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Friday, 2 September 2016

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Hello and thanks for visiting today.
I've just  given in and bought the new Distress Crayons,  I was thinking did I need another colouring medium, considering I always tend to go back to Distress Inks but after seeing them used in various ways, well it would have been a shame to have missed out.
This was my first play, I didn't really know where I was going, if at all and just scribbled and blended randomly on a piece of card that had been gessoed for something else.
Then I decided to try scribbling on my craft mat and used a blending foam and a couple of stencils, liked that.
Then I tried  scribbling again and used a water brush on a leftover flower image that had been embossed with white. Also scribbled on the image and blended with my finger and that's when I thought too good to waste.  I also stamped the sentiment, in black and heat embossed with clear and then scribbled over and then wiped with a dry tissue to remove the excess.
So pleased I succumbed to the temptation as it was fun to scribble away.

I am entering this at:
  More Mixed Media Challenge - Bright colours
  Simon Says challenge - Anything Goes
Thanks for the visit,  I do appreciate it,
Avril xx

21 comments:

Linda said...

How beautiful! I love the colours and details!

The Altered Paper said...

Oh this is so pretty! I love the textures you have created, beautiful colors! Especially the stunning pink!

Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous Avril, you made great use of your new crayons, that is one fab flower too :D x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Avril and I love the depth of colour that you've achieved with your new Distress Crayons. It's always a problem when you give in to temptation because if you like the colours, then you will always need to buy more! For me, crafting is all about the fun you have whilst making a new piece of art and your card really does show how much you enjoyed making it. I love it! Have a great weekend. Sandra X

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, have fun with your new crayons! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

This is very beautiful Avril but the crayons sound complicated. Look forward to seeing more of how you use them

Love Chrissie xx

brenda said...

That's glorious Avril and this post should carry a public health warning as I 'need' some of those crayons and just happens I am hoping to be taken to a craft show on Sunday.

B x

Amanda said...

Beautiful Avril, love your use of the crayons
Love
Amanda x

Janette said...

Avril you are full of surprises, I am not as brave as you with new things, been wanting to try these crayons after reading about them, maybe I will try....I love what you made, the colours are vibrant, a gorgeous card.x

sally said...

Lush! Looks brilliant :-)

Sally xx

Pia S said...

First attempt but it looks like you've been doing this your entire life! Looks amazing!

Marjut said...

Wow, this is so beautiful!

Margik said...

Your card is gorgeous Avril! The flower looks so beautiful. Mar xx

Virginia Lu said...

Beautiful art work!! Love the pop of pink in the midst of the detailed and subtle background! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday” Anything Goes” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

Linda said...

This looks amazing ...... love the colours. Looks like you had fun with the crayons ..... I've yet to try mine! Enjoy the weekend xx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous backgrounds, and scribbling sounds fun. Wonderful colours and effects is a great piece Avril.
Yvonne xx

Christine L said...

Well all that playing around and messing with your fingers has created a fabulous card Avril... of course, I LOVE that pink flower... and your background is stunning too.

I've been playing with those TH flowers lately... and have been using Zig Clean Colour Pens.. which give a lovely watercolour effect!

Thanks for your message btw... yes I'm fine - hope you are too. I didn't go to the Harrogate show this year... even drove passed the gates on my way into Harrogate. There's willpower for you hey?? I just don't NEED any more craft stuff to try to fit in my craft room!

Big hugs
Christine x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow gorgeous vibrant design! xxx

butterfly said...

Lovely first play - I especially love the look of the flower petals.
Alison x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at More Mixed Media. Hope to see you again next time.

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a great playtime you had! I bought two sets and think I may NEED the other colours too! I love how you coloured this Avril! Hugs, Chrisx