Sunday, 8 February 2015

Sparkly love


Hello and happy Sunday.

I decided on Thursday and Friday to make a project to fit a few challenges. I normally make a project for one challenge or make a project because I want to and then if it fits a challenge I enter it. But this time I took 5 challenges and thought I'd see if I could fit them all together... so here we go.

Compendium of Curiosities - Page 55 - Rock Candy Distress Glitter
Sponsored by Inspiration Emporium this time (thanks guys!)
Can't talk about the technique but is used on the background swirls.

Make Art - Fab new challenge focussing on Wendy Vecchi art - Hearts
Now I don't have many Wendy stamps (on the list) but I have used her crackle texture paste through her stencil to create the large flower and the smaller flowers are from one of her stamps and cut out (the one with the star for an eye and the flower coming out of her head!)

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Think Pink
Crackles glaze and paints. texture paste, stencilling, glitter - oooh and pink!

Artist Trading Post - Love is in the air
I kept my valentine theme a little more subtle this time.

Our Creative Corner - it is Tic Tac Toe time
I have used stamps, paints and stencils

I took a wooden collage frame and coated it with gesso then aged mahogany DP, some Paper Artsy crackle glaze and fresco blush. Edged with aged mahogany and black soot DP's.

The swirl is Stampin up - I used aged mahogany and rock candy distress glitter. The paper is from one Tim's pads.

The large flower is a Wendy Vecchi stencil - I used crackle texture paste over card stock already swiped with black soot DI. Once dry I added aged mahogany DP. Smaller flowers are from a Wendy Vecchi stamp.

The hearts were punched from a left over piece of textured card I had lying around and I added some aged mahogany DP to cover the original sparkly blue colour.

Thanks for looking - see you Tuesday I think!
Nikki
xxx


29 comments:

  1. Fabulous Nikki, a great card and very clever to do it in such a way that it suits 5 different challenges. Love the crackled background and the texture on those little hearts is fantastic! A great card altogether and thanks so much of course for adding it to our challenge at OCC!

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  2. Well done for combining the challenges with this terrific piece of artwork.I love the frosty look to the swirls.

    Chrissie

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  3. Wonderful card Nikki and it is very Wendy V like. Love the textures and a very sophisticated Valentine card ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  4. Beautiful Nikki! Love the vintage dusty pink colours and the texture on the frame is amazing! Such a fabulous Valentines card! Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner for our 'Tic Tac Toe' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  5. Gorgeous project Nikki! love the crackle on the frame and those swirls look amazing!

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  6. I love his you have laid out this card, the framing with the lovely crackle, that paper artsy stuff is lovely to play with. The hearts are just pure textured goodness, they look like they've been done with Vivo Ferra paste, I've not heard of textured card, you'll have tell me more - I'm very intrigued xx

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  7. This is gorgeous! I love that crackle glaze, it adds so much texture and interest. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  8. I am very impressed that you made something that fits so many challenges Nikki, your card is stunning. I love how you created the frame and the flowers are really beautiful. Anne xx

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  9. A beautiful card Nikki, super soft shades and a lovely design. Thank you for sharing it with us at ATP Exchange as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  10. Great glittery background, and love all the Wendy goodness! Great pink and mauve tones too! Thanks so much for joining in our glittery challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  11. Nikki this frame turned out fabulous. LOVE your crackled texture. Love the flowers, the glittery areas... Yes LOVE IT ALL. So pretty, nice and elegant.
    Thanks for sharing your art.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

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  12. A great project Nikki and I love the crackle you have created around the frame :-) Great layout and I bet it's even nicer in real life as the sparkle never shows up as well in photographs. Thanks for joining us at ATP this fortnight
    Hugs Annie x

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  13. beautiful piece! love the elements you included along the frame. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  14. Pretty glittery piece for Valentine's Day! Thanks for sharing this on CC3C!

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  15. Fabulous, Nikki!! Love your use of Paints-Stamps-Stencils to create this gorgeous Valentine!! I create like you do--I look at my fav challenges and specifically make something just for that challenge--but sometimes, a project fits in several and you've gotta go for it!! :) :) Thanks so much for joining in our Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at Our Creative Corner!! XOXO-Shari

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  16. Love it - just love the texture from the crackle paste!! Thank you so much for playing with us The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  17. Gorgeous Nikki! Love your crackling as well as the other textures you have created love the subtle shades of pink as well. Thank you for joining us at the Artist Trading Post Exchange toni x

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  18. I love how you've altered this frame - it's gorgeous. The way you've used the stamps is fab too and the colours are perfect.
    Thanks so much for joining in my challenge at Our Creative Corner this month. Juliax

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  19. Love how you have combined all these themes together and created such a gorgeous piece. Great job.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  20. Love how you have combined all these themes together and created such a gorgeous piece. Great job.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  21. What wonderful textures on this piece Nikki! Love the sparkle and the fun stenciled flowers!

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  22. Loved this when I saw it yesterday and still feel exactly the same today! Thanks (this time) for joining us at ATP Exchange. Juliax

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  23. Such a pretty card Nikki, love how you used the technique on your card... Thanks for playing along with the CC3C x

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  24. Hi Nikki! This is such a lovely card; so romantic and very "Valentine-y" feeling. I love your Rock Candy Glitter flourishes. So pretty! The crackled exterior edge of your card really creates a great "frame". Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  25. I am really sorry that I am not able to visit you more often...every piece you made is gorgeous!!!
    Hugs

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  26. Thank you for the close ups as it's great to see the texture up close. LOVE the glitter swirls and those textured hearts and flowers. Jenny x

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  27. So pretty! Loving all the pink. Thanks for joining us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  28. Came back to say thanks for adding it to Mixed Media Monthly also Nikki, it really is a fab card!!

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