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Monday, 9 September 2013

Life is art...... and The Winner is ...

Welcome to my latest followers, thanks so much for joining me, it is lovely to have you along on my crafty journey.

Today I am showing you another accordian card, I love these dies, they are so much fun to use.  So, without further ado, here it is, just click on the image for a closer view:


I cut the base card from white card stock and then cut the outer and inner frames from Kraft cardstock which I then put through a Darice embossing folder. I did a little dry brushing on the outer frame with Picket Fence Distress Paint.   I used corrugated card (from the Funkie Junkie) for the inner frames, covered with small pieces of book pages and then covered with a light coat of Picket Fence DP.

The frames have been decorated with a Tim Holtz dragonfly, mini tattered florals, pieces of hessian, WordPlay letters (art), a BoBunny butterfly, chit chat stickers and last, but not least, a Wendy Vecchi's 'life is art' stamped sentiment.  Here is a little closer look at the inner frames.



I do like to finish off the back too so that there are no seams showing.  I painted the back with Walnut Stain Distress Paint, overstamped with an Indigo Blu script stamp and then stamped and heat embossed various Tim Holtz inspirational sayings in white embossing powder.



As I have used both dry embossing and heat embossing I would like to enter this into Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday Challenge which is Embossing.

I am also entering into Country View Crafts where the challenge is 'Layers', there are lots of layers on my card.

This is my second submission to the Frilly and Funky Challenge which is Anything Goes.

In my last post I mentioned a Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities 2 giveaway - well DH has kindly done the draw for me and the winner is.........  MARGIE!  Congratulations Margie, I will get the book off in the post in the next day or so.

I have been participating in Astrid's ICAD swap so I will be back soon to show the ones I have received, which are gorgeous!

Thanks for looking, take care everyone!  Big hugs, Anne x

52 comments:

  1. Wow! What a gorgeous card! I'm in love with all the detail and embossing! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  2. Absolutely stunning Anne. I love the accordion design with so much gorgeous detailing and wonderful verses.
    hugs Sue xx

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  3. OMG this is amazing!! Love the embossed frames and the insides are totally stunning, - just beautiful, fantastic make!

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  4. Oh Redanne...this is gorgeous! Love all the wonderful texture and the gorgeous hessian, kraft and corrugated combo.
    Gorgeous!

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  5. Just brilliant, Anne - you are the accordion card guru, as far as I'm concerned. Amazing details, like the embossing and dry-brushing on the frames, fantastic texture and elements on the panels - it's a real work of art.

    And congratulations Margie - yay!
    Alison xx

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  6. This is a lovely card - that dry brushed picket fence is so effective! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  7. Good Morning Anne. Absolutely Magnificent . I love all your according books, but this is my favourite. The attention to detail is superb and the colours only enhance it more. Well Done. Congratulations to Margie on being the winner of the T H book. Have a Good Day my friend. Hugs Rita xxx

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  8. Hi Anne...love what you have done with the accordion frame...absolutely stunning...reminds me that I haven't just much time to play with mine...love the dry brushed Picket Fence effect...thanks for sharing your inspiration with us all...hugs kath xxx

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  9. Hi Anne....love your AC. Stunning details and wonderful colours. Congrats to Marjie on her win x

    Annie x

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  10. I just love the cards made with the accordion die - it is on my wishlist as I really want to have a play with it. Congrats to Marjie. Hugs, Jacky

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  11. So much work and the end creation is just brilliant.

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  12. This is absolutely stunning Anne - all of the panels are amazing - I love the corrugation and the butterflies are beautiful - the sayings on the back are beautiful to xx Have a wonderful day xx

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  13. Hi Anne, Yet another stunning card, Love all the work you have put in to create the different textures with the dry & heat embossing & hessian. It is getting harder and harder for me to pick out my favourites of your projects now as they all make me go WOW!. Hugs Mo x

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous Anne, as always, love the dry embossing would never have thought of that. I do like corrugated card and the way you have used it is superb.
    Good luck with the Challenges.
    hugs, Neet xx

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  15. Super card Anne. Great choice of stamps and I love the blues and browns together. Elaine x

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  16. Anne this is yet another FABULOUS piece. You are rockin the accordian die! I love how you have decorated it with all those beautiful details and the stamping on the reverse is the icing on the cake. Gorgeous, gorgeous work.

    I have candy today if you would like to pop over.

    Nicola x

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  17. ps Congrats to Margie - you will enjoy I'm sure. Nicola x

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  18. This is absolutely gorgeous , what a wonderful wonderful make! You rock this die! You should see the mess I have got in with mine...not sure we are suited! Lol hugs trace x

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  19. I love your makes with this die and this one is fabulous, with all the details you've included! Well done Marge! Hugs Carole Z X

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  20. This is a beautiful accordion card Anne. Love the corrugated/page backgrounds as a foil to your gorgeous focal points and the craft feel to the back looks so professional. Another great project with these dies. Well done to Margie on her win. I'm sure she will get so much from learning all the tricks and techniques. Hugs, Jenny x

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  21. Anne
    This is another stunning accordian card. Beautiful textures and images.
    I have to say congratulations to Margie - she will be so thrilled.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  22. Yes, I am so thrilled I did a little happy dance when I got to the end of your post and saw my name! Thank you so much Anne - I am really looking forward to getting this book and learning lots of amazing techniques from the master! In the meantime I must say how much I love this accordian card! They just keep getting better and better. So much to look at and enjoy. Love Margie xx

