Friday, 28 April 2017

Getting bright!

Thats Crafty journal page with distress inks and That's Crafty stencils. Nikki Acton
There is a new challenge over at That's Crafty today and the theme is to go Bright! So bright I did. Actually this is one of my Hochanda samples using the white/greyboard journal pages from That's Crafty. 
I blended lots of Distress inks over the surface and then used chalk paint to stencil the dragonflies, butterflies and harlequins (That's Crafty Dinky Stencils). The words are from the That's Crafty Word stencils and again I used chalk paints. 

Do join in for your fortnightly chance to win a £20 voucher to spend at That's Crafty.

Nikki
xx

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Relics & Artifacts / That's Crafty Collaberation

This week we have a collaberation between the Relics & Artifacts and That's Crafty! teams. We are each sharing a project featuring products from both camps. Today is my turn from the That's Crafty team and it is Lynne's over at R&A.

If you would like to see more details of my project do head on over to That's Crafty for lots more photos and a step by step.


Each day there will be a post from a That’s Crafty! Design Team member and a Relics and Artifacts Ambassador and the blog posts will go live every day at 11.00am GMT and 6.00am EST.
We hope you will join in the collaboration each day, as there will be two very special prizes! One lucky winner will receive a Gift Certificate for £25 from That’s Crafty! and the other lucky winner will receive 3 sets of Relics and Artifacts Matte Resin Craft Blanks of their choice, from Relics and Artifacts!

Here’s what you have to do for a chance to win:
1. Visit both blogs each day and leave a comment.
2. Become a follower of both the Relics and Artifacts and That’s Crafty! blogs.
It’s that easy! The winners will be picked at random on Tuesday 2nd May 2017.

Nikki
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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Splat!

That's Crafty MDF Splat painted with Dylusions acrylic paint. Nikki Acton - Addicted to Art
A quick post to say I am sharing over at That's Blogging Crafty today ... the sneak peak is of one of the That's Crafty! MDF splat uprights I designed for one of the Hochanda shows earlier this year. (Whoops nearly forgot this one!)
Nikki xx

Friday, 14 April 2017

Outnumbered

Today sees the start of  new challenge at That's Crafty - the theme is Outnumbered. Numbers must form and significant part of your project. I used numbers stamps, stencils and remnant rubs on this card. I think I went too far - it looks a little strange!
Apologies for the brevity of some of my posts of late - I seem to be chasing my tail a bit!
Nikki
xxx

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Monday, 10 April 2017

A beautiful thing....

Hi everyone - I am over on the PaperArtsy blog this evening sharing this project featuring new stamps by Emma Godfrey and lots of UTEE! 
Nikki 
x

Friday, 7 April 2017

A trio of butterflies

MDF Tag with crackle background, distress paints, wildflowers and mini detailed butterflies. Nikki Acton - Addicted to Art.
Today we see the start of a new challenge at A Vintage Journey - hosted this month by Annie. The theme is The Magic of Three.
I decided to work on a large MDF tag. This project developed as it went along really although I had seen an image recently on Pinterest - by Zoe Hillman that was influential in the design! 
I started by painting the tag with gesso and then smooshing it around in a mixture of brown distress paints. Once dry I added crackle texture paste through Tim Holtz latticework stencil. Again once dry I added more paint - browns again and cracked pistachio - sometimes off my craft mat and sometimes with my finger.
I die cut three greyboard circles, some wildflowers and mini detailed butteflies and sponged with the same brown and pistachio colours.
Finally I added one of Tim Holtz's new Metallic Quotation stickers.
MDF Tag with crackle background, distress paints, wildflowers and mini detailed butterflies. Nikki Acton - Addicted to Art.
Nikki 
xxx

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Motivation 3 - in pink!

MDF Tag featuring PaperArtsy Fresco paints and Tim Holtz Motivation 3 stamp set. Nikki Acton - Addicted to Art
Time for my weekly post to redirect you to That's Crafty where I am sharing a That's Crafty! MDF Tag featuring Tim Holtz Motivation 3 stamp set.
MDF Tag featuring PaperArtsy Fresco paints and Tim Holtz Motivation 3 stamp set. Nikki Acton - Addicted to Art

Nikki
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