The new theme at Crafty Boots was chosen by the lovely Dionne and is 'All that Glitters'. Now I must confess that when I read the brief I my heart sank a little as I really am not keen on glitter. I like it to look at but not really to use - it goes everywhere and makes such a mess (ick!) so I came up with a gazillion ideas, all a play on the whole phrase 'All that glitters is not gold' but I couldn't really avoid the inevitable! I found a jar of Stampin' Up Champagne Glass Stamping Glitter (p111 of the current catalogue!) and thought I might do a version of the amazingly talented Shelley Hickox's Glitter Tutorial.
I die cut a heart (from the Tim Holtz Love Struck die) on kraft paper, covered it in Glossy Accents and poured the glitter over the top. I let it dry and then gave it three coats of clear UTEE powder. I cut out the word 'heart' and then added a final coat. The heart had naturally curled slightly whilst it was being made and I quite liked the effect so I didn't straighten it!
I really like the black and muted gold colours together so I clear embossed dots on a small Art Part frame and then used a coat of Black Soot Distress Stain on top. The background is kraft paper stamped with a ticket stamp in Black Soot Distress Ink. I found that the larger glitter flakes were much more controllable and i didn't make the usual mess so I think I might have changed my mind about glitter! Thank you Dionne for taking me out of my comfort zone! I hope you like my little heart and I am really looking forward to seeing what you make - I'm certain it will be glittery!