Friday, 6 March 2015

I imagine, I believe, I create...

 

It's Friday and an exciting day over at A Vintage Journey! We are celebrating our first birthday and there are some seriously exciting prizes to be won. Ok, ok, I know we all say that - but this month I wish I could enter, really I do! Do hop over and take a peek. Not only are there some cool prizes up for grabs but there is a new format to the challenge blog too.

So onto by make, the theme is Anything Goes with a Tim influence so I had a play with the new Runway stamps to make this wall hanging.

The background is greyboard, covered in some Tim Holtz paper - although pretty much covered it up with some stencilling through the latticework stencil and some sanded, blackened edges.
I took some corrugated card and painted and shabbied it up a little.


My tags were sitting on my desk from mopping up but I decided to recolour them. I used a variety of brown and blue distress paints to create a marbled background. I then stamped over them with picket fence distress stain.



For the girls I used frosted film on acetate. I stamped in stayzon, lightly coloured with alcohol inks and then added the blue for the clothes with a promarker.
My words are from Tim's new Big Chat stickers and the 'I's' cut from grungeboard, painted and finished with glossy accents.

Here are some close ups (these were taken in a little more sunlight if the colours look slightly different!)




Thanks for visiting today, and hope to see you over at A Vintage Journey for lots more inspiration, exciting news and prizes.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Nikki
xxx




44 comments:

  1. I want to sing i i i like you very much after seeing all your i's on your Tags, this is a wonderful project Nikki, never thought i would like the fashion stamps but they look amazing the way you have used them. Your colour palette is warm and inviting and i LOVE all that texture. STUNNING STUNNING ArT :-) xxx

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  2. Great project! Love the colors and the choice of embellishments. :)

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  3. Ohh Laa Laa, Nikki! What a stunning tag hanging! The Runway Girls look totally wonderful stamped on the frosted film and I love the backgrounds housing the trio of stamps! Beautiful!

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  4. I just love the girls in their soft colors on the acetate Nikki! what a beautiful panel using these new images - love the sentiments and the grungeboard I's!!

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  5. love the colours you have used on this make , it looks gorgeous x trace x

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  6. OMG I love it Nikki!!! The whole marbled background tags work perfectly with the corrugated card and as for those ladies - frosted film acetate stamping - GOT to give that a go!!! Happy Birthday! Jenny x

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  7. Amazing ideas on this and wonderful techniques to inspire.

    Love Chrissie x

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  8. Oh dear..... I think I may NEED those stamps now.... This is a wonderful piece of art Nikki, I love how you stamped onto the frosted acetate, it looks amazing! Love, love, love this!

    It has been wonderful working alongside you at AVJ, you are a very talented lady! Hugs, Anne xx

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  9. Fantastic, like a poster layout with beautiful tags. Love it,
    hugs xx

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  10. A real stunner Nikki,love the rusty look. I didn't look twice at those stamps before now but now I've seen the way you've used them I'm having a rethink!
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  11. Wow Nikki, absolutely stunning!! Yet another one of your projects that I need to CASE! Love the background on your tags and the white stamping is brilliant (any chance you could let me know what stamp that is??) ! A fabulous Tim make! hugs :)

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  12. Awesome project Nikki, love the grungy colours and the super design.
    Yvonne xx

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  13. Om Nikki, this is just the most amazing hanging, I love what you have done with the backgrounds and the way the ladies just blend into it. There is such a wonderful grungy yet contemporary feel to the whole piece and it's perfect for our AVJ birthday celebrations. Thanks for everything you do.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  14. Fabulous Nikki, love your hanger! When I first saw those stamps with the ladies, they did not appeal to me at all, but you have now completely inspired me! The background on the tags look super and these legegant ladies finish them off to perfection, love the whole project!

    Last but not least, it's been great to work together and alongside you on AVJ!!

