Friday, 19 September 2014

Colours of Autumn


The Colours of Autumn is the new challenge at A Vintage Journey - chosen by the very talented Astrid. My plan was to use my new butterfly (die and texture fade) to make a card - but I got carried away and ended up with 4 butterflies so decided to go 3 dimensional!
The butterflies are all made slightly differently with inks, distress paints, embossing powder, glossy accents and mica powder., Not sure how much of this is visible on the images though! I folder them gently and joined them in the middle to make my 3d butterfly - adding a little coiled wire for the antennae.
I had also been playing with inks and sprays to create autumnal colours on some watercolour paper so decided to decorate an ATB. 
The base of the ATB has fresco paints and crackle glaze.
 The layers are made from my watercolour paper experiments with die cuts of Tim's trellis and leaves - which were inked or painted in various colours with crackle glossy accents added to the autumn leaves.


I then cut various other autumnal leaves to finish my piece. 


I would like to enter this into:
Inspiration Emporium - Fall is in the Air
Katzelkraft - Colours of Autumn
The Artistic Stamper - Autumn Colours

Thanks for looking- do pop over to A Vintage Journey to see inspiration from the rest of the design team.
Nikki
xxx


33 comments:

  1. Oh this is a fabulous project. Love your box !!! Great idea with the pretty butterfly on top !! You are so creative !! Love your work. Thanks for sharing your art !!!
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

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  2. This is stunning Nikki! Great colours and I just love what you did with the butterfly!

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  3. So beautiful, subtle and cleverly designed Nikki. I too love the way you've presented the butterfly. Jenny x

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  4. OH WOW!!!! I love the DANCING BUTTERFLY.... that is really what it looks like I love it Nikki... really also looks like leather... very brilliant design and love the fall colors... great piece... but that DANCING BUTTERFLY... WOW... you nailed it girl... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  5. I adore the butterfly and ATB dies and I love what you have made with them! This is one gorgeous creation Nikki, the colours, the leaves, the butterflies - everything! Anne xx

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  6. Superb Nikki, such a wonderful variation of autumnal colours. I adore your 3D butterfly and the box sides as well. Right up my street.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  7. Oh Nikki...This beautiful creation screams Autumn!! The colours and details are Amazing!! Love it!! Jan x

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  8. Oh wow Nikki....this is beyond gorgeous,I absolutely love it,beautiful autumn colours,perfect!

    Have a lovely weekend

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  9. I am blown away every time I visit you! This is spectacular! Love those butterflies and how you showcased them in 3d like that! Thanks for the walk through, it's nice to see your method! Genius, creative and talented! You sure are the complete crafty package my friend! big hugs :)

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  10. The whole combination is just beautiful. Such inspiration. thanks as always for sharing.

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  11. Beautiful job Nikki! You always think up such creative stuff - just really beautiful.

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  12. Fabulous creation with your ATBS die and the fabulous butterfly - so creative and so wonderfully autumnal. Love it! x

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  13. Oh Nikki! - this is stunning, I love the way you used the butterflies, I have this die but have not put it to paper yet - I'm going to try this idea for sure.

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  14. This is stunning Nikki, the way you achieved the sense of light capturing this piece through your paint and inks is magical. I love your 3d butterfly setting your whole piece off.
    Julie x

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  15. Fantastic autumn project Nikki.
    Yvonne

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  16. So many wonderful details, Nikki! Love how you have that big bold butterfly standing on the ATB, which is fabulously decorated! Enjoy!

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  17. Magnificent, Nikki - the dimensional butterflies are absolutely inspired... gorgeous ATB!
    Alison xx

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  18. This is absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Inspiration Journal. =)

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  19. This is wonderful Nikki :-) I love the 3D butterflies and your ATB is stunning with gorgeous textures and layers.

    TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

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  20. Oh my goodness! I love this...the butterfly is stunning. Your box and leaves are the perfect colors to bring in the fall season! Beautiful project! Thanks for sharing with us at the Inspiration Journal!

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  21. Beautiful butterflies, such gorgeous colours and techniques and the construction is genius
    Standing so majestically on your lovely box! Fab!

    Jools x

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  22. Fantastic autumn project; Thank you for participation. Sandrine VACHON

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  23. Just came back to say a huge thank you for joining in our challenge at Inspiration Journal! Anne xx

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  24. Hi Nikki! How did I miss this?!! Goodness, this is gorgeous! Love the standing flytterbies :) beautifully grungy, just how I like it... I bet you had fun with this one ;)
    xxx

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  25. Thanks for joining (again) in the challenge for Katzelkraft. LOVE you entry!

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  26. Totally awesome ATB.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Artistic stamper challenge this month.

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  27. fabulous Autumn inspiration Nikki...thanks for joining in the fun at Inspiration Journal xxx

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  28. lovely entry for the challenge. Thanks for joining.

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous piece, wonderful colours and the butterfly is stunning . Wonderful design. Thanks so much for joining in the Katzelkraft challenge . Tracy x

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  30. Everything about this 3 D project is just perfect, but those leaves are breathtaking!

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