Sunday, 1 February 2015

From the Heart


First of February - how did that happen! Anyway time for a new challenge over at Country View Crafts and the theme is Drips and Drops. Lots of inspiration from the team so do hop over and pay a visiit.

For this card I have used three different, if quite subtle ways, of including the theme.

1. Spritz and flick - having inked my card with distress inks I flicked some water to allow the inks to react creating a bleaching effect.
2. I added ink back back using my splatter stamp to add the effect of droplets.
3. I created little water droplets made from glossy accents and a little rock candy distress glitter.




I do love the softness of the colours I have used on this - I used Aged Mahogany (subtly!), Peeled Paint and Mustard seed.

Now I don't want any sympathy but it is a Valentines card and I have no valentine (or 13 days to find one LOL!) - do you think this would work as a Mother's Day card? - it seems a shame not to use it!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Nikki
xxxx

32 comments:

  1. Love the fab design and colours,just gorgeous.xxx

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  2. Oh Nikki I adore your card in those beautiful soft colours! Stunning and so beautifully put together with that subtle stencilling in the background!

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  3. Absolutely your lovely card can be Mother's Day card. It's beautiful.
    Hugs xx

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  4. Lovely card Nikki, the colours and stencil effects go so beautifully together. xx

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  5. Nice card, I'm sure it would be suitable for any occasion and you could always send it to someone who you know hasn't got a valentine either - it would make their day Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Card Challenge, Mary x

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  6. Absolutely stunning Nikki! We really have switched chairs recently...this is just a shabby feminine beauty!! I think it would work for any occasion and for any relative or friend! GORGEOUS!! hugs :)

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  7. Gorgeous card Nikki, love the soft colours.
    Yvonne xx

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  8. Love how you added the drips and drops to your gorgeous card.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  9. Stunning card Nikki with wonderful techniques

    Love Chrissie

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  10. Gorgeous card Nikki and I love your drips and drops! I agree the colours are lovely and would make a lovely Mother's Day Card or any occasion. Jennie x

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  11. Absolutely charming, Nikki - lovely spring colours, and I love your sparkly droplets of water - such a great touch.
    Alison xx

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  12. Nikki, I just had a quick look coming from Country View Challenges, and I just had to tell you that this is my all time favorite artwork you have created since I've been stalking, um, I mean following! Love the colors!!!! The spritz and flick, my favorite technique is executed to perfection here, as is the splatter (my new favorite!--you'll see why soon--everything is splattered including all my clothing!). And those "drops" of Glossy Accents and Glitter are genius and BEAUTIFUL! Just a great card, Nikki! Hugs!

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  13. Hello Nikki,
    Gorgeous, just a gorgeous card, it has a quiet feminine quality about it and it will make a perfect MDC.
    You will inspire many to drip and drop in subtle ways, so thank you for showing everyone a different way and how this technique can enhance a design beautifully. Great inspiration, thank you.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  14. Love it, love the colours and the design, great card.

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  15. I love your card. Very soft colors. Romantic without being too shabby chic. And oh yes... You dont need to wait for a Valentine. It could be used for any occasion. But guess it would be most appreciated by a woman..lol
    Thank you for sharing this lovely card.
    Hugs to you from Monica.. Spain

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  16. Gorgeous card Nikki,I love the soft colours,so pretty. No,I don't know where the time is going as well!
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  17. As a mom, I can tell you that I would totally love getting a card like this one for Mother's Day! So very pretty!

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  18. This is so beautiful....the subtle colors, the layering, and those "water drops" are perfect! I'm sure your mum will love it!
    xx Lynn

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  19. Beautiful card, Nikki, your flowers are gorgeous. I wonder how could you get such a soft tone with Aged Mahogany, brilliant.
    Thanks for joining us at Artistic Stamper Love challenge and Unruly PaperArts RAQ this month.

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    1. Oops!! we have same theme at http://www.unrulypaperarts.com/p/raq-2.html, if you would like to join in.

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  20. Gorgeous card Nikki! It's so pretty and I love the softness of the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  21. This is really lovely Nikki, a beautiful colour scheme xx

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  22. Hi, love how you have a created the background to your card!! I may have to give that flick & spritz ago. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Amanda

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  23. Hi Nikki... this is a beautiful card and would be perfect for so many occasions, Mothers Day, Birthday, Wedding or just because....I love how you used the glossy accents for the water droplets... Thanks for playing with us at Unruly PaperArts.

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  24. Hi Nikki, gorgeous project hun, love the rich warm colours you've used. Thanks so much for joining our 'Love is in the air' Challenge at http://panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk/
    Claire xx

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  25. What beautiful effects you've created! Using water droplets is a simple technique, and it's made your piece so unique. Simply lovely.

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  26. Beautifully created card Nikki , so happy you joined us at Pan Pastel UK. Xxx

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  27. Hi Nikki! I'm your newest follower and I just wanted to say that your card is gorgeous!

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  28. Gorgeous Card Nikki, I love the colors and your background and water drops are fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us at Unruly PaperArts this month. Danie xx

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  29. Wow wow your card is truly stunning, the background is amazing and those flowers are awesome. Thank you for joining us at Unruly Paperarts this month. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx

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  30. Oops - should of course also have thanked you for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper last month!
    Alison xx

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