Thursday, 1 May 2014

Accordion Flip 3D for Countryview Crafts Nature Challenge.

Hello everyone and thank you for visiting! Today is a busy day here I'm afraid to say... With the first of the month I have an exciting announcement to make: I was invited by the wonderful Chris Warner to become part of the Countryview Crafts Design Team. They have both a challenge and a shop blog, and I will be sharing projects for both.
Today sees the start of a new challenge: Nature's Glories.
As you can see, I decided to make an accordion flip card. With the help of the Karen Burniston die these are easy to make and full instruction are included with the die and can also be found on the Sizzix blog, so I won't go into all that. Just recently I have had the seasons on my mind and when I think of nature, I often think of them. Each season has its own wonderful array of gifts to bring. I created a 4 panel card, each depicting different elements of nature through the year more or less.

The base was made from Core'dinations card, I chose a different colour for each frame and then tried to match the panels with similar colours. The base for the panels were papers from the new Tim Holtz Kraft resist paper stash. This new one has both Kraft and White resist papers, and for this project I used the white to have an easy base to add colour.

 This first panel kind of depicts Summer and I used a honeycomb resist paper. Colour was added with the help of the new Wendy Vecchi Archival inks mostly. The stamped flowers are from Heartfelt Creations. The little bee is an Artemio stamp. I also added a sentiment from the Tim Holtz Mercantile stamp set and a remnant rub. The shadow around the flower was added with a Black Soot Distress marker.

This panel has more of a Springtime feel. The background is a wood-grain paper from the resist pad and again I coloured with Archival Inks. The nest is from the Tim Holtz Nature Walk set and the little bird is a Remnant Rub.
This next panel is not strictly nature themed, other than Winter might be the time to note down all those memories of nature observations during the rest of the year. Truth is, I just wanted to play a bit more with some of the stamps in the Mercantile set, which is fast becoming a firm favourite. This time as you can see, the resist was script.
The final panel originally had an arrows resist paper, but it looked too busy to add stamping too, so I turned it round, created some resist effect by stamping a swirl stamp in Picket Fence Distress Paint after I had coloured the panel again with Archival Inks. The pear is from the Classics 1 set.
All main stamps were stamped on smooth card in Jet Black Archival and then fussy cut and glued on.
Well hope you like it. Go and have a look to see what my wonderful teamies have created for the challenge, and of course we all hope you will play along. Details of the challenge and prize can be found by clicking HERE and many of the products I used can be found in the Countryview Crafts shop, and if you live in the UK, you will probably know that there are no postage charges!!!

I'll be back later on with a challenge piece for Our Creative Corner, so if you have the time, it would be great to see you again!
Happy first of May to you all, and wishing you all a happy day with lots of sunshine!!!

27 comments:

  1. Wow! This is just beautiful!! Love the colors and design!! Hugs!

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  2. Oh my Astrid this is amazing! So much absolute gorgeousness in one card. I love every bit of it but the summer flowers are just stunning! Have a lovely day. Jennie x

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  3. Congrats on the new DT post and what a fabulous project to kick things off with.

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  4. I dont like this Astrid I love it, every panel is amazing, such zingy colours too.Congratulations on becoming a DT member for CVC your busy schedule has just got busier. Mo x

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  5. Wow Astrid your accordion flip card is stunning and your embellishments are fabulous.....wonderful colours
    My congrats in your DT post

    Anne

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  6. This is stunning and doesn't look easy at all. You have done such wonderful work on it to make it a special card.

    Love Chrissie x

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  7. Wow, Astrid, this is soooo gorgeous, I love every detail on your accordeon card.

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  8. So pleased for you Astrid. You'll be the perfect fit for this team. Love the rainbow of colours and the way you've used the resist papers. Jenny x

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  9. Congratulations Astrid, it's great to see you on their team, you will be such an asset. I love your accordian card, I have made several over the last year and although they take time they look stunning. Your stamps are gorgeous and look perfect on each panel x

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  11. This is sooo pretty and I love the vibrancy.... gorgeous make Astrid.
    You are such an artist!

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  12. Wow, Astrid - another complete knockout of a seasonal creation... Colours, stamping, stencilling, cutting - all beautifully judged and brilliantly put together. It's just perfect. And congratulations on your new team!!
    Alison xx

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  13. My goodness Astrid, this is totally awesome!! I think I say that about all your creations but it is so true!! Love the design and the vibrant colour and of course your stamping is always amazing!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! ox

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  14. Congrats on your CVC DT place Astrid - it must feel fabulous - and OMG - your piece is truely amazing - I love it to bits - gorgeous!!!! Big hugs rachel xx

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  15. Love this card. I like the accordion card format anyway, and the way you used it is awesome. Great use of the resist papers too! Reminds me to pull them out more often. thanks as always for sharing.

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  16. Your news is fantastic and so is your beautiful accordion card Astrid. I love the bold colours, the wonderful stamping and your use of those resist papers to create this gorgeous card. Hugs, Anne xx

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  17. Another brilliant piece of art! Wonderful colors and the resist papers are beautiful. Congrats to your new DT - Countryview crafts must be very happy to have you (:o)

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  18. Congratulations Astrid! Of course you would be asked to join and what a grand entrance you have made! Love your nature themed accordion card, so beautifully.

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  19. This is fab! Love all the different colours :o)

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  20. Congratulations on your good news. This is a fantastic accordion piece, so many interesting things to see.
    Yvonne

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  21. Congratulations this is wonderful news. Your kickoff project is fabulous.

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  22. First a big CONGRATS with your new DT spot Astrid, then I want to say I´m totally stunned with this gorgeous project you share with us here, it´s soooooooo beautiful and really amazing work as always, so no wonder, you´re a busy bee these days. Best of luck with all your new challenges there too, but if anyone can do it, it´s you.

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  24. Congratulations - well deserved :) You've created a stunning first project - love the colors.

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  25. A fantastic way to start your new DT spot with CVC, you have made the most beautiful card, each panel is a delight in itself. Love it xx

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  26. No wonder they've asked you... your work is stunning, Astrid. Love each individual page here, and collectively.... WOW!

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  27. This is amazing, love the construction design, but I just love all of the seasonal themes, the colours are fabulous almost jewel tones

    Brilliant and very inspiring

    Jools x

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