Friday, 13 March 2015

Sunday Playday

The weekend before last I went to my friends for a crafty Sunday and some play time. It has taken me this long to photograph and post my rusty canvass. Life has been getting in the way of crafting and blogging of late so I apologise if I haven't visited you for a while. I am really happy to have a few new followers - thank you so much.

I can't remember exactly what went onto this canvass - it definitely including some old dominoes pieces, leftover string and cardboard, some old beads and some mesh. Some texture paste was also added before I covered it all in gesso and then painted with various paints, mostly Deco Art. My die cuts were given a similar treatment with some additional Treasure Gold. The flowers were spritzed with distress sprays including tarnished brass and then given a good blast of hairspray.

A few close ups:

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Thanks for looking today - have a lovely weekend.



  1. Wonderful textures and colour techniques on this canvas.The flowers and the heart stand out for me

    Love Chrissie x

  2. Oh, I'm in love... Nikki this is absolutely stunning! You've got those colours working together beautifully and combined paste with die cuts in such a creative way. LOVE it!!!! Jenny x

  3. This is gorgeous,love all the

  4. STUNNING Nikki,oh my this is lush in all its rustiness,think this is now my favourite make from you,it's brilliant!
    Can you please check you've linked this to our MMW challenge Nikki as I can't see it on there? Unless my eyesight is getting worse which is possible :/
    Have a fab weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  5. wow absolutely stunning such a master piece - adorable and so much down my alley! Wow just love it!
    xoxo SanDee1899

  6. Brilliant Nikki, looks fantastic and I love the grungy colours. The addition of the mesh looks great!

  7. Wow, it's gorgeous, Nikki - amazing layers of colour! Love the mesh and the cog-embossed heart - looks like you had loads of fun. I know exactly what you mean about life getting in the way...
    Alison xx

  8. LOVE THIS!!! Holy moses, what a gorgeous project! So many fabulous textures and rusted elements, I bet this is even more spectacular in real life! Amazing Nikki, you blow me away every time! hugs :)

  9. Gorgeous canvas! I'm in love with the colours!

  10. What an amazing creation is just staring at this!! :)
    Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Mirror Cracked challenge this month!!

  11. A fantastic project, love all the rusty, grungy colours and wonderful textures.
    Yvonne xx

  12. WOW Nikki such a gorgeous grungy piece. You must have had so much fun creating this. Looks even more spectacular when i zoomed in and could see the textures and the awesome colours.

    Great to see you playing in our MMW Challenge.


  13. Loooove this Nikki, what an amazing playtime and finished outcome. You have certainly gone to town with the rusted theme and included so many fantastic textures and elements. I need to see this irl.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs Brenda xxxx

  14. What embossing folder was used for the heart?? I love it!! That heart is so yummy and it's beautiful setting just makes the whole piece sing. I want drool, this is lush!! xx

  15. Hello Nikki,
    I am impressed with the rust effect you have obtained, it looks very life like. I am also impressed with the design of the wings and the texture you have created; the overall look is amazing.
    Thank you so much for joining us this month at The Mirror Crack'd.

  16. A fabulous canvas! I love the rusty look and the textures! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner.

  17. This is absolutely spectacular Nikki - I think I might be following you on Pinterest randlomly as well cos I remember your name from this gorgeous piece that I recently liked on there!!!. Thanks for entering it into the Junk in your Trunk challenge at Our Creative Corner. It is going to inspire loads of spin-offs I am sure. - Candice (aka Tincan Crafter)

  18. Fabulous canvas Nikki, wonderful textures and colours!

  19. Gosh! You have achieved a wonderful rusty look with your canvas, Niki!

    Awesome texture and colours and so well composed! Thank you for playing along with us at The Mirror Crack'd!

    Claudia xx

  20. Wow! Rust is my favorite color so I love this!

  21. Fantastic, what an awesome steampunk project!! Thanks so much for playing with us at OCC!

  22. Wow, that's breathtaking. Sorry for being not around "for ages".

  23. Hi Nikki, hope you are fine!
    This beauty is the rusty look! Aweosme and the saying is just cherry on the cake...

    Thank you for playing with us at our Creative Corner
    Best wishes from Slovenia

  24. Wonderful textures and colours! Gorgeous! Ruth x

  25. Stunning Nikki love how this has come together and the aging is fantastic. Thanks for playing along with MMW hugs Debs xx

  26. Nikki this is gorgeous. Fabulous texture and that rusty look is amazing. Looks very, very old!

    Thanks for sharing with us

    The Mirror Crack'd


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