Saturday, 24 January 2015

Time to Love


Good morning (in the UK) and happy Saturday everyone. Today I would like to share a romantic little card with you - not sure why I have gone all feminine and floral of a sudden - but enjoyed making it all the same!

Quite a large card for me too - about 7'' x 7''.

Here we go - this is what I did:

  • The background was embossed card with a little heart stamped in scattered straw randomly and then tarnished brass distress stain over the top.
  • The pink hidden layer was embossed with a clocks folder and gesso added. Once dry a little aged mahogany DP added before sanding back.
  • The torn pieces were a patterned resist paper I stamped over with a creative expressions clocks stamp and then I wiped the surface to reveal the resist.
  • My clock is by Cheery Lynn - although I kept the centre intact. I covered with tarnished brass crackle paint and once dry added black soot distress stain and heated.
  • My flowers are the poinsettia creative expressions die. I prepared my card by wetting and scrunching and leaving to dry before die cutting. I then lightly inked with tarnished brass distress stain before creating my flower.I added a raffia bow and the centres of the flowers are balls of air dry clay coated in tarnished brass crackle paint.
  • The letters are also air dry clay - covered in aged mahogany DP and a little gold embossing powder added.
  • My hearts are tando pre cuts - with tarnished brass distress stain added.


I have made this for the following challenges:


Thanks for looking 
Nikki
xxx

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card! Love the distressed yet feminine look, Nikki! You really do it so well! Xx

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  2. Really pretty, beautifully done.....the flowers and raffia just gorgeous! Ruth x

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    1. Just popped back to say thanks so much for joining us at ATP exchange! Ruth x

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  3. Stunning card. I always admire the torn paper technique but I never get it right.

    The flowers are wonderful as well

    Love Chrissie

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  4. Wonderful layers and elements,I love the crackled clock, the black soot distressed it perfectly. Beautiful card Nikki xxx

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  5. This is stunning Nikki,love all the details.xxx

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  6. Really beautiful Nikki, that clock looks amazing!! x

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  7. This is truly delicious Nikki,I love those flowers,beautifully made
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  8. Wow Nikki! I am absolutely loving this softer side of you! OK, so maybe I'm a bit bias, but still...this is incredible by anyone's standards!! Love all your fabulous shabby layers and your flower is stunning! Great bit with the clay letters, I do love me some crafter's clay embellishments!! Two thumbs up my amazingly crafty friend!! big hugs until next time :)

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  9. Hi Nikki, what a beautiful feminine card. I love your flowers and crackled clock. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

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  10. Beautiful card. Saw it over at the CL challenge and had to come for a closer look. Lovely details and design!

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  11. Beautiful shabby, distressed card. Love all the layers. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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  12. Beautiful card Nikki! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week. I am now your newest follower and would love it if you visited my Make Time To Craft Blog and became a follower too.

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  13. This is absolutely gorgeous Nikki, I really love your feminine approach - it is beautiful!! Anne x

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  14. Beautiful and feminine, the flowers look gorgeous.
    Yvonne xx

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  15. Nikki this is such a beautiful card! Gorgeous flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

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  16. Love love love the clock! Great job! Thank you for joining in on the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs!

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  17. That's a pretty card. Lovely shabby chic shades. Thanks for joining the cheery lynn challenge. Best of luck.

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  18. sooo pretty! and look at all the texture and layers :) thank you for playing a long with us at simon says wednesday challenge!!

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  19. Gorgeous card Nikki! Fabulous vintage feel, love those flowers thank you for joining us at the ATP Exchange. Toni x

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  20. A gorgeous piece Nikki! I love those beautiful flowers you've created - they are stunning. You've given me another idea to try too as I usually scrunch mine up when I've die cut the flower pieces! The background you've created is beautiful too.
    Thanks so much for joining us at ATP Exchange this time.
    Juliax

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  21. Nikki, this is a fabulous card! I love those poinsettias and the repetition of the clocks through out the card! Unusual color combination that works beautifully! Hugs!

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  22. Nikki, this is a fabulous card! I love those poinsettias and the repetition of the clocks through out the card! Unusual color combination that works beautifully! Hugs!

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  23. Fabulous card Nikki ! Love the rusty clock sitting behind the gorgeous flowers ! A fantastic size card ! Thanks for joining us at ATP Exchagne. Sue C x

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  24. Gorgeous card Nikki!!! The big rusty clock is my favorite, and the flowers are looking fabulous!!

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  25. Congratulations on your win, Nikki!

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  26. Congratulations on your win, Nikki!

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