Friday, 3 March 2017

Celebrating with Tim Holtz Mini Detailed Butterflies

Mixed Media Canvas with Tim Holtz Mini Detailed Butterfly Thinlits - by Nikki Acton
Today we celebrate our third birthday at our Mixed Media challenge blog - A Vintage Journey! Our challenge for this month is All Aboard - an anything goes theme as long as your creation fits one of these genres - vintage; shabby; mixed-media; art journaling; industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

For my design this month I have created a 5x7inch canvas featuring the new Mini Detailed Thinlits from Tim Holtz, That's Crafty ATC's,  PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints and Stamps by Lin Brown.

I started with the canvas - building up colour and layers. I then took 3 That's Crafty MDF ATC's - well they are actually framed ATC's and I have just used the central portion. I added Deco Art Crackle paint and allowed to dry. I then added watery paint over the surface and once dry added a little antiquing cream.  I stamped over these ATC's with Lin Brown's grasses stamp from her recent Eclectica / PaperArtsy release.
While painting the canvas I used the same colours on some card which I used to cut the base of the butterflies. The top layer was cut from black card and a little paint sponged over.

My words are also from Lin Brown's stamp sets. The little greyboard panels were cut from Tim Holtz Mosaic die.
Mixed Media Canvas with Tim Holtz Mini Detailed Butterfly Thinlits - by Nikki Acton
Nikki
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31 comments:

  1. Great details and colors Nikki. The words are perfect for the occasion. Great job as always! S@ndy xx

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  2. Fantastic work. Very pretty. Lovely colors. I think it is elegant and rustic at the same time.. I love the overall design . The way you arranged the different elements looks fascinating. Awesome result of your efforts.
    Thanks for sharing. It is so nice to see new ways to use the elements we all love...
    Hugs from Monica
    Spain

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  3. Love this rustic effect canvas Nikki with those gorgeous grungy colours and great design. The three ATCs fit on perfectly and bring a fabulous visual focus and perfect platform for the butterflies. Thank you for being a great supporter and contributor to our AVJ family with everything you do challenge wise and behind the scenes, you are a great team member to have on board xxx

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  4. Fabulous piece of art Nikki, brilliant combination of colours, grungy but so beautiful in your use of stamps and embellishments! Wonderful!! Hugs Ruth xx

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  5. Wonderful to be celebrating your third anniversary and your butterfly make is very beautiful.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. Stunning Nikki, such a great LO using those ATCs, fantastic painty background and those butterflies look super used like that, gorgeous!!

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  7. Love your canvas Nikki and the stunning details design xx love LB stamps and the stunning butterflies

    Happy AVJ Birthday
    Hugs Annie x x

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  8. Stunning work, Nikki - the butterflies are magical - what a fabulous textured finish - and I love how you've created the geometric panels for them to flutter over. Lovely use of Lin's stamps too.
    Alison x

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  9. This is so so gorgeous Nikki! I adore the treatment of the butterflies and how beautifully you used the grass stamps. This color combo really speaks to me and you used it well, with great depth. Stunning work! Hugs, Autumn

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  10. Hi Nikki, I love seeing layers in a design and I adore how,you have added layers of paint in this piece. Everything blends so beautifully and works together seamlessly. The butterflies are the perfect addition and add wonderful movement to your canvas. Have a lovely weekend, Tracy x

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  11. Wow Nikki, the background alone is just stunning, your ATCs are so beautiful with those lovely grasses and the butterflies are just delightful. Gorgeous colours and a fabulous layout - love this!! Anne xx

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  12. What beautiful colors you have on this Nikki! Wonderful shimmer and texture - your butterflies are gorgeous! a lovely project to celebrate AVJ's 3rd year! Julia xx

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  13. Absolutely fabulous! Nikki To die for colour tones, lovely texture and detail and fab design and composition .
    Happy AVJ Birthday x

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  14. Well, I'm excited to learn how you made this stunning piece of artwork! Beautiful colors and a great design! I love the grasses on the ATC's and those mysterious butterflies! You have been such an amazing inspiration to me, and I appreciate all the work you do behind the scenes at A Vintage Journey! Happy 3rd Anniversary! Hugs!

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  15. Loving this Nikki...you are rapidly becoming the Queen of texture now!
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  16. Gorgeous! Beautiful colors that blend and accent each other. Fabulous canvas with your atc's displayed. Thanks for playing along in the Frilly and Funkie "Welcome Spring" challenge!

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  17. What a fabulous project Nikki! Love the textures and the butterflies are so magical! Xx

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  18. Nikki,
    this is beautiful! Loving your textures!
    Jackie ")

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  19. This is so beautiful Nikki, adore your gorgeous butterflies and what wonderful textures and colours! Thanks so much for sharing it and here's to many more years of creative fun at AVJ! Deb xo

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  20. You managed to create a real sense of flight and motion in this lovely canvas. Everything is so harmonious and beautifully composed. Gorgeous color palette, great dimension...I'm loving this! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Frilly and Funkie "Welcome Spring" Challenge

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  21. So beautiful creation! Love this color's combo!

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  22. What gorgeous textures! Love the 3D elements. Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month.

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  23. Beautiful work Nikki so much texture and beautiful colours x Hilda

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  24. Scrummy textures and colours FAB xxx

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  25. WOW!! Love this canvas. The colours look fab and I really like the crackle on the backgrounds. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

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  26. Magnificent piece of Artwork Nikki.. A favoured way of using ATC's on canvas.. wish I had seen this earlier to comment and say how inspiring it is.. Artistry at its most finest.. Congratulations Nikki. Hugs Tracey x

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  27. Nikki, this is absolutely gorgeous!! Congrats on winning the Craft Stamper challenge.

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  28. Loving those bejewelled butterfly bodies and wild grass panels here Nikki xx

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  29. Came back to say huge congrats on your Craft Stamper win xxx

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