Friday 18 June 2021

Time for a check up

Our challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week is all about checks - backgrounds, accents, clothing patterns… there are lots of ways to add checks to your designs.

I opted for textured checks by using an embossing folder and went mixed media on this one. I rubbed a white crayon over the embossed piece (best done while it’s still on the folder as the support means you can press quite hard with the crayon) and then used a couple of Dylusions sprays. The crayon resists the spray but as you’ve generally got imperfect crayon coverage, you tend to get a nice slightly grungy effect.

The Party Puffin hasn’t been out to play for a while and I thought he’d be fun on the bright background. His crown and heart have some subtle sparkle courtesy of Spica glitter pens  

Party Puffin (Crafty Individuals)
Essential Messages (Hero Arts, retired)

Bristol board

Brilliance (Graphite Black)

Dylusions sprays (Vibrant Turquoise, Fresh Lime)
Checkerboard embossing folder (Tim Holtz/Sizzix - retired)
White crayon
Black fineliner
Spica glitter pens (gold and red)
Copic markers
Stitched rectangle dies A6 size (Paper Rose

Thanks for stopping by!


Wavejumper said...

This is new to me-the crayon idea. Cool!

Who doesn't love a bird in a hat? :D

Hugs Margot

R's Rue said...

What a cutie. So darling. I love it. Have a beautiful Saturday filled with much joy. Hugs. Stay safe.

Dotty Jo said...

Ooooo, love this! Makes me want to go to the Farnes and see the puffins again, Jo x