Happy birthday Sam

One of my circle journal friends son turned 13 last week so I made him a card … I made it as part of my #31productchallenge and it was fun to get something out of the cupboard I have not used for a long time! Derwent ArtBars.

They are a bit like more solid distress crayons or creamier Neocolor crayons as a watercolour pigment stick.

I created a background using them and my finger and a bit of water to blend.

Then I wet a kaisercraft stamp with a spray and swiped with the artbar which created a nice wet ink to stamp with.

Once it was dry I added it to a card front and then added some embellishments (Sam likes his golfing apparently) and some stamping. I then finished off with some doodling with a white pen.

Fun to play with these sticks… might keep them on my desk for some more background making… I’m contemplating a few masterboard makes to get some of the Christmas cards started soon and thinking these might come in handy to use for a change.

Love that this challenge has made me make a different choice from my usual go to supplies. Wonder what else I will discover in my stash this month!

And of course it’s big happy 13th birthday to Sam x

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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