Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The wait is over
March Guest Designer
New Design Team Member
Mou Saha
 Mou created a fabulous stacked accordion using bright colored paint, Avignon paper and lots of other gypsy goodness.  Her vision of what can be done with a simple accordion album is fresh and packed with techniques that can be applied to any number of projects.  So sit back and enjoy...Mou Saha has joined the gypsy caravan and we couldn't be happier.

Step-by-step Instructions:
1. Paint the front of the stacked accordion. Dangle a key and binding ring drop on a Gypsy tag tied together with seam binding ribbons. Embellish with stickers, tapes and paper.
2. Create 'bases' for the page inserts with patterned papers trimmed to fit,  photos, stickers, tags, traced tags and paint.
3. Add chipboard letters, more stickers, stamping and ephemera to embellish. Journal and tie everything together with a little more paint.
4. Make tabs with gaffer and paper tapes, stickers, seam binding ribbons, etc.
Notice what Mou did with the ATC & Photo Display shapes of a little bird and a pear? ...she used them as a template to cut out the shape in patterned paper and then adhered the patterned paper over the creme cardstock.  Clever.  
Here's how it looks
Here she filled in the negative space with paint and lettering.  What a great technique!
Makes you want to pick up your paint brush doesn't it?

    •    Stacked Accordion
    •    Patterned papers: 19347 Decoration, 19349 Ecriture, 19350 Fleur de Lys and 19351 Orchestra (Avignon Collection)
    •    Seam Binding Ribbon: Avignon and Victoria
    •    Gaffer tapeChipboard Alpha & Numbers, Clear stamps (Venice Collection)
    •    Gypsy market Patterned Paper Tape
    •    97% Complete stickers: Inspiration and Wish 
    •    Black Keys
    •    Gypsy Ephemera Cards
    •    Gypsy Tags
    •    ATC & Photo Display Tags (bird, pear)
    •    Princesca Glittered Tags
    •    Binding Ring dangles-Drops: Sapphire
All supplies by 7 Gypsies
    •    Other: Acrylic paint (Delta), ink (Tsukineko); adhesive (Scotch 3M); pen (Sharpie); decorative scissors (Provo Craft)
Remember, you have until tonight at midnight to leave a comment on our March 1st post for a chance to win a stacked accordion and some goodies to go inside.


Christi Snow said...

What a wonderful addition to the team! Mou does gorgeous work and this book is no exception. Just beautiful!!!

Christine said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love everything about it, from the painted backgrounds the hand-drawn titles. Wonderful inspiration.

Pattyjo said...

The accordian folder is just gorgeous! I would love to have my name in the drawing for one. Thank you for a chance.

AmieeAya said...

This is so great! I am such a big fan of Mou's, and I am thrilled that she is your new guest blogger/creative team member!! Can't wait to see more...

mariam said...

this is a great project. Thanks for the inspiration.

Megan said...

So, so, SO cute, Mou! I love the various ways you've incorporated the birdy, and the colors are so brilliant and fun. :)

Megan (CK creative editor)

Ginger Dougherty said...

wow!!! That was fantastic!!! what a great project...

trixr4kids said...

Mou's accordian work is absolutely gorgeous. I would love the chance to win one with some goodies inside so I can see what I can do.
Keep up the good work Mou and Seven Gypsies. You rock!!!

Ranjini said...

Mou, congratulations to you and welcome! Your project is just gorgeous! So excited to have you on the team!

gongyandsquish said...

I love it so much! So original and fresh! Thanks for sharing!

Shaz said...

Love this! Beautiful, vibrant colours!

Rhayne said...

I really love all the color in this and the recurring bird cutout :o) Lovely job all around!

bessie said...

wow! fresh techniques! Mou, you are so talented. Thanks for sharing with us.