Saturday, March 26, 2016

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

I spotted these bunny ears in the dollar spot at Target.  I had seen some fancied up on Instagram and decided I wanted to make some to wear for Easter.  I started with just 4 and wound up making 8.  They were easy and fun.

Hoppy Easter!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Tim Tag for March

Hi Everyone,
I followed the techniques just like Tim demoed on his blog. I used my Distress Crayons in Peeled Paint, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Fossilized Amber, Festive Berries, and Rusty Hinge. I added some Perfect Pearls Mist and Picket Fence Paint splatters to the cardboard.  A few tiny tattered florals round out the tag.  
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Fun with Distress Crayons

Have you jumped on the Distress Crayon bandwagon?  If you haven't you should.  It's a very fun wagon.
I got my crayons a couple weeks ago and I have been playing with them here and there.  I have tried using different background surfaces for blending.  I have tried using different mediums to add texture as well.  Here are a three of my favorite projects so far.

On this one I colored directly onto my stencil and then sprayed it with water.  I flipped the stencil onto my tag and rubbed it with my finger.  I was able to pull subtle color from the crayons into the exposed areas of the stencil, but leave the color saturation on the tag.   I stamped and added some white and black highlights using my fude ball pen.
This is done on an old card catalog card.  Her hat is made with tissue wrap that I used as my brayer cleaner when I was gelli printing. I made tiny tattered florals out of the tissue that I glued onto cheap white card stock.  Once the flowers were done I ran my black crayon around the edge and wet it. I smudged it out with my finger and then dripped white paint on them for extra dimension.  The leaves are just scraps of white card stock that I scribbled on with my green distress crayons.  

With this one I randomly scribbled the colors and then blended them with my finger.  I added a layer of texture paste and once that was dry I went back in with the same colors.  I love how rich and bold they look.  The bits of the crayon get stuck in the crevices and just add so much yumminess.  The little girl is colored with crayons too.  I put some on the craft sheet and added it to her using my water brush.  The highlights of yellow on the umbrella were just added directly from the crayon to the paper.  

Have you been playing with the Distress Crayons? I would love to see what you've come up with!

I am entering these into a few challenges: The Frilly and Funkie Let's Make it a Trio challenge.  
Anything but Cute Crazy for Color Challenge. 
Our Creative Corner Return of the Challenge! I chose the April 2015 April Showers bring May flowers as my inspiration- I've got bright spring colors, tons of flowers, and even a grumpy girl under an umbrella!
Try it on Tuesdays- Nature Theme Challenge
Emerald Creek Dares Ring in Spring

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mermaid dreams

Did you play with paper dolls when you were a kid? I can remember my Mum cutting them out for me.  She has always loved to cut.  I made some lovely mermaids for a more grown up version of paper dolls.

Our Creative Corner Return of the Challenge- I was inspired by the May 2014 Love those Leftovers Challenge.  All of the paper used here is all from my scrap box.  Most of the ribbon and bling were just little bits and pieces I had hanging around too.  

Look at how yummy these colors are! I think the perfect pearls I used on the tails mimic the colors and shimmer.  Plus these girls are all about the pastels.   

Disclaimer Notice

I've received products/compensation as part of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.