Star Light Star Bright

Hello and welcome!

We have a lovely new challenge over at A Vintage Journey for this Christmas season. The lovely Julia is our host this month and she is asking us to create with stars!


Fill up the dark winter sky with them or use a really big one as your central focus. Stencil them, stamp them, emboss them or die cut them. Make a card, make a star box, make a canvas, create a journal page - just remember to create in one of our vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journalling, industrial or steampunk/timeworn styles.

I decided to take a Calico Craft Parts wooden star and made  it glisten as if on a frosty night. We are very lucky to have such clear skies here in Shetland and on a clear night the stars (including the milky way) are so wonderfully clear and sparkle away! You can almost hear them. We are very lucky.

After a couple of coats of white Gesso I gave the star a good reasonably thick coat of DecoArt Crackle Paste. Once this had dried I smoothed over Rock Candy Distress Crackle.

This really has given a lovely frosty finish.

Another Tattered Poinsettia ! just made from crisp white paperstock. I just love the depth that can be created by using this technique. If you have missed them before HERE is a link to one of my tutorials.

We normally have a few white tree branches in the window of the study here at Tingwall House over the Christmas period and I think this will be lovely nestled amongst the branches.

I do hope you will find some time to join us in our challenge. Do hop on over to A Vintage Journey where you can see some wonderful creations from my fellow Creative Guides and all the details of how to join in.

For me tonight is our penultimate panto performance - the 11th of a twelve night run.  So still a busy weekend with the last night, last night party (!!!) and then clearing the Theatre on Sunday - always a very sad moment. Next week shall seem very strange!

As always, thank you for joining me and I hope you have a lovely weekend and hopefully a little more restful than mine!

Jennie x


Julia Aston said…
What a beautiful white crackled star Jennie! At first I thought it was a clear acrylic see through star and was surprised to hear it was made of wood! So pretty with the gold edging and your gorgeous white flower front and center! Julia xx
Brenda Brown said…
Your frosty star is beautiful Jennie, I love the shabby look at the gorgeous white poinsettia. I can’t believe your panto is almost over, enjoy the last two nights and hopefully a rest next week. Hugs xxx
Redanne said…
Oh wow Jennie, at first glance I thought it was glass, it definitely glistens and sparkles! The poinsettia you created is just fabulous on your gorgeous, dreamy star!

All the best for the final two performances and I hope you enjoy the end of play party too, you certainly deserve it! Hugs, Anne xx
butterfly said…
Lighter than air and completely beautiful. Like Anne, at first I thought it was crackled glass - such a translucent shimmer from those layered crackle mediums. Brilliant!
Alison x
A Pink said…
Absolutely Exquisite, Jennie . You have such a delicate touch . Your star is so precious and your tattered poinsettia utterly beautiful - the perfect compliment to each other .
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs x
Annie said…
Loving your frosty star Jennie x The crackle looks fabulous and your poinsettia amazing xx Sending hugs
Annie xx
sarascloset said…
This frosty star will look amazing in your window, Jennie! I love the layers of frost on the star and your poinsettia is a true beauty! Hopefully, by now, you are enjoying some relaxing days before Christmas! Wishing you a wonderful, memory filled Christmas!