Sunday, January 11, 2015

Dreams and Wishes

I have much time on my hands now and have been sequestered away in my Craftroom having loads of fun. This piece I have been working on for a bit but never finished it until today! Whew!

I started out with a blank canvas and applied my damask stencil with homemade texture paste. I stenciled the entire canvas and the sides. 

While that was drying I set to work on my cheesecloth. I sprayed it with Lindys Stamp Gang Tea Pot Purple and Saltwater Taffy. I also used Heidi Swapp's Black Velvet. I added a piece of coordinating fabric on top of the cheesecloth. This piece falls into my craft room makeover colors. 

I then started on my chippies. For the title piece I painted it with gesso and then used LSG ST on it but it was too pink so I added perfect pearls (Grape Fizz) and Primary Elements (Ginger Flower) to give it a gradient look that showed the pink as well. 

 For the black swirl chippies I painted it with black acrylic paint and used sparkling black embossing powder to give it some bling. 

Lastly I added my gear clock chipboard after using the same colors on it as I did on my Dreams and Wishes chippy. I wanted it to be darker so I added some Primary Elements to it as well. Then the brad went in the middle and I adhered it to the canvas with some foam dimensional dots. 

Finally it is finished and so is my craftroom makeover. Viola! Carpe Diem!

This project will be shared with the following:

Artist Trading Post-Fresh Beginnings-HERE (new career path, newly refreshed Craftroom)

Frosted Designs-White as a Snowflake HERE I am trying a new technique of using white space. 

The Mirror Crack'd-Stencils HERE I used the damask stencil

Lindys Stamp Gang January Color Challenge HERE

46 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I so love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs.

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    1. Thank you Rachelle. It fits into my new craft room perfectly.

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  2. Awesome! Very creative.
    Thanks for your visit and for becoming a follower. :) I'm following you too.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I sure hope your phone is fixed now. :)

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  3. Wow, wow, wow!! Niki, this is completely mind blowing! Love your purples and blacks against the white background, what a striking combination! Amazing gradient on your sentiment, a gorgeous accent piece! Love it!! until next time, big hugs :)

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    1. Fancy "seeing" you again Pamellia. The gradient was a happy mistake that I am sure I will repeat again. I am just glad that I was finally able to finish this piece. Hugs! ~Niki

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  4. Love that gear clock! Thanks for joining the January Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge!

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    1. Me too Sharon! I love using Creative Embellishments chipboard pieces. They have some awesome stuff. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. This is lovely! I'm glad you are having so much fun creating. Thank you for sharing with us over at The Mirror Crack'd. xo

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    1. Thanks Rita! I was going through a stressful time due to work but now everything is falling into place on my new path and I have a new vigor for my craft.

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  6. Gorgeous colours and I really love the effects on the chipboard shapes. Thanks so much for joining us at Artist Trading Post Exchange this time. Juliax

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    1. Why thank you Julia! Maybe I have a new favorite color combo. I love red/black/white but the red seems to get onto everything, probably because I am a messy crafter. Hehe!

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  7. Wow - why have I never thought of cheesecloth before? That definitely looks so great and is now on my list of supplies I need to pick up. This is really beautiful. I love the soft color palette you've used. Thanks for your sweet remark on my blog and for the Niki stamp of approval. :) Made my day! And I'm not everywhere - but I have gotten around lately.

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    1. Hello Becca! I was doing my own blog hopping the other day and saw the post on NBUS about you, plus working with you on MMM and then you blog, so cool! Cheesecloth is a must and so is dry wall tape. Both can be used for so many different things and add instant texture. Hugs!

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  8. Gorgeous card, love the texture and colors!! Thanks so much for joining us at Mirror Cracked challenge this month

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    1. Thank you Shilpa! I love working on canvases, it allows for so much to be added and you don't have to worry about warping. Lol!

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  9. So gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

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  10. Beautiful canvas. Thanks for playing at Frosted Designs.

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  11. Pretty canvas!! Love the touches of purple!!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

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    1. Thank you Lori! I needed a piece that would go with the colors of my room and viola! This piece was born.

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  12. Beautiful Canvas job ..love the colors. !!!Look amazing
    Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.
    Big hugs from Brazil

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    1. Thank you Cynthia! All the way from Brazil-wow! Big hugs back at ya from the U.S.A!

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  13. Gorgeous canvas, love the detail and the colour scheme. Thanks for joining in the challenge this month at The Mirror Crack'd, Angela R. x

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    1. Thank you Angela! I think the color scheme is one of my top 2 favorites. And the home made texture paste makes stenciling easy peasy with no runs. Hehe!

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  14. Very pretty! Love the textures!! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

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    1. Thank you Joni! Gotta love stencils and texture paste! And just a little cutoff bling.

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  15. Lovely piece and really like the shading you've acheived on the letters. Thanks so much for joining us at ATP exchange. Ruth x

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    1. Thank you Ruth! So glad the gradient shading worked on the letters piece and it shows up well in the picture.

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  16. I love that fabulous damask background and all the amazing details. Great to have you join in with us at ATP Exchange this fortnight

    Annie x

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    1. Thanks Annie! That damask stencil is my favorite one to use. So many different ways to use it. :)

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  17. Lovely! Beautiful colors and designing! Thank you for joining our challenge at LSG !

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    1. Thank you Athanasia! The color board was very inspiring.

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  18. I love damasks on the background ♥ Thanks for playing with LSG!

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    1. Thanks JaMajka! My favorite is damask so much so that I did my wedding with damask. ;)

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  19. A stunning project with so many fabulous elements! Love the colours and your damask background. Thanks for joining us at The Mirror Crack'd challenge.

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    1. Thank you Lucyna! The texture from the stencil gives it a nice flow. White is hard to do. :)

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  20. This is absolutely stunning. I thought it was a working clock! Love what you did with the damask stencil it gives it such a fabulous texture. The colour palette is my favourite and it all just looks amazing.

    Where did you get that gorgeous gear clock chipboard from? It's on my MUST HAVE list, lol

    Thanks for sharing your fabulous talent with us

    Lin
    The Mirror Crack'd

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    1. Why thank you very much Lin! The chipboard clock is from Creative Embellishments. They have a wonderful array of chippies and a good price. I need more! Lol!

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  21. Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining us at Lindys for the Color Challenge!!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! Love the colors of this particular color challenge!

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  22. Love how you've used the colour combination and the coloured die-cut - superb!

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    1. Thanks Kate! I used LSG sprays and primary elements on the chippies and gesso. :)

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  23. So beautiful! Thanks for joining our mixed media challenge over at The Mirror Crack'd! Hugs, Susanne.

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