Friday, 23 January 2015

Know in your heart you are loved


Time for a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey today where the theme was chosen by Astrid and is 'Love is in the Air'. I chose to take a slightly more feminine route for this one using embossing folders and distress paints.

Both the two layers and the hearts were first embossed with various embossing folders before being painted with gesso and once dry, various distress paints. Once dry I sanded back to reveal the embossed surface.


My swirl was painted with colour and then crackle paint.The flowers were made with the smallest flower from the tattered florals die. I wet and screwed up some white cardstock and once fully dry I die cut and then lightly sponged over with distress inks before creating the flowers.


My metal tag was covered with picket fence distress paint and after a few moments the surface wiped clean leaving the paint in the text to dry.


A Vintage Journey celebrates the inspiration of Tim Holtz - do pay a visit and play along with us. You do not need to use Tim Holtz products just take some inspiration from his ideas, techniques or products. 

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Thanks for visiting.
Nikki
xxx


25 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, Nikki. Beautiful, rich texture and colors. Thank you for the step-outs.... I will have to try the flower technique especially as I have not thought of scrunching them up BEFORE cutting! xx Lynn

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  2. Totally beautiful card Nikki. I love the way the paint looks faded and aged. Great job as always!
    Hugs, Sandy xx

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  3. What wonderful embossing and distressing on this lovely hearts card Nikki! love the colors and your beautiful roses!

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  4. Love the gorgeous hearts on hearts, the fabulous textures and colours. A great card Nikki. xx

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  5. A brilliant card Nikki, one of my absolute favourites of yours! I adore the look of the sanding bringing out the gesso underneath, the effect is so shabby and gorgeous! Great layers and beautifully put together!

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  6. Stunning Nikki. Everything on it goes together so well

    Love Chrissie

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  7. Just gorgeous Nikki! I love the sanded embossing folder technique, it's gives your card so much depth and those colours are absolutely fabulous!! Another stunner my friend! until next time, big hugs :)

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  8. Nikki, I love all these pretty embossed layers of hearts! The sanding really brings it all to life in this gorgeous feminine card. Love it. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs!

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  9. This shappy chick is just ADORABLE..what a fantastic design!

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  10. Another wonderful card Nikki,I love the way you use textures
    Have a fab weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  11. Those hearts are amazing Nikki, I'm in love with them!! lol xx

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  12. GREAT job on distressing all the elements! Love the cohesive look of this design! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Have A Heart” Challenge!

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  13. A stunning creation Nikki, I love the wonderful texture and those hearts are beautiful. Anne xx

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  14. Beautiful card Nikki, love the layers and fabulous distressed look.
    Yvonne x

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  15. Beautiful Nikki, love your colour palette and all the wonderful textures. That sentiment is so perfect!

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  16. Wonderful, wonderful distressing, love that I can see the scratches, gorgeous! Ruth x

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  17. SWEET! Love those hearts (Sizzix???) I think I might have to use them, too, if I go the heart route...they are my one and only! I really love the colors you chose and those tiny flowers are so sweet! Sorry to use the same adjective, but the first "sweet" has two syllables and the second has only one and can be spoken softly. :)

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  18. You're invited to come play along with us! Word Art Wednesday has weekly Anything Goes Challenges with GREAT prizes every week. We hope you will join us here:
    www.wordartwednesdsay.blogspot.com

    Karen

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  19. Epic! I love it xx Awesome work xx Good luck and thank you for joining us at http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/
    Sandie (That Craft Place Designer, proud DT)
    http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

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  20. Loving the shabby look to this card Nikki and your sweet trio of flowers. Julie x

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  21. Such a wonderful shabby feel to your card Nikki and those flowers are fabulous! Jennie x

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  22. What a great card, Nikki - I love the weatherworn wood look on the hearts, and such a rich ruby red grunginess to the whole thing - just fabulous!
    Alison xx

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  23. Wonderful Valentines card
    Love the embossing, the hearts on the heart and colours are fabulous

    Jools x

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  24. Wonderful Nikki. I particularly like those detailed little flowers in the corner of your card. Jenny x

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  25. Such a fun use of colors and textures! Thank you for joining us at Fusion!

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