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  23. Gorgeous Anne, love the corrugated backdrop and your mix of images. The mini florals are lovely and I really like how you decorated the reverse too. Lovely accordion. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

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  24. This is so tops, Annie! Your accordion cards are flawless works of art!! I know you displayed one of them, but I hope that you will find a way to display others that you make, preferable a glass-shelved half-wall where viewers can walk around and see the fronts and the backs. David, get on that, will you, dear?! Thank you! Or, you could buy that empty building on the main way and convert it into a museum! Think of it! Now I can't wait to hear how the plans unfold, sort of like an accordion card!! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  25. Well done Anne it looks really good. We are looking forward to doing Christmas ones with you.
    Have a good time on Thursday, hope you find some nice things.
    Lynn x

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  26. Beautiful card Anne. I agree with many of your fans you are definitely the accordion die queen! I am longing to get my hands on one of these dies it looks so much fun! Love that the back is done so beautifully as well. Have a lovely week Toni x

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  27. Good afternoon Anne! You are so good at these accordion cards that now you are really getting fancy. I think I should call you "Fancy Nancy"! Your accordion cards are wonderful -i am looking forward to see what you do next. Did you see where Tim Holtz is having an online class starting I think in October?
    Much love to you-
    Sandy

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  28. This is a stunning card, Anne
    Rosie x

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  29. This is a brilliant card, I love all the details, the stamps, the colours, just everything. It's one of your best,I really love it. X

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  30. Gorgeous as ever Anne. I love all the extra bits you add and the extreme attention to details sets your work far above the rest in my opinion. xx
    Congrats to Margie as your lucky, giveaway winner :D

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  31. Hi Anne, great card, I just love anything with movement and the texture and detail is so well done. Big hugs, Angela x

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  32. Anne, I just Love your accordion card, those butterflies are so pretty, one of these days I'll have to try and make an accordion card,looks fun!
    Hugs Lynn

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  33. Your accordion cards are little masterpieces of art Anne, this is just gorgeous and perfect for our layers challenge at CVC. Thanks for sharing.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  34. Good morning Anne hope the weather is smiling on you, we have rain which makes it an ideal time to have a mooch at your stunning accordion card. Fabulous colours plus the stamping artwork is brill. Love it.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  35. Beautiful make Anne! So much detail and I love the corrugated card.

    Amy*

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  36. I love your accordion cards especially with TH images on them. The colors are so pretty and the textures look fabulous. You are really good at these!!!
    Hugs Kelly

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  37. Wow...Anne,
    was für ein tolles und schwieriges Werk.
    Es sieht wunderschön aus, und ist super geworden.

    Sophie xx

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  38. This is wonderful Anne. I am lost for words! You are so talented.

    Dianne.

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  39. Your frames just keep getting better & better-er! This is so lovely. So many interesting things to tease the eye around each panel. Wonderful dragonfly & butterfly images..so prettily colored. I especially liked your last sentiment...I need to remember that one & apply to myself. Thanks for sharing yet another work of art. Hugs

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  40. Hi Anne - beautiful accordion album!! Especially love the corrugated details!

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  41. You are the queen of that accordion die! This is gorgeous and I love your use of the corrugated cardboard. Love that dragonfly and butterfly! Beautiful!

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  42. Congrats to Margie! Your accordion card is absolutely stunning, Anne. Love the colors and the design. Each panel is so lovely. And, I really love the white embossed sentiments on the back sides as well. Brilliant! The dragonfly and butterfly are so beautifully colored. Love them! Thanks for sharing your lovely card and always beautiful art with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

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  43. You do such a fabulous job with the accordion cards!

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  44. Another gorgeous card! I have die envy...gotta get that die! Love the images in each part! Art is Life!!!

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  45. The wonderful texture of the card really sets of this gorgeous card Anne.Yep, I have to bust that die out of the packaging ... but wait...I have to have time to play :(
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  46. Waht a amazing accordion,,,,,,,,Anne,,,,,,,,,,love it, love it,,,,,,,,,,and waht a great idea to add sentiments on the back,,,,,,,,,,.Thanks for your comments,,,,,abut my Adv cube,Please let me know if you receive my Preview Gallery to choose from my latest releases my friend,,,,,,,Horayyy for Anne.

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  47. This is absolutely gorgeous! So much to see! xx

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  48. Oh Anne, this is fantastic. I am in love with the dry brushed embossing on the kraft. It looks like stamped tin...amazing. Each panel is layered with lovely texture, sweet details and beautiful images or words. The back is fabulous as well with the text stamping and meaningful sentiments. Very inspiring.

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  49. Gorgeous accordion card! Love all the texture, the colours and details and that you even decorated it at the back. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!!

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  50. Hi Anne, I love your accordian cards and wanted the die but it was proving difficult to find anywhere in stock but I think I have found one whoopee!
    Big Hugs angela x

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  51. Hello Miss Anne, another amazing piece of art, I love all the lovely comments so well deserved. When you look at it closely it's STUNNING, has that WOW factor,the frame looks fabulous and I looove the dragonfly and the butterfly, thanks for sharing your wonderful creative projects..

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  52. Gee, the one time I'd like my name to be spelled with a G! LOL. Lovely project, Anne. You sure have gone to town with those dies creating such wonderful pieces. This is stunning front and back.

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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