Friday, 11 October 2013

Blooming Great!!

Good morning.
Hope you've had a lovely week and are looking forward to a lovely weekend.
I'm really looking forward to the weekend - sooooo excited to be going to LOTV workshop with Dawny P, meeting my bestest blogging buddy Claire and of course doing some crafty shopping :o)

Today I would like to share a non-DT project with you that I really enjoyed making.

When I went to the Great British Craft Festival earlier this year I bought some scrummy Indigo Blu stash - some MDF hearts, gorgeous acrylic paints and some Kroma Crackle.

Here's my first attempt using the Kroma Crackle and acrylic paints:

Ingredients Used:

Indigo Blu MDF Heart
Painted with Indigo Blu 'Park Lane' acrylic paint and then 'Pink Iced Gem' acrylic paint mixed with 'Kroma Crackle' - left to dry and then sealed with Indigo Blu 'Slap it On' 
Then I stamped one of  the Indigo Blu flowers from the 'Live. Laugh, Love' set using Perfect Medium and sponged Blue Pan Pastel over the top, I also added a 'blob' of Glossy Accents and then Glamour Dust to the centre of the flowers.
Martha Stewart Flutterbys 
Sentiment: Indigo Blu 'Blooming Great'
Organza ribbon from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:
Indigo Blu - Things with Wings
Through the Purple Haze - Use an Indigo Blu Stamp
As You Like It - Favourite Not a Card (love making Home Decor items  - gives me the opportunity to try lots of different techniques)
Crafty Ribbons - Butterflies
Simon Says Stamp - No Digi - must stamp
All Crafts Challenge - Anything But a Card

Thanks for popping by - I really do appreciate your support and always look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

I'm off to pack my overnight bag :o)

Have a fabulous day.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous plaque Debby love the paint effect and pretty stamps! Have a fab time in Leeds! Susan x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous decoration Debs :-) I love the crackle and colours of this ,,, so pretty ! these would make fab gifts too ! :-)

Wish I was coming to Leeds with ya :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Sarah said...

Great job Debs!! I'm sure you will have a great weekend by the sound of it!! xx

Sue said...

WOW!! This is absolutely stunning Debs. I love the design and gorgeous colours.
I hope you and the lovely Claire have a wonderful time, I am sure that you will!
hugs Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Deb, firstly I am soooooo jealous you are going to a LOTV workshop!:0 I love their cards and secondly your mdf heart is amazing!!!! It's absolutely stunning, well done you (on your fist attempt too!) :)

Have an great weekend

Vicki x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love that you try pu new things like this, fabulous. Have fun in Leeds lucky girl x

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous project Debs, love the crackle effect, xxx

Sue said...

What a beautiful project! You have done an amazing job with the crackle glaze and the butterflies are so pretty. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

Carole said...

Absolutely gorgeous Debs, love it!
Have a great day with Claire crafting & maybe spending a few pennies.
Carole xXx

fiona henderson said...

Beautifully made...i toyed with the heart before i settled for my black and white one.....lovely really lovely

Christine L said...

Absolutely gorgeous Debs... love that crackle effect! I bought some of those hearts at the Harrogate show.. will maybe get around to decorating them one day!! LOL

Enjoy LOTV - there's a couple of my cards on display at the shop using their Art Pads! x

Christine x

Lisa Carroll said...

What a stunning project! Love all the texture! :) Thanks for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Deepti said...

This is a very beautiful :) love the flowers on the tag. Thank you for sharing with us at ATSM !!

downrightcrafty said...

oh wow Debs this is fabulous for a first play love the colours the texture of course and the lovely composition
Hugs Kate xx

Dora said...

First attempt !!! Wow this is stunning and so creative, you are so clever xx

Denise Goeldner said...

Such an adorable project love the paint effect, you have done a fab job for your first attempt, thanks for joining us over at TTPH ~ Denise DT

coops said...

oh wow this is fabulous debs.stunning crackle and the flowers and colours are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Claire said...

This is just stunning Debs, love the effect. Hope you had a fabulous time at LOTV - still gutted I wasn't there! Hugs, Claire x

Anita Blake said...

Wow Debs i love the use of the Kroma crackle it looks lovely and what a lovely blue...Many thanks for entering at TTPHC this week. Anita DT

Lisa Winnard said...

Very IndigoBlu Debs. Lovely.

Darcy Schroeder said...

Debs, this is just gorgeous! Love the crackle effect!!! And thanks for joining us again at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!!

Darcy DT

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Debs, Just been catching up with your blog - hope things are Ok, sorry to hear you weren't well a few days ago with your tendon :( This heart creation is wonderful - hope you have a lovely time in Leeds, Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

susiestacey said...

Just stopping by to say it was lovely to meet you today and hope you had a safe journey home.
Love this heart such a beautiful piece of work. Take care and good luck :) x Susan x

Esperite said...

Absolutely beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at Through the Purple Haze challenges, Lynne DT xxx

Whisper said...

Oooo absolutely devine hun, Luv Sam x

cotnob said...

This is lovely Debs, your crackle is perfect and such pretty colours.

cebelica said...

This is stunning, simply stunning!!! I'm so happy you entered your gorgeous creation in our challenge at crafty ribbons! Thank you! Hugs! xx

Annette said...

Wow, it's lovely Debs. Hope you had a lovely weekend too. So jealous you were at LOTV !!
Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘Favourite Non-Card’ challenge at the As You Like It Challenge.
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
As You Like It Challenge,
ABC Christmas Challenge,
Top Tip Tuesday,
Pink Gem Designs,
The Stamp Basket, and
Stamp Fairy.

Eithne said...

Beautiful heart,it looks fab! Thanks for joining us this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.
Eithne DT

Andreja L. said...

Such a perfect creation! I like your beautiful heart!
Thank you so much for joining us at All Crafts Challenge :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Linda said...

Fabulous first attempt with the Kroma Crackle ..... stunning results. Thank you for joining in with the Forever 21 Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

sparklingblackrose said...

Wow Debs stunning work! Thank you so much for joining us at my Craft My Life-All Crafts Challenge, hope to see you enter again soon! Elaine-xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-)