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Saturday 19 October 2013

Haviing a crackling time

Evening all :-) I've been having a wee play in my craft room today after battling through loads of jobs in the house and garden and I couldn't resist trying the gorgeous crackle effect that Kay from Indigo Blu demo's on C&C last week and omg is its a fab technique! I love it :-)

I used a little black tag, swiped with flitter glu and then applied Kroma Crackle coloured with mica powders (copper and Pear green) and blasted it with a heat gun. Its a totally different crackle to when the Kroma crackle dries naturally but its really effective, kind of  like a rough bark effect. I didn't really want to cover it up lol but I decided to add an Indigo Blu sentiment and a couple of acetate butterflies, made with a freebie Indigo Blu stamp from Craft stamper. I stamped them with black stazon, cut out and then embossed the back with Palm Green and Copper Sparkle EPs from Sparkle and Sprinkle. To finish off I added a scrap of green seam binding and some pearls for the butterflies bodies.

I'm entering this tag in the following challenges:
Indigo Blu: things with wings
Divas by Design: autumn colours
Make my Monday: texture
Sparkle and Sprinkle: anything goes with EP/Glitter/ flocking

Well thanks for popping by, have a lovely evening - I've got a date with a bag of Maltesers and the tv lol
Claire xx


  1. Hi Claire. I agree, the background looks too incredible to cover up! Such amazing depth of crackle too. Enjoy your date!
    Dot x

  2. This is so gorgeous Claire. I watched Kay at Port Sunlight and I think most of us bought the Kroma crackle. I'm ashamed to say I haven't tried it yet - but I do have the programme recorded for when I do get round to it.
    Beryl xx

  3. Wow!! this is simply stunning, what a gorgeous colour combination, and i love the crackle background. Thanks for joining in with the Forever 21 challenge ...... good luck! Linda xx

  4. Stunning creation! Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week. Mirella

  5. What a beautiful background! I love the effect! What an awesome tag! Thanks for doing the Sparkle N Sprinkle challenge this month.

  6. Wow! How gorgeous this is, Claire! Love the use of all those ingredients and the fabulous textures and colors you achieved! Thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month! I hope you will submit more of your pretty cards to the challenge in the future! hugs, Donna {Creative Smiles}

  7. stunning Tag and so love the colours thanks for sharing at Divas for design


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