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Friday, 16 September 2016

Brick wall

Hello and thanks for popping in.
I've had some more play time with the Distress Crayons this week,  and I must say the more I use them, the more I love them.
I began with a coat of gesso on some linen card, then I used a brick stencil with crackle paste on one side.  When it was dry I rubbed Walnut Stain and Vintage photo over the bricks, loved the way the crayons settled into the cracks.
I had cut some Wildflowers, tinted them with distress markers and clear embossed them a couple of weeks ago for another project, but after they were heat embossed I thought they were too pale for what I wanted.  I tried smudging the crayons over the embossing, not really thinking it would work, but after letting them air dry, the new darker colour had dried fast, perfect for what I wanted.
I smudged green and blue colours around on the unstenciled sided of the card to look like grass and sky, layered the flowers, adding foam pads to some of the flower heads for dimension and finally some stamped words.

I've just received the 2 new colour sets, and hopefully I'll get to use them over the weekend.

Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

20 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

I love this design Avril, the beautiful flowers growing beside the very aged looking brick wall is fabulous xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card, have fun with your new cards. Hugs, Valerie

Amanda said...

Beautiful Avril, loving the wall. I really must play some more with mine.
Love
Amanda x

sally said...

Very pretty card! Avril, really love the colours you've used :-)

Sally x

brenda said...

Oh my Avril I love this and what a fabulous idea to crackle glaze the wall. Like you enjoying the new crayons.

B x

chrissie said...

This is so beautiful Avril with amazing effects and colours

Have a great weekend

Love Chrissie xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is so beautiful Avril. The wall looks amazing just on one side and I really like the crackle effect too. The flowers look great and I love your choice of colours, such a beautiful sentiment too, I love it! Have a great weekend, Sandra x

sirkkis said...

Love this beautiful card, Avril. The colours are really charming.
Have a Happy Weekend ♥

Christine L said...

WOW WOW WOW Avril!!! This is truly fabulous!! I'm LOVING that brick wall.... I have the stencil and now you've inspired me to give it a go!

Of course, your flowers are beautiful too!

Christine x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow gorgeous art card, love the texture! I've also scrolled down to see your beautiful designs that I've missed. Happy weekend, xxx

Linda said...

This is beautiful ...... love the brick wall. You've definitely mastered those Distress Crayons. Have a fab weekend xx

Sandy said...

You put a whole new light on being between a brick wall and a hard place.
So beautiful and your remind me that I need to use my distress crayons more! Such a wonderful make Avril!!
Sandy xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful colour effects Avril, I think the crayons make fantastic backgrounds.
Yvonne xx

Dawn said...

Lovely xx

Margik said...

Very beautiful and great textures! The flowers look so lovely.
Mar xx

Pia S said...

Oh no, DI crayons, something new to me I probably will find out I need, lol. Impressed by the realistic look of the bricks!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous! Love the fantastic crackle on the bricks and those gorgeous colours! Chrisx

Electra said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Janette said...

Just doing a little catch-up...Avril this is so pretty, I love the way you designed it..xx

Aimeslee W. said...

Brilliant! xoxo