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Monday, December 30, 2013

Sunburst Technique and Crackle Paint

This is the first time I try the sunburst technique - it was so fun! I used papers from Maja Design. The image is made with a LOTV stamp. I colored the image using Promarkers, put Old Paper Distress Ink on top and added a thick coat of crackle paint for a distressed look. I quite like the finish it gives, but I had to stitch my image to the background as it did crumple up quite a bit. I ended up stitching around each sunburst, it's a bit rough around the edges, but I think it's OK for a vintage look. I used parts of a Marianne tree die to make the leaves and added Storyteller flowers. The sentiment is heat embossed with brown powder. I used a stamp from Whimsy Stamps "Film Strip Sentiments" set, vut it out with an oval die to cut it and used Walnut Distress Ink around the edges.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - #46 Anything Goes
2) Crafty Little Fairies - Anything Goes
3) Fussy and Fancy - #104 Chocolate
4) Here Come the Boys - #66 Anything Goes (2nd entry)
5) Totally Gorjuss - #216 New (Sunburst technique/crackle paint)
6) Sentimental Sundays - #187 Pick from our favorite challenge (stitching)
7) Make it Monday - Anything Goes


    Sammy said...

    Gorgeous! I really love the colours of this card, and it's a fab example of the sunburst technique! x

    Faye Wynn-Jones said...

    What a great card Pia. I like the muted colours and the super layout is a fab way to use up some scraps of paper! Happy 2014 x

    SYLVIA-ANNE said...

    This is such a perfect masculine card Pia - love the neutrals and the mixture of paper patterns. What a clever way to use up those scraps!

    Wishing you a very happy New Year - hugs, Sylvia xx

    SYLVIA-ANNE said...

    This is such a perfect masculine card Pia - love the neutrals and the mixture of paper patterns. What a clever way to use up those scraps!

    Wishing you a very happy New Year - hugs, Sylvia xx

    Mrs.B said...

    Gorgeous card Pia, love the muted colours with this design.
    Best Wishes for 2014.
    Avril xx

    Chrissy said...

    This is just gorgeous the vintage colours and the sunburst looks wonderful.Great effect with the crackle too..
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy & Healthy New Year 2014

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    sandie said...

    Hi Pia, I love this! The crackle paint is a new one on me but what a fab finish it gives. This could also give a lovely texture for a CAS card! And wow to your stitching, you sure do have some patience! Thanks for joining us at Ink. Have a great New Year and I look forward to your 2014 creations!

    Loz said...

    Fabulous card and technique Pia..I saw this on MIM..Loz

    Desire Fourie said...

    This is just gorgeous. Love vintage feel to it and the sunburst design.
    Wishing you a wonderful 2014 and may it be all you want it to be. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

    Laine said...

    This has a real Wow factor Pia. Love the design and the fabulous vintage feel. Sending Happy New Year Wishes to you and so looking forward to viewing your work in 2014.

    chrissy xx said...

    Oh My! I LOve your design Pia...
    FABulous colours and such a cute image.

    Wishcraft said...

    I think it looks fab Pia! Great design and love this image :o) Hugs, Lisa x

    Sue said...

    This is gorgeous Pia. I love the image and the soft colours. Your starburst looks wonderful.
    Sue xx

    joolaa said...

    Very cute card!
    I really like the use of of papers and the little angler.
    I saw this on MIM :)

    cotnob said...

    This is a fabulous card Pia, I love the crackle effect on the image and your sunburst technique is brilliant - such a lovely vintage card.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

    Janet McLaughlin said...

    Love everything about this card, Pia! What a lot of work, but beautiful results!

    Anonymous said...

    Beautiful as always, Pia! I love the neutral colored sunburst. Fabulous job with the technique. As always, it is wonderful having you play with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

    Meihsia Liu said...

    Such a sweet card, Pia. I love the beautiful sketch and stitching. Thank you for sharing and wish you a happy new year. :)

    Darnell J Knauss said...

    Your vintage scene is so sweet and so well done, Pia! Good job for your first time making sun rays! I wish you a very crafty and happy new year!! Hugs, Darnell

    ~ Kendra ~ said...

    Lovely card! So sweet!! Seen your card on MIM! :) Happy New Year!

    Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

    Love the tone on tone of your card. Great papers. I saw your card on MIM. By the way Mark's Finest Papers has a Tutorial Challenge right now using the Sunburst Technique.

