Quixotic Paperie Challenge Blog Challenge No. 6

Hey All, How you doing? It is the Quixotic Paperie Challenge number 6 and this week it is all about:


Don’t forget that this month everyone is playing for a Mystery pack of yummy crafty goodies worth £20!

So here is my make for the challenge – A big Christmas Star! Ooo and if you want to see more Christmas Stars have a look at the one Kelly from Crafting Creativity has done!

This star is an altered wooden star from Quixotic Paperie, with one of the super cute angels from the CC Designs Sugar Plums Angel Emma Stamp set. Love!

I punched holes in the star with my Crop-a-dile and then covered it with Gesso (the star – not my Crop-a-dile! LOL!).

Then stamped out the music background on ordinary paper with Versacolor charcoal ink. Don’t look too closely as you will notice that I stamped one upside down – Oops!

I then cut out a star to cover the front of the wooden star and started to add colour with distress inks and Brilliance ink. Then gave it a Gesso wash and stamped over with a crackle stamp and light distress ink.

Using diluted PVA I attached the paper to the front of the wooden star and when it was dry – well almost dry, I’m so impatient – I used my piercing tool to poke the holes through the paper ready to thread the ribbon through.

The cute angel is coloured with Prismacolor pencils and Sansodor and then added some shine with a wash of Brilliance ink. I’ve also used Pixie Dust Shimmerz Blingz on her wings. The final touch is a little bit of Angelina Fibers behind her.

Have fun with your star projects.

Stamps – CC Designs Sugar Plums Angel Emma Stamp set; Music background; Crackle background
Colouring – Prismacolor pencils; sansodor; brilliance inks
Papers – Homemade
Usual Suspects – Scissors; Silicone glue
Other – Ribbon; wooden star; Crop-a-dile; Versacolor charcoal ink; Distress inks; Brilliance ink; Gesso; Shimmerz Blingz; Angelina fibers

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Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Lil Daffodil

    Hi Kim,
    What a fantastic star. I love your backing paper and the from image is too too cute. GREAT.
    Fiona x

  2. Sandy

    OMG Kim what a darling idea and gorgeous star. Absolutely awesome. A Dream. Love them.

  3. Tracey

    This is stunning Kim & thanks for the instructions 🙂

    Hope you're having a good week.


  4. Crystal

    AWWW Kim this is a true delight!! I just LOVE this darling image and the deets are fabulous!!!! WOW thanks so much for the instructions…I would love to try one of these!!! Have a wonderful day!!!


  5. JAN

    super cute Kim a gorgeous creation

  6. Angelwood

    This is really beautiful! I have to give this a try. Love all the embellishing (where do you get the angel hair?) Beautiful ornament that I would be proud to hang on my tree! hugs, Angela

  7. Julie

    A lovely piece of work, Kim

  8. Lynda

    Lots of lovely detail – thanks the tutorial too! A very beautiful decoration.

    Love Lynda xxx

  9. Dragonlady

    Hi Kim

    What a fantastic idea, I love it.

    Hugs Ali x

  10. pinky

    Kim that is just so gorgeous, you are super talented girl!!

  11. Kinglake

    awww this is so cute,it would look really lovely on any tree xx jo xx

  12. Alex

    Hugs, Alex

  13. Shary

    Aw what a lovely decoration Kim, such a cute image and the star is gorgeous. Beautiful!

  14. Elaine

    Love this! So cute, and thanks for posting the steps! Loved seeing how you did the star.

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