After making the crackled brooch a few days ago I couldn't wait to make something else. I used the Fun Flowers die that I've got on loan from Jan. I die cut two of the largest shapes, glued them together and applied a coat of glossy accents. Once that was dry, I painted on a coat of the crackle paint. After that was dry I sponged on some pink inks - Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose and Melon Mambo. I also sponged on some Platinum Shimmer Paint. It wasn't all that shimmery when it had dried, it looked more grey so then I decided to add some glitter. I applied a coat of clear gloss varnish, sprinkled on the glitter and waited for it to dry. Then I pierced a hole in the flower centre and fixed a Prima hydrangea bloom with a glazed brad. The last thing was to glue a brooch pin fastening to the back. I decided this would be the perfect accent to gussy up the craft tote I take with me to Make and Takes and Messy Days. The front of the craft tote has a mobile phone pocket with a flap and that's where I've pinned my flower.
Here's a close up of my sparkly flower. I can see I could easily get addicted to this, it's such fun!
CS: SU! Whisper White
Ink: SU! Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose & Melon Mambo
Tools: SU! Fun Flowers Bigz L die
Embellishments & accessories: Glossy accents, Tim Holtz Picket Fence Crackle Distress Paint, SU! Platinum Shimmer Paint, clear gloss varnish, crystal glitter, Prima hydrangea blooms, Wild Rose Studio glazed brad, brooch pin fitting