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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Stop and smell the 'crayons' ?????????????

I have seen similar ones like this all over the web and
 thought I would give it a try.

WOW, super easy to create and lots of fun too!!!!

Who doesn't have broken crayons in their home 
if they have or had children, right..???
Most of the ones I have seen used new crayons. 
 I just couldn't bear to do that.


I can just imagine all the great artwork 
getting ready to flow out of the end of a new crayon. 

So, I gathered up all the broken crayons out of my daughters crayon box (she's a lot like me and prefers new ones too..) and then I picked all the greens and yellows that would fit vertically onto the canvas.

First, I chalked a very informal sky
 then hot glued all of the crayons down 
to resemble grass.

Turned the piece upside down and using my heat gun started to melt the crayons.  I didn't want a solid mass of color, 
but more of a grassy effect. 

Then I punched out some daisy flowers using white cardstock and adhered them to the canvas, after the crayons had cooled off, of course.
Then I glued buttons to the centers of all the flowers.

I'm still debating on whether or not to add a saying to the top or not.  

The whole time I was creating this I was thinking of a lady that I met this week on the movie set....she was also working as an extra. 
We became fast friends and the best part is she lives locally.

I think I will gift her with this creation as a way of reminding her to take time to stop and smell the crayons flowers.

I'm also entering this into the challenge at Jinger Adams blog.
She's gearing up for a new design team.
I know this is not strictly paper, but it gives her a good example that
I'm not afraid to try anything and 
I like to think outside the box(of crayons).

Edited to add:  Sorry but I forgot to tell you that this is a canvas measuring 11" x 14"

Until later, crayonettes.......Gotta split.....TFL!!!!!


Sentimental Scrapper said...

Very cool technique and a beautiful card!


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Scrappy Beads said...

Your project is fabulous… *Ü*
Wishing you a beautifully blessed weekend,
**Lots of BIG Hugs**

LisaB said...

I saw this idea on pinterest and wanted to make something like it. I love how you used the green crayons to make the flowers. Thanks for the inspiration.