Thursday, 26 March 2015

Wish upon a Star

Hi everyone!

   I am here to bring you another challenge from my brilliant OCC DT member Laurie. I was so proud when Laurie invited me to join her craft DT for this term on her FB challenge site. This month the challenge involves decorating a star and gems.....It was so much fun!

This is what you get in your 'Rising Star' Kit

You can purchase your star kit here

You can decorate it any way you wish!

I decided to make this for my daughter - her favorite style of the moment is fuchsia and black with bold the colour choice had nothing to do with me at all....waaaayyyyyy out of my comfort zone here everyone!!!

 I started by painting the star with Decoart Fluid Acrylics in Carbon Black. I then painted some white card with Picked Raspberry Distress Stain. Then I got a floral/swirl stamp and using the Carbon Black paint I stamped over several sheets of bright pink stained card.

I then cut triangles the same size as the sides of the star. I inked the edges of the cut card with Black Soot DI to create some dark smudgy effects, and then began sticking them to the star.

When done I covered it with several layers of Decoart Ultra-Matte varnish (I love this!!! This is the first ever matt varnish I have used that has managed to live up to it's name! There is no sheen to this at all - Brilliant!)

Then I began to decorate the gems...I used Raspberry and Pitch Black Alcohol ink. I painted on several layers of ink.

I used Label Letters to form the words "Wish upon a star" and stuck them to various parts of the hanging.

I twisted some silver wire and twisted it round one of the gems

I used a fuchsia ribbon tied into a bow

And there is my pink and black star hanging...Hope you like it! 

Come over to Laurie Moore's 2015 Challenges on FB and join in the fun!

Hope to see you there!

Happy Crafting!


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  1. Gosh! This is awesome and I am sure it will be treasured!!! ;)
    Awesome job with the alcohol inks and decorating the star! Bold has never looked better. lol

    Claudia xxx

  2. I am in awe of the gorgeous colors used on this Star. I think the way you altered and colored the gems was genius.Thank you so much for designing this for the Rising Star challenge. It's going to give such great inspiration to all. xxxx Laurie

  3. Gorgeous, Laura!! So rich in its fuchsia and black colors, that you seemed to embrace wonderfully! Outside your comfort zone--No Way! :) :) XOXO-Shari


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