Sunday, 23 October 2011

Watercolor Crayons are so much fun

Sorry, this is the second posting of today. I've been so busy making bits and pieces for a craft fair that I am doing next week that I haven't had time to photograph the card that I made for a challenge. This week, I've been tempted by the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge and I'm a little late in posting this. Hopefully I am not too late and will manage to enter it in time.

The challange is to use Shaving Cream, Crayon or Pastels. Check out the following link for the details:

The HSS Shaving Cream, Crayon or Pastels Technique - Challenge #89

My card is a very simple square card made out of Whisper White card stock (3.75" x 7.5" folded). I matted a square piece of Pumpkin Pie polka dot paper from the Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack onto the card base. The Old Olive tree was stamped from the Fun & Fast Notes set (sadly no longer available) and then coloured using Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wonder Crayons in Real Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight and my Aqua Painter. I have had the watercolor crayons sitting on my shelf for ages and had forgotten how much fun you can have with them.

The stamp is rectangular which is why the polka dots aren't even all the way round but I think that this is fine. It just shows you that you don't have to have everything set dead centre all the time. In any event, I punched two strips of Old Olive card stock using the Scallop Border Punch and matted the stamped image onto these. I then stuck the image to the polka dot paper using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I have had so much fun with the crayons that I am going to check out the new catalogue to see what new stamps I can use, but at first glance there is too much to choose from. Please check back in a few weeks to see what I've been tempted to try.


  1. Fiona, this is one of my favorite techniques too. Love the Aqua Painter and Watercolor Crayons. I love your color choices too. Even though it seems like a Christmas image, the colors give it a Fall look. Very simple and pretty. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  2. Great water coloring! I am not that good yet. I loved this little image. It was perfect for layering just like you have done. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  3. I guess great minds think alike?? ;) I love this technique too, and I love how you have areas of white here and there and I think the more random you are with the aqua painter the more beautiful your card turns out. Thanks so much for playing along with us at HSS!

  4. My watercolor crayons rarely get dusted off BUT I always love how easy and fun they are to use, LOVE the square design of your card and the pop of orange is a nice little treat!

  5. I have never tried to use the watercolor crayons!! I love the look!!! I love the simplicity of you card!! Very effective in popping the little tree!! Too cute!! Thank you for participating with us at HSS. Amy

  6. What a sweet and cute card. I like the way you framed it with the orange polka dot paper. Great idea to use the watercolor crayons and aqua painter on the it a nice soft touch. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  7. Hi Fiona,
    I love how you colored the Christmas tree with the crayons. I also like how you framed the image. Simple but stunning card. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


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