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Friday, 29 July 2011

Stampin' Up! watercolour crayons

Further to Marj's request for 'something with inks, markers or distressing' I also tried out my watercolour crayons.  The first card you'll either love it or hate it, although the more you look at it it seems to grow on folk.  I've had mixed reactions to it, but it has definitely grown on me and my daughter thinks it's fab!  At least one fan then!  I played around with aqua painters, water spritzing, the crayons and ink pads. A little bit of texturing with my Big Shot and I'm pleased that my strips of dsp attached down the side appeared on a card in Crafts Beautiful after I had made it so I'm on trend.  The distressing is obviously my hand torn edges or in my Dad's words 'The ripped bits'  and I've also used daubers to add ink in various places. A bit of 'smudging' does you good!  The text is from Fresh Cuts stamp set stamped in old olive and of course the hearts are from the fab set I {heart} hearts.  This set has gone down well with my friend Helen who has recently opened a shop with her fiance and friends called Kerfuffle. They sell all sorts of home decor items and restored furniture and their theme is hearts so she has lots of price tag hearts adorning her goods. If you visit Horncastle, Lincolnshire you must visit Kerfuffle on North Street; it's a treasure trove and you're sure to find something you just can't resist! ( For the eagle eyed she also has a Stampin' Up! copyright stamp!!!)
Below is a more refined version of similar techniques and this uses the age old favourite stamp set Greenhouse Garden.  It's such a lovely set and I'm really hoping it remains in our Idea Book and Catalogue for 2011-2012.  Whichever colour way you use, and mine is elegant eggplant and so saffron, it works wonderfully and you just can't go wrong with it.  These two colours team up well with always artichoke and a little pear pizzazz seam binding just sets off my retired artichoke grosgrain ribbon and pearls.

If you don't like the first tell me why and suggest a different approach for my next experiment!  If you do like it I'd love to hear from you too!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Zx


  1. I love the first one, the composition and the colours. The main centre panel would make a card in it's own right. I'm with your daughter on this one Zoe :) x

  2. Love love your first card !!! The watercolour crayons add texture to your card. Love the distressed look !
    The second one is very beautiful too !

  3. Sure I'd been & commented here already but obviously my mind is playing tricks again!! The top one for me is love at first sight! The second one is also very lovely xx


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