And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Crazy for Crayons

Hello friends...just a short post to let you know that I am hosting the "Ways to Use It Challenge" over at Splitcoaststampers today.  My love of coloring began a looooong time ago when I would sit for hours with my Crayola Crayons and a coloring book!  So my challenge for today is to revert back to your childhood and get out those crayons...Crayolas or Watercolor Crayons.

Creative Nugget:  The background for my card was made using the Melted Crayon Background technique.  Red, pink, and white crayons were melted on a hot, craft iron and smeared onto a piece of glossy card stock.  The postcard heading from the Vintage Postcard clear stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps was stamped using Archival Jet Black ink and then dried with a heat gun.  This was embossed using a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  The melted crayon panel was mounted on True Black card stock and a Vintage Cream card front.  Another layer of Echo Park DP mounted on a border punched piece of True Black was added.  After stamping the Poinsettia, also by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, several times on Neenah Solar White, a white crayon was used to color highlights on each leaf.  Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks were then sponged on the poinsettias.  The poinsettia panel was embossed using the Canvas Impression plate while other poinsettias were cut out and layered onto the panel with Dimensionals.  Black gingham ribbon and pearls finish the card.

If you get some stamping time today, try having a little fun with some crayons, and come join the "Ways to Use It Challenge" over at Splitcoaststampers!  Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful day!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Poinsettia,  Vintage Postcard (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Archival Jet Black (Ranger), Walnut Stain, Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, True Black (PTI), Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Christmas This & That Paper Pad (Echo Park)
Accessories: Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz), Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), Sew Mini (Janome), Scallop Trim Border Punch, Circle Punch (SU!), Crayons (Crayola), Iron, Kaiser Pearls, Gingham Ribbon


Faye said...

Wow, wow, wow, this is stunningly beautiful. I just love the colours. X

Debbie said...

Wow, what a wonderful way to use your crayons!! This is beautiful!!!

Shabby Jo Designs said...
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Shabby Jo Designs said...

I have awarded you the Liebster Award- check it out on my blog. <3