Monday, October 6, 2014

Stormy winter night

Hi friends

Did you think I'd fallen in a hole?  Well, no, but it seems at this time of year I get all inspired for the changing season and take on a multitude of tasks... keeps me busy.  Of course, here in southern California Mr Sunshine, and his first cousin, Mr. Heat Wave, always stubbornly hang on until mid October when they've definitely worn out their welcome!  However, they messed up a week ago and our weather was (somewhat) fall-like, which prompted me to get energetic and clean out closets and cabinets and get ready for the holidays.  Today seems cooler and I have my decorations ready to be put out!

Meanwhile, here is a card I made last week using the Crayon Resist Technique.  I was prowling around various blogs and found this technique video by Connie Stewart and had to try it.  Click here to watch her YouTube video.  She makes it so easy.  Here are some cards I did using Serene Silhouettes ... I don't have the White Christmas set that she used.

It's a very simple technique.  Just stamp on your main image in black (I used Memento Tuxedo Black) and then color in your snow using a white crayon...wherever you think it might collect on the branches.   For your moon, you are going to punch out a hole in a post-it note sheet (include some of the sticky) and use the large piece as a stencil for the moon.  Stamp it off  and then cover it back up before you apply your background.  I used a large dauber and Midnight Muse to create my stormy background ... be careful not to rub too hard as you are applying your background.  Once you're satisfied with your sky and have allowed the ink to set, rub off your crayon and watch your "snow" appear on the branches.  I used my White pen from Stampin Up to dot on my falling snow. 

Here's Connie's card

Now or WOW Video Series - Crayon Resist White Christmas Card by Connie Stewart -

and here's a quickie card I did yesterday when demonstrating for a friend but didn't bother with the moon.  I like it better with the moon... seems to add a bit more depth and dimension.  With an orange moon and a few witches flying about, this would make for a pretty cool Halloween card too.  Endless possibilities ;-)

Ok, that's about it for today... give this technique a try... it's really fun!

Thanks for dropping by...


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