Thursday, November 5, 2015

Anything But Cute Challenge #7 "It's Ornamental"

Hello everyone,

it is time for a new challenge at Anything But Cute and this month's host is Cec who would like to see mixed media Holiday ornament or Holiday decor for your house or table...

This is what I created:

The pictures will lead you through the process:

Paper mache start ornement...

Covered with Inka Gold Old Silver Metal Gloss Paint...

I used that... create this...

I covered the round metal filigree with Art Deco Gold Rush Metallic Paste...

I added large corner metal filigrees underneath the metal flower arrangement...

I truly hope you will get inspired by my project and create something for our challenge at Anything But Cute....
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by...


  1. Holy wowzers Samra!! I am just in love with your Christmas star! I took some notes of your process, which was just wonderful to see (a bit like being a fly on the wall of your craft room). I love how you utilized the gold waxes and your choices of glitters are beyond stunning! The different textures work so well together that I would hang that star even before you added the gorgeous filigree pieces! A decoration that will surely catch people's attention as it glimmers on your tree! So well done my friend. hugs :)

    1. Thank you so much my dear!!! So good to see you back in blogland!!! You were missed dearly!

  2. What a beauty Samra! Exquisitely transformed and embellished. Nicola x

  3. Great Christmas star, Samra! I loved reading your post to see how you created it, and quite honestly, you had me at the first step! That's a brilliant gold, and I'm sure this is going to capture a lot of attention on your tree, as it catches the light. But adding that awesome glitter glass, beads, and metallic pieces just takes this to the AMAZING category! Well done! You've inspired me to get out my pack of stars and get creating for my family! Thank you; I needed the nudge! Big hugs!

  4. OMG, what a brilliant make, my dear! Your star is a STAR! I adore the way how you used glass glitter and those micro beads! Super cool and completely awesome idea! Huge hugs to you, my friend! Branka xxx

  5. OOOOOOMMMMMGGGG! Did we reverse rolls here? This could be an ornament on my Steampunk Christmas tree dearie! You may do Shabby Chic but you are so awesome sauce with the grunge as well. I say grunge with awe because this star is so gorgeous! What a lovely idea and one I may have to repeat. Wowzers on the textures you achieved! This is a 10 star rating from me. Hugz to you muffin!

  6. Oh my goodness, Samra, this is stunning!! Wow!! I absolutely love this!! It's so elegant and beautiful!! I love the glitter and beads!! You decorated this perfectly!! I bet this looks amazing hanging on the tree!! It has such a huge wow factor!! Gorgeous project my friend!! I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Oh my! This is extraordinarily beautiful, Samra! I just purchased some gold beads last week and now you have me even more anxious to break into them! Every detail is exquisite, creating the sparkliest and loveliest star I've ever seen. Gorgeous! Have a wonderful day, my inspiring friend! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  8. Samra! I love this so much I want to go out and buy all the products you used so that I can make one myself! I am not usually a gold person but I just love all the gold glitter and those tiny little beads and then the way you used the filligree metal corners is just so clever. Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Wow, this is just stunning, Samra!

  10. Gorgeous Samra! Love all the shimmery gold detail! Stunning!

  11. Goodness Samra - you sure know how to dress up a plain cardboard star!! You added just the right amount of 'stuff' in a very pleasing pattern! love the earth colors you used on this wonderful star!! Julia xx

  12. Gorgeous decorated star love all the gold and texture and beautiful bling
    carol x

  13. Fabulous creation, Samra! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. Hugs, de

  14. Jaw on floor stunning christmas decoration! I love the colour, and the texture being only on part of the star so there is contrast. Everything thought out beautifully as always Samra! Love what you do hun xx

  15. Fabulous mixed media textures and shine and what a lovely way to use those metal filigree pieces - gorgeous!
    Alison x

  16. Fantastic transformation of the star. I love the neutral colour palette and all the micro beads. The combination of the filigree pieces makes a wonderful focal point. This will look gorgeous on your tree - heck it would look gorgeous on mine too so I might just have to steal this idea.

  17. Wow what an awesome transformation! You would never know it was paper mache! Thanks for the step by step, so excited I have most of the products, can't wait to give it a try. Beautiful work Samra!

  18. Oh look at you rock and roll!! I love ornaments so much and this is beautiful and it sparkles gloriously!!!
    Hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

  19. Awww your paper star ornament is soo beautiful Samra!!
    Lovely created!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind words as well :)
    Hugs, Inger

  20. This is so beautiful, Samra! Thank you for showing how you created it step by step!

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  22. Oh my goodness ! This is such a pretty star, love the incredible details that went into it :)