Friday, 19 April 2019

Crackled Pebbles with Faceted Heart

I recently showed the Neutrals project I created for our challenge theme this month at A Vintage Journey. (Here). Today I am sharing the 'how to do' tutorial for this!


Nikki
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Friday, 5 April 2019

Keeping it neutral

Textured Wall Art with Tim Holtz / Sizzix Faceted Heart die
Hi everyone. This month at A Vintage Journey our challenge is Neutral Zone. Time to banish colour and create with blacks, whites, greys, beiges, creams and browns only. I have made this 8x8 inch panel with greyboard coasters altered to create stone effects. I seem to be using the Faceted Heart alot at the moment - here it is again!

I will be sharing a tutorial post on how I created all the textured effects at AVJ in a couple of weeks - so for now its just some photos. I loved making this so much I repeated it but this time with a little colour!
Textured Wall Art with Tim Holtz / Sizzix Faceted Heart die

Textured Wall Art with Tim Holtz / Sizzix Faceted Heart die

Till next time!
Nikki

Friday, 29 March 2019

Texture Tag for AVJ

Tim Holtz Faceted Heart and new Wildflowers - Tag Friday
Hi everyone.  Today it is one our Tag Friday features at A Vintage Journey.
I have used an MDF tag, allowing me to add lots of texture and paint to the surface. Texture paste was added to the surface through a stencil and texture sand paste around the edges before I painted and highlighted with distress crayons.

A simple design was added with a small rusted Faceted Heart and some of Tim Holtz new Wildflowers.
Tim Holtz Faceted Heart and new Wildflowers - Tag Friday

Tim Holtz Faceted Heart and new Wildflowers - Tag Friday
Both the heart and flower had a little clear crackle added too.

If you havent come from there so pay a visit to A Vintage Journey for some more Tag shaped inspiration!
Nikki
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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Tattered Butterfly Birthday

Tim Holtz Tattered Butterfly Bigz die birthday cards
Just stopping by to share a some cards I have made using the new Tattered Butterfly die from Tim Holtz. I made a few more but were sent in the post before I took photos! They are all a similar design - just different colours and papers.
Tim Holtz Tattered Butterfly Bigz die birthday cards
Tim Holtz Tattered Butterfly Bigz die birthday cards
On some I created inky layers to contrast with the printed papers. Love this effect of inking a stencil, spritzing and stamping with it.
Tim Holtz Tattered Butterfly Bigz die birthday cards
Back soon!
Nikki
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Friday, 1 March 2019

My Crafting Journey with A Vintage Journey

MDF Tag with Tim Holtz Globe die and ephemera
Hi everyone. We have a new challenge today at A Vintage Journey - hosted by the blog owner Brenda. The topic is 'Let's Celebrate the Journey'. Here is her description:
Join the journey for our Birthday challenge. Include the word or any images that depict a journey or even something that shows a creative journey you are on. Please tell us how your project fits the theme in your blog post and remember to create in one of our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.


MDF Tag with Tim Holtz Globe die and ephemera
I decided to celebrate my crafting journey by including lots of my favourite tecniques and products! So my tag includes lots of texture, lots of layers. It is blues and browns and mostly features Tim Holtz products - stencils, texture paste. ephemera, Distress Inks and paints, word chips!

MDF Tag with Tim Holtz Globe die and ephemera

MDF Tag with Tim Holtz Globe die and ephemera

I felt a little nostalgic so decided to go back and look at some of the other projects I had done for AVJ since I joined in May 2014 - nearly 5 years ago!!! Here are a few of the most popular:

All about Texture - tags featuring Tim Holtz stamps and stencils
2014 - a tag trio - original post here

Tim Holtz inspired tags for A Vintage Journey
2015 - more tags! - original post here

Abstract Journal Page
2017 - My abstract obsession and a bit of journalling - original post here

Tim Holtz inpspired canvas
2017 - layered canvas - original post here

I hope you like my tag and little bit of reflection! Do visit AVJ where there is heaps of inspiration for this challenge - we would love to see your interpretation on Celebrating the Journey.

As this is a bit of a reflective post and my tag has a vintage feel I would like to join in the challenge at Simon Says Stamp (Monday) where the theme is Past Times / Vintage.

Nikki

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Snarky Birthday Fun

Tim Holtz Snarky Small Talk stickers and PaperArtsy stamps (Zinski)

Tim Holtz Snarky Small Talk stickers and PaperArtsy stamps (Zinski)
Mixing it up it up a bit for some fun birthday cards! PaperArtsy Zinski Cat and Dog stamps and fab Tim Holtz Snarky Small Talk stickers.
Nikki

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