A couple of christmasses ago I got my Dad a decopatch kit hoping to give him a new interest but after seeing it sitting on his cupboard for so long I realised it hadn't taken his fancy so last week the said kit came home with me. After managing to open the glue pot I duly had my first go at ripping up the bits of paper and sticking to the paper mache dog.
The finished creation looked pretty good and there was plenty of paper and glue left over so I decided to play some more.... this time using an Xcut die to cut a star from an old corrugated cardboard box. After leaving the decopatched star to dry I added some Stickles along the edge before decorating it with Poinsettias and Holly leaves cut with Tattered Lace dies. I added some pearls to the Poinsettia centres and more Stickles to the petals. Finally I made a hole with a needle and threaded some baker's twine to make a hanging loop.
It's so dull here today weatherwise so I shone the lamp on the star so that you could see the sparkle a bit better
I shall enter this in the following challenges
Our Creative Corner challenge 'wish upon a star'
Mod Squad challenge 'all that glitters'
Creative Artiste challenge 'mixed media anything goes'
and as I used snippets of card for the die-cuts I shall head over for another play at Pixie's Snippets Playground
Also adding in
Sparkles Christmas challenge 'die cuts for christmas'