Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Something simple


Hello and happy April! Over at Country View Crafts it is the start of a new challenge and we using Kraft card. For my first make I decided to use the card to make a weathered or worn background - it was just play really but I liked how it came out.

I began with a piece of card I had used to mop up some pumice stone distress spray and added some gesso - just lightly swiping it in random lines in one direction.
I then did a similar thing with gathered twigs DI - the gesso resists it so it adds colour to the non painted areas.
I wanted a little more variation so took my sanding block and lightly sanded the surface before adding some frayed burlap and finally a little more gathered twigs.
In the end I also added a little broken china through the latticework stencil in the corners - but this is quite subtle.

I stamped the words and one of the Runway girls in archival ink and heat embossed.

 I also stamped the same girl on some scrap Kraft card and cut out the dress. I coloured it with broken china ink and embossed with clear powder. (It turned out to be a little contaminated!) I coloured in the ' Beauty' letters with broken china and then a promarker to add a bit more colour.

A few close ups:



Do pay a visit to the Country View Crafts challenge blog for more inspiration on using Kraft card. As usual there is a monthly prize donated by Susan at the Country View Crafts store.

Thanks for visiting - have a lovely day.
Nikki 
xxx


19 comments:

  1. Very classy card Nikki with a wonderful background.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  2. Love this Nikki,the background is fabulous.xxx

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  3. Wow,stunning Nikki! I love the way you did the background,looks just like weathered wood,brilliant!
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  4. Beautiful Nikki and how I wish I could wear a dress like that................Beautifully Simplistic and a great idea for the background

    TFS and hugs Annie x

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  5. Oh my goodness!! This is gorgeous!!! Love the simplicity and elegance of this crafting gem! Thank you for the inspiration! Hugs :)

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  6. Beautiful Nikki! You picked the perfect sentiment for your 'simple' card. Gorgeous colouring on her dress, and I love your streaked background! hugs :)

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  7. Gorgeous background Nikki, i love how your card has turned out, your use of the blue in the corners has tied this together beautifully :-) xxx

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  8. Beautiful Nikki, love the gorgeous background you created! Those runway girls look more appealing each time you use them....but I must resist! Anne xx

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  9. What a scrumptious layered background, weathered and wonderful. Love this Nikki!
    Alison xx

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  10. I LOVE what you have done with the Runway stamp and this card is great, beautiful background and beautiful sentiment to finish it xx

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  11. Hi Nikki, I love your projects with the runway stamps they are exceptional.
    Julie x

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  12. A beautiful card Nikki, its a very elegant image.
    Yvonne xx

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  13. Wonderful use of those Runway stamps, Nikki! The image looks fabulous against that background! Love it!

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  14. Your simplicity is really stunning Nikki!

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  15. Your simplicity is really stunning Nikki!

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  16. I really like this Nikki, a brilliant card xx

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  17. Love your distressed background Nikki, wonderful!

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  18. Gorgeous background, Nikki! And this runway girl has one beautiful dress! Very nicely done!

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  19. Love this! What a great background and the runway image like great on it Chrisx(trying to catch up!)

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