That's what happened to me when my peepers beheld this stunner for the latest Card Concept challenge:
I'm guest designing with the Card Concept team for the month of May and it has been SO much fun!! When you are surrounded by talented people - like the design team of Card Concept - you can't help but to be inspired and put your best foot forward!
For this card, I started by gessoing a piece of heavy weight cardstock and then I scribbled on some Distress Crayons:
As soon as I saw the scribbles, I knew I'd created a masterpiece and so I put my supplies away.
Just kidding! haha
In reality, I used my finger to smear the Distress Crayon and create a smoother look.
You heard me mention earlier that I gessoed the page before I applied the Distress Crayon.
I'm glad you asked!
Check out the difference between these two backgrounds. The one on the left has been gessoed and the one on the right just plain paper. You can see that the Distress Crayons don't look very smooth on the right side and it's picking up the texture of the cardstock.
So if you want a smooth, more blendable version of Distress Crayons, make sure to slap some gesso on the page first.
And now, back to the card:
Over the Distress Crayon background, I used some gold texture paste through a stencil. Next, I stamped the teacup from STAMPlorations Always Tea Time set and paired it with a sentiment from my Literary Caffeine-ations set. I colored the cup in with Spectrum Noir Markers.
This little shabby chic mixed media number made me oh-so-happy so I was DONE!
Thanks for popping by my blog to check out my card.
I'd love to see you play along at the Card Concept this month!
Go check out what the rest of the talented Design Team made HERE.