Friday, 30 March 2018

Tag Friday time!

MDF tag with Distress Oxides and Tim Holtz Hardware Findings
Hello - it is Friday and a long weekend!
Today we have a Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey - they only come round every 3 months and we do love them.

My tag started as a manila tag but in the end I added it to an MDF base so I could hang it if required. 
The background is Distress Oxides with splodges of watery white gesso, some credit card gesso lines, tissue tape and stamping.
MDF tag with Distress Oxides and Tim Holtz Hardware Findings
 I die cut the keyhole from greyboard using Tim Holtz Hardware Findings die. I added texture paste and painted with black gesso. Once dry I dry brushed white gesso to catch the texture before adding Deco Art Quinacridone Gold. 
MDF tag with Distress Oxides and Tim Holtz Hardware Findings
The die cut in the background is also Sizzix - a Pete Hughes one I think? I sponged with brown paint and then gesso for contrast.

Lots more inspiration at AVJ today - and your chance to join in our Tag Fridays...

Nikki
xxx



Friday, 23 March 2018

Strength and Courage Mini Book

Mini Book with PaperArtsy stamps by Alison Bomber (EAB08) - by Nikki Acton
Hello. It is time for a post over at PaperArtsy this evening featuring Alison Bomber's wonderful quotes - Strength and Courage (EAB08). The current theme at PaperArtsy is Nautical colours.
Mini Book with PaperArtsy stamps by Alison Bomber (EAB08) - by Nikki Acton
More details and pics on the PaperArtsy blog this evening.
Nikki

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Dragonfly Journal Page

Journal page with Dina Wakley paints and AALL and Create stamps by Tracy Evans - by Nikki Acton
Some journal play this week in my A4 journal.
I used Dina Wakley paints and stamps from AALL and Create (Tracy Evans). A little different to the butterfly card I made with the same stamp sets! You can see it here if you missed it.

Journal page with Dina Wakley paints and AALL and Create stamps by Tracy Evans - by Nikki Acton
My original journal page was kraft card - but I think it is covered. I stared with random black coverage and white around the edges. I added some scraps of paper and card and both thick gesso and texture paste through 2 stencils (Tim Holtz dot fade and the stripy one!). I then began building colour - mostly with my fingers.
Journal page with Dina Wakley paints and AALL and Create stamps by Tracy Evans - by Nikki Acton
I added random stamping with archival ink from the AAll and Create border stamp set (the random circles) and stamped 3 hearts, the dragonly and words on separate scraps of paper. I added a little colour to these before adding.
Journal page with Dina Wakley paints and AALL and Create stamps by Tracy Evans - by Nikki Acton
The circle was a leftover die cut.
Journal page with Dina Wakley paints and AALL and Create stamps by Tracy Evans - by Nikki Acton

I would like to join the fun at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog:
(I used 2 stencils, gesso, Dina Wakley paints, texture paste and ink)

Have a great weekend.
Nikki
xxx

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Oxides and AALL and Create stamps (Tracy Evans)

Distress Oxides Birthday Card with AALL and Create stamps (Tracy Evans) - by Nikki Acton
Just a quick card today made with new stamps from AALL and Create - Designed by Tracy Evans. I treated myself to a couple of sets having seen them, and some wonderful samples, at the NEC recently. 

I have used Stamp Set #45 and Border Stamp #34. My background uses Distress Oxides with one of the border stamps (love the circles!) and also the small Serenity Prayer text stamp off Set #45. I also added this text to the butterflies.

Distress Oxides Birthday Card with AALL and Create stamps (Tracy Evans) - by Nikki Acton

Thanks for visiting!
Nikki

Friday, 2 March 2018

Painty Birthday cards

Dina Wakley paints, washi and collage paper - birthday cards my Nikki Acton
For the start of the new Craft Stamper Take It Make it challenge I reached for my Dina Wakley paints and had some fun with paint, stencils, new Dina washi tape and collage paper and various stamps!
Dina Wakley paints, washi and collage paper - birthday cards my Nikki Acton
I think this one is my favourite - love the collage paper and washi faces!
Dina Wakley paints, washi and collage paper - birthday cards my Nikki Acton
The greeting is PaperArtsy.
Dina Wakley paints, washi and collage paper - birthday cards my Nikki Acton
Greeting is by Stampin' Up.
Dina Wakley paints, washi and collage paper - birthday cards my Nikki Acton
I chose my colours to complement those of this fab, quite thick washi tape.
Dina Wakley paints, washi and collage paper - birthday cards my Nikki Acton
Maybe went a bit mad with this one! 
Dina Wakley paints, washi and collage paper - birthday cards my Nikki Acton
More washi and scribbly text collage paper.

Do pop on over to the Take It Make Challenge blog to see lots more inspiration!
And do join in - this months winner will receive two stamp sets from That's Crafty - new stamps by the lovely Donna Gray.
Nikki
xxx

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