Wednesday, 16 March 2016

a change is a good as a rest...

Good morning everyone.

We have a new challenge starting to day at
and it is
So - we would like to see your gorgeous creations featuring anything to do with nature - whatever inspires you, flowers, foliage, wildlife or colour scheme.

The prize this time for the lucky winner is from
and it is a 30% discount in her gorgeous on line store.

Last week I visited my lovely crafty friends Sheila, Tracy and Angela at Pink Tulip Creations, oh my - they had just had their delivery of wonderful new Ranger products and colour me every colour - I could n't resist the new Distress Crayons by Tim Holtz.  (and a few other bits and pieces)!

Today's card is my first attempt with Distress Crayons  - there are plenty of tutorials and info on line about these scrumptious crayons thank goodness - plus the Pink Tulip ladies have done a Tim Holtz class with the man himself and very generously shared some tips with me.
I squiggled some distress crayon onto a piece of water colour card and smudged it about with my finger - moistened with a baby wipe.

I then placed a Tim Holtz stencil over the smudged crayon and rubbed gently over the whole surface again with a baby wipe.

When I removed the stencil - tadah! - some magic had taken place and the stencil shape was left behind.

Then I lived dangerously and splattered some Picket Fence Distress Ink over the top using a paint brush.

Finally I added a die cut butterfly, sentiment and frame along with some sequins and here we are...

a card quite different from anything I have ever made, such fun! (however, note to my darlin' Copics - I have not forsaken you - those crayons are temptresses)!!!
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons in Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves
Langton Watercolour Card
Tim Holtz Mesh Layering Stencil
Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress Ink
Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly Die
Lawn Fawn Love Sentiment Die
Die-namics Rectangle Stitched Frame Die (Paper from First Edition New Bloom Collection)
Collall All Purpose Glue
Sequins from my trinket box (from The Range originally)

Thank you for visiting...

Happy Crafting...

and remember to pop straight to Creative Inspirations to look at the lovely DT Creations there and join in the fun!


Please leave me a comment if you pop by, I am always very happy to see them and do enjoy reading them all. 


Michelle said...

Oh Wow Sue what a stunning card. The distress crayons look wonderful. Love the die-cut butterfly which looks lovely on top of the colours - Michelle x

Whisper said...

Simply stunning and i'm loving those distress crayons too, Luv Sam x

Lucy Woods said...

Aww this is so pretty and sounds like you had great fun creating it!
Lucy x

Sarah said...

This looks and sounds really interesting Sue. Love the colours and wonderful texture xx

crafty-stamper said...

I love the fabulous background and great technique with the stencil and what would we do without baby wipes lol the sequins look perfect on there too
Carol x

Christine L said...

Wow... the turquoise and raspberry go so well together here Sue.... LOVING your first go at Distress Crayons - the way you've used the stencil is fabulous - what a wonderful effect! And you've been splattering again.... another magical touch. The beautiful butterfly and word finish it off perfectly!

Big hugs
Christine x

Annette said...

Fabulous and soooo creative. Love the effect of the stencil.

Lorraine said...

A brilliant card, love the colours and design, so pretty
Lorraine x

Bad Kitty said...

very pretty card
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Karen Knott said...

Absolutely love the colours you have used on your card, great design with the stencil...gorgeous Sue !
Hugs, Kaz x

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