Lydia's got us using crayons for this week's Mix-Ability challenge. I borrowed a white one from the kiddos and started a resist background... then got sidetracked with a watercolored card. I have been meaning to send a card of encouragement to one of our SCS members who's in the midst of a very difficult family situation, and I wanted to send it off before we headed to Arizona. I used a new-to-me PSX stamp (ebay besets me too often... sigh...) and sentiments I designed for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Bridge of Hope set). There are several layers of watercolor here, using inks and markers.
When the coloring was done, I laid the panel over an embossing folder, and rubbed the white crayon over the top - it left a subtle waxy pattern, and lightened up the roses just a bit. It's a bit hard to see in the photo, but it's so soft and pretty and vintage up close.
I stamped the hymn lyrics around the flowers and in between layers of watercolor - Memento ink has an interesting quality on watercolor paper when it gets wet that usually frustrates me but worked for me this time. I stamped with a light pink that greyed just a little as it soaked down in - kind of a whispery watermark effect.
I love the impact of those words, and I trust that she'll recognize them and take courage from them too... if you know the hymn too, you'll know what I mean.