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  15. Nikki--I Love This!! Completely love how you've used some of your left-over tags! Who doesn't have some of these left-over tags from colors being sopped up?! (I don't want to admit how many of 'these' colored tags I have!) :) Your hanging is grungy, yet chic and oh so Tim!! :) I'm sooo happy to be a CG with you here at AVJ!! I just love your style and have been following you for a while now--Now, I get to 'work' with you!! :) I've got to be one of the luckiest crafters alive!! Happy Friday & Happy Weekend to you!! XOXO-Shari

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  16. Such a stylish wall hanging Nikki and I love your colour choice works so well with the corrugated background. Beautiful.
    Have a lovely weekend, Julie xx

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  17. Both a grungy and elegant look...gorgeous creation!
    Greetings, Alie :-)

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  18. Very Chic - Love this hanging Nikki, and the images look wonderful on the frosted film.
    Avril xx

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  19. The runway tags are simply wonderful. What a great way to showcase each stamp as well as the theme. Great!!!

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  20. this is awesome Nikki - really wonderful use of these stamps - brilliant! Big hugs Rachel xx

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  21. Ooo ooooo oooooh.... I love this!!! I already have the Runway stamp set but haven't have the chance to play properly, but you're making want to get them out and stamp like a crazy person!! You're project is ace!! The vintage tone is perfectly in keeping with Tim's style too and love how you created that marbling on top of mop up tags. Off to look at those goodies :)
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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  22. Totally outdid yourself... this is WONDERFUL in every way. Tim should be proud of you! WOW WOW WOW! j

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  23. I reaaaaaalllllllly like this one it is perfect in every way.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda

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  24. Hi Nikki.....happy Birthday wishes to you.....it's hard to believe that it's been a year sine the blog started........absolutely love your DT project and the wonderful layout and use of those great stamps.....very feminine but grungy too

    So looking forward to our second year and look forward to creating alongside you

    Hugs Annie x

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  25. Fabulous use of Tim's products and techniques. Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics.

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  26. I'm loving all of your techniques, really amazing work! Thanks for joining us at the Make It Take It Challenge.

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  27. Wow Nikki this is just amazing love everything about it

    I've just linked mine to this wonderful challenge

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  28. oh this is super love the detail images,and style bless you for playing at That Craft Place this week hugs Cherylxxx

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  29. Nikki this is just fabulous! Such a wonderful use of those stamps, which I wasn't too keen on, but now I want them !!! I love the techniques you have used and the vintage colouring of the tags is just stunning. A stunning hanging which must look wonderful hanging on your wall! Jennie xxx (PS Sorry to be so late visiting - we are finally home from Ireland)

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  30. An almighty WOW for this, Nikki! I'm ditto-ing Jennie's thought about those stamps - they're really not me, but wow how fabulous you've made them look here! Love the rusty layers of colour in the tags, especially the matte chalky look with the text stamping, and of course the corrugated background is right up my street. Simply wonderful! Again like Jennie, I'm offering apologies for my late visit - but so happy finally to be catching up with the birthday creations.
    Alison xx

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  31. These ladies look gorgeous.
    Very inspiring.

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  32. Spotted this on the Craft Stamper Challenge and just had to pop over to say its stunning. Luv it. Just my cup of tea. the colours are gorgeouslx

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  33. I love everything about this Nikki .... the colours are fab and I love the ladies stamped onto the frosted film. Stunning project!! Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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  34. Nike a stunning creation!!
    Love
    Amanda x

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  35. Very stylish, a great use for tags too. The colours are just right and that frosted film is an inspirational idea, love it! Thank you for bringing it over to Altered Eclectics, I would have been sad to miss it.

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  36. wow this is stunning! love your use of tags to make a plaque! absolutely gorgeous, and thank you so much for sharing it with us and joining in over at that craft place! Rachel, TCP DT

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  37. After seeing these tags I definitely want these stamps! Wonderful work, I love it! BArbarayaya

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  38. My GosH, Nikki! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this wall hanging! It is contemporary, yet vintage at the same time! Incredible genius design work and ARTwork! Although the stenciled layer is almost all covered up, it really adds so much to the finished piece! Stamping on acetate frosted film just makes this so special! Nikki, put this on the list for that round robin thing that Georgie suggested. It's got my name on it! Did I say HOW much I love this???

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  39. Beautiful layout, and great tutorial, fab work. Thank you for joining us in the TIMI challenge at Craft Stamper this month, good luck. Nikki K. xx

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  40. Nikki, what a wonderful piece, love all your beautiful layers and the message you've included, what an inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful creation for AVJ's first birthday.

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  41. SWOOONING! (need I say More?) Thank you for sharing your project with us over at Altered Eclectics!

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  42. LOVE It!!!!! Thank you, Nikki!

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