Friday, 1 July 2016

Let's do distress - with blue!

Welcome to my first post of the day - there is another in a few hours. We have a new challenge at A Vintage Journey where we are doing - Monochromatic. Well I decided to do Distress Monochromatic!
It has been a while since I have done a tag and had a good distress play - so when I went to a crop recently I just took everything blue. I was playing around - there are actually 5 tags - I will share the other 2 later. As I was getting messy I scribbled on the back what I had done and as I knew I was going to mount them I recorded the details when I got home - so here is a little chart. This is just for the backgrounds, not the embellishing.
Addicted to Art - Distress Monochromatic tags
I also took to the crop a load of scraps lying around my desk - things I had stamped or die cut and not used. As long as they could be made blue I wanted to use them.
I added some cogs, die cut letters, butterfly and game spinner.
I added fabulous wildflower die cuts - after painting with distress paints, a little wooden butterfly, some tissue tape and sentiment.
I stamped on this one as it didn't have texture paste and added some more wildflowers and the travelling bird from one of Tim's older stamp sets.

Here is the framed version:

Do check out the rest of the creations on show over at A Vintage Journey today and come and join us with our Monochromatic challenge.

I would like to enter the following:
July challenge at Craft stamper.
Simon Says Stamp - Tic Tac Toe (Spray Stencil Stamp)

Nikki
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25 comments:

  1. Nikki, this is a fantastic piece of art! Each individual tag is stunning, those blue tones are so beautiful, together they make for a brilliant canvas against that blue background, love it!!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful nikki and the framed piece is perfect. Wonderful x

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  3. Wonderful tags and they look amazing in the frame.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. Nikki, these are stunning! Love your photos too... xx

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous bluesy tags, Nikki - there's so much detail and delight on each one. I love that you used scraps and cuts and leftovers and assembled them all to such perfection. A wonderful trio.
    Alison x

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  6. Individually they are all so beautiful and then together you have a collection of wow! Gorgeous tags!

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  7. The blue just draws me in. Beautiful tags!

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  8. These are SO lovely Nikki! wonderful shades of blue, great textures, stampings and layerings and so pretty all framed together! Julia xx

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  9. And blue is my favourite colour... Love this mix of techniques for a beautiful set of Mixed Media tags.

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  10. Lovely monochromatic trio . Adore the blue and the textures. Gorgeous collection. Have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

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  11. Fabulous triptych of beautiful blue tags Nikki, love how you used so many techniques and 'leftovers', can't wait to see the other two! Deb xo

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  12. Beautiful in Blue . Your trio of tags are fab! Nikki, each being a beauty in its own right but when brought together - what a treat! Inspiring use of leftover bits too. x

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  13. stunning trio of tags Nikki... ...great choice for Tic Tac Toe...thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge hugs kath xxx

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  14. Beautiful trio of tags all colored up in my favorite color! It's amazing you were able to coordinate so many scraps and bits of leftovers! Bravo on a FABULOUS job! Hugs!

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  15. These are three masterpieces! love love love them! Blue and its shades is my favorite color! I adore every detail!Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

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  16. Oh my goodness Nikki! What a trio of goodness this is! Beautiful designs every one and even better together! TFS!

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  17. Fab, fab, fab !!!! Gorgeous Nikki !
    Corrie x

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  18. Stunning trio of tags Nikki, with great textures, colour and design.
    Enjoy your week, Julie x

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  19. WOW! Beautiful tags .... great colour and fabulous texture. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

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  20. Thanks for playing and LOVE your project for the Craft Stamper this month
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

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  21. Wow! All three tags are really gorgeous! Beautiful textures and color.

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  22. Love these blues <3 Great collection of tags. Really enjoyed seeing the notes and process, thanks so much!~kim

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  23. Concentrating on one shade of blue makes the texture sing and pop on this Nikki. One of my all time favs of yours - LOVE it!!! xx

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  24. Wow! These are such fabulous tags! I love how you framed them too. Awesome job!

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