My shining star

My shining star

Friday, 17 May 2013

resist -ance is futile!

Good morning happy stampers and goodly decoupagers. How are you today? I'm feeling better after taking it a bit easier yesterday - I missed my class - what a rebel - but will be running today so thats okay......I'm feeling a little worn out with hubby being away - he really does quite a lot in terms of children entertaining! Still he won't be too long now!

Onto today - well I was so happy when I came back from the show at the weekend - I had my kroma crackle that I was so excited about, my black gesso and even a heart shape to alter - so I got to work on sunday night - gessoed the heart and once dry painted with acrylic paint and then added some pan pastels and stamped some bits and bobs on to the heart - including some sheet music that I stamped in versa mark then covered with clear powder and heat set. I then added more colours to use the music as a resist. Finally, once happy, I added my kroma crackle and then began the long wait. Come Monday night there was no change - just a milky appearance to my piece. Come Tuesday night it was the same - on Wednesday night there were a few crackles - but nothing much. I applied my heat gun and made sure all was dry then added some stamped cracks from sheenas aged perfectly set of stamps. I must say I am disappointed with the crackles from the kroma crackle - I will read the instructions again very carefully and have another go - has anybody else had some fab success???? I finished off with some slap it on then decorated with leaves (crafty emblies) and butterflies (stamped and mounted onto mouldable film and heated to give dimension). I'm quite pleased overall but not with the crackles.



This bottom picture shows the white crackles off best. The sheet music stamp is from Do Crafts.

I think I've waffled enough!
I'd like to enter my heart hanger into the following challenges:
AGOACpinkgemchallengeblog: Things with wings
Sunday stamperpinkleart: Resist
Pan Pastelpanpasteluk: In the pink
Charismacharismacardz - no digis
MAWTTmovingalongwiththetimes: Colour challenge - purple, black, pinks.
Do Craftsdocraftsblog: Anything goes

Looking forward to a less busy day today - I've got running this morning and gardening club at lunch time - then I'm free until I pick the girls up at 5.30 to take them to jujitsu. They're off to a friends house for tea! Yipee! Hope you all have a wonderful day and thanks for dropping by.

Crafty Hugs

Rachel xx

29 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Rachel. Such a beautiful design. I love the colours, delicate butterflies with a fabulous sentiment.
    I hope you have a good day
    hugs Sue xx

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  2. I'm worn out just thinking of how busy you are. This is gorgeous. Crackle sounds disappointing. I like things to be started and finished Te same day, wouldn't have the patience to wait.

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  3. This is gorgeous,fabulous details .xxx

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  4. A super piece of artwork Rachel. Interesting to read about the Kroma crackle as I was nearly tempted when Sarah demoed it on C&C.

    Hope you get your run in today, having three offspring who are marathon and endurance athletes I know the commitment it requires.

    B x

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  5. Wow Rachel the end result is beautiful, shame the crackle didn't work but watch c&c on Sunday it might get demoed again

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  6. Wow that's fab Rachel.

    Have a good weekend.

    Susan x

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  7. This is beautiful Rachel,I love the colours and the sentiment is one of my favorites. It's a shame you're not happy with the crackle, maybe it one of those things you have to use a couple of time to get to know how much you need for it to work.

    Sue x

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  8. Sorry your disappointed with your make, I think it's beautiful, I love all the detail to it. Quite a mystery to me all the bits your talking about though, I read korma and thought well curry wouldn't work would it? ha, ha, have a wonderful less busy day to yourself, kate x

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  9. Very pretty and great composition. The colors you used are perfect!

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  10. Fabulous Rachel, all in one word. I love the colour tones and I think its stunning. Hugs Rita xx

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  11. Love all the elements. Hopefully you'll be happier with the crackle paint next time but I think it looks good here.

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  12. Just beautiful sweetie, hugs Pops x

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  13. This is a fabulous project Rachel, it's a shame your kroma crackle did not perform as expected, having said that your background is brilliant as usual.
    Pauline
    x

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  14. Its a lovely hanger Rachel I think the crackle looks fab! Susan x

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  15. This is so beautiful Rachel. Sorry but I've not seen the korma in use so have no idea how it is supposed to look. Is it worth checking to see if the lady who demo'd it has a blog? You could then check with her? Karen x

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  16. Hi Rachel, so sorry to hear of your disappointment with the Kroma. I decided not to buy it because of the drying time so not sure what to suggest other than to contact IndigoBlu for some advice? Your heart is really beautiful though, the butterflies look stunning and I love the background you created. Hope hubby is back soon.... Hugs, Anne x

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  17. Oh this is so pretty, I have never heard of Kroma Crackle so havent a clue on drying times. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxox

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  18. You are such a busy woman Rachel!! Take it easy girl. Love your gorgeous creation today. Hope the girls enjoyed their tea.

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  19. This is fabulous Rachel, really lovely :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  20. Fabulous project, love all the details. I too have had to do's. with kroma. to get a decent crackle you need to put it on really thick and then seal it with matt medium which wets it and has to dry again. long process. I did like the tip and effect of first painting with pva glue, dry it then put kroma over top and dry with heat tool. on my blog there is a blue green tag with house on it, the little chipboard frame was done this way x hope that helps x

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  21. Fabulous project, love all the details. I too have had to do's. with kroma. to get a decent crackle you need to put it on really thick and then seal it with matt medium which wets it and has to dry again. long process. I did like the tip and effect of first painting with pva glue, dry it then put kroma over top and dry with heat tool. on my blog there is a blue green tag with house on it, the little chipboard frame was done this way x hope that helps x

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  22. Oh this is pretty.
    Thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
    Hugs Kelly kDT

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  23. Really pretty creation!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  24. This is a lovely creation, loving the butterflies, thanks for joining Charisma Cardz Challenge. xxxx

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  25. Brilliant heart love all the mediums and love the butterflies
    carol x

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  26. Thank you for sharing your fabulous heart with the DT from PanPastel UK, love it, Hugs Terry xxxx

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  27. Fabby creation Rachel... I have had no luck with the Kroma either... I thinks it is because A) I am impatient... and B) I didn't read the instructions lol Hope you have better luck with it... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  28. Great creation! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

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  29. This is beautiful Rachel. Thanks for joining in at a gem of a challenge and good luck
    Hugs Kelly

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