Friday, 6 November 2015

Fireworks and Colour for AVJ

Baby You're a Firework Addicted to Art
Today sees the start of a new challenge at A Vintage Journey. Our theme this month is Baby you're a Firework - think bold colours, add some sparkle or some paint splats!

I made this seasonal card using Tim Holtz Distress inks, a Stamposauras stencil and a Tim Holtz die.
I started by adding lots of colour to my card with DI's:
Once fully dry I added versamark through my stencil and clear embossing powder to 'seal' the areas of colour. I then added Hickory Smoke and Black Soot DI's over the card and wiped off from the areas I had embossed.
I die cut Tim Holtz Townscape die in black card and cut my words from some cardstock coloured in the same way.

Do pop over to A Vintage Journey for lots more ideas and inspiration.
Firework for A Vintage Journey Distress Inks


  1. Great make Nikki and thanks for hosting this great challenge. S@ndy xx

  2. Love the amazing background colours and stencilling Nikki....the night sky is all lit up as IRL

    A great challenge x
    Have a great weekend
    Annie x

  3. Terrific Nikki--love how you did the background

    Chrissie xx

  4. Wow - that glossy explosion of colour is fabulous! So clever to preserve the brights and then create the night sky around them - looks so cool with the little houses too.
    Alison xx

  5. Gorgeous Nikki! Love the vibrant colours you used in the fireworks spray! Missed you while I was gone. Did you get my email??

    Hugs :)
    My Little Craft Things

  6. Beautiful fireworks! Love the black overlay and the pop of color!

  7. Super colourful card Nikki and a great idea for a firework spectacular.
    Julie x

  8. what a lovely firework spectacular background you created Nikki! so colorful bursting in the sky behind the silhouette village! Julia xx

  9. Great background, love it
    Amanda x

  10. Brilliant Nikki! Your firework background is so clever! The overall effect looks fantastic!!!

  11. Lovely bursts of colour which look fabulous with the contrasting silhouette houses. Great job xxx

  12. Gorgeous Nikki, love the brilliant colours of your firework burst shining through on your background and wonderful idea to make it into a Christmas card, love it! Deb xo

  13. this is wonderful Nikki - i adore your take on your theme - so colourful - brilliant fun! hugs rachel x

  14. Hi Niki, I adore your background explosion of colour. The black really pops against the background. I also love the clear embossing. Wonderful interpretation of the theme. Tracy x

  15. LOVE that colour explosion behind the silhouette houses! Jenny xxx

  16. What a fabulous card! Nikki . You really have created a wonderful glowing explosion of colour in the night sky - inspiring! x

  17. Wow Nikki, that stencil in the background and those gorgeous colours really do look like fireworks! Amazing, wonderful and very clever! Love this. Apologies for my lateness. Hugs, Anne xx



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