Monday, 24 October 2016

Autumn Textures - Simon Says Stamp Guest Design

Autumn Leaves Nikki Acton for Simon Says Stamp
Hello! Another project today as guest designer at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge . This week the challenge theme is Autumn.

I made a project recently using 4 ATC sized greyboard panels on a 6x6 inch panel and I loved the layout - so though I would repeat it! You can find the original here - same idea, very different though!




I started by taking 4 greyboard ATC's and scratching and cutting off the edges - an Andy Skinner trick! I then painted them all and the 6x6 inch base with black gesso - ensuring I stippled the paint for added texture.
Once dry I dry brushed white gesso over the surface to catch the texture. When fully dry I reached for some translucent paints adding PaperArtsy Banana over the panels and a little DecoArt Quinacridone Red around the edges. 
Once dry I adhered to my base panel.
Next I reached for Tim Holtz Mini Tattered Leaves dies cutting 8 and using various distress paints (Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Aged Mahogany and Fossilized Amber) to colour them. I added a few vein marks with a pen too. I covered them in glossy accents and left to dry.
I cut an extra little panel for the centre and painted it as the ATC panels - before adding a Small Talk sticker.
Nikki
xxx


20 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this Nikki! what a gorgeous panel! just perfect to decorate your home during the autumn months! I thought you had used ceramic tiles! they the panels look so real and the colours and leaves are perfect!

    i love the one you made earlier too, very beautiful :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Nikki this is gorgeous . Fabulous design- love the rough edges of the ATC and those autumnal colours are just lush . A very inspirational project you talented lady
    hugs x

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  3. I recognise those wonderful techniques you used for your background and I love the gorgeous autumnal colours you have used. The leaves look amazing too! Anne xx

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  4. This is gorgeous Nikki! Your textures are fantastic! I feel like I am looking down at grassy stones with the fallen leaves on them. Wonderful project!! hugs, Maura

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  5. This is so pretty, Nikki! I love the deep rich colors of your leaves and the amazing background tiles. Beautiful!

    Cathie ♥

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  6. Oh my! The panels look like stone! I had to watch the first project and your step by step tutorial to believe it's a cardboard! I am amazed. The colors are fabulous and those shining leaves are just perfect. Grat job! So happy to have you with us this month! Hugs, Marzena

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  7. Gorgeous project, Nikki! I love how you made the leaves glossy! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  8. Such a lovely stone effect, Nikki. Especially loved what you did to the grey board panels.

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  9. Fabulous project Nikki. What a lovely texture on the background, pretty colors, and an awesome way you treated the leaves with glossy accents. Really such a decorative piece of art.
    Thank you for sharing lovely pics and a small turorial.
    Hugs from Monica
    Spain

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  10. Huge Congrats on your Guest Designer spot Nikki xx Totally love the way you have created tis card and I love the colours.........Autumn is such a favourite time of year for me..............Fabulous

    Hugs Annie xx

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  11. Wow absolutely love this Nikki, so perfectly Autumnal and the texture you've created is amazing too
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  12. This is quite incredible, it looks indistinguishable from slate!

    Lucy x

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  13. The textures and colors on these are so fabulous!! I'm bookmarking this in the hopes of CASEing it some day!! Thanks for the tips!

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  14. love your wall panel Nikki...you have truly captured the stone look...the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous leaves hugs kath xxx

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  15. What a great piece! I love how you really brought the textures to life. This reminded me of beautiful fallen leaves on a sidewalk after an Autumn rainstorm. I especially like how you gave your leaves some shine!

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  16. Gorgeous Nikki, love the texture contrasted with the glossy leaves, wonderful! Deb xo

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  17. fabulous design Nikki! Love the panel and how you built it! the leaves are amazingand the chontrast you've created is so beautiful! Barbara

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  18. This is such a fabulous textured piece of artwork and I love how you've captured a real feel of autumn with all the different elements ~ it's gorgeous Nikki! xx

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  19. Love your beautiful creation! The texture and colors are fabulous! :)

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  20. Gorgeous textured backgrounds and the glossy leaves look fabulous.
    Alison x

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