Friday, 3 February 2017

Special Words at A Vintage Journey

Nikki Acton - Dream Believe - using PaperArtsy Fresco Paints / Seth Apter stamps and dies
At A Vintage Journey today we introduce a new challenge hosted by the talented and lovely Jennie. Jennie has chosen Words that are so Special.

I found an old creation with this wooden frame to use for this project. I decided on my words and then designed a layout around them on a scrap of paper - so that I knew the sizes of card I needed etc.

 I started with the frame covering the previous colour using PaperArtsy Fresco acrylics. I stamped one of the text stamps from Seth Apter's new PaperArtsy stamp sets randomly over the surface too.
Nikki Acton - Dream Believe - using PaperArtsy Fresco Paints / Seth Apter stamps and dies
 I created two backgrounds on plain card again using the PaperArtsy chalk paints - lots of layering to get that worn look. I cut them to size and used the remaining blue to die cut the stars with Seth Apter / Spellbinders Robo Star.
Nikki Acton - Dream Believe - using PaperArtsy Fresco Paints / Seth Apter stamps and dies
The words - Dream and Believe - are my own stencil. I stencilled with Buff Fresco acrylic onto some brown card - once dry I stamped over it a little.

Have a great weekend.
Nikki
xxx

22 comments:

  1. Another amazing piece of art Nikki. Love the combo of the blues and browns.

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  2. You are really rocking these Seth dies and stamps Nikki, I loved the pieces you did for Seth on the PA blog, and this one is right up there with the others! FABULOUS!!!

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  3. Fantastic Nikki! You've really got that Seth look down and this is a complete stunner. Love the mesh insert for the star and the fact that you've even gone the extra mile by matching in the frame xx

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  4. The colours sand layers are just gorgeous Nikki and the composition fits the shapes beautifully xxx

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  5. Wow, your Seth Apter work is outstanding. I was reading your other post on using Seth's products, it's also outstanding. Like how you describe technique.

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  6. Oh my! This is absolutely stunning! Nikki Boy are you on a roll with all your recent makes. LOVE everything about this one . Flawless design and execution. Without doubt a real WINNER! x

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  7. Gorgeous colours and layers Nikki which really come together for a fabulous project. Love it! Have a lovely weekend x

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  8. Gorgeous Nikki, I love the touches of stamping and layered design. The blue against your background is perfect . I have loved all your rusty creations too. Loving how you are using Seth's dies. Tracy x

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  9. This really is fabulous Nikki! Those stars are on my list! Chrisx

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  10. I love the grungy/vintage colours, it's a wonderful Mixed Media make with a masculine feel!

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  11. Nikki this project is awesome !! Love the raw grungy look. You always do create amazing art.
    Can I ask about the "netting" inside the star : is that something you just added ? I'm asking because I love the look of the netting inside the star. But when I wanted to buy the dies for the stars I did'nt see any die for netting !!!?? Please if you have time to reply I will be very grateful.
    (mamablitger@hotmail.com )
    Thank you for sharing your creativity.
    Hugs from Monica
    Spain

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  12. Wonderful Nikki, lovely textures and love the stamping over your stenciled words. Just got some of PaperArtsy's Fresco paints, can't wait to play with them more, love the chalk finish! Deb xo

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  13. I love your color choices on this Nikki - and the scattered text stampings - your textured stars are the perfect illustration for your words! Julia xx

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  14. This is a stunning project Nikki, I love how the background looks really textured and the blues and browns are wonderful - the stars are amazing! A truly stunning piece! xxx

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  15. Super shabby design and a fab card.
    Julie x

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  16. Nikki I'm in awe! Your works with Seth's dies are fabulous! I'm fascineted! I confess that i'm placing a big order with these dies and stamps! You are one of the cause! FABULOUS WORK! BArbara

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  17. Totally love this Nikki.....great colours and details of yummy textures.

    Huge hugs Annie xx

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  18. Just had to have another look at this awesome project. I'm totally in love with your project.
    Also a big thank you for your kind reply to my question about netting in the big star. You are so friendly and I was so happy to hear from you.
    Big hugs Monica
    Spain

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  19. LOVE your project and will now have another stencil to add to my wish list!! xx

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  20. Amazing work with those paint layers, Nikki - it's absolutely inspiring seeing the results you are getting. You're the reason I've just splurged on the Seth paint sets - they're not really my colours, but I wanted to play after seeing what you've been doing. My bank manager will be in touch with you soon...!!
    Alison x

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  21. Nikki, I would have liked to been a butterfly on your craft room wall when you were making these amazing background panels and stars!! I love your stenciling and the entire piece is a creative work of art! Hugs!

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