Friday, 2 April 2021

Crackle paste and squares.


Hi everyone it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and JoAnn has chosen squares as the theme.

You can always play along with our anything goes theme too, as long as it's for a birthday.
The design team and our guest Lynda have some great cards to inspire you so I hope you can play along.

I've been watching some of the Tim Holtz demos on youtube and wanted to try crackle paste and embossing glazes. 
I think I tapped too much of the colour off as the glaze isn't as prominent as I'd planned.

Here's a closer look.

After embossing the glaze I sprayed on some antique linen distress stain. I wanted a darker look so added some golden sands infusion powder and spritzed with water. 
Probably a bit too dark now but I think my cardstock had had enough lol!

The butterfly was stamped with versafine clair ink, clear embossed, fussy cut and coloured with Inktense pencils and a waterbrush.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Allsorts, anything goes, and I'm not using the option of monochromatic.

Simon Says Stamp Monday, Easter or Spring.
Butterflies are one of my favourite things that appear in Spring!

TCW mini cubist stencil; Ranger opaque crackle texture paste; Distress embossing glaze, cracked pistachio, peeled paint and broken china; Indigo Blu butterfly stamp; antique linen distress spray stain; PaperArtsy golden sands infusions; inktense pencils; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Cat Craig said...

This had a spectacular look to it. Well done.

Lynda said...

It's a pleasure being your party guest Cathy. I lurve(!) these colours - and that crackle paste on those shapes looks very effective xx

JoAnn said...

That butterfly is beautiful and what a great background you created for it. Love your card.

Claire said...

Whoa... that's so pretty Cathy, the butterfly is gorgeous as is the backdrop x

Bonnie said...

I love your crackle paste background! That's a product that I've been meaning to use. A nice organic background for this beautiful butterfly!

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Cathy. I love all the texture. xx

brenda said...

A very effective background for the focal Butterfly, thanks so much for joining in our AG/Mono theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Brenda in IN said...

Crackle paste is on my list to try and now that I see your card, I love it. That is a great background and stunning butterfly.

Ellibelle said...

What an amazing creation with this beautiful butterfly and gorgeous background you created!
Thank you so much for joining us this time at Allsorts challenge, hope you stop by again soon!
Ellibelle's Corner

Barbara said...

Wow! That crackle paste background is fantastic and the whole design with the butterfly is super. I love this!

Pat said...

I love the crackle glaze giving great texture Cathy with that soft blue, and the sand coloured background goes perfectly with the beautiful blue coloured butterfly over the top, and two pretty blue gems on its body too. x

Nancy said...

Look at you tapping into your Tim Holtz artsy side. In all seriousness Cathy, I love your background as each square has its own unique design. The butterfly is just as beautiful too. Well done incorporating the topping!

Mac Mable said...

Mixed media and glorious and I love it...The colours, the crackle and the butterfly look amazing Cathy x.

Anita in France said...

you created such a yummy texture-y, dimensional, dramatic look to this fabulous card, Cathy ... so cool ... and fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love this bfly against that awesome crackled background! Fabulous card~

shirley-bee said...

This is fabulous, Cathy! I love the crackle squares on the background, and the lovely shades on the butterfly.

roffeycreations said...

Beautiful butterfly and background Mxxx

TaeEun said...

Both the background and the butterfly are just GORGEOUS, Cathy! I love the combination of turquoise and brown (gold) and the crackle looks so cool!