Monday, 28 June 2021

Pattern Play Birthday cards

Birthday cards with PaperArtsy Chalk paints and Tracy Scott TS059 stamp set. Pattern Play

Hello again - it is my final week as guest on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog. This weeks theme is Red, White and Blue. I have created some small birthday cards featuring another Tracy Scott / PaperArtsy stamp set - TS059



Birthday cards with PaperArtsy Chalk paints and Tracy Scott TS059 stamp set. Pattern Play

I used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics - Cherry Red, Midnight and Heavy Cream for my backgrounds and the base for my embossed hexagons.

I began with my gel plate adding one colour, stamping on the plate to remove paint or add it. For some I stamped the image directly onto the plate first - with paint - letting it dry before brayering paint over the top. I build my layered, organic prints like this.

Once I had a few backgrounds I cut them to size and created the patterned layers with archival ink. (Tracy Scott uses her geometric stamps to create 'Pattern Play')

With the remainer of the background, I stamped hexagons with versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Birthday cards with PaperArtsy Chalk paints and Tracy Scott TS059 stamp set. Pattern Play

Thanks to the Simon Says Stamp team for inviting me to join them for June! Do, as always, check out the designs of the their design team - they are fabulously creative!

Nikki x



Monday, 21 June 2021

Vellum Flower Journal Page

Journal Page featuring PaperArtsy Paint, Stamps and Stencils. TS058 TS055 EAB21

Hi everyone. It's week 3 of my little adventure over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog. This week the theme is 'We Can See Clearly'. I have used some of the newly released stamps and stencils from PaperArtsy by Tracy Scott (TS058 and TS055) and Alison Bomber (EAB21) to create this colourful journal page with Vellum flowers.


Journal Page featuring PaperArtsy Paint, Stamps and Stencils. TS058 TS055 EAB21

For my background I used lots of PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acrylics - I used Slimed, Cerulean, Banana, Byzantium, Azure, Cerise, Chalk and Little Black Dress. I painted in colour 'patches' before adding additional stenciling and stamping to the background. (Stencils used PS224, PS242 and PS234.



Journal Page featuring PaperArtsy Paint, Stamps and Stencils. TS058 TS055 EAB21

I added a frame to feature my flowers and quote. The flowers are stamped on vellum with versamark and heat embossed in white.

If you play along with this week's challenge at Simon Says stamp - you could win a $25 gift card to spend in store. 

Nikki x



Monday, 14 June 2021

Blooming Triangles

Art Journal pages using PaperArtsy / Tracy Scott stamps and Fresco Chalk Acrylics

Hi everyone. I am back again this week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog. This week the theme is Beautiful Blooms and I decided to create a journal page using a Stamp Set TS054 by Tracy Scott / PaperArtsy.  This set is made up of lots of patterned triangles - which I have used to create my large flower.



Art Journal pages using PaperArtsy / Tracy Scott stamps and Fresco Chalk Acrylics

I also used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics - I love these as they dry very quickly and come in a fabulous range of colours! I mostly used 3 colours here:


I sponged my background before adding some interest through stencils and some stamping. I used Tracy Scott stencils - PS224 and PS242 and a further stamp set TS055.

Art Journal pages using PaperArtsy / Tracy Scott stamps and Fresco Chalk Acrylics

I stamped the triangle several times on different coloured backgrounds and cut them out, layering up my 'bloom'. Finished off with some pen work using Posca and Sigma pens.

Art Journal pages using PaperArtsy / Tracy Scott stamps and Fresco Chalk Acrylics

Nikki x



Sunday, 13 June 2021

Gel plate Mash Up

 Gel Plate greeting cards

Hi - a short one from me tonight - I am over at PaperArtsy sharing these cards for our stamp mash up blog theme!

Monday, 7 June 2021

Mixed Media Birthday cards

Dina Wakley Scribbly Bird Birthday card

I'm delighted to back as a guest this month on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog. This week the theme is 'Mixed Media' with a focus on the products of Dina Wakely. 

I've created a couple of cards using Dina's paints, with one card featuring a Scribbly bird - an old, but go to stamp set!.




Both cards started with some texture paste applied through a couple of Tim Holtz circle stencils - I used Splotches and Bubble. I then added my paint in patches, merging a little or adding some white paint to tone down the 'joins. I used Turquoise, Fuscia, Tangerine and Ocean. Once dry I added some details with pen work, paint dots and lines (applied with an old credit card) and washi tape.

Dina Wakley Scribbly Bird Birthday card

As my surface was textured I stamped the bird on tissue paper before adhering to the surface.

If you play along with this week's challenge at Simon Says stamp - you could win a $25 gift card to spend in store. I'll be back next week, for another challenge. Thanks for stopping by...
Nikki x



Sunday, 30 May 2021

Mandala Mash Up

 
Hi all - just a quick post to redirect you over to PaperArtsy if you would like to see how this all came together!

Nikki

Sunday, 2 May 2021

Journal Vibes

I have been working alot in my journal recently and loving it! I am sharing this page today over at PaperArtsy if you would like to see the details! 

Here are a couple of other pages I have done recently at some online workshops with Tracy Scott.



Will try to share more soon! In the meantime check out @a2acraft on Instagram!

Nikki 

xxx


Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Alcohol Ink play time - with PaperArtsy

 


Hi everyone. My latest PaperArtsy post features alcohol inks and Fresco paint on a gel plate. Got to thank Kate Crane for this one, a Facebook live she did recently at Stampers Grove. All the details and link to the Facebook live over on the PaperArtsy blog tonight.
Nikki

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

A little science in my journal

Science Journal page with PaperArtsy stamps

It's time for another post over at PaperArtsy for the current blog theme of Creative Laboratory. For all the detail (probably too much!) head over to PaperArtsy!

Nikki

Science Journal page with PaperArtsy stamps




Sunday, 7 February 2021

Blizzard fold mini book, with new PaperArtsy paints!

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Hi all - today I am over at PaperArtsy with this little mini book featuring fab new PaperArtsy paints and stamps! Woo hoo... there is a video too...





Nikki x

Thursday, 14 January 2021

A crazy mash up

 


Hi everyone and belated New Year greetings. Here's to a positive year for everyone.
I am over at Paper Artsy tonight - the current blog theme is Mash Up - using stamps from 4 stamps sets. I'd forgotten how challenging this can be. All the details over at PaperArtsy.
Nikki x