Paper crafting is works of heart

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

MTTCC Create a winter wonderland scene Christmas card theme started 26 March 2021

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!!! I know. I'm just about a week late posting a DT inspiration project for MTTCC--My Time to Craft Christmas. Last Friday morning the #6 challenge began. The theme is create a winter wonderland scene

I had lots of ideas but this evening (April 1) I decided I wanted to try something mixed media inspired. One of my crafting online friends from the other side of the globe showed a card with a background made with melted crayons. And then today I saw a FB posting of a kindergarten teacher showing his students doing a paint squeegee kind of technique as the first stage in a Easter eggs arts and crafts activity. So with these two recent visions, I decided to use some 'paint sticks' that are soft crayon wax. They apply rather thickly like lipstick. 

Many months ago after I purchased the 4 color set of paint sticks I tried some different techniques on 3 different colors of cardstock. But I didn't like the results very much. I decided to take the plunge a few hours ago to try again. 

I applied some yellow starbursts and green pine tree, bush, and a hilly slope first to the mid-tone blue cardstock. Then I applied some vivid grape Kool-Aid kind of purple. Last came a thick almost the whole surface of blue. Using the side of a scissor blade, I scraped off most of the blue and purple over the tree and bush. That got transferred in a short swiping strokes along the bottom of the scene. It's almost hard to tell with the scanner, but there is some silver glitter paint pen applied on the tree, bush, and then several horizontal bumpy lines across the bottom 1-1.5". Different snowflakes and the sentiment 'dazzles' were added to complete the top panel. 

Dark blue glitter decorative tape was used as a border on the base since the card base blue is very close to the crayon blue and background cardstock blue. 

So here is my Inky Dark Winter Night Christmas card=

link to #6=

this post's link or card photo will be shared at the following:

a. PPPDTC = FB group = Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls

b. The Seasonal Cardmaker = FB group

c. Mixed Media Creativity = FB group

d. Merry Little Christmas challenge blog; #33; April 2021; Anything Christmas Goes theme



Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design team member of My Time To Craft Christmas


  1. Looks as though you really had fun with your paint sticks Becca, with a great end result - glad I could help inspire you!
    Stay safe


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