Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Tweeting for Love


Hello everyone and a special welcome if you are new here!

I designed my creation today with Frilly and Funkie's ValenTwine theme in mind. I had created the textured and embossed background a few weeks ago and it was sitting on my desk so decided to put it to use. The background was created on kraft card using tinted texture paste through Tim Holtz lattice work stencil with some clear embossing powder added which was heated when the paste was dry. The card was then sprayed with tarnished brass distress spray.


I added some corrugated cardboard which has some decoart sand texture paste and gesso on it with a little wild honey distress ink to add colour.


Both my birds (Stampin' Up punch) and heart (found on my desk) were treated with Deco Art crackle paint and again a little wild honey added. My oval frame has gesso added for texture and colour added randomly.


You can't really see it but the base layer is kraft card with gesso splodged around and the edges distressed. The middle layer is vellum stamped with a fab new Stampin' Up stamp I have - called 'I love lace'. (Sorry no close up of this.)

Some white bakers twine was wrapped around the heart and some chit chat stickers added. 

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Thanks for looking
Nikki
xxx


27 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Nikki. ..love the textures and layers and those birds in the ornate oval are adorable. Love your twined heart.

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  2. Lovely textures on this Nikki and the heart stands out with the white wrapping

    Love Chrissie

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  3. Loads of yummy textures!! Lovely card Nikki

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  4. Ooooooh this is one of my favourite of yours Nikki,wonderful texture and those little birds are so sweet ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  5. Love the design and fab details,this is gorgeous.xxx

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  6. Wow Nikki, just gorgeous! Love that background and your birds are amazing! Lots of fun techniques and wonderful neutral tones! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Valen-Twine' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  7. Snap Nikki, I also put Bakers' twine around my heart...LOL. Great minds. I saw your lovely card on the F+F blog as I went to add mine, you have made some gorgeous textures here. It was great to catch up on Saturday, I am still finishing off my folio. Hugs xx

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  8. Nikki, this is gorgeous, I love the beautiful layers you created. The crackled bird and heart are wonderful and I love how you entwined the heart - just beautiful! Anne xx

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  9. Another stunning card! I love the neutrals and the textures! Thanks for sharing at the MMCC!

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  10. Awesome card, Nikki! Absolutely stunning! Xx

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  11. Beautiful card and what a great use of texture. Thanks for playing along at the Kraft Journal.

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  12. Stunning card Nikki, love everything about it.
    Julie x

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  13. How pretty!
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Kraft Journal.
    Karen

    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  14. Beautiful card!! Lovely textures, colours and design. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  15. This is brilliant, Nikki - I love the twine-wrapped heart, and that marvellous background texture. Beautiful card!
    Alison xx

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  16. Beautiful artwork Nikki, I adore all the texture. Thanks so much for joining our 'Love is in the air' Challenge at http://panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk/
    Claire xx

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  17. This is really pretty!! Great texture!! Thanks for playing along at Mixed Media Card Challenge.

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  18. ooo, this is really pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Art with Heart Challenge. =)

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  19. Nikki, I always love seeing what you make! I love all that texture! So cute the twine wrapped around the heart. Thank you for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie and Art with Heart Challenge.

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  20. Oh I love this Nikki. I could happily lose myself for ages looking at the details and textures you've put together beautifully. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  21. what an amazing texture! Stunning card Nikki.Thanks so much for joining in with us at Art With Heart ^.^

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  22. This is gorgeous! Love that intricate frame and the twine abound the heart :)

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  23. Thank you for sharing with MMCC!

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  24. Beautiful card with lots of gorgeous details! Love it!
    Thanks for playing with us at MMCC. Hoping to see you with us again in March!

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