Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Stamping with Distress Crayons

Hello friends and welcome.

There's just over a week left to join in at CAS Mix Up.

Using Stamping, Distress Crayons Watercolor, Splash Watercolor, Die Cuts and Inlaid Die Cuts

I've enjoyed experimenting with Gelatos and Distress Crayons this month.

I'm hosting the challenge this month at

For this card I colored the stamp with Distress Crayons, spritzed and
stamped onto the die cut then moved the color around with a water brush.
(I used the MISTI to do this.  I explain how to stamp on die cuts on this post.)

I repeated the coloring and spritzing until I was happy with the colors
and removed it from the MISTI.

After it was dry, I added details with a Polychromos Pencil.

I die cut the corner of the out cut from the die and adhered it over
a piece of Splash Watercolor paper that was in my stash of backgrounds.

The flowers were inlaid back into the outcut and the whole thing was
mounted on foam then to the card base.

There are lots of techniques you can do with Gelatos or crayons.
We have links to video tutorials at the challenge site
as well as awesome inspiration pieces by our talented
Guest Designer, Jenny (My Paper Epiphany) and our
wonderful Design Team.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Blooming Garden (PB)
Ink:   
Paper:   Neena, Watercolor (TH)
Other:  Distress Crayons, Mustard Seed, Festive Berries, Peeled Paint (TH), Water Brush, Polychromos Pencil, Field of Dreams Die (PB), Windham Collage Die (MB)


29 comments:

Marianne said...

So pretty, Bonnie. Love how the colours of your poppies match the more muted colours of your background panel.

Mac Mable said...

Such vibrancy on those beautiful flowers and love how you added detailing to them with the pencils and then inlayed them back into the card. Gorgeous die cut corner and the soft splashed background behind looks wonderful. Happy card, which most definitely brought a huge smile to my face x

Loll said...

Your poppies are so bright and beautiful. Great job with the distress crayons. Looks so beautiful inlaid along with the open cut corner with your watercoloured background. I have enjoyed playing with gelatos and distress crayons this month. Thanks for this fun challenge, Bonnie! xx

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW on your coloring, Bonnie! Love the dimension you managed to add to your beautiful blossoms! This is gorgeous and love how perfectly your background matches your artwork.

jimlynn said...

Those poppies are stunning! Love the coloring on them. I've never used the distress crayons but they're really pretty.
Love your card.
Lynn

Linda said...

Beautiful card with those great colors.

Marcia HIll said...

Your Poppies are just lovely Bonnie and I love how you used the same colors behind the die cut portion of your card. CAS perfection my friend...love it!! :0)

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful lacy cut out corner revealing your lovely background - and your colored inlaid die cut bloom is just beautiful Bonnie - what a fun challenge this has been - I learned new ways to use my crayons and Gelatos! Julia xx

nancy littrell said...

Wow..Gorgeous watercoloring of your die cut poppy. Love how you inlaid your poppy and sentiment. Very pretty corner die cut too with your splattered background. A really stunning card, Bonnie. TFS and especially thank you for hosting such a wonderful challenge. I now know how to properly use my distess crayons and will be using more often:-) Hugs..

Christine Alexander said...

such gorgeous poppies Bonnie, the pencils really make the flowers pop. Love the die cut for the background :)

Ina G said...

Such beautiful blending here Bonnie. Gorgeous image. Love the die cutting and background. A stunning make.

Karen D. said...

how pretty Bonnie...I made a card inspired by the challenge but haven't had time to post it yet...
xx Karen

Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful card, love the corner and the colours.
Faith
x

Cynthia said...

a beauty!

Brenda in IN said...

Love the die cut over that beautiful background, but Bonnie, those flowers are just beyond gorgeous. I like the inlay but the coloring is exquisite.

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh Bonnie - this is absolutely gorgeous - I mean like out of this world gorgeous!!! Did you use the distress crayons on the flower?
Not markers but crayons? Wow!!!!!
Sandy xx

Trina P. said...

So much to love on this gorgeous card, Bonnie. Beautiful flowers, colors, watercoloring and design! Love it! xx

Susan said...

I must try that technique of colouring onto the stamp with the Distress crayons - lovely effect. Perfect pairing of the flower with the die cut / splash background in the corner.

JoAnn said...

This is beautiful Bonnie. I love the bright colors of the pretty flowers and the panel behind the die cut is so pretty. TFS

Liz said...

Gorgeous design, Bonnie and such a pretty colour. xx

MaryH said...

I'll just say "awesome" and stop right there!! Hugs

Pat said...

Beautiful citrus colours Bonnie and a piece of scrap well worth using for this pretty card, also adore the coordinating tulips die cut and inset which works really well. x

Jo Manna said...

Loving the softness of this card Bonnie, it definitely left me with a smile. The colour combo is just perfect for those beautiful poppies.
Thank you, for encouraging us to get those crayons out, funny how we simply forget all we have. I'll be taking my gelatos out more often now. Warm hugs, xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the way you colored the poppies with your distress crayons, Bonnie! They're so lovely. Adding details with the color pencil definitely made a difference - great job, my friend! The pretty splash watercolor peeking thorough the partial die-cut aperture, the inlaid poppies, and the cursive sentiment die-cut make a perfect trio in terms of the composition. Hideko xx

Zoe Sanderson said...

What a beautiful card and wonderful techniques.

Bobby said...

The details with the pencils really bring the flowers to life, Bonnie.

Robyn Oliver said...

Really pretty card Bonnie, love your colours and the technique you've used to colour the die cut flowers, just gorgeous

BożenA said...

WOW! It's one of your most beautiful cards, Bonnie !!! I love how you used die ... coloring flowers makes them look so amazing. But this card has moved me! Thank you for such an amazing inspiration.
BożenA xoxo

Hélène said...

Hi Bonnie Your card is so beautiful! Can you tell me the name of the die you used for making this beautiful corner?
Thank you
Helene