Saturday 11 October 2014

A Sparkly Wall Hanging

I am honoured to be a Guest designer this month over at the Country View Crafts challenge blog following my Design Team Special Mention award for my Words, Words, Words project in August (one of my favourite makes so far!).

The theme for October at CVC is Sparkle and Shine - which is not a natural fit for my style! I decided to have a play with embossed twinchies to see what developed.

I cut some 2 inch square pieces of greyboard and painted them with black acrylic. I then added several layers of clear embossing powder to each one to create the shine. I masked off areas of each embossed panel (with torn post it notes) and added a further layer of versamark, this time embossing with silver glitter embossing powder to the selected areas only. (Although as you can see I wasn't in full control of the glitter!)  Originally I planned to add quite a lot more embellishment but I really liked the shiny, sparkly twinchies and wanted to keep most of them on show.

I stamped 3 butterflies with versamark on black card and embossed with the same sparkly powder. I then mounted my embossed panels and butterflies onto a another piece of card. I had a canvass I wanted to add them too - and played around with different ideas before settling on just a simple painted canvass (in silver) and edged with black.

Thanks for visiting my blog today - I very much appreciate it when people stop by!


  1. A great way to use Twinchies--this is a very smart piece of designer artwork

    Love Chrissie x

  2. This is beautiful Nikki,love all the sparkle,thanks for sharing with us at Country

  3. Brilliant Nikki and so cleverly put together, it looks really arty! Great to have you with us at Countryview!!

  4. Beautifully sparkly Nikki,really striking

    Have a lovely weekend

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  5. Beautiful hanging Nikki, great sparkle effects.

  6. Fabulous hanging the colours and gorgeous flutterbys. Huge congratulations on your GD spot too

    Have a lovely weekend
    Annie x

  7. Yenikki this canvas turned out very decorative. So allthough struggling with shiny bling bling you did a great job ! Thanks for sharing your art !
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

  8. Gorgeous Nikki! I love the contrast of the black shiny parts and the glittery parts! hugs :)

  9. Great idea! Love the shiny squares! Xx


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