Friday, 6 February 2015

Take three things....


Today is the start of a new challenge at A Vintage Journey - chosen and hosted my Annie of Curious Crafty Treasures.
It is Tic Tac Toe - so lots of flexibility to be creative!

I chose the line including die cuts, stains and twine. I started by taking some distress stains and used Tim's marbling technique - I used Seedless preserves, picket fence and mowed lawn. Once dry I added a little mustard seed ink.


I cut one of the flowers from tattered florals out of cardboard and then added my twine. (Fiddly and messy!)  I lightly covered it with picket fence distress stain. The smaller twine flowers were just made by hand.


I framed the flowers using the postage stamp die cut from Kraft Core and sanded back.


For my background I used seedless preserves distress stain to stencil onto some coloured cardstock.
A sentiment from my stash and some distressing completed the card.

There is some wonderful inspiration over at A Vintage Journey - please do hop over and take a peek.

I would like to enter:
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Choose your challenge
(Ink, Twine, Die Cutting, Sanding, Buttons)
Frilly and Funkie - Valen-Twine

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by.
Nikki
xxx





30 comments:

  1. A wonderful frame for your sweet yarn flowers Nikki! love the colors you used and the brick textures! It's nice to see a flower - as we are presently surrounded by 5 ft piles of snow everywhere here with more coming this weekend!

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  2. This is beautiful frame and that flower is a statement!

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  3. Mmm! Love the great textures here Nikki :-) the background is fabulous, complemented by the sanding on the frame. The flowers are FABULOUS.
    A stunning card for someone to treasure.
    TFS and huge hugs
    Annie x

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  4. Great use of the twine for that wonderful flower x

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  5. Beautiful background and frame for the amazing twine flower

    Love Chrissie

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  6. I love your twine flower, Nikki - and the soft faded colours give this such a lovely gentle feel.
    Alison xx

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  7. Gorgeous Nikki love the twine flower (such patience) and your colour combo fabulous.
    MaggieH

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  8. What a fabulous idea for creating such textured flowers Nikki - they are wonderful! The background compliments them perfectly. Have a lovely weekend. Jennie x

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  9. Wow Nikki, this is just brilliant! So funkie and unique, those flowers are fantabulous!! Best use of twine ever!! However do you come with so many original ideas! I love it!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for my 'Valen-Twine' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  10. Ooh this is fab Nikki,yes I bet making the flowers was fiddly but you've done a brilliant job ;)
    Have a fab weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  11. Nikki, this card is so unique and fun! Those flowers are incredible and I love your color choices. Love that you framed the flower! Happy Weekend!

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  12. Your background is wonderful with some great texture but those quirky flowers are fabulous! Anne xx

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  13. A fabulous card Nikki with a fabulous design and colour palette, I love how you have incorporated the twine element. Brilliant!
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  14. Such a fantastic card and that twine flower steals the show! Love it. Jenny x

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  15. Nikki, that is so great, your twine flowers are wonderful!

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  16. Fabulous card Nikki ! Your twine flower is just gorgeous ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  17. Gorgeous card Nikki, just love how you did the flower! Super effect!!

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  18. Gorgeous card Nikki, just love how you did the flower! Super effect!!

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  19. Beautiful card Nikki, love how you made the flower.
    Yvonne xx

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  20. Your flower is gorgeous! How creative and very unusual! I'm so happy you joined us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  21. Wow Nikki this is amazing love the twine flower and rhe background textures and colour

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  22. love the twine and great texture!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  23. That twine flower is a great design! And I love all the texture from the bricks, too! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  24. Cute twine flower, love the textures too. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  25. Love your texture and that twine flower is AMAZING!
    thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  26. Your twine flower is adorable Nikki and suits your background perfectly. Beautiful card.
    Julie x

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  27. I love that string art flower! I have not done that technique in AGES!!! What a fun blast from the past so see it so well done and so "modernized"! Great card! Thanks for joining the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!

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  28. Your twine flower is awesome all tucked into your textured frame. Love it! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

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  29. Back to say thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie! Jenny x

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  30. What a sweet project but, wow! So much work! Beautiful!
    Hugs,
    cathy

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