Monday, 20 November 2017

Getting Christmassy for a Vintage Journey

Faded Layers and Distress Oxide Christmas Card - by Nikki Acton
Hello! 
A rare post at the moment and I was close to the wire getting this one done! It is my turn over at A Vintage Journey to use this months selection of product, substrate, colour and technique. Do head over for all the details.
Nikki
xxx

Monday, 6 November 2017

Rusty Christmas Greetings

Rusty Star Canvas with PaperArtsy ESC stamps and Seth Apter PaperArtsy paints - by Nikki Acton

Tonight I am over at PaperArtsy sharing this project - the theme is rust and I have used Scrapcosy Christmas stamps to create a reverse canvas.
It's all rusty and patina tones for this Christmas hanging!
Nikki


Friday, 3 November 2017

Mini Book for A Vintage Journey

Mini Book by Nikki Acton featuring PaperArtsy quote stamps by Alison Bomber
Hi everyone, back with a couple of blog posts this week after a quiet period here! Not had much crafting time of late after starting a new job. Hoping I get into a better routine soon and manage to find more time for creating and blogging.

Today we have a new challenge at A Vintage Journey - hosted by the lovely lady that is Anne Redfern from Redanne! Our theme is Mini Marvels and Anne is looking for projects that are miniature - less that 4 inches.

I have created a mini book - which is 3 inches square. One thing I have done over the last month is attend a Seth Apter workshop - Book of Moments - where we altered book covers to create a book. Despite me not yet finishing that project it certainly inspired me to create this.

I started with some greyboard and cut two pieces 3 x 3 inches square. I also cut some kraft card 1inch x 3inches (or a fraction under) and scored at 1/2 an inch. I joined these together.
For my pages I took some cardstock and my distress inks. Firstly tea die to give that aged look and then a little ink splodging and stencilling. The edges were distressed and more ink added.
Mini book pages - EAB02 and EAB03 - PaperArtsy stamps.
I stamped several quotes from Alison Bomber / PaperArtsy stamp sets - selecting some of my favourites from Music and Silence (EAB03)  and Darkness and Light (EAB02). I heat embossed for added impact.
Seth Apter - Spellbinders Pathway die
 For the front I took Seth Apter / Spellbinders Pathways die and stippled various paints over it.
Mini book cover featuring Seth Apter Pathways die
I added a previously created star and a Tim Holtz Quote chip. For the back I used just the Pathways die.
I added some patterned paper to the insides and the backs of my distressed / stamped pages. I will add to these later! 
Mini Book by Nikki Acton featuring PaperArtsy  quote stamps by Alison Bomber
Mini Book by Nikki Acton featuring PaperArtsy  quote stamps by Alison Bomber

Mini Book by Nikki Acton featuring PaperArtsy  quote stamps by Alison Bomber
Mini Book by Nikki Acton featuring PaperArtsy  quote stamps by Alison Bomber
Mini Book by Nikki Acton featuring PaperArtsy  quote stamps by Alison Bomber
Mini Book by Nikki Acton featuring PaperArtsy  quote stamps by Alison Bomber
There is heaps more miniature inspiration at A Vintage Journey today - plus the chance to win a prize from Southern Ridge Trading Co. or to be one of our Pinworthies this month.



I am back on Monday with a PaperArtsy project - see you then!
Nikki 
xxx

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