Friday, 3 July 2015

Love my Home


Hi everyone. Today sees the start of the July challenge at A Vintage Journey and we are looking for Tim Holtz inspired projects with the theme of destinations. I have had a difficult few weeks and I wasn't sure I would be able to get a project done for this one but I am so pleased that I have. What has been really important to me recently is the comfort and security my home gives me so I decided this was my destination of choice.

I haven't been on blogger much recently but I did catch a post from the fabulous Paula Cheney which inspired me to make this little plaque. You can find Paula's post here. There are quite a few differences, Paula was working on canvass and included a lot more colour than me and her letters were sticky back canvass too. But I loved her piece so much I adapted it for my MDF plaque.

I painted my plaque the lighter blue and then cut an oval out of a masking sheet. I placed this in the centre before added a darker blue around the outside of the plaque. Once dry, like Paula, I took gesso and dabbed it through a layering stencil and then removed some with kitchen roll.

I cut my letters from greyboard using a bigz die and added various paints with dabbing and a bit of splattering. Once dry I added glossy accents. A few remnant rubs finished the project.



Nikki
xxx



21 comments:

  1. WOW what a gorgeous wall plaque! Love the color and such gorgeous design!

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  2. Sometimes there really IS no place like home Nikki!! What a lovely destination plaque you created - love the stenciling and wonderful letters! Julia xx

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  3. Beautiful colors! Very simple and catchy and can't agree more on that sentiment!

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  4. So beautiful Nikki. Love those letters with their delicate splattering. You're right, there is no place like home. Jenny x

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  5. Beautiful wall plaque for your home Niki

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. I did see Paula's gorgeous creation and I just love your interpretation of it, the gorgeous blue, the light gesso embossing and the wonderful speckled word - they are all so beautiful. The sentiment says it all really! Sending you big hugs, Anne xxx

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  7. you are right there is no place like home...a great piece xx sending hugs x

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  8. Ahh, how lovely that your favourite destination is home - and what a lovely welcome home plaque. The sparkly lettering is delicious!
    Alison xx

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  9. The colors work so well to create a spectacular design. This is awesome Nikki!

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  10. This is beautiful Nikki and you are so right, thankfully we have our little castles in times of need
    Biggest hugs
    Donna xxx

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  11. I love this plaque, it has a real Charles Rennie mackintosh feel to the background. I'm so sorry you have had a bad few weeks. Give me a shout if you fancy a cuppa,

    Lucy x

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  12. this is wonderful Nikki - and i'm so pleased you've chosen home as your destination - afterall home is where the heart is! Love it xx

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  13. Excellent take on the destination theme Nikki and I just love the wonderful texture on the text. Hope all is well with you, sending big hugs :)

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  14. Outstanding project, Nikki! I love that home is your destination of choice given all the places you've traveled! Beautiful letters on this awesome plaque! Big hugs to you!

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  15. Wonderful panel Nikki, its good to get home after a journey away.
    Yvonne xx

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  16. This is so lovely Nikki, I love the earth tone blue colour and that you chose home. Been thinking of you and hope you're doing okay xx

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  17. Sometimes home is the best destination for sure, Nikki! I love this pretty hanging!

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  18. Oh such a fun hanging, Nikki!! I saw Paula's tutorial, too and I love your take on Paula's creation!! All of the blues that you've used are lovely and calming--just the way I feel when coming home after being away--there truly is no place like home :) :) Just a lovely creation for AVJ's Destinations challenge this month!! XOXO-Shari

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  19. Wonderful Nikki, a beautiful plaque to celebrate that most perfect of destinations, home. Hope all is well with you and yours, thanks for sharing your lovely creation.

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  20. This is so pretty and will look gorgeous hanging up at home - love it. xxx

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  21. Heheh - Nikki - you are a gal after my own heart.... HOME. This sign is so so sweet - I just am drawn to it's peaceful quaintness. Love the texture and coloring in the letters too. j.

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