Monday, 9 May 2016

Pink and sparkly!

Addicted to Art - Shabby Chic card
Hello - hope your weekend has been good, hottest day of the year (I think) in England yesterday although I didn't see much sun. I had a card class in the morning and we were also setting up our pop up craft shop again in Basingstoke town centre - the doors open tomorrow! (All Our Own Crafts).

I have been working on this card the last couple of days. It's been a while since I made something that wasn't for a DT piece or for the shop - this one was just for fun and inspired by a few challenges I saw popping up.

Yes it is pink, lot's of sparkly bits and, well, not quite my normal style! At Frilly and Funkie the goal is to do the opposite of your normal style - I think this fits the bill both in style and definitely in colour! Pink is being celebrated over at Stamps and Stencils and at Emerald Creek Dares it is all about B's - I have included buttons, butterflies and bling.  Simon Says Stamp are embossing - lots on here!  Finally two favourite blogs - We love to Create and Take it Make It (Crafter Stamper) - both mixed media anything goes this time.

I challenged myself to use this paper in my stash as my start point - but I had to tone it down - so it got a layer of watered down gesso, was embossed with clear texture paste and white distress embossing powder added (heated once the paste had dried).
My tags were hand cut and the card swooshed in a mixture of white and red paint (don't have any pink paint!) before some text was randomly stamped and finally I embossed with crackle texture paste through a stencil.
My wooden celebrate was coated with gesso and then microbeads added. Later I added some stickles too.
The cameo frame was made with air dry clay, painted with gesso, sealed with sparkly mod podge and later highlighted with stickles.
My doily is the new Tim Holtz die (love it!)
Some card was stamped with a script stamp and my butterflies punched, inked and have air dry clay buttons added (plus stickles!).
Addicted to Art - Tim Holtz Doily Thinlits Die
My little greeting was stamped and curled to make a little scroll banner.
Addicted to Art - Tim Holtz Doily Thinlits Die
I added a few beads, some fibres, lace and ribbon to decorate and some more stickles around the card although I doubt all the sparkle is showing too well on the photos!

Thanks for stopping by - I am back on Thursday with a project for Country View Crafts and I promise not to mention stickles quite so often next time!
Nikki
xxx
Addicted to Art - Shabby Chic card

20 comments:

  1. Simply beautiful!
    Love
    Amanda x

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  2. Stunning card with terrific and inspiring ideas

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. Oooh this is so different for you Nikki, gorgeous scrummy card beautifully made
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  4. really pretty and gorgeous textures x

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  5. You definitely created a lovely frilly card, Nikki and made it look so easy . Love how you toned down the paper and then added the embossing - a real transformation! The crackle on the tags is fab and all your sparkly elements work perfectly for the frilly, shabby style.
    xx

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  6. Really gorgeous card Nikki! I love the way you have transformed that paper and layered on the texture very clever ! Thank you for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils. PS it was great to share a table with you the other week ! Toni xx

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  7. HA!! This is just awesome Nikki!! Wow, when you said you felt something girly coming on, you sure meant it! You really pulled out all the shabby chic tricks and I just love the final result! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Opposites Attract' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  8. Wow, Nikki! LOVE your pink side, and I think you should do this style more often because you rock it! Thant bit of lace along the bottom (two great minds!) and that frame made me think I accidentally got shifted to Pamellia's blog! Well done! Big hugs!

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  9. Fabulous card. Love the crackle through the stencil and the toned down paper looks perfect. I have often used red and white paint together to get some pink - along with blue and yellow when I am out of green and so on. You do what you have to do. :) Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Back again to say thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie as well.

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  10. This is utterly gorgeous Nikki, I so love the colours, layout and techniques on this one, just beautifully designed and put together xxx

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  11. My goodness Nikki you have seriously stepped outside your comfort zone with this! Love how you've nailed the shabby chic style and used that bright flowery paper beautifully here. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

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  12. Glad you stepped out of your comfort zone because this is really beautiful! Lovely texture and such sweet soft shabby chic design! Thanks for playing along with us in Opposite's Attract Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

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  13. Beautiful Card... Thanks for joining us on the Emerald Creek Dare Challenge.

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  14. So pretty. Love all the texture and glitter. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous creation with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog this week :)

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  15. I love the way you let your Frilly side take over in this gorgeous card! Watering down that background was brilliant! Gorgeous texture and details! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Frilly and Funkie Opposites Attract Challenge!

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  16. This is really lovely Nikki, full of wonderful (and sparkly) details xx

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  17. Beautiful card Nikki, lovely pink and awesome crackle texture.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Emerald creek dares.

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  18. Beautiful card Nikki, love the textured tags ! Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

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