Sunday, 7 February 2021

Blizzard fold mini book, with new PaperArtsy paints!
Hi all - today I am over at PaperArtsy with this little mini book featuring fab new PaperArtsy paints and stamps! Woo hoo... there is a video too...

Nikki x

Thursday, 14 January 2021

A crazy mash up


Hi everyone and belated New Year greetings. Here's to a positive year for everyone.
I am over at Paper Artsy tonight - the current blog theme is Mash Up - using stamps from 4 stamps sets. I'd forgotten how challenging this can be. All the details over at PaperArtsy.
Nikki x

Saturday, 12 December 2020

Icy Abstracts at PaperArtsy featuring Seth Apter stamps


I am over a PaperArtsy this evening - sharing these Icy Abstractions! It's meant to be a Christmas theme but got very carried away with joy of the paint!
Nikki xx

Friday, 4 December 2020

Getting Merry and saying goodbye!


Hi everyone - it has been some time - I have turned into a reluctant blogger! Today sees our final challenge at A Vintage Journey.  I know, very sad - but the craft world seems to be moving away from blogging into the instant social media world! For me, I hope this changes - I find most (not all!) of social media quite toxic and find I am using it less and less. I feel it creates more harm than good - but that's just me! 

For our final challenge we have created on the theme of Merry Little Christmas - ATC's to celebrate this wonderful time of year. I created some inky backgrounds with Distress inks / oxides and added some background stamping. The stamps are a combination of Sara Naumann (PaperArtsy) and Tim Holtz.

I have combined stamping on some painty backgrounds with stamping and fussy cutting on book paper.

Can't beat a few splatters to finish off! The designs originate from a recent Tracy Evans workshop I did. Tracy was one of the original AVJ DT! 

Our final make is another ATC to say goodbye!
This time a gelli print background with a fussy cut bird from Tracy Evans (AALL and CREATE).

The words say it all - I cherish my 6.5 years with AVJ -  a wonderful experience and some fabulous friendships made! But we must focus on today - even in Covid times - and adapt as we can to what is 'in the now'.

Love and hugs to everyone at AVJ, past and present, and the wonderful followers of our blog.

Friday, 2 October 2020

A little numerical journalling


It seems ages since I have I have joined in one of the challenges at A Vintage Journey. This month the theme is Numbers - hosted by lovely Annie!

"Numbers is our challenge theme for this month and we would like to see them being a focal point in your entries. You can use stencils, die cuts, fussy cuts or rub ons, rust them up, use texture paste or paint them, the decision is yours as long as the numbers are prominent. Just remember to create your project in one of our preferred styles: vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk."

I decided to a create journal page with lots of numbers. My background was fun - a combination of collage, stamping, stencils, washi, paint etc. 
I die cut some flowers in black card and added numbers to these too before dry brushing over the surface as the black was a bit - black! I wanted the quote and clock to have a little more prominence!

I don't know why but I have really lost my mojo during the pandemic - when it would be a great opportunity to craft. This was a fun way to just be free and play.


Sunday, 13 September 2020

Booking binding Seth Apter style for PaperArtsy

Hi everyone. I am over at PaperArtsy this evening with a book using Seth Apter stamps and  PaperArtsy paints. For more details and pics visit the PA blog - if not here is a little video!

Nikki xx

Saturday, 15 August 2020

Mandala Plaque for PaperArtsy


Hi - it's another redirect post tonight as it is my turn over at PaperArtsy. I am playing with stamps by Gwen Lafleur and embossing powder for the current topic - 'Fused'.