Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Scrap ‘N Stamp - Distress To Impress Blog Hop!

Hello! I hope you’ve been having a fantastic week so far! I’m so excited to be joining the Scrap ‘N Stamp blog hop today where we are sharing projects using the fabulous set of Tim Holtz Distress Crayons #9. I have to admit, I haven’t played around with Distress Crayons for quite some time, But I had so much fun once I pulled them out and started playing! They have some really cool properties, and one of my favourite ways to use them is as a watercolour medium, but I’ve tried several different techniques here today. I'm the last stop on the hop, and if you've arrived from Nancy's blog you're in the right place. If you want to start at the beginning, head over to see Tara at the Scrap 'N Stamp blog. Here's a look at the two tags I made today. I'm sure two special people are going to love seeing these on their Christmas gifts (if I can part with them 😉). Be sure to check out below how one lucky commenter from each blog will win their own set of crayons - even international peeps!

I started off by using two Tim Holtz stencils - the trees and the holly, and scribbled the Barn Door, Pine Needles and Brushed Corduroy Distress Crayons from the set onto my craft mat. I spritzed each colour with a little water and used a sponge tool to pick up the colours and stencil them on. It gave them a soft watercolour look, which I love! After the background was dry I used this star stencil to add a translucent texture paste over top and then added Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies. I lightly heat embossed to add a lovely puffy texture and then added some Tumbled Glass and Weathered Wood Distress Ink around the edges for a bit of added shadowing.

Next I used the Distress Crayons to colour in the adorable little girls from the Tim Holtz paper dolls set and the sleigh from the Tim Holtz ephemera by scribbling again on the craft mat, but this time using a waterbrush to pick up the colour and add it to the areas I wanted. The crayons watercolour so beautifully, and really I can't wait to use them more for this! Next I used them around the edges of the chipboard sentiments and the party invite by rubbing them directly on the edges and then using my finger to smudge around to blend the colour slightly.

My last technique was to stamp seam binding ribbon with a couple Tim Holtz sentiment stamps using Archival Ink. Next, I scribbled the crayons onto the craft mat again, spritzed them with water, and lightly dipped each section into the colours. I crinkled up the ribbon and let it dry to give it a cool, crumpled look.

I glued all my elements down, adding a Kaisercraft wood veneer embossed with Emerald Creek Charred Gold, a pretty pointsettia embellished with Stickles and a lovely red ribbon along the bottom. You can see I even used the Brushed Corduroy to edge the torn paper behind my photo - I love this effect!

 On the second tag I embossed another wood veneer embellishement and layered on these adorable girls, ready for their party, using foam dots to give them some dimension above the ribbon and chipboard.

Scrap'n Stamp is giving away a set of Distress Crayons for every stop on the blog hop! So make sure to take a moment and comment on on all the designers' fabulous work by November 21st. Winners will be announced November 24th and must email Scrap'n Stamp to claim their prize! GOOD LUCK! This prize is open internationally.

** Also all the Distress Crayons are on SALE (Canadian Shipping only) for 25% for the rest of this month!!

Here's the Blog Hop line up:

Tara Nixon Cox

Amber Trubiak

Amy Rysavy

Julia Chupik

Karen Warner

Nancy Frustaci

Karla Yungwirth - You are here!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope all these Distress Crayon projects have given you lots of inspiration to grab some of your own and get started on all the cool ways you can use them! Have a super awesome week, and don't forget to comment for a chance to win!


  1. Wow! Wow! Wow! I love these, Karla! The backgrounds are so ggreat and stamping on the seam binding is brilliant.

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about your tags fantastic job

  3. Lots of great techniques for distress crayons here, thanks for the inspiration!

  4. These are gorgeous tags. The seam binding technique is amazing and I cant wait to try it with Distress Crayons and ink/stamps. Way better than needing to buy multiple colours of binding!

  5. These are just fabulous. Such a wonderful vintage-y feel!

  6. I love how fabulously the crayons work to "tint" Tim's paper dolls! What lovely tags you've created. So many techniques you've managed to use too. Thanks for all the ideas.

  7. WOW! What Beautiful Christmas vintage tags! LOVE the details on both -


  8. Love the tags!! Absolutely adore how the ribbon turned out! Great technique Karla!

  9. Love your beautiful tags. Thanks for sharing the techniques - love the ribbon - and your amazing inspiration.

  10. Those are some different ideas and techniques! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Those are so beautiful! Thank you for the great ideas!

  12. I love how the colours on the photographs turned out. My Dad was a photographer and my Mom hand painted the photos and these look very similar. Thanks for sharing and bringing back that wonderful memory

  13. Love your tags Karla! I love the subtle background and the way you used the crayons on the little diecut people and ribbon are great. So many great ideas.

  14. These are really great! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

  15. Your créations are gorgeous !! I'd never thought about dying ribbon with these crayons (well, I don't own any Distress Crayons but if I'd have some, i would never thought about that technique) !! Thanks for sharing your knowledge ! Love from France, Marjorie