Friday, 1 May 2015

Spring Colours


Spring colours using Butterfly Duo and Tattered Florals

Time for a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey today and our theme is Spring Flowers - chosen by Astrid. 
I created this little wall panel using a number of Tim Holtz dies and distress inks, sprays and paints.

I started with some card which I randomly spritzed with yellow and blue distress ink sprays. Once dry I stencilled clear texture paste through the latticework stencil. Again when dry more colours were added to get enough contrast to the foreground.

I cut the ornate frame, a butterfly from Butterfly Duo and some sprigs and applied various inks to them. The flower was created using Tattered florals - made with previously wet and scrunched white card. Once put together I spritzed with pumice stone distress spray and let dry, Then I added some crackle paste and let it dry before finally spritzing with weathered wood distress spray.

I decided to mount on some corrugated cardboard with I dry brushed with blue and green distress paint.




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Thanks for visiting today, I always appreciate your time and comments. I am back in a few hours with another post - well it is the first of the month!
Nikki

31 comments:

  1. Your spring colours are simply beautiful Nikki. A great combination of the butterfly and greenery. Oh, and don't forget those touches of blue.

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  2. STUNNING Nikki, love all your colours especially the dark blue flower :-) xxx

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  3. this is really beautiful Nikki! Love the layers and colors!

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  4. Wonderful layers on this Nikki! love the torn background piece and the great mix of spring colors! hugs, Julia xx

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  5. Love and adore your awesome card. Love all the details. And your flower is as usual fabulous. I'm very excited with your flower making skills. This one is truly awesome ! Your background is so exciting as well.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

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  6. Very beautiful project Nikki with wonderful additions to the background

    Chrissie xx

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  7. Stunning project Nikki, it has such a wonderful Springtime feel to it! Love the texture and the way you combined the different elements, - a stunning make!

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  8. Absolutely stunning, Nikki! Amazing colors, great texture and fantastic combination of so many gorgeous elements!
    Branka xxx

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  9. Ooh this is beautiful Nikki,I love the green shades and I really must buy that butterfly duo die :)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  10. And this really is delightful Nikki! I love the way you've kept the butterfly to the same colour palette as the rest of the piece and used the frame as an extra border. Jenny x

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  11. this is fabulous Nikki - I love the colours you have used - beautiful work and very spring like. Hugs rachel x

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  12. Love love love!!! So beautiful Nikki, your colours are completely dreamy and vibrant! Love the wonderful effect on your frame and your foliage choice is genius!! Such a beautiful spring creation!! hugs :)

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    1. Your work always distracts me with it's beauty...I forgot to say Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Stencil Mania' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  13. Adore the lattice background you have given this piece, and the apple and lime greens are just the perfect backdrop for you butterfly xx

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    1. Hi Nikki - just popping back in to say thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie (sorry running late on commenting) hugs, Georgie xx

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  14. A beautiful wall panel Nikki, love the colours you used and all the wonderful details.
    Yvonne xx

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  15. What a great mix of textures and spring tones with stunning results.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Julie x

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  16. Oh wow Nikki, this is one gorgeous creation, the butterfly is gorgeous. Anne xx

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  17. This creation describes itself... DELIGHTFUL!!! And it is! Luscious Nikki. j.

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  18. Hi this is a gorgeous distressed creation. Thank you for joining us at the Fantasy Stampers Challenge. Hugs Jackie DT

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  19. Love the rustic layering here - and the muted tones are so lovely. What a great card!
    Alison xx

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  20. Fabulous spring colours Nikki and so many wonderful layers. And then the stunning butterfly tops it all! A fabulous spring piece. Jennie x

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  21. Amazing, Nikki!! Love the stenciled background, love the rustic flower, love how you mounted this on a piece of corrugated! Love It All!! :) Lots of inspiration with this piece! XOXO-Shari

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  22. Beautiful! Fabulous colours and those layers….mmmmmm! Definitely Spring!! Chrisx

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  23. fab project and great use of the dies! x

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  24. Fantastic wall hanging, Nikki! I love all the layers and that butterfly is gorgeous. I must be the only one that does not own those dies!! On the list! Such a gorgeous creation for spring!

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  25. Back to say thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie Nikki. Jenny x

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  26. Love your spring wall hanging Nikki! It is beautifully put together and I love the spring colors you chose.

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  27. Beautiful Nikki, love your colour palette and the cardboard adds a lovely texture to your background!

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  28. This is a gorgeous project, Nikki - thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers, but as we are a stamping challenge I am unable to consider you for our Top 3.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

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  29. LAttice stencil is probably my fav, your color choice is my fav and so I love love love your project! The frame is stunning! barbarayaya

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