Thursday, 11 June 2020

Resist Week over at Tando Creative

Morning all,

I have a post over at Tando today, showing how I made these Artist Trading Coins.  I hope you can hop across to check out the process.




Kindest Wishes,

Nikki.
xxx



Thursday, 9 April 2020

Crackle week over at Tando Creative Ltd.


Hi everyone,

It's crackle week over at Tando Creative this week, and it's my turn to share a make with you.  Hop across there to get the details on how I made this tag.  It didn't turn out quite as planned but that's how art goes sometimes.

Hope you all stay safe. xxx

Best Wishes,

Nikki
xxx


Monday, 17 February 2020

'Dark' - Featuring Andy Skinner's New Creative Expressions Products


Morning all,

I've been a bit busy of late, lots of projects going on at the same time, and painting and decorating at home too.  Hope you are all ok out there.

I have a blog post over on Andy's blog today, hope you can hop across and join us to find out more.  It's using his new products for Creative Expressions, some lovely new paints and a fab Structure Paste, along with his brilliant stamps.

Kind wishes,

Nikki
xxx




Saturday, 2 November 2019

Day of the Dead at Creative Expressions


Hi everyone,

Just a quick post this morning to share a card I made to celebrate the Day of The Dead, which is today, Saturday 2nd November.  This is an ancient Aztec ritual, and celebrated in Mexico still, and is similar to Halloween. In Mexican culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle. Mexicans view it not as a day of sadness but as a day of celebration because their loved ones awake and celebrate with them.  Pictures and flowers and a drink for the journey are usually placed somewhere prominent to celebrate.

Over at Creative Expressions today they are celebrating and sharing a whole host of makes, so I thought I'd show you mine.

The card was made using different coloured inks for the layered backgrounds, and edging them in alternate ink colours.  They were matted up to give definition.  I used the Sugar Skull Stamp from Andy Skinner at Creative Expressions.  The top layer is Andy's 'Create' stamp, also new out, which I inked in 3 colours and stamped several times.


I stamped the Sugar Skull once more in Black, and coloured in with Andy's new paints, these are translucent enough not to blur the stamp lines, even neat!  This makes for great layering possibilities too.

The skull was mounted on a bit of acetate for fun, so it hangs over the front panel.


Hope you like it, don't forget to check out Creative Expressions Facebook page today for more inspiration.

Best Wishes,

Nikki
xxx

Products Used:
Creative Expressions:
Andy Skinner 'Create' Stamp
Andy Skinner 'Sugar Skull' Stamp
Andy Skinner Paints in Quinacridone Gold, Cobalt Teal & Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide.

Other: Coloured Inks.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Andy Skinner's New Products with Creative Expressions

Hi all,

Just a quick blog to share with you something I've made over on Andy Skinner's blog, with his new products from Creative Expressions.


I have used Lava Paste, Mixed Media Transfers and stamps to create this piece, and you can find out more about these products here: 

Best Wishes,

Nikki K
xxx

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Anything Goes week at Tando Creative

Morning everyone,

Today I'm over on the Tando blog for Anything Goes week, and sharing how I made a monochrome Tag using Tando Creative products and DecoArt paints.

I hope you can join me over there to find out more, here is the tag!


Come and join me and the rest of the team this week for some more inspiration. xx

Happy Crafting,

Nikki
xx