Friday, May 28, 2010

Playing with my Crayons

Happy Friday Peoples!! We are down to 7 more days until school is out and boy!! Are things ever crazy here!! 

Friday also means it is time for the Just for Fun® Friday Color Challenge.  This week Sandy gave us the following colors:

Believe it or not, I did not make anything NEAR the idea I had floating in my head!! It would seem, that with all the hoopla going on right now, I became a deer in the headlights!! For the life of me, I could not come up with the energy to "go all out" on this week's project.  BUT! I did revisit an old technique that is making the rounds again, thanks to the recent tutorial on SCS on the Encaustic technique.  I do not have any of these waxes (YET!!) but another alternative is the Melted Crayon technique, which is what I used on this card:


I used glossy cardstock for my main image and  melted a mix of orange, red/orange and red crayons for the top of the card.  Black, brown and a touch of orange was used for the "ground". I stamped the Brushed Wildflowers and the Leaf Sprig with Berries with black Stazon ink.  I think my mind is so cluttered with LIFE stuff, I can't figure out how to add embellishments!!  I played around with a couple of different ideas, but the way I stamped the images, the "scene" did not lend itself to having more on it.  So!! CAS it is!! The card base is 6"x 4 3/4". 

The design team would love to have you join us in this challenge!! You don't have to use JFF stamps if you don't have any as of yet (hehe) in your collection!  Just link your creation using Mr. Linky on the JFF blog.  For more inspiration, check out what the other team members came up with!

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I really appreciate you stopping by again today!  I'm in the middle of several projects that need to be done like NOW!! I'm basically done with the 8th grade gift bags, but debating with myself if I should add some curling ribbon or just let them be.  I've got a card idea layed out for DS to help me make for his piano teacher (for his last lesson tomorrow! AAACCCKKK!!) and I need to make DS's b-day card before Sunday. All of this, of course, is in between laundry, cleaning and all the other yaddayadda that is happening over the next couple of days!!  I'm tellin' ya~~ I REALLY admire those of you who work full time and still pump out all the wonderful creative projects!!

Ok!! Off to tackle another "must do!!)  I hope you all have a CREATIVE weekend!! 

12 comments:

Glenda said...

I just love this! I must try this soon!! Hmmm, I wonder if my grandson left some crayons.....

Carmen said...

This is beautiful!! Love your take on the challenge!

Margarita Ybarra said...

Melted crayons huh? Never tried that...look out kids, your crayons are gonna be "missing!"

Terre said...

Wow, love this, your card is beautiful, I will have to try this for sure, seeing how my husband ruined my regular iron, I might as well try this with it now.

Cassie_lu said...

you did a great job with the technique. the CAS of the whole card is amazing.

Sherry Cheever said...

Totally flippin' AWESOME!!!!!

KAT said...

I am so in love with this card - wanna send it to me??? Really I'll show all my friends how talented you are with a crayon box!!!

Broni said...

You don't need any embellishments! This is absolutely gorgeous!! And so friggin' artistic!! Great job, you!!

Beate said...

Oh my goodness. Your melted crayon sample is breath taking! I LOVE it!
Have a great Memorial Day weekend
Hugs and smiles

Carolyn King said...

this is fantastic! love the look of this--and with everything else you have going on! Great job!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

what a fantastic technique! Beautiful!

Rachel D said...

OH MY WORD! This is so artistic.