Thursday, 5 December 2019

Dressed for Christmas


Hi there. I have been having a bit of fun making some Christmas Tags for PaperArtsy. I have used non Christmas stamps and tried to 'dress them for Christmas'. All the details over on the PaperArtsy blog.
Nikki
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Monday, 25 November 2019

Gell Plate Tape Embellishments for Christmas

Christmas cards with Gelli plate and sticky tape embellishments

Hi everyone. It's my final week in the Designer Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp. Thanks to the team for having me, it has been great to be back! This week the theme is Tape. I decided to try an old technique using a Gelli Plate and Sticky tape to create some embellishments for Christmas cards.
 There are quite a few videos out there on this technique - most recently from Birgit Koopsen. I used both normal sellotape and also clear parcel tape so I had different thicknesses to work with.



I started brayering bits of paint (I used Dina Wakley) onto the gel plate, followed by stamping in both paint and archival ink. I predominantly used Psychedelic Grunge from Tim Holtz. It is important if you want to use Mica later to leave some space on the plate - just random gaps that will be filled later.

I then took my selected tape and placed across the plate in strips - ensuring it is lightly burnished to remove any air. When you remove the tape the paint and mark making is transferred to the tape. I then brushed mica powder into any spaces - its hard to see in the photos but it adds some Festive shimmer sparkle!

The mica removes the stickiness that is left on the tape so I used Matte medium to adhere to white card before die cutting or hand cutting shapes for my Christmas cards.


I cut my tree and presents by hand and punched a little star for top. The greeting is from Tim Holtz Scribbly Christmas.


The bauble was cut with a die from my stash and the banners hand cut.



Again simple shapes were hand cut to create my present.


I hope you like my little cards. Thanks again to the Simon Says Stamp team for having me for the month! 
Nikki
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Friday, 22 November 2019

Vintage Easel Card with Tim Holtz products

Vintage style Easel Card with Tim Holtz
Three posts in a week for me! Haven't done that in a long time. Over at A Vintage Journey I am sharing a tutorial on this Vintage style Easel card today.... lots more details and photos here!
Nikki
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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Ooooh Shaving Foam!

Oh yes I have tried paint marbling with shaving foam! Very messy! To see more I am over at PaperArtsy sharing my attempts!
Nikki

Monday, 18 November 2019

Recycled Cardboard Mini Book

Recycled mini book with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set


Recycled mini book with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set

Hello! Hope your weekend was good. I am back for my third week as a guest designer over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge blog. This week the theme is Recycle.



 As I was thinking what to make I noticed an empty cat food box waiting to go to the recycle bin - so I decided to create a mini book out of the packaging.



I started with five 2.5 inch squares (quite roughly cut) from the box and stripped them of the glossy marketing. I created little tabs to join them together and added extra glue along the spine. 

I used old book pages along with Gesso and Distress paints in Black Soot and Walnut Stain to paint the surfaces.
Recycled mini book with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set


I then started collaging scrap of materials and paper to the pages - including Dina Wakley collage paper and left over bits from Tim Holtz Journal cards. I finished each page with a quote from Tim Holtz Theories stamp set.

Recycled mini book with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set

Recycled mini book with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set

Recycled mini book with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set

Recycled mini book with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set

As always, there is a $50 voucher for one lucky winner each week - so do join in for your chance to win.
Back next week for my final week!

See you then
Nikki





Monday, 11 November 2019

Tim Holtz Large Stems - Thinking of You


Tim Holtz Large Stems Bigz die

Hi everyone. Today see's my second week in the Designer Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp. Our challenge this week is Thinking of You.



Tim Holtz Large Stems Bigz die

I decided to make a card using Tim Holtz Bigz die - Large Stems as my focal point. However I started with the background, as I often do to ensure I get the right balance of colours. I added some Transparent texture paste in places through Tim Holtz Latticework stencil on my card and sprinkled lightly with Seth Apter Baked Texture. Once the paste was dry I heated the embossing powder. I then added Distress inks in various blues to the surface, followed by some stamping with the Lattice stamp from Tim Holtz Lattice and Flourish. 


Tim Holtz Large Stems Bigz die

I die cut my flowers and used Distress Paints in Hickory Smoke, Blueprint Sketch and Tumbled Glass to colour. I added some random stamping and splattering too! I die cut again in black to create the shadow. Mt words are from Simple Sayings (Tim Holtz).


Tim Holtz Large Stems Bigz die



Thank you so much for your visit, see you next week!
Nikki 

Monday, 4 November 2019

Flourishing Vases Thank you card

AALL and Create Tracy Evans Flourishing Vases and Digital Bubbles stencil

Hi everyone. I am very pleased to be back on the Simon Says Stamp Monday blog in the Designer Spotlight this month. For my first week the theme is Thanks / Thanksgiving - featuring products from AALL and Create.

AALL and Create Tracy Evans Flourishing Vases and Digital Bubbles stencil

I used Flourishing Vases stamp set by Tracy Evans and the Digital Bubbles stencil along with paints from PaperArtsy  (I used Bougainvillea, Forget Me Not and Mulled Wine.)
For the background, I add a couple of colours to my Gel Plate and brayered. I placed the stencil on top, lightly pressed and then removed. I then took my print off the plate. I used a similar background for the vase and flowers but in lighter colours.

I fussy cut the flowers and vase so I could raise them slightly.
AALL and Create Tracy Evans Flourishing Vases and Digital Bubbles stencil

'Thank you' was stamped in 2 colours using my stamp platform.  The stamp is from Darkroom Door.
Do pop over to the Simon Says stamp blog where there is, as always, loads of inspiration from their talented design team. And if you join the challenge there is a $50 voucher for one lucky winner.

Thank you so much for your visit, see you next week!
Nikki 

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