Monday, 16 January 2012

DT Project #1 by Minxy : Featuring 7DotStudios 'Dreamer' Collection

Hi you snazzy folks!
Minxy here {or my real name Nicky} I answer to both!
So here I am, Officially the newbie to the team, 
So...A little about me: 
I was born and bred in London but I moved to the west country in 2000. I live with my partner of 7 years in a quiet little town in the middle of nowhere. I am currently changing jobs due to health issues.
I have crafted since the age of about 4 but the obsession only really took over when I moved into my 1st proper home 11 years ago. It started with card making, then I got my internet connection!! I joined some forums, swapped some ATC's, then I discovered Tim Holtz and things were never the same again!! 
I would say my style is very eclectic,  I love mixed media, collage, stamps, inks, paint, mediums as well as fabrics, felt and lace.
My most used crafty item has to be my Distress Inks, I use them on pretty much everything I make!
I would say I am a jack of all crafts, Master of none!! gotta try everything at least once don't ya! 
If I had to name a favorite style it would be a toss up between Grungy and Shabby Chic. But really anything  goes!
I have previously been on 1 other DT and I hope to get myself published some time this year!
Right that's enough waffle from me.. now on to the art!

For my first project I want to share this awesome papier-mache letter that Snazzy's provided me with to show off 'my style'. 
They have a whole range in the shop so you can make words and phrases like ART and CREATE.
I started by covering the whole letter with pages from an old dictionary, I used a piece of the 7DotStudio Dreamer collection paper entitled 'Night's Fever' to cover just the front.
Then I got busy with the Tim Holtz stamps.
I used black and sepia archival ink and snowcap acrylic dabber to stamp with.
 Next I had a route about in my stash and found some mesh which I layered in the corners and topped with idea-ology trinkets.
A few alteration die cuts later and just a smidge of lace and it was complete.
 So as you can see there is a bit of everything chucked on for good measure.
Bit of steampunk, bit of swirlage & lace and plenty of grungy'ness!
 I hope you have enjoyed my first offering, I'll be back again tomorrow with my next piece, 
Hope to see you then xx
Stay Inky


Astrid Maclean said...

Love your letter Nicky, it looks great, the stamps the embellies and of course the wonderful paper. Fabulous first project!!

happyDiane said...

such a cool letter! Love the mix of the lace and metal.

inkypinkycraft said...

A fab piece, love your first project, here is to many more!!great...I love distress inks too,they are awesome!! Hugs trace x

craftimamma said...

Oooh, this is scrummy Nicky! These gorgeous papers just cry out to have mesh applied to them don't they, lol! I love all the embellishments but especially the diecut cog and ideology suspended in the middle. Brilliant idea and as Astrid said a fab first project!

Lesley Xx

Aquarius said...

This is gorgeous - such lovely details and colouring. Thanks for sharing your 'potted craft history' too and I'm sure you will enjoy your time on this DT.

Paula Whittaker said...

great first DT item Minxy

snazzyoriginal said...

Wonderful intro Nicky, love the letter, such great colours and embellishments. Can't wait for tomorrows project xx

Anonymous said...

Love it Nicky, turned out really well, just love the placement of that cog and all the texture.

Gillian .... said...

So glad you are finally able to share this AMAZING project, every little detail is so YOU ... love love love it. x

Kaz said...

This is just fab!! Love it Nicky ....great work xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Totes-amazeballs Minxy... LURVE those papers, I have some and haven't been brave enough to cut them yet lol Congrats on your first post for the team... grand to see you here... big hugs xxx

She said...

Love it Nicky, can't wait to see what you make next.. S xx

Von said...

Fabulous Minky :) and love that cog that looks like it has been embeded into the letter
Von xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a fabulous project.

craftytrog said...

Fantastic piece hun! Totally you! xox