Friday 5 June 2015

All that Glitters

Hello and welcome to all my followers, and if anybody is new, stay a while and have a look around.

Today is a new challenge over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and the Theme is,  All That Glitters. So come on get those sparkles and glitters out and have a play. The winner receives


Here is my inspiration for today's challenge, please go check out all the other Design Team's 
projects for more fabulous inspiration. 


I started  by sealing a 6"x6" board and once dry, painted on a liberal coat of crackle paint. I left this to dry and carried on with my feature. 

I added  Texture Sand in random places onto an MDF butterfly. I covered the sand with Media Fluid in Black, and once dry Quinacridone Violet.


Once  the crackle paint was dry I used a  stencil and crackle paste to add flowers to my board. I added to the ageing look with Antiquing Cream rubbed over the background in Patina and Burnt Umber. 

Here you can see a close up of the crackle. I picked some bits of crackle off the flowers as I wanted to add something different to them later.

I thought the background looked bare, so I used a background stamp to add some more texture. 

For edges I used aged Ochre embossing powder. This formed a frame around the board and served to contain the butterfly

I added some rusty wire to the butterfly and stuck her to the board, then finished off with my sentiment, which was stamped onto smooth white card and ink distressed around the edges. 

What I used
From DecoArt  

All purpose Sealer
Crackle paint
Crackle Paste
Texture Sand
Media Fluids - Black, Quinacridone Violet
Glamour Dust
Andy Skinner stamps- industrial 

Archival Ink - Black
Stampendous Frantage - Aged Ochre
From my stash - rusty wire, sentiment stamp, MDF butterfly.

Well that's it for now. Try and pop back later as I have another post going live about 5pm. Take care and I'll see you soon. Debs xx


  1. Deborah, this is terrific! The crackle is fabulous - the texture on the whole piece is outstanding! A really lovely little piece of art! Well done on creating something so delightful. xxx

  2. Gorgeous and glittery Debs, perfect for the challenge and i do love a bit of crackle and glitter mixed together. I can imaging your page being very tactile in real life, just stunning :-) xxx

  3. Just gorgeous Debs!! I love those crackle flowers and your butterfly is stunning! Great use of glitter, adds a little interest without being too flashy. hugs :)

  4. Brilliant debut piece Debs for your first challenge, I really do love your textured pieces and this is one of them :)
    Big weekend hugs
    Donna xxx

  5. Wow Debs! Amazing texture and detail and just love the crackle effects.
    Fliss xx

  6. Love all the lovely textures on this. Great piece
    Amanda x


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