Crayons for Grown-Ups

As part of Jump Start 2013 Ronda Palazzari shared a great video about using Caran D'Ache Neocolor II watersoluble crayons.  I liked what I saw and bought a very small set of ten to have a play with.
I've blended three colours going down the background panel getting darker as I went.  Once it was all dry I've stamped over with VersaFine ink with no problems.  The bulrushes are from Technique Tuesday, the little dragon fly is from Royal Langnickel and the sentiment was a magazine freebie.

As I mentioned yesterday, I've been really cracking on with the craft tidying.  I'll go into details of how I have reorganised everything soon, but one thing I have created (under Shimelle's advice) is a 'Use it or lose it' box.  The frame on this card must be at least 7 years old, so pat on the back for me.

Less Is More #111 - Frame it
Simon Says Stamp And Show - Water
Flutterby Wednesday #231 - Any winged creature
Inspired by Floral Fantasies - I love Brenda's blog, the whole thing is an inspiration, but this card particularly is inspired by her work with silhouettes.

As the crayons were out and I was playing I made a couple of journaling cards.  One uses the same effect as above and the other using a watercolour effect that Ronda shared using her 'Picture Perfect' stencil.

~ Kate ~


brenda said…
Those colours are stunning Kate, such vibrancy as well. I'm not familiar with the medium but will certainly have to check it out so thank you for telling us about them.

Thanks you also for taking the time to create such a lovely piece to join in my blog celebration and for your kind comments which are greatly appreciated.

B x
Dan said…
Great card - those vibrant graduated colours work wonderfully well as a backdrop for your dragonfly and bullrushes. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!
nehal kalaria said…
love the use of colours
Danni said…
Fabulous! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!
Lisa-Jane said…
These are fab Kate! Looking forward to seeing your "tidying".
Kathy said…
Such a gorgeous technique with the watercolor crayons. Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesdays this week.
Anita Houston said…
Gorgeous watercolor and beautiful color period. Love the striations! Thanks for playing in our watered down challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!
Kathyk said…
Fabulous projects all - enjoy your playtime!

Chrissie said…
What a lovely background effect!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"
Jen said…
What a lovely card... love how you used the frame theme. Thanks for joining us this week
"Less Is More"
Viv said…
Such a lovely card :) Viv xx

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