Friday, 1 April 2016

April Fool's, Anything Goes and an 18th Birthday!!!

Hello Blogland, I haven't been around for a while as have been busy with birthdays (my lovely Bethany was 18, and I was ... too old to remember!) and viruses (I know which I prefer!)
I am also very lucky to have been to a number of great workshops, and the flowers on my project are inspired by a fabulous workshop with Brenda Brown and Countryview Crafts.
Anyway I am back in time for a new Crafts Galore Encore Challenge which is sponsored by Beccy's Place and the theme is Anything Goes.
Beccy is offering 3 digis or a digi set of the winners choice.

I wasn't fortunate enough to receive a digi, but as I had various 18th birthday momentoes to make that wasn't a problem for me. 
For my project I took a light wood heart from The Works and painted it with Bougainvillea chalk paint from the Paper Artsy Fresco range. I then painted on a thin layer of their crackle glaze and once dry added a layer of Sherbet Chalk paint. I used distress inks (walnut) to ink the edges. I then mod podged some card from Amazon packaging and laid old book pages on top. Once dry I used a Tim Holtz Alterations  Bigz die 656640 to cut out flowers, which were painted with various distress inks and edged in walnut. I assembled the flowers with brads and used mod podge to stcick them to the heart. I cut the 18 using my trusty Silhouette Cameo and used Ice Resin Enamels (raspberry) to give them a metallic look (on top of amazon packaging again!). Finally I added some blue frantage around the edges and a tiny butterfly brad that I enamelled with the ice resin powders.
I was happy with the result, as was the recipient, a friend of Bethany's who shares my birthday!
Happy crafting!
Denyse x

I would like to enter this for:-
The Artistic Stamper - ATD
A Beautiful Mess #1 AG
Brown Sugar AG
Craft for the Craic Anything But A Card
Crafting with Friends AG
Creative Artiste AG/Chipboard etc #13
Creative Fingers #106
Dragon's lair AG
That's Crafty ATB&B
Countryview Challenges Spring
Avenue 613 AG
L'il patch of Crafty Friends AG
We love 2 Create AG MM
Crafting By Designs April AG
CraftyCreations Challenges For a Young Girl (to me 18 is young!)
Crafting For All Seasons Diecuts
CraftyGals AG
Crafty Addicts AG/Spring
2 Crafty Girls/Jade's Sparkling Butterflies AG
In the Pink 
Through The Purple Haze Flowers 


Dawn G Designs said...

OMG! It's gorgeous! I love everything about it!!!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is stunning I love the flowers. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Andree said...

This is fabulous Denyse. I love the crackle effect on the heart and the gorgeous flowers xx

Katie Lamb said...

Gorgeous make xx

Veronique Baadjou said...

Wonderful! Love the colours and the design!
Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Friends
Veronique DT

Debbie Ellis said...

Love your creation, looks fantastic
thanks for joining our challenge over at
Debbie DT

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our A BEAUTIFUL MESS challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Barbiedi said...

Beautiful, i love the paint effects, thank you for taking part in the Dragons Lair Design Challenge.

Pixie Flutterby said...

Lovely combination of colours and techniques
Thanks for entering it at Craft for the Craic
Pixie (DT Member)

Gwyneth said...

What an absoltuely gorgeous creation.
Thank you very much for entering the "Dragons Lair Designs" "Anything Goes" challenge for April. Good luck.
Gwyneth DT

Jeanie Ellis said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful project. Lots of lovely colour. Great design. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month, Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Lena's Creations said...

What a beautiful creation and keepsake. Love it!
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
Hugs ~ Lena, DT
Lena’s Creations

Jackie Maunder said...

What a scrummy creation. Someone is going to love it! Love the way your flowers turned out. Thanks for entering the challenge at Through The Purple Haze this fortnight, Jackie DT x

Evelyn Walter said...

Such a pretty project! I like your cracked background and the tattered flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!
Evelyn DT

Sue said...

This is really pretty, I love your flowers. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

Sid said...

What a super and lovely design, the colours are brilliant !! I have also become your latest blog follower !

Cathy Clowes said...

Ooh this is fabulous. The flowers are stunning. Thanks for joining us at A Beautiful Mess. Cathy DT x

Cathy Clowes said...

Back again to say thank you for entering your stunning creation into our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Jade's Sparkling Butterflies. Cathy DT x

Lea Brawn said...

A fabulous creation x

EdenLand Designs said...

This is gorgeous!!! All the details are perfectly thought out and executed to make a wonderful finished project :) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Creative Fingers this time around!
Susan DT

Pippa said...

Very pretty, love what you have done with just a plain heart. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragons Lair Designs Challenge. Pippa DT

Rebecca Wong said...

This is just gorgeous. Lovely piece of artwork.
Thanks for sharing in The Crafty Addicts Challenge, hope to see you again.
Rebecca, DT

Lynne Walker said...

Lovely project love the colours
Thanks for joining dragons lair

Jo Ann said...

What a fabulous make. The flowers are so awesome! This comment is a bit late but just want to thank you for joining our Challenge at 613 Avenue Create and invite you to link with our current Challenge. We appreciate your awesome work! Have a blessed day...


Annette said...

Gorgeous heart hanger. Really lovely for a gift.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
My Mum's Craft Shop,
In The Pink Challenge
As You Like It Challenge.

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Wow.. what a beautiful piece of art.. just loved it...Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Creations Challenges..Love Deepti

Wheelie Crafty said...

Wow I love the layers you have created on your heart... Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner xxx

Ger said...

Gorgeous, love all the amazing flowers! Thankyou for joining us at Craft for the Craic.