Saturday, 26 April 2014

Spring Flowers Hanging

At A Vintage Journey the current challenge is Spring Flowers, inspired by Tim Holtz. I have used some ATC wooden pieces acquired at the NEC and decided to make a little hanging piece.
My Tim influences on this project include the backgrounds, the flowers (most!) and the used of salvage stickers and other idea-ology bits.

Backgrounds 1 and 3 were created using the marbling effect with Distress Paints. I just kept going until I was happy with the outcome using blues and greens. I then added yellow Distress Ink.
In No 3 I added some reeds on tissue paper and also some additional flowers stamped with Picket Fence Distress Paint - I love this effect - so soft and subtle!)

Background 2 was using Distress Crackle paint, with DI's and some treasure gold added once dry and all cracked!

The flowers on No 2 were made using frosted film on acetate, coloured with alcohol inks and then heated and manipulated to create dimension.

My blue flowers on No 3 were Tims Tattered florals, coloured and distressed with DI's. The little green one is my attempt to make his pine cone flower but without the pine cone die! I just cut a piece of card and went for it .... (could do better...!)

On No 3 I cheated and took some Prima flowers and coloured with Distress Stains.

Lots of bits added and printed the lovely Indian Proverb on my PC. Mounted on some Jute ribbon and tied a painted piece of driftwood to the top.

I would also like to enter:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Eclectic Paperie - ePlay - Wood

Country View Challenges - New Beginnings
My little hanging includes that lovely Indian Proverb - planting a new seed today, produces a new flower tomorrow - (not literally obviously!) - Each Day a New Beginning....

and of course - the fantastic new Compendium of Curiousities Challenge started today - based on Volume III. The technique in focus is marbling with DP's - which I have included on 2 of the panels.
Great prizes to be won included 50 dollars from Inspiration Emporium!

Hope you like it!

Nikki xxx


  1. A beautiful hanging, lots od wonderful details and techniques to look at.

  2. WOW... I hope you get really messy doing this creative wall hanging.. really so very many pretties to observe and love... thanks for sharing this with us... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  3. What a gorgeous hanging, each panel so unique and special in it's own way.

  4. Nikki...your spring flowers wall hanging with the marbled backgrounds is awesome! I love it! Such a cute idea. I also love the little rulers that you've used on a couple of the pieces. Your flowers are really beautifully done as well. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely piece with us at A Vintage Journey and also over at Compendium of Curiosities! And thanks for the really sweet comment you left on my blog! <3 Candy

  5. Hi Nikki...what an awesome piece of home decor this is! Loved the marbled background as well as all the other additions! So happy you played along!

  6. You never cease to amaze. Love all the detail. I just wouldn't know where to start!!!

  7. Your hanging is beautiful Nikki, I love the crackling and those frosted film flowers are stunning. Thanks so much for joining in our Spring Flowers challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

  8. Such a totally gorgeous hanging Nikki, love it to bits. As Anne said, those frosted film flowers look amazing! Really love how you put this together and thanks so much for joining our challenge at AVJ!!

  9. Nikki, your "Spring Flower" hanging is such a lovely treat for the eyes. Each panel is so beautiful and I love those flowers! Thank you for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey.

  10. How lovely, Nikki - such a pretty springtime hanging! I love the white meadow flowers on the blue-green marbling - beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  11. HI Nikki thanks for visiting me, great to see you over at my blog. Your floral project is lovely, super panels and each so individual. Hugs xx

  12. Fabulous Nikki, each of the panels is beautiful with gorgeous backgrounds and wonderful Tim influences. Thanks for sharing your superb project at A Vintage Journey and Country View Crafts.
    hugs Brenda XXX

  13. This is so kewl Nikki, all three ATCs are gorgeous and I love the creative way you've hung them together. Great work. Chris xxx

  14. This is such a gorgeous hanging Nikki, with so many wonderful details, not least the gorgeous backgrounds and fabulous flowers. Thank you for travelling with us at A Vintage Journey for this month's challenge. Best wishes Jennie x

  15. What a lovely spring hanging! Your flowers are gorgeous - each so different! thanks for playing with the eclectic Paperie wood challenge!

  16. Great hanging creation Nikki, loving all those different layers and elements you have incorporated... thanks for taking part in the CC3C x

  17. WOW!!! It's always nice to see decor! Love the 3 panels, and the coloring is fabulous! Great design too! Thank you so much for playing along in our first CC3 Challenge!!!

  18. what a wonderful creation thanks for joining us at brown sugar challenges Mel DT

  19. Gorgeous wall hanging Nikki ! Love the 3 individual pieces of art. Thanks for joining us at CVC and eclectic Paperie. Sue C x

  20. Well done, Nikki! You hit it just right with your color choices and the overall feel of your pieces. A pleasure.

  21. very pretty soft looking nature hanging. the marbling colours are so subtle and soothing.


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