here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
a 20 minute podcast by Crazy BeYOUtiful

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

never ever give up...

today I'm sharing a quick little card...

I cut a piece of my white magic mat board to 
3 x 4 ½ inches...
then gave it a quick coat of the collage medium, using the collage brush...
I don't cover the whole surface, 
but you sure could...
I like that the edges will absorb more color for instant shading...

you can see the cool brush strokes & how they add another layer to the background,
 with no effort at all...
just apply the medium vertically & horizontally...

being impatient...
yep...that's ME...
I like that this dries super quick & can also be blasted with the heat tool to speed it up, if needed...

next I scribbled the 
chipped sapphire & peeled paint distress crayons over the surface & blended them with the digital blending tool...
(aka...finger)...
and then slightly moist paper towel...

I used jet black to stamp the lace border toward the bottom...



what I REALLY like about the crayons is that they can be removed with stencils...
I got a batch of really over saturated wet wipes from Costco, 
so that made me think about other methods for using water to remove color...
a moist paper towel works...
but...

I'm really liking using a moist 
it gets in all the tiny stencil areas very easily...

I mist a bit of water onto the craft sheet, pick it up with the blending tool & then rub it over the stencil...
I used the alphabets stencil on the top & 
the lots of dots stencil on the bottom...

as a side note, the foam does pick up the removed color, but it doesn't transfer it later...
so, even though the foam looks ugly
I just keep using one foam for this technique...

so far it looks like this after using
 to edge the base......



I inked the old wood floor background stamp with cornflower blue & stamped it over the base, above the dots...
the more layers the better...
subtle...
I like  LOVE this stamp LOTS...


and here's the finished card...
the hydrangea & bow were stamped with jet black onto newsprint paper that is adhered to clearly for art...

and just a tiny hint of violet...
I used leaf green & fern green for the leaves...
the hydrangea is
popped up with foam adhesive...
it's a really great adhesive for clearly for art...

black glaze pen dots accent each individual bloom...

the sentiment is from 



all the little details matter...

after cutting out the little bow & inking it 
I stamped over it with 
the ticking background, using jet black...

I added a remnant rub to the nailhead &
 another to the left of the flower...
you can see that in the photo above...

I always need to add a little pen stitching around the edges...
obsessed...

it's mounted on black cardstock, 
this is a nice neutral color...



if you haven't tried the crayons yet, 
this is a quickie project
and a fun way 
to test drive them & experiment...

I hope you can
take a little time 
for YOU and

make art!
wendy

16 comments:

Kaz said...

Love the tutorial Wendy! A fantastic result too tfs Kaz xx

Tona said...

Great project! Thanks for all the tips. Now to squeeze in the time to play with my Tim crayons.

Debby said...

Gorgeous! I think I like the effect when you blend crayons with your finger rather that using a water brush. Need to play with them some more. Thanks for sharing!

Scrapthat said...

a lovely piece Wendy! Love the details too, TFS!! :D

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! Your tips are fabulous!! Now I just need to get the Distress Crayons so I can play!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

SusanK said...

I think this sentiment has become my new mantra. Love the piece in every way!

Amye said...

Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial! Lovely card.

Redanne said...

Another stunning project, great tutorial and thanks so much for the top with the blending tool, must try that one! I love your hydrangea stamp, must ink mine up again soon.... Anne xx

Rea' said...

WOW...amazing! Love all the little details too... but you know that right? This is great Thanks for the share!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

This is such a fantastic card!

Sue said...

I love every little detail!

Wilma said...

Beautiful!!! Thank you for the tutorial. I do need the crayons....

Jean said...

Delightful! Love the brush strokes!

Dorothy said...

Oh my goodness!! This is so cool!!

Anita Houston said...

Fabulous tut!!! I love the alphabet so prominamt!! GotgeousGorgeous!

Debby said...

Love what you have come up with. Needed some new sympathy stuff !