Alison! Love the poinsettia! Brilliant idea!

Dawn said...

Love this card and the garland of shrink plastic is just YUM!

Love Dawn xx

Jennie said...

gorgeous card, Alison, and it has been an absolute pleasure having you on the Team this month, thank you
xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

A lovely card Alison - so many different parts to it and all so beautifully created. xxx