Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thanks to Go-To Gal, Teri!

Ok did you see this post by Go-To Gal, Teri?!  It totally brought me back to the school daze of crayons and getting a piece of paper and using anything that was around to get a cool imprint!  I thought it was magic, and Teri's post just brought me back to those fun days, so I knew I had to get playing!


Teri used her die cut plates.  Unfortunately I do not own any of those (looks like I need to go shopping, hehe) but I thought...why not try actual background stamps!  Oh my... the world of coloring with a crayon went to a whole new level!  After background stamps I started looking at all my embossing folders...those worked really well too!

Some extra tips I found while trying this out...I thought the image was easier to achieve using typewriter paper to get the imprint.  The other thing is you definitely have to get a good side angle of your crayon.  I think I remember removing the wrappers on my crayons back then, but today I wanted to partially feel like a grown up and use my faber castell crayons.

Ok enough chatting and on to my card...

Hero Arts Sweet Threads Spirals, Hero Arts Three Flowers, Hero Arts CL342, Faber Castell Crayons, 
Doodlebug Designs Sprinkes in Lily White, American Crafts Hip Hip Hooray Paper Pad, Hero Hues India Ink Black


Making the background was super fun and then I simply stamped and paper pieced the flower to enter it in the next A Blog Named Hero Challenge: Paper Piecing.

Fun right?!  I kinda went to town using my embossing folders and liked them so much I decided to save them for publication...cross my fingers!

Mahalo for stopping by!

P.S.- I did my first ever video tutorial using Lawn Fawn goodies...go check it out HERE !!!

9 comments:

  1. Wow wow wow!! This is amazing! I am LOVING that background and the flower!!!!!

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  2. GORGEOUS!! Love the imprint rubbing you did! You have come up with such a lovely version, Niki...got to love that!

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  3. Oh, this is so cool! I love seeing this (new to me) technique. That flower is gorgeous!!

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  4. Awesome crayoning, Niki!!! Thanks for sharing the technique with us. I can just hear your excitement through your post. Looking forward to seeing more of your experimenting : )

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  5. Great card! Love how you just adapted to use what you had and it looks wonderful, love the flower image too!

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  6. Crayons...now that is something I haven't used in a while. Now I'm tempted to dig mine out again.

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  7. oh wow this background is AMAZING.. love the color combo and that flower is perfect.. love it

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