Sunday 22 June 2014

Fly Away

Today I am sharing a project I have made for my Top Talent spot at Our Creative Corner. What an honour - thank you ladies.

I have been making a few projects using the bird from Tim Holtz Flights of Fancy set, so decided to continue with this theme. I decided to set my bird in a wooden environment so started searching my stash for different things I could use.

I created by background panel out of mount board and covered it with this fab paper (sorry cant remember the make) - I sanded the edges and added some Walnut Stain DI.
 My second layer was corrugated cardboard treated with gesso, some fresco paint and distress ink. I then added some tissue tape and some stamped cracks.
The bird sits on what was a pair of tags, but I changed one to just a rounded rectangle. The lower one is a Stampin Up hardwood stamp in Pumice stone DI with the same DI colouring the white card. The rectangle is created from a woodgrain embossing folder and again DI's added. (Vintage photo and walnut stain)
I finished my panel with some flowers and leaves - coloured with the same Distress Inks and finally some alpha tiles.

Thanks for looking


  1. Great to take a look at the way you've put this fantastic project together Nikki. Loving all those complimentary textures and the beautiful design and so glad you were picked for a place in the spotlight. Jenny x

  2. Like Jenny, loved reading the step by step here... you had me completely fooled with the background, I honestly thought it was real wood. (Think that paper is by Kaisercraft) in any case the whole piece looks fantastic and you put it together so cleverly. Congrats on being in the spotlight today at OCC, so well deserved!

  3. Hi Nikki, coming from Our creative corner.....
    This is fab project , and thank you for sharing step by step..
    Visited your other posts as well and ...I am your new fan and follower at Blogvin!!

  4. This is gorgeous Nikki, well done! Chris xxx

  5. This looks beautiful!
    Groetjes Karin

  6. A stunning project Nikki. Love all the fabulous elements.

  7. Love the layers on this one Nikki - each layer is so detailed and fabulous. Lovely to look at and find all the little goodies you have added.

  8. Great piece Nikki, wonderful layers and elements added to it xx

  9. Wow this looks fabulous Nikki. Love reading how you created it and thanks for sharing your idea .Fabulous layers to it.
    x catherine

  10. Brilliant layering and texture - and the colour palette is gorgeous too. A wonderful Top Talent spotlight, Nikki - thank you so much!
    Alison xx

  11. Fabulous hanging, very lovely, congrats Nikki!!! Crafty hugs from France, Coco x


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