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Monday, November 21, 2016

The christmas cards keep coming...

Another post filled with christmas cards and tags....

If you want details of how I made a card, just let me know in the comments and I might do a tutorial :-)

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. 

Have a wonderful day and keep your craft on!


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Distress crayon and stencil turorial

In this post I'd like to share an experiment that turned out to be quite a success. I posted a tag I made using distress crayons and a stencil.
This is the tag in question. So I will show you step by step how you can achieve this look. I did use some lighter colours and a different stencil, as they show more clearly how it is done.

What you need is a tag, a stencil, distress crayons and some tape to stick your project down while you apply the crayon.

I always tape my tag and stencils down as when you rub the crayon into the stencil, it might shift if you don't.

Just scribble the crayon over the stencil. It will crumble and look like a disaster, but not to worry.....
See? Just rub it with your fingers into the crevices of the stencil. This will create a certain look and texture that you don't get with texture paste.

I work in small patches, as crayons do dry and I don't want to risk the crayon drying befor I rubbed it.

I decided to use picket fence as well as tumbled glass, to give it a bit more colour. After all is rubbed in, you gently remove the stencil and immediately clean it with water. I use a soft scrubby to get the crayon out of the tiniest nooks and crannies of the stencil.

This is what it looks like afterwards. Make sure you leave it to dry for at least 24 hours as the crayon will smear otherwise. You could use a heat tool but you risk melting the crayon. Add a ribbon and maybe a sentiment and embellishment and you are done!

And this is the finished tag. 

Thank you for stepping by, have a wonderful day.

Take care and keep your craft on :-)


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Pinecone Christmas

Today I want to share a card I made with the latest release by Nicole Wright Designs that is available at Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.

I loooooove pinecones and as soon as I saw this stamp set I knew I had to have it and this card popped in my head.

I stamped the garland around the edge twice, using my MISTI. I stamped it once after I coloured the rubber with various distress markers. I went over the wet print with my water brush to get the watercolour effect. Then I coloured the stamp again with some darker colours and stamped right over it. I love how the little pinecones look on this card!

I stamped and coloured the Santa with distress markers and some areas are speuced up with my clear Wink of Stella brush. Add the sentiment, mount it on a red card blank and voilĂ !

Thank you for stepping by :-)

Have a great day and take care.