Framing Heather by Nikki Acton



I was very excited to have a play with the new That’s Crafty! Stamps designed by Donna Gray. I chose to use ‘Heather’ from the Quirky Girls collection. For those that know me, I am as shocked as you are that I didn’t use Donna’s lovely cat stamp on this project!

What I did

My base panel is 6x6 inches which fitted perfectly in a shadow box I had lying around. The Distress Collage Medium was the crazing variety – so the surface has tiny aged crackles. It made the painting slightly more difficult but I love the effect!

I used the same three Distress paint colours over the whole project – Mustard Seed, Gathered Twigs and Fired brick – with the exception of blue for her eyes and earrings. I added lots of white dots to add to the quirky spirit of ‘Heather’.

Finally I took the leaf from the stamp set and used it over the shadow box frame. I stamped in Sepia Archival.



Tim Holtz Distress Paint – Mustard Seed, Fired Brick, Gathered Twigs, Mermaid Lagoon
PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylics – Sage and Chalk

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  1. Awesome! I particularly love how you did the frame. It looks so good. Lx

  2. Fabulous Nikki, triple lovelyness!
    Amanda x

  3. Absolutely love this one Nikki, Heather looks amazing and that frame is a genius idea :)
    Donna xx

  4. What a great make and the white dots really kick

  5. The frame is beautiful Nikki and love how you coloured Heather, she looks like a girl with a bit of attitude - love the eyes! xx

  6. Very clever frame Nikki and love the Autumn colour theme.
    Fliss x

  7. What great stamps. Your picture works so well with them.


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