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

24 comments:

  1. Love that great texture and inking of the background of your tags Nikki - the agua on circles and butterflies really pulls the color out of the background - such a pretty design using 3's! Julia xx

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  2. Such a wonderful trio of floral panels and butterflies Nikki. I love that mottled look to it all xx

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  3. Sooo beautiful tag, Nikki! The browns with the crackled pistachio look fabulous! Great design of three!

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  4. Beautiful creation Nikki, all works perfectly together.. Love the addition of those keys.. x

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  5. Your trio of elements look amazing with gorgeous patina effects. Love it xxx

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  6. Absolutely fab! Nikki. Colour, texture, design and composition, chosen elements - all spot on.
    Love it .
    x

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  7. ABSOLUTELY beyond EXQUISITE Nikki. Oh my... just SPLENDID. One thing for sure is... I collected a BEAUTIFUL MOMENT and MORE coming by to see your INCREDIBLE CREATION. Truly LOVE this. Xj.

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  8. So perfect for this challenge Nikki, your tag is so lovely and that crackle is perfect.
    Hugs, Sandy

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  9. Ooh, I love your trio of flower circles, and that amazing textured background - another fabulous tag, Nikki - wow!
    Alison x

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  10. Nikki, I have been waiting so patiently to see and read the details on this beautiful work of art! I love your colors and that crackled stenciling is divine! Love those circles with the flower silhouettes and and the butterflies! Love this! Hugs!

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  11. Wow Nikki, you created so much depth and texture in that gorgeous mottled background and the trio of butterflies along with the silhouettes are stunning! Anne xx

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  12. Nikki this is completely stunning!! Wow, I adore the whole LO, the circles and flowers give the most brilliant effect, LOVE this tag!!!

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  13. Drop dead gorgeous! Lovely work xx

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  14. Beautiful creation, I like very much

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  15. Gorgeous Nikki, loving the teal and brown combination and the trio of flowers, very striking . Hugs. Tracy x

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  16. This is so beautiful Nikki, amazing textures and depth of colour on your background and I love the Wildflowers framed within the circles and surrounded by those lovely little butterflies. A fabulous example of the Magic of 3, thank you for sharing it, Deb xo

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  17. This really is a magical 3! Such fabulous textures and colours! Chrisx

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  18. I have seen this tag several times and have been itching to get a closer look. I adore this design and your gorgeous color and texture and use of these amazing dies! Brilliant! Hugs, Autumn

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  19. I love the patina effect you have created on your background Nikki and your groupings of three is fabulous! A wonderful interpretation of our current theme! Jennie x

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  20. Fabulous details on this stunning tag Nikki xx love the stencilled background and colours. The wild flowers look beautiful on your three circles and the butterflies are the perfect addition

    Apologies for visiting so late just back last night

    Huge hugs Annie xx

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  21. What a wonderful tag! I adore the textures you've added and butterflies are stunning! barbara

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