Saturday, 1 October 2016

Spooky?

Tim Holtz Halloween Blueprint and Wilted Violet Distress Ink Card
Hello again. Halloween month so our new theme at Country View Crafts is Spooky. Now I confess this is a theme I struggle with a bit but I did have fun making a couple of cards.
This card was my first outing for Wilted Violet DI! Yes I know I am about a year late - but only a recent addition to my stash and I love it!
My background uses Tim's shattered layering stencil and the image is from one of the Halloween blueprint stamp sets. I stamped and cut out the spiders body and added glossy accents for added spookiness!
I am back on Monday with another Halloween creation ..... a little different to this though!
Nikki
x

Friday, 30 September 2016

Wildflower Tag Friday

 Tim Holtz Wildflower Tag
It has been a busy old month here at Addicted to Art - lots of projects and posts (for me anyway!). As the month draws to a close it is Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey.
My tag began with a bit of PaperArtsy Chalk paint that was left on my craft mat - which I painted in patches on the tag and let dry. I then added some distress stains and a little water.
Love the effect this gives! 
Next I did some random stenciling and stamping to add extra depth and interest to the background. I also had some Wildflower die cuts on the desk so added some distress paints and as I wanted them to be quite solid added some gel paste.
I later added a little more colour when they were dry. To make them pop a little more on the similar toned tag I tore some book pages - added a little white paint and some distress ink. Some dyed white string and a hashtag saying completed my tag.
If you have time pay a visit to A Vintage Journey today for lots more Tag inspiration.
Nikki
xxx

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Going bright with Dylusions and Scribbly Birds

Dina Wakely Scribbly Birds ATC's
A relatively new addition to my crafty stash are some Dylusion's paints - gorgeous colours!!
I have used them today on this MDF panel - my last outing over at That's Crafty this month. I have a step by step over there - be good to see you there. 
Nikki
xxx

Monday, 26 September 2016

Scribbly Bird Birthday

Dina Wakely Scribbly Birds
I am very late to the Scribbly Bird party having only just purchased these stamps - but I am now in love! Over at the Country View Crafts project blog today I am sharing a step by step on this card, be good to see you there.

Have a lovely day.

Nikki

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Going crazy for That's Crafty! Acrylic Stacks

Thats Crafty Acrylic stack with Crazy Cats - Tim Holtz
Hi everyone - week 4 of my guest designing at That's Crafty! today and I have been brave and created using one of their Acrylic Stacks - great for layering and produce a wonderful 3D result. You can see all the details today over on the That's Crafty! blog.
Nikki
xxx

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Playing with Dylusions paints

A2A - Dylusions Paints, Sideshow Tim Holtz
I recently purchased some Dylusions paints - a new toy to play with! I watched a couple of Dina Wakely videos too - I know, a bit illogical - should have used her paints!
I love her artistic way of using paints to create a background and so gave it a go. I added lots of water to the paint and after the initial (fairly random) placing of the paint on the card - let the water do the work and left it alone (a hard thing for me!). There were a couple of yuk's but I quite liked this one.
I added some complimentary coloured stencilling and stamping.
 
This is my latest creation for Country View Crafts 'Travel' themed challenge.
Nikki
xxx

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Going dotty for Heather

Thats Crafty stamps - Quirky Girls - Heather

Hello - I am back over at That's Crafty today with another guest design project. It is an exciting week with the release of Donna Gray's That's Crafty stamps! I have used one of the eight new stamps sets to create this shadow box. Do pop over to That's Crafty for all the details and, of course, to the lovely Donna of Inky and Quirky to congratulate her on this fantastic achievement!


Nikki
xxx

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