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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

OUAT DT inspiration for March 2023 children's book Harold and the Purple Crayon

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! I'm so heart happy to share my interpretation for Harold and the Purple Crayon, a children's book that is March 2023 prompt theme at Once Upon A Time challenge blog! Craft artisan friend Deanne Saunders started this competition blog back in August 2022. 

Instead of using a purple crayon, I went with purple ink to dab and smear around the edges of my focal panel of white cardstock and then used a red-purple glitter glue to adhere the circles of twine. The glue was applied about 3 times in order to cover most of the top edges and where the overlaps occur. 

The book's pages are white with black text and feature the Harold character drawing with his purple crayon. So that's why I've used those colors and the partial stampings are my nod to the book's text print. And I've placed a girl's upper body stamp in the corner instead of having a little boy (Harold). 

Purple, Black, and White Mixed Media card:

Recap: my design interpretation of the children's book is using purple ink smears and red-purple glitter glue instead of purple crayon drawings, using sentiment stamps instead of print text, a girl stamped figure instead of a little boy, and the using the book's main colors of purple, white, and black.


1. stamps = mix from Illustrated Faith (girl), Stampin' Up (HB and TOY), Hampton Arts (WYW)

2. remaining items = stash

Once Upon A Time challenge blog (OUAT) March 2023 blog link:

book cover photo:


other challenge blogs to share and link are:

A. A Place To Start challenge blog; Feb 2023 is still open; Anything Goes (not the option of color palettes)


B. We Love Stamping challenge blog; February...just hours left...which I might will be close on time; MY card has 4 different stamps to represent the text print from the children's book with the purple ink and red-purple glitter glue to represent Harold's purple crayon usage


C. Classic Design Challenge blog; start date March 1; Anything Goes


D. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge blog; start date March 1; Anything Goes


E. Try It On Tuesday challenge blog; started Feb 21 and has a few days left; theme is Let's Get Messy; I certainly did! Glue  on my fingers to do the coiled twine and then later when stamping partial sentiments like text graffiti around the edges!


and Facebook groups to share/link are:

a. The Crafty Addicts

b. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls

c. Mixed Media Creativity


Crafting in the mixed up seasonal weather of the USA Midwest,

Becca S

Besides OUAT, I'm a DT member of THICC, MIUCB, and MLCCB. I'm manager and DT for MTTC and MTTCC. I'm co-owner/DT for AACB and soon-to-be Christmas Bingo Challenges in May 2023. I'm owner of FQGS, FQCB, HQCB, and TFATU. 


  1. Certainly looks like Harold has been here with his crayons on your card Becca! Thanks for joining in our 'Messy' challenge at Try it on Tuesday!

    1. Thanks, Viv! And I appreciate the visit to my blog!

  2. What a fabulous card! Loving how you used the string to create the background and as part of your design - amazing 😊. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

  3. A super card. Great background and a lovely feature with the string and glitter glue.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore March Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x


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