Tuesday 1 November 2016

Lights, Camera, Action

Good morning and welcome to November! Where is this year going! This month the lovely Rachel has chosen 'stars' as her theme at Country View Crafts. This is what I've made.

I started by covering my MDF star with some Graphic 45 paper. I say that as if it didn't hurt me to cut into it! Then I gave it a coat of DecoArt white gesso, and finally a coat of very watered down  Prussian Blue Hue.

Next I stamped my Hollywood couple. This is a clear stamp that I've had for years. I don't know who it's by, but I love it!
I edged around the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink, then used the Andy Skinner Old Film to stencil through with an old black archival ink pad. This isn't a juicy as it was so is perfect for delicate stencilling.
It was finished off with a Tim Holtz sticker and a piece of bead chain.

I'm entering my Hollywood couple into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 'anything goes' challenge.

This was one of those rare pieces that came together just as I had it in my head, and although it's not my usual style (I can't remember the last time I actually used a piece of DP) I really like it.
So please join in with our challenge, and reach for the stars!
Have a great week, and thanks very much for looking xx


  1. What a brilliant idea, Sue, stars on the star! You really fulfilled the November challenge theme! I love it! xx

  2. This is brilliant Sue....a real star studded star.Happy November.Hugs xx

  3. Gorgeous Sue! Fabulous use of that wonderful stamp and glad you cut into some of your G45s (Ive got a pile like that too !). I am really loving all these fabulous vintage pieces you are creating at the moment - just love them! Jennie x

  4. What a wonderful idea Sue - so vintage and nostalgic. The perfect paper and love the Prussian Blue color. Your very CREATIVE STAR is shining bright! Xj.

  5. Oh wow, Sue ! That is fantastic ! I love it...
    Corrie x

  6. I love this too Sue. Great image and G45 is always a winner. Xx

  7. This is wonderful and such a great idea

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. what a wonderful idea - I love what you have done - sue - fabulous! Hugs rachel x

  9. I hate cutting into paper too... and also don't seem to use DP very often. I love this stamp, and silver screen stars are the perfect match to the MDF shape!

  10. Love your star hanger, Sue! And I hesitate to cut into some papers too =)

  11. What a stunning project - very creative.
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  12. Love this Sue, and that stamp is great! Hugs Debsxx

  13. Oh Sue - so romantic - love it xxx

  14. This is so beautiful Sue, very romantic indeed!
    It makes a change lol


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