    As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

    I love the way you have design card and gorgeous image. Thank You for Playing and sharing your creation with us at Here Come The Boys! Good Luck from Woo, Sharon, Teresa, Donna, Jacky, Ginny, Becky, Mojca, Mandz, Stacey & Helen x

    Shirley-Anne Barber said...

    Beautiful paper combinations used for this technique , Pia A lovely card.
    Happy New year
    hugs Shirley-Anne

    Anonymous said...

    great card, lovely papers and tones used. Seen on MIM

    KraftyKoolKat said...

    This is gorgeous and I love the great use of those papers. Also adore the crackle effect.

    Wishing you a Very Happy/Healthy and Prosperous New Year.


    Lau W said...

    Oh superb technique !! love it ! And love the crackle paint, excellent work my friend ! Your card is wonderful, as always ;-)
    Happy last day of the year !

    Mimi said...

    Saw your beautiful card on Make it Monday :) Love the background you have created, totally awesome. Big hugs, Mimi xx

    aussie aNNie said...

    Happy new year my friend and just love this sunburst card...image is

    Lisa S. said...

    I love this card Pia! The sunburst design and image are terrific and love all of the embellies too. Hope 2014 is a bright and wonderful year for you! Hugs

    Jackie said...

    Wow! I have never tried this technique & you make it look so easy!!!!! Your card is beautiful Pia & I LOVE the stitching detail.....very nice!

    Annette said...

    It's lovely Pia. I've seen the sunburst before but never tried it myself. It looks fab on your card with the gorgeous papers that you've used.
    Hugs and a very Happy New Year
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Crafty Little Fairies,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas,
    As You Like It,
    Pink Gem Designs,
    The Stamp Basket, and

    Frk. Bogstad said...

    Kjempeflott kort:)
    Eg likar oppsettet og fargane du har brukt.
    Godt nytt år, by the way. Takk for trøyst då eg trengde det mest og alle spor du har lagt att i form av komentarar :)
    Håpar 2014 blir sånn som vi ønsjer.

    Asha said...

    I bought some crackle paint some while back but dare not use it. To be honest, I don't quite know how! But I love the effect you achieved on this card. It's a card that must be held to appreciate its true beauty. Well done, Pia. Looking forward to more inspiring work from you in 2014.
    xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

    Donna said...

    Beautiful card! I've done the sunburst before but never put my image to the side, I really like this. Visiting from MIM, hope your holidays were wonderful!

    Chrissy said...

    Back with my DT hat on Pia..
    Thanks for joining in with us at “Crafty Little Fairies..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Pat K said...

    Lovely card Pia. Great stamp and beautiful sunburst. I've so enjoyed seeing all your wonderful creations this year. Happy New Year. hugs, Pat K x

    Rhonda Miller said...

    What a gorgeous card. I saw it on Make it Monday.

    Lori said...

    Love your sunburst card with that darling image! Happy New Year!

    Sandy said...

    A beautiful card Pia. Love the sunburst technique and fab paper choices and the LOTV is a cutie!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Keti said...

    I stopped by from Make it Monday. Lovely card. I love this cute image. I wish you happy and inspiring 2014. Hugs, Keti

    p.s. My projects is #95 if you would like to sneak-a-peak ;-)

    Wendy McCarthy said...

    This is a fabulous card Pia! I love the sunburst and the crackle paint effects, and the stitching is a beautiful detail! Gorgeous soft colours too. I have that LOTV stamp, and have never made anything near so amazing with it, you have inspired me to get it out and try again! Happy new year Pia, big hugs. Xxx

    Nathalie said...

    Fantastic card. I love papers. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.
    Nathalie DT

    Anonymous said...

    THis is GORGEOUS, Pia!!
    Great technique and I love the papers!!

    :) :) I saw your card at Make It Monday!! :) :)
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    Shelby said...

    Beautiful technique and it turned out so cool!


    Deepti Stephens said...

    I too love this technique, definitely give it a try and your card is awesome too.. :)

    scrappymo! said...

    This is so lovely! I have not yet tried the starburst but sure want to now!
    Did you use a tutorial? It looks so good and I really like the stitching around it.
    You coloured the little lad fishing with s0uch wonderful muted shades...this card is delightful!