Jun 14, 2017

Non Valentines Heart Card


I'm delighted to be a guest at Words 2 Craft By today.  This challenge bases its themes off of inspirational quotes.  This month we are inspired with a lovely prompt by Oscar Wilde, "Keep love in your heart. "




I was curious to test out my new Sizzix heart dies and cut out two batches from thin chipboard.  I adhered them to my watercolor panels, then scraped on DecoArt crackle paste.  I let this air dry until the next day.


I spritzed my panels with water, then sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays in pale aqua and brown.  I spritzed any hard edges with more water to fade.


I colored my hearts with Distress Crayons and smudged with a barely wet baby wipe.  This is the first time I have been happy with the result using my crayons.  I guess the key is 1. a primed surface and 2. barely wetting your smudging tool.


I went back in with a BoBunny music score, stamping randomly in Frayed Burlap.  Finally, I added one of Tim's new chipboard sentiments, which I lightly inked to coordinate.  This card isn't as frilly as my usual designs, but the texture speaks volumes in real life.  I hope you like it and are inspired to play along in the W2CB challenge.  Thanks Sybrina and the lovely DT for having me along!


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37 comments:

Mimi said...

Well, I for one, love this! That crackle paste looks awesome-- super authentic-looking aging! The colors are just so nice, too. Regarding Distress Crayons: I find that we are an "on-again, off-again" relationship... like, sometimes we make some sweet art together, and sometimes we ruin panels I've lovingly textured... LOL! Oh, Distress Crayons... well, Autumn, I adore what you've done here.

Wanda Hentges said...

Wonderful!!! LOVE all that crackle and texture!!!

Maxine D said...

Ohhh fabulous Autumn - love that crackle medium and how you have used it.
Blessings
Maxine

Mac Mable said...

The crayons have worked really well and loving the crackle effect. The subtle colours work beautifully and the texture is fabulous. Congratulations on guesting x

Mrs.B said...

Just catching up after hols and so pleased to see this. Love the texture with the crackle and gorgeous colours. A great quote too.
Avril xx

craftytrog said...

Beautiful!!! Hearts are needed everyday!
Alixxx

Christine said...

What a pretty card! It's practically CAS compared to your usual projects, but I really like the look you achieved. Thanks for the photos and for the explanation of the steps you took. So glad you joined the challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack this week.
Blessings,
Christine
DT
http://withaverygratefulheart.blogspot.com

Esther Asbury said...

Autumn, I LOVE this sweet and simple heart card! Your mixed media creations are among my absolute favorites of any I've seen! You take it to a whole new level of "classy!"

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Love the worn, crackly textures in this and the subtle, faded blue/green tones. Just terrific!

JoAnn Staub said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the description. I have had deco paste for years and NEVER opened it. Now I want to open it and use it. I hope it is not too old.

Susan said...

Love the color, texture and, of course, hearts!

Redanne said...

The hearts do look gorgeous in the beautifully crackled blue colour. The words are perfect with the hearts too! Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

Lisa said...

Wow, this is stunning, Autumn!! I love the amazing crackle!! The texture is fabulous!! The heart design is gorgeous, too!! Love this!! Congrats on your guest design spot, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

froebelsternchen Susi said...

That's absolutely AMAZING Autumn!

Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous card! I love the crackle on this blue hearts!

Helen Wallace said...

Aahhh the texture!!! How outstanding; I just want to reach out and touch it. Love this white washed look with the stripped back style. It looks wonderful photographed on the hessian too.

Brenda Brown said...

I love hearts and crackle together Autumn, this is a gorgeous design with wonderful shabby watercolouring and light stamping to bring it all together. Congrats on your guest spot xxx

Michelle Windsor said...

I really love this thank you for joining into our challenge at Polkadoodles Challenge
Michelle DT

Michelle Windsor said...

I really love this thank you for joining into our challenge at Polkadoodles Challenge
Michelle DT

Marty Fishman said...

Love all the crackled texture here! A lovely simple design - it's nice seeing you over at W2CB! Thanks for the tip on the distress crayons...I haven't had great results but will have to try out your technique. Hugs!

Sherry Hickey said...

LOVE your card, Autumn, and thoroughly enjoyed your post explaining how you made it and the products you used. Just joined as a follower!

Wynn Walton said...

Lovely technique and colour palette. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies Wynn DT

butterfly said...

I adore the subtle colour tones and crackle here... the simplicity is stunning!
Alison x

Laura said...

I love the texture on your card, amazing! Thanks for sharing in the Friday Funday Challenge! Have a great day,
Laura

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful work Autumn!! In your close ups you can really see how wonderful the layering is. Very zen piece! Nicola x

Sue said...

Autumn this is beautiful, I love the crackle and gentle colours. Thank you so much for joining in with us at Country View Crafts, and have a wonderful weekend. Sue xx

Eve's Card Designs said...

Really lovely. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Colour Crazy Challenge, good luck! Yvonne (DT)

Sybrina K said...

Autumn, I just love what you did here with that crackle application and those Distress Crayons! This is so pretty, and I'm going to try out your Distress Crayon tips. Thanks so much for guesting with us at Words 2 Craft By. You are one talented gal, and we're thrilled you joined us for this challenge. :)

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful ideas here! I am so getting some crackle paste this weekend. Love your soft blues and heart theme. Wonderful creation - I learned and feel inspired after visiting today (and every day I visit). Hugz

Karen D. said...

love...love...love it Autumn...fab job!!
have a great wknd.
xx Karen

Dortesjs said...

I just love what you did here, waue, and i will put a link to my blog, for better following.. do have a nice creative day.

Craftyfield said...

Lovely make Autumn, the crackle looks beautiful, almost a CAS make. Thanks for showing us at Country View Challenges this month!

Georgiana said...

That crackle paint is really cool. Awesome card!

Barbara Schiassi said...

I'm in love with this project! love every detail , especially love the colors and textures! fantastic! barbara

Lisa West said...

Gorgeous, love the techniques you've used. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

Evelyn Walter said...

What a beautiful project! Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Country View Challenges this month! Evelyn xx

debo said...

lovely
Thanks for playing along with Scrapper's Delights Blog Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
#scrappersDelight

hugs debo dt

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