Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Be an Individual

This is my second make for the current Country View Crafts challenge - to Use Something New. There is still plenty of time to join in!
I used more of my new layering stencils and also I am slowly increasing my range of distress paints and have included these too.
My Tim Holtz honeycomb and Stampin Up star stencils have been used on the background with my favourite combinations of blues and browns. The centre is an embossed and painted panel with a little treasure gold added.

Umbrella man and the stars have been dabbed with 3 colours of distress paint and spritzed with water to allow the colours to blend.

Oh I do love umbrella man!

I would like to enter
The Mirror Crack'd - where the theme is stencils

Thanks for looking today.


  1. This is gorgeous,fab design and

  2. Fantastic use of the thyings you added to this stunning card

    Love Chrissie

  3. WOW!!! Nikki this is amazing!

  4. Oh my gosh Nikki! This is fantastic! I love love love those blues against the neutrals and your umbrella man turned out incredible!! I have yet to really start my distress paint collection, but you have really inspired me today to put a few in my basket for next time!! Love it!! hugs :)

  5. Loving the graduated blues and how it looks like water reflects the guy with the umbrella perfectly... and the subtle yet beautiful embossed background - perfect!! xx

  6. Gorgeous card Nikki,you create this look to perfection ;))
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  7. Such a fantasic creation, a wonderful piece of art.

  8. Hello Nikki,
    The umbrella man looks amazing with the water effect...he looks soaked to the skin!
    Love the palette as well. Thanks for joining us again this month at TMC, we really appreciate your support.

  9. Such beautiful color, texture and I love the layers! I find the umbrella man also stunning! Thanks for joining us at The Mirror Crack'd challenge.

  10. I love this card. Everything fits perfectly.
    The stamping with the quote .
    Very inspiring Anneke.

  11. Wow Nicki this cared is fantastic, love it

    Hugs Eliza

  12. This is really lovely Nikki, gorgeous colours xx

  13. The range of blues are gorgeous and are blended so well, you have created great depth with the layers and textures. Love it. xxx

  14. Nikki, You have really been cranking out some fabulous work! Love how you have graded the blues here, and love your last butterfly card, too--the neutral colors make it so elegant. Hugs!

  15. Beautiful mix of blue with brown, fab composition, but the umbrella man is just much depth...LOVE him!! Ruth x


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