today i thought it is time to bring the Christmas Cards to sleep and pondered about a storage...
and i came up with the idea of a file Folder sewn to form a bag (once seen at roben marie Smith, who is my Artist i relate to this time at ajj)
and that is how it started:
i built up blocks (mix-it-monthly challenge) in frosty blue tones (rubber Dance challenge of january) with my gelli plates and acrylic Colors.
(Colors look a bit lilac here, in reality they are more blue)
then i went to search something that could match the christmassy/wintery theme and found napkins with a moose. love moose.
then i had to make a break, as the sun went down...
back in the house i found a roll of japanese paper, which was ready to use (after laying in my stash for more than one decade, probably at least one and a half...). ripped two stripes off.
can you see how the moose thinks: what will she do next?
i thought i might look for some stamps. big Alpha (heindesign) for the word SCHNEE (=snow), embossed in White (on the not-moosey side).
then: rummaging for die cuts (sizzix/tim holtz) and rubber stamps (the snowflake on the "snow" side is from heindesign).
the snowflake is stamped several times and embossed in three different powder Colors...
then back to the moose-side.
i found an other rubber stamp of snowflakes in three different sizes (Flamingo artstamps) and also embossed it in the three Colors:
and there is something i can hardly resist, when it Comes my way: fabric selvedges with Color circles...
then i glued the file Folder along the sides together (with a double sided tape), sewed along twice and here is the final result, this time photographed under daylight lamp for better Colors:
and as moo mania & more has an "open theme" fortnight, i also link there...