Tuesday, May 1, 2018

CAS Mix Up Distress Crayons

Bonnie's hosting CAS Mix Up Gelatos or Crayons Cards Challenge with awesome samples 
by our DT and very talented Jenny (My Paper Epiphany)

I was thrilled to see Bonnie's Challenge.  It inspired me to get out my rarely used
T.H. Distress Crayons:-)

Used Distress Crayons + Stamping + Dry Embossing, Sponging and Die Cut

I had so much fun watercoloring my stamped images using my Distress Crayons.
I used the technique from this YouTube Video by Debbie for Ranger:6:32.

I used Strathmore Mixed Media Paper to Dry Emboss my SU "Woodgrain" EB Folder and then lightly colored with Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Crayons.
Then moved each layer of color around with Baby Wipes.

Die cut my background with MB Stitched Rectangles Die.
Then stamped my SU "Flowering Fields" (ret) using Archival Black Ink.

Next added a little crayon color to my craft mat and spritzed with water. 
Using one color at a time and a #2 paint brush,  colored each flower.
I used Distress Crayons: Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, 
Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire. Sponged Edge..with Vintage Photo.

When dry, stamped and colored the butterfly and added Signo White Gel Pen
to the the white flowers.  Stamped the Hello with MISTI.

Popped up main image onto SU Thick Whisper White CS using fun foam and Done!
I LOVED the results.  I had no idea how easy it was to use the crayons for watercoloring 
and how much pigment was in the crayons.  The Colors move beautifully with a paint brush.

You have until the 24th to play along with your Gelatos or Crayons!
Be sure and check out the videos on the CAS Mix Up Challenge. Hugs..

Stamps: SU Flowering Fields (ret). SSS Bouquet of Thanks sentiment.
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick.  Strathmore Mixed Media.
Inks: Archival Jet Black. T.H. Distress Crayons: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Crayons.  Also Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire.
Accessories: MB Stitched Rectangles Die. #2 Watercolor Paint brush. Craft Mat. Baby Wipe. Fun Foam. Gel White Pen. MISTI.


  1. Great texture with the dry embossed folder and fabulous colours you've used to create a wonderful wood grain effect. It shows off those really pretty flowers beautifully. Stunning card. Thank you for the inspiration about using the crayons to water colour with x

  2. What a lovely woodgrain background you created for your beautiful wild flowers! Great techniques used with your Distress Crayons - isn't it great to learn a new way to use our supplies! Julia xx

  3. Wow! Love the coloring on the embossed background, Nancy! It's a beautiful background for the dainty flowers! Love the rustic look!

  4. Good Golly, Ms Molly! What a smooth coverage you achieved on your wood! Love that idea! It boggles my mind that your stamp turned out so clear on the embossing. Outstanding card and design, Nancy!

  5. Love your wood grain background - the colour blend is perfect. Great background for the sweet little flowers.

  6. You've achieved incredible results. Those coloured flowers against that beautiful background are truly vibrant and the white gel pen was genius. A sweet beauty, Nancy xx

  7. I like your idea of watercoloring on the embossed wood grain. Such a pretty stamp, too. I wonder if SU crayons are similar. Fun idea, Nancy, and beautiful results!

    1. You should try your SU crayons, Leslie. I do not have them..fun challenge. Hugs

  8. Such a pretty garden with the woodgrain background Nancy. Great work with the distress crayons. A baby wipe seems to move the colour really well (I used the same for my card). Have not tried watercolouring with diluted crayons, but that's another great way to use them. Always inspiring, my friend! xx

  9. Nancy, your wood grain background is amazing, such a perfect frame for your flowers :)

  10. love the look of the flowers against the woodgrain, lovely card mf
    xx Karen

  11. The woodgrain background is perfect with the prettily coloured flowers Nancy and great use of your Distress Crayons. x

  12. Beautiful card, Nancy. Love the texture from the embossed wood plank. Wonderful blend of colours. You’ve achieved amazing results. Well done! xx

  13. What a FABULOUS card Nancy!! I love how you did the woodgrain background and then the flowers over that...SO striking!! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

  14. Fantastic job with coloring the woodgrain background, Nancy! I love the colors of the Distress Crayons you used! The wild flowers are perfectly stamped (even on the dry embossed surface), and colored so pretty. The white flowers are a great accent on the colored panel.
    Hugs.. Hideko

  15. Wonderful card Nancy, love how you stamped the flowers on the embossed background, Cathy x


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