Friday, 20 February 2015

Lucky Number 7


Hi everyone. Today sees the start of a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey. I saved my Christmas present this year so I could buy some of the new stuff released at CHA so have included some of these newly acquired goodies in my tag today.

Now talking of goodies..... in two weeks time we see the 1st anniversary on A Vintage Journey! Do make a note of the date - 6th March.  It will be the start of our second year and we will be celebrating with some exciting goodies up for grabs.

So our theme today is 'Special Numbers' - interpret this how you wish - birthdays, house numbers - whatever is special to you. I don't personally have any significant numbers so decided to work with one of the conventional lucky numbers. ( It is true I do have a special birthday this year - eeeeek - but it isn't for 6 months yet - and not sure turning 50 is something I wish to celebrate - LOL!)

I started my tag by adding texture paste through Tim's new flourish stencil and once dry sprayed with victorian velvet and pumice stone distress sprays. I later distressed the edges and added some black soot.


I took the letters for LUCKY from Tim's new alphanumeric thinlets and carefully cut out the word from my tag. I took some card and lightly covered with cracked pistachio DI and lightly stamped the numbers stamp from the new perspective stamp set onto the card. I cut this to fit the back of the tag so you can see it through the cut out letters.


I stamped the numbers in black archival onto another piece of card and then stamped the butterfly from the same stamp set with versamark over the top. I clear embossed and then added milled lavender DI and black soot around the edges.

On another piece of card I had been playing with the new scribbles and splats die. I cut a scribble out of some card sprayed with victorian velvet with milled lavender DI added.


The Number 7, the seam binding and the chit chat stickers are all coloured with cracked pistachio distress ink. Before putting it all together I added some remnant rubs to the tag.

Thanks for visiting today - have a great weekend.
Nikki
xxx



26 comments:

  1. What a great color combo Nikki - not seen together often and so wonderfully used here.

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  2. Great tag Nikki :) Love that color combo and the butterfly looks amazing! Thank you for the inspiration :)

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  3. This is gorgeous,fab design and details.xxx

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  4. Fantastic tag with a lucky number shared by many

    Love Chrissie

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  5. A beautiful design Nikki and wonderful use of all those new Tim goodies. I love the numbered butterfly, it so striking and the clever use of the #7 too.xxx

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  6. Fabulous work with those new goodies - like Brenda, I love the number butterfly and the pretty spring colours are great.
    Alison xx

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  7. Absolutely STUNNING Nikki,this is my favourite of yours so far,beautifully made and the colour combo is so different and striking.
    Ah age,horrible thing it is but only a number though....or so they say ;)
    Have a great weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  8. Gorgeous Nikki! Love your cut out LUCKY, what a creative idea and the butterfly is amazing! Wonderful work! hugs :)

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  9. Love the colors on this Nikki - so soothing to look at! great stampings on the butterfly and the word cut out looks wonderful!

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  10. Such a great design on your tag Nikki and the butterfly is amazing! Love all those wonderful numbers. Jennie x

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  11. So a beautiful tag Nikki, I love how you balanced the colour with the ribbon and the LUCKY word, which by the way is the best thing ever!! Please don't make me tempted to buy more craft stuff - lol xx

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  12. A fantastic tag, loved the new goodies you used.
    Yvonne xx

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  13. Your colour combination is gorgeous Nikki and your butterfly looks great especially with the numbered centre.
    Have a lovely weekend, Julie x

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  14. I love this Nikki, the butterfly looks amazing stamped with the numbers and the word lucky is such a great addition. Love this! Anne xx

    PS - Age is just a number, or so I keep telling myself! x

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  15. What a fantastic numerical make Nikki, brilliant use of all those lovely Tim goodies! Love the butterfly and wow, looking at your photo I cannot believe you are going to hit the big 5 zero....

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  16. A gorgeous tag Nikki and I love that gorgeous butterfly and the word Lucky at the bottom. Stunning. Have a lovely weekend
    Annie x

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  17. Genius way of using the numbers on the butterfly and I love that flourish background with this Nikki! Jenny x

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  18. Gorgeous use of numbers, Nikki! I love the pops of blue and that butterfly is gorgeous! Happy Weekend!

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  19. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! the new stamps and the die cutting are wonderful!

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  20. Gorgeous numbers tag love the butterfly and lucky really pops great ideas.
    MaggieH

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  21. Just love that butterfly, it's stunning! a fabulously coloured tag Nikki. Ruth x

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  22. Well, it turns out I only had time to visit one blog this morning, so I scooted down the page at AVJ to see yours! We have similar minds in our use of the Perspective stamp set and butterfly die, but I have to say how much more I love your use of it! My numbers background doesn't seem to cover my entire die as I remember...I need to go try that again! Anywho...I love this tag. A surprising but beautiful color combination! That lucky turned out wonderfully with the bow as a beautiful compliment to it. Oh, I almost forgot how much I love the stenciling you did with that flourish layering stencil! I won both the Perspective set and this flourish stencil on Tim's blog when I commented they were my 2 new favorites! You have worked wonders with them here, Nikki!

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    1. That's "I almost forgot to say..." Not enough coffee in my blood yet! :)

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    2. Hi Sara ... thanks!! It isnt the butterfly die I just cut around the one in the perspective stamp set xxxx

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  23. Fabulous piece Nikki - love the colours you have used and all the texture you have created

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  24. Beautiful Nikki, love the cut out of 'lucky' on the bottom of your tag! Gorgeous colour palette.

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