Tuesday, 13 January 2015

...falling is just another way to fly.

Hi everyone, thank you for coming to see what i've been up to this week. On Sunday I got to play,! so, using the new products from DecoArt, which I was lucky enough to recieve * I decided to do a tag to enter the that's Crafty blog challenge.

On their blog it reads

'Our theme for this challenge is 'Blue is the Colour', so we would like to see the colour blue somewhere on your projects please. This Challenge will run until 7.55am on Friday 16th January 2015.'

And Elizabeth at dragon's dream TIO (tag  it on ) challenge blog says

I've chosen the first theme of the New Year of Turquoise and Bling, and as always at least one real stamp on your tags.

So I gathered my paints starting with turquoise and Colbot blue hue, and squirted some on my 6x6 Gelli Plate. I love this size as its so easy to use on tags and smaller creations.

I then used a damask mask and white acrylic 

Once this was dry I added a coat of one step crackle glaze and heat dried it. You do get a much better result if you let it dry naturally but it was fine for what I wanted.

I then painted the swirls in silver acrylic and when dry used Wendy Vecchi's crackle paste in a bird stencil and then one from Lin Brown at Paper Artsy. 

I rubbed antiquing cream in burnt umber into all the cracks and once dry rubbed clean just leaving the cracks more accentuated.

Around the edge I applied rust paint which when dries gives a real rust look.

I applied treasure gold to the crackle paste to give it a metallic look.

Next came a sentiment which is a quote by Emilie Autumn.

I added a little definition to the crackle past and words and added the bling to make it sparkle.

 * the paints, crackle glaze and Antiquing Cream were from DecoArt given to me through the Out Reach Bloggers Programme.  However, any opinions are my own :) x

Thank you so much for your visit. Please take care out there,  I know the weather is getting really bad in some areas. So looks after your selves! 

See you all soon 




  1. Oooooooo that's just gorgeous Debs I love it, thanks for joining in with jus at the Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x sleeting here in North Wales and blooming cold! xxx

  2. STUNNING Debs, beautiful colours and layering and all that wonderful texture is yummy! Loving the DecoArt range of paints, looking forward to seeing more from you using their products. Great inspiration, love the quote :-) xxx

  3. Wow, that's amazing. A fantastic tag with great texture. Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

  4. The effects that you have achieved are amazing Deborah! The crackly bird is just magic. Read the instructions over and over to understand what you had done. Love, love the crackle! Xx

  5. Oooh Debs,. love how your hurried crackle came out, I'm guessing it bubbled and blistered a bit, great effect and it works really well with the treasure gold - fab tag xx

  6. Wow! I just love all the techniques you've used on this gorgeous tag, Debs. What a beautiful bird and all that lovely blue and crackle. Love, love, love this! Thank you for dreaming with the Dragons! xxx

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  8. Absolutely stunning - love the blue and silver together. I'm going to have to try these crackle products now I've seen this xx

  9. Oh, fabulous work with those Decoart products!!! Love your gorgeous tag, so many amazing effects, it looks super, - love it!

  10. Wow,this stunning Debs,the colours are spot on and the texture is amazing. Gorgeous tag,it really is.
    That Decoart out reach thing sounds interesting,might look into that myself as I love their products as they are such good value

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  11. This is just so wonderful Deborah and so very creative. Thanks for joining in with us at Dragons Dream tag It On challenge
    x catherine

  12. This is wonderful tag Deborah! Gorgeous background and amazing crackle work. Fabulous frowers and bird by metallic look. Wow I love it xxx


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