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Thursday, 11 October 2012

The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge Number 2 "Bright Colours"



What a lovely challenge for a miserable dark week.  I usually work with muted tones and lots of white space, this challenge had me scouring my craft room for the brightest materials I could find.

November is the month for fireworks and Carnival time here in Somerset, and this is what was in my mind when I started. 

Inspiration came when I came across some old wax crayons the grandchildren no longer use, the colours were bright and I had fun using them.

I picked green, yellow, orange and pink and added patches of the colours across my card.  I then covered it with paper and warmed it with an iron.  While the card was warm I added more colour.  This melted the crayon to give a smoother coverage.  When the wax cooled I stamped a mix of swirls and stars using Stazon ink and added texture with paint and crackle glaze. 

 My calendar is a little note book for important dates


 


 

9 comments:

Anne said...

What a superb technique and sooo effective! Superb! TFS!

Scrapmate said...

What a fabulous technique and the colours are as eye-catching as the Dylusions inks!

Suze Bain said...

Wow, I love this! Fabulous colours and stamping and I love the idea of the little notebook. xx

Jenni's Jems said...

What a brilliant idea from ironing the crayons to adding the little notebook !x

Julia S-W said...

Love what you've done with the Grandchildren's crayons - such a creative idea!! Great colours and love the pattern you've created.
Juliaxx

Maggie said...

A lovely bright and vibrant page love the techniques with the wax crayons

MaggieH

Craftyfield said...

Great technique and wonderful colours.

woodandfabric said...

Gorgeous bright colors! What a fun chalenge!
Michelle

The Craft Barn said...

Gorgeous !! love, love, love the background and bright colours
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn,
Izzy