Friday, May 27, 2016

Country View Challeges~Guest DT!!~Use a Stencil


Happy Day today!! I am a Guest Designer at Country View Challenges this month and I am so happy and nervous!

The theme of the challenge over there is to use a stencil, so that is one of my favorite things to do so that was really awesome!  Hope you can hop over and check it out!

This is the project I made to share. Hope you like it. I combined all the things I love to play with, DecoArt colors and modeling paste, butterflies and lots of texture! Give me color and texture and I am happy for days :)

Click each photo to see it a bit bigger.

 I started off with a plaque I found at the dollar store that had some silly saying on it, but the best part is it had ribbon attached already for a hanger, could not pass it up. I used a heavy layer of gesso to cover the base.

Using some awesome bright DecoArt Fluid Acrylics and Americana Satin, I finger painted on top of the white gesso base. Once dry more fun! Using a Heidi Swapp lattice stencil, I applied some DecoArt Crackle Paste. I loved how this dried and I adore the cracks it makes! So.... of course I had to smear the rest of the canvas with more crackle paste!

I used a Dyan Reaveley Dylusions Bubble stencil with regular modeling paste for the dots. While wet, I covered it in bronze embossing powder. Then heat embossed it for more shine and texture.

The butterfly is a Tim Holtz die and embossing folder combo which I adore. The trellis is also Holtz cut from his Idea-ology Texture Papers pack. The flowers and green vine are Sizzix dies.

I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Fine Glitter Paint in blue Island Spring along the edges and on some crackle areas simply because I love that blue :)

Have a wonderful day and don't forget to check out the Country View Challenge!

I am also playing along with the Anything But Cute #13 Challenge and celebrating their one year anniversary! Fabulous! The theme at Anything But Cute is to Celebrate Your Style. Still a few days to play, too!



  1. Your plaque is beautiful Kim! The crackle in the background is fabulous and I love the gorgeous butterfly! Thanks so much for joining in our 'Celebrate Your Style' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT xx

  2. This is absolutely stunning!! I love, love the crackle!! It looks amazing!! The butterfly is so gorgeous!! The colors are beautiful!! Thank you so much for playing along at Anything But Cute for our Celebrate Your Style challenge!!

    Lisa DT
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Fabulous transformation, Kim! I love the crackled background and that amazing colorful butterfly! The colors are fantastic--being the curious crafter, I would love to know what you used to color this gorgeous critter! . Since my Golden crackle paste seems to no longer be crackling, it looks like I might have to get some of this DecoArt, because you have achieved the finest crackle I've seen!

    While I'm here, let me thank you for joining our Celebrate Your Style challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

    1. Thanks so much Sara! I love the DecoArt Crackle, it always gives a great result! I used various DecoArt Acrylics and some Distress Paint puddles on my craft matt to color the butterfly :)


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