Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The House That Stamps Built: Designer Choice Challenge

This week at The House That Stamps Built, Esther challenges us
to try a new technique.  I have had Tim Holtz Distress Crayons
for at least a year so I pulled those out.
Stamps: Repeat Impressions:  Flower Power Background,  Because
I stamped my Repeat Impressions: Flower Power Background,and embossed
 it on watercolor paper.  Then I scribbled the Distress Crayons on my mat
and picked my colors up with a watercolor brush.  I did several layers
 in areas for shading and contrasts and made sure to save one
 of the 6 colors in the pack for my background. I added a Repeat
Impressions sentiment: Because.
I was having so much fun I wanted to use the crayons in
another way:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions:  Flower Power Background, Thinking
I stamped my Repeat Impressions: Flower Power Background again and
embossed  it on watercolor paper.  Then I scribbled the Distress Crayons
across the paper and brushed it with my watercolor pen.  It was not
as smooth a look as I wanted so I scribbled the crayons on my
multi media matt and colored over the layers and got a much
smoother look.  I then added Repeat Impressions: Thinking.
Thanks Esther for this fun challenge!
Join in for a chance to win a $25.00 gift to Repeat Impressions, details
Take a look and see what technique my talented teammates tried:


Lisa said...

They're both so beautiful, Donna!! I love the colors of each one!! The flower power stamp is so gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Esther Asbury said...

Two beautiful cards -- and aren't distress crayons fun?! I can't decide which one I like better...but I'm leaning towards the second one! I love your take on my "try a new technique" challenge!

Glittered Paws said...

I have a couple of his packs of watercolor crayons too - seldom use them but thinking I'll have to get them out. works beautifully on the floral background. Fun challenge

Laurie Unger said...

I have those crayons and don't use them - you've inspired me to get them out and play a little. Wonderful cards!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Donna! Your Flower Power cards look amazing! I enjoyed seeing the big difference between the two techniques. Beautifully done! hugs, de

Patti J said...

Very pretty! I have the Inks and markers, but no crayons...perhaps I 'need' them? Beautiful cards, Donna!

*Vicki* said...

I absolutely LOVE that you've shared your two different techniques using the same background stamp here! The distress crayons on both of them turned out beautiful! I haven't used mine near enough and you've inspired me to pull them out again!! HUGS

Tammy said...

These are both gorgeous Donna, I love how colorful they turned out and that background stamp is beautiful!! Great techniques!

Heather said...

Two fabulous cards! I think I prefer the rainbow look on the second, but both are beautiful.

Mrs A. said...

Two beauties but I think l
I like the second card the most . Hugs Mrs A.

loz said...

Gorgeous cards and colours Donna...Loz