Sunday, 17 March 2013

Finished Sample

Hi Everyone
Well yesterday didn't go as planned, nothing new there then!! It ended up as having to buy a new TV day, an expense that I could have well done without (crafting budget seriously depleted!!). All is now happily back to normal in the TV department.  Inbetween all of that I managed to pop up to see Sue, the owner of the Stampers Gallery in Tarlton, to drop off a sample that she had asked me to do for the shop. This favour had been paid for with some free stash that I had been given on my last visit. The shop is a stockist of IndigoBlu products, and Sue had just recieved a big order from them and as I was in the shop at the time had to help her open it and subsequently purchase some of. She had had delivered Kroma Crackle which I had seen demonstrated on TV so thought I would give it a try, this is where the favour began as Sue asked me if I wouldn't mind doing her a sample to display in the shop and in exchange she gave me some of IndigoBlu MDF folk hearts, deal done.

I first painted the heart with Gesso, then yellow acrylic paint. I then squeezed out some of the Kroma Crackle and mixed some blue acrylic paint with it, then spread it all over the heart, the drying process is quite lengthy I had to leave it over 24hrs but I think the effect is worth it. I then sealed it all with matt multi medium.

I then stamped Indigoblu "Blazing Poppies" onto tissue paper and on the reverse coloured with prismacolor pencils, cut out and stuck to the heart again using matt multi medium. The sentiment is from my stash. Other than adding the butterfly charm I left it quite simple. If I had done my usual thing and kept adding you wouldn't have seen the crackle. I do tend to spend hours completing a background to then cover most of it up............

Anyway it now hangs proudly in Sue's shop "Stampers Gallery"
 3 Church Rd, Tarleton, Preston, Lancashire PR4 6UP
01772 811833
 Please visit if you are in the area
other than that you can purchase from IndigoBlu HERE

 Thanks as always for visiting and have a super sunday
Amanda X


  1. What a great've made an amazing looking heart Amanda!

    have a nice Sunday, Alie :-)

  2. Gorgeous work Amanda. Beautiful crackle heart. Love it
    lovely greet

  3. Wow this looks great, love the crackle effect!
    Ps.. i awarded you, see my blog.
    Greetings karin

  4. Beautiful Amanda! love the crackle effect hugs x

  5. I love what you have made and it is just my style (I have an Indigo Blu folk heart with Kroma on my blog). I will try following what you suggest; it sounds a good approach. Sorry you had to buy a new tele. My elderly Mum says everyone these days has a funny shaped face. I have been trying to tell her it is the new screen,

    Lucy x

  6. This is beautiful Amanda, love the effect you've achieved with the Kroma Crackle - good stuff isn't it!?
    Thanks for joining in with the first Indigo Blu Challenge and Good luck. Linda xx
    PS Next time you're in the Stampers Gallery say 'Hi' to Sue for me - I don't get in often enough.


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