Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Another Crayon Experiment

I really had a great color pallette for this card.  The card base is a deep dark brown and the plaid is from my scrap drawer.  I still had some of the ovals left and that worked as a background for my flower.  I colored with the oranges from my box of Crayola crayons and cut it out.  I shaped the petals a bit so that it sits up a bit, using glue dots only in the center.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, July 2, 2012

At my last Card Ministry meeting we had a discussion about holding some craft retreats again in the fall.  We discussed several options of topics to play around with and this is one that I came up with.  I thought it would be fun to see what a card would look like when colored with plain old crayons.  So the other day I pulled out a couple of old favorite stamps that are of the line art type and went back to kindergarten and had a whole bunch of fun.  My first task was to set up my card base and find a DP that would work, I found this piece in my scrap drawer and it provided a good color pallette for me to work with.  Then I dumped out my Crayola box of 24 colors and used the red/violet hues along with the yellow/green colors.  It really is so much fun to play with colors and crayons are just as much fun as ever.  After I had the flower colored I took a grey crayon and outlined the petals for a little bit of shading.  I mounted the image onto a piece of burgundy card stock and then stamped the sentiment on a double ended strip of card stock.  I did one more card with crayons and I'll post that one tomorrow.  Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Double Stamping

Double stamping seems to be a popular technique lately.  Several of the card making videos I've watched lately have used this technique (which of course has been around forever) and it is very effective.  This particular stamp from Inkadinkado works well with double stamping. I used a kraft card base, rounding off the edges and then matted a chocalate brown card stock, also rounded.  To add some interest I layered some of my Simply Jane DP from Papertrey Ink on top of that after I rounded the edge and swiped some Chamomile ink arond the edges.  After I stamped my images I stamped the sentiment over it with Memento Rich Cocoa, matted it with a softer brown and assembled the card.  I love making Thinking of You cards, they can be used for any occasion.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.