Thursday, 3 August 2017

Butterfly Birthday by Nikki Acton








Today I have a simple, small card to share using Distress Oxides and paints and a That’s Crafty! greyboard butterfly (from the Bits and Pieces Large Butterfly Sheet).

My background is created by building up layers of Distress Oxides. Take one colour and place some on a craft mat, spritz with water and lay the card in it. Dry between layers and repeat. I used Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo and Broken China. I added a little extra blue through a Dinky stencil (TC068) and spritzed again. Finally I added a little Blueprint Sketch Distress ink around the edges.


I took one of the greyboard butterflies and gave a coat of white gesso. Once dry I added some Distress Crazing Medium and allowed to dry. As I ended up adding paint next you can’t really see the subtle cracks but hopefully some of the texture. I then used Blueprint Sketch and Work lipstick Distress paints before adding a little embellishment from my stash.






Nikki


Supplies


Distress Oxides - Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo and Broken China
Distress Paint – Blueprint Sketch, Worn Lipstick

9 comments:

  1. This is really pretty Nikki. Love the colours and the look of texture and the metal embellishment is lovely too.
    Fliss xx

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  2. pretty card Nikki with the oxides
    Love
    Amanda x

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  3. Gorgeous card, shows the Oxides off to perfection ;)
    hugs
    Donna xx

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  4. I love the contrast of the Butterflies wings amongst the background of the card Nikki and the little embellishment really does set it all off. Simple design with a knock out effect. Hugs Tracey xx

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  5. This is adorable. Loving the oxides.

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  6. Beautiful, I love Oxides. Hugs Sarah x

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  7. An amazing background for your elegant butterfly , Nikki, so beautiful with the Oxides, used to stenciling , and the texture on the blue little flyer is looking wonderful.
    Dorthe, xxoo

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  8. Love the soft chalky layers of your Oxide background, and the butterfly is so pretty with just that hint of shimmery crackle.
    Alison x

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  9. Oh soooo beautiful Nikki - love that background. Hey - when you have time - share some of these over on the weekly challenge at Through the Craft Room Door Magazine. Sure would love to see some of your work there!! Xj.

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