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

Friday, 22 February 2019

Seth Apter Mini's for PaperArtsy


PaperArtsy ESA33, ESA34, ESA39, ESA40 by Seth Apter - with chalk paints, Baked Texture and Gel prints
I have been having lots of fun using new stamps from Seth Apter (PaperArtsy), Baked Texture, PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics plus my brayer and gelli plate. For the all the details do head over to the PaperArtsy blog!
PaperArtsy ESA33, ESA34, ESA39, ESA40 by Seth Apter - with chalk paints, Baked Texture and Gel prints
 Nikki 
xx

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Large Stems Bigz Die - Birthday Greetings

Birthday Day Cards with Tim Holtz Large Stems Bigz Die

Hello! It is great to play with some new stuff this time of year! Here are a couple of cards I have made with Tim Holtz's Large Stems Bigz die. I bought this as I do love to work in greyboard but on these cards I have just cut from paper and coloured with Distress Paints and inks. I sponged a couple of paint colours before filling in the gaps with inks. Simple designs but the dies to the work!

Nikki

Birthday Day Cards with Tim Holtz Large Stems Bigz Die

Friday, 1 February 2019

Faceted Heart for Valentines!

Tim Holtz Faceted Heart Die, Large Funky Florals and Metallic Kraft Stock
Today we see the start of a new challenge at A Vintage Journey - Your Heart's Desire. Our host is the lovely Annie and here is what she says...

Since February is the month of love, include hearts as the main focus of your project. Just be sure your design is in keeping with our vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk styles we prefer.

For my project I have incorporated some 2019 Tim Holtz new releases - the Faceted Heart and Large Funkie Florals dies. I used Metallic Kraft core cardstcock in red and black. The base layer has been embossed and sanded to highlight the texture, the die cut elements also given some sanding.
Tim Holtz Faceted Heart Die, Large Funky Florals and Metallic Kraft Stock
I couldnt resist also introducing some crackle - the central panel included Deco Art Crackle paste with Aged Mahogony Distress Paint added, a few spatters with gesso were added too.

It's good to be back - I haven't blogged in a while! As always do head over to A Vintage Journey for lots more inspiration.

I would like to join in with Simon Says Stamps - Monday Challenge, where Love is in the Air!

Nikki

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