Friday, 23 November 2018

Festive Overlays and Shifter Stencils - Christmas cards

Christmas Card with Tim Holtz Layering Stencils, Layering Shifter Stencils and Festive Overlays stamp set.
 I am over at A Vintage Journey today for our Creative Card feature this month. I have been busy making cards using Tim Holtz shifter stencils and the Festive Overlays stamp set. For all the processes and a lot more photos do head on over to AVJ - here.
Christmas Card with Tim Holtz Layering Stencils, Layering Shifter Stencils and Festive Overlays stamp set.
Nikki
xxx

Friday, 9 November 2018

Mini Books and Tissue stamping

PaperArtsy Hot Picks HP1802 and Tando Creative Mini Books
Hi everyone. Just a brief post to redirect you over to PaperArtsy this evening - where I am tissue stamping!
Nikki
xxx

Wildflower Silhouettes and Distress Oxides

Tim Holtz Wildflowers and Distress Oxides and Inks
Happy Friday!
It is time for an inspiration post at the Take It Make Challenge blog for this months challenge - a few more of us providing a few ideas for the Anything Goes (with stamping) challenge. As usual there are fabulous prizes up for grabs including a Christmas bundle from Kaisercraft incorporating stamps and stencils plus the chance to be selected to feature in Craft Stamper Magazine!




I was inspired by a birthday card I received from a friend to use my acrylic blocks and blending tools to make some colourful cards. I used both Distress Oxides and Distress Inks and stamped Tim Holtz Wildflowers in black archival.

Back later with my latest offering for PaperArtsy.
Nikki

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Embossing Fun

Canvas featuring Tim Holtz 3-D Texture Fades  - Lumbar and Butterfly Duo.
I recently treated myself to the Lumbar 3-D Texture Fade and finally found a bit of time to play. The canvas is 9inches square and I built up a textured background using lots of layers of torn, embossed card.
 Then I got to work painting. I have one work in progress shot...yes it really did look this bright at one point - I wanted colour but knew it would be knocked back quite a bit!
I used washes of Distress Paint in Festive Berries (centre) and Mermaid Lagoon (outside) along with some white to knock the colours back. Once I was happy I highlighted all the embossed surface with black oil pastel.
Canvas featuring Tim Holtz 3-D Texture Fades  - Lumbar and Butterfly Duo.
I repeated the process on an MDF circle for my central piece and also cut and embossed one the Butterfly Duo butterflies. The embossed butterfly was treated in a similar way and a little sparkly matt medium added.
Canvas featuring Tim Holtz 3-D Texture Fades  - Lumbar and Butterfly Duo.
Canvas featuring Tim Holtz 3-D Texture Fades  - Lumbar and Butterfly Duo.
I would like to enter the latest challenge at Frilly and Funkie where we are being asked to 'Impress Us' and Simon Says Stamp - Take Flight.
Have a lovely day
Nikki xx


Friday, 2 November 2018

Getting festive with Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper and Festive Overlays

Tim Holtz Festive Overlay stamp set and Christmas Worn Wallpaper
Is it too early for Christmas cards? Sorry!
We have a new challenge today at A Vintage Journey with the theme of Paper Stash - our host is Sandy and this is what she says...

I am sure we all have them, those endless bits of beautiful scrapbook papers we have hoarded over the years. Create a project of any kind using them in creative ways in our preferred vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk styles.

I have started my cards using some new products from Tim Holtz - Festive Overlays stamp set and the Christmas Worn Wallpaper collection. I love the overlay idea - did I hear Tim Holtz say it was Paula Cheney's idea? A good one, whoever it was!

The cards above are A6 size. I was on a roll so made some 4x4 inch and A7 too!
Tim Holtz Festive Overlay stamp set and Christmas Worn Wallpaper

Tim Holtz Festive Overlay stamp set and Christmas Worn Wallpaper
I am back at AVJ later in the month for our Creative Cardmaking post - where I am using the same stamps but lots more texture and ink!

Nikki
xxx

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