Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Simon Says Stamp

There’s not a lot of style or elegance to this card it is just pure fun! Lots and lots of colour and lots and lots of sequins! It’s almost like a toddler got hold of my inks and sequin box LOL. It started when I saw the crayon in the Color and Sunshine set from Simon Says Stamp I immediately thought of those art canvases where you attach crayons to the top, heat them and let the colours melt and drizzle down the canvas. I thought someone might have already tried this but when I looked at the gallery I couldn’t see one so I thought I’d have some fun and make my own melted crayon inspired card :)

I stamped the crayon image in Versafine onyx black ink on Tim Holtz watercolor card and clear heat embossed. This left a raised impression for the watercolour to pool into. For the colour I first wet the paper well by liberally painting clear water over the piece and then holding it vertical while dabbing Hero Arts sprays at the top of the paper and letting them drizzle down. This left rich but blended stripes of colour. Once that was dry I added more colour to the dry paper to get the concentrated dribbles of colour.

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Simon Says Stamp

The sentiment is stamped in Versafine onyx black on a scrap of Neenah solar white card and foam mounted over the piece before tucking in a rainbow of Lawn Fawn and Pretty Pink Posh sequins above and below.

Talking of rainbows, while on our family gathering in Yorkshire I saw my first rainbow at night-time! Ok, so it was sunset but I’ve never seen one at that time of day before. The picture isn’t great but you get the idea. All the colour and drama of the sunset was to my left as I took this picture and there must have been just enough light from that to cast this rainbow :D

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Rainbow over Yorkshire

Supplies: Simon Says Stamp color and sunshine; Sprays – Hero Arts pale tomato, butter bar, green hills, pool, passion flower; Ink – Versafine onyx black; Embossing Powder – Ranger super fine detail clear; Card – Tim Holtz distress watercolor, Neenah solar white; Sequins – Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh

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