Welcome to IIG Doreen, home of the crazy challenge! Right gang?
I love what you came up with!
Wow! I have to admit that the “Crayon Rubbings” Challenge was just that – a challenge!!
I have never used crayons on my layouts and I haven’t used them, as a rub-on device, since my days as a little girl, pretending to be a fashion designer, w/ my rub-on fashion plates toy (which, by the way was my most favorite toy EVER!)!!
I thought about it for days before attempting anything. I knew I wanted to use a white background because then I could use any color and I thought that the rub-on effect would show better on white. That was the easy part! The hard part was finding something w/ a texture. I couldn’t believe it, but I really had nothing w/ texture in my house – NOTHING! How could that be? Of course I didn’t look everywhere but I looked enough. I even tried a few items thinking they would work but nope, they didn’t (if you were to see the back of my completed layout, you would see the failed attempts, LOL!). Since I wasn’t having any luck and I felt like a scrappy failure, I reached into my scrap stash and grabbed a leftover piece of patterned paper and adhered it to my background paper, not knowing how my final layout would look or even what picture I would scrap (something I never do!) But I did it so I can say I accomplished something!
I then sat back and just started looking at all my scrappy supplies. Eventually my eyes landed on my stencil stash. Too be honest, I don’t remember the last time I even touched my stencils…but this time they stood out to me. I thought, instead of putting them on top of my paper and tracing within the stencil, I should try putting it under the paper and rubbing over the stencil. It took some practice, but it worked! Yay! But I really didn’t like the way the coloring looked outside of the shape of the stencil so I cut away what I didn’t like and came up w/ a cute little flourish design. Then I thought, if I make more and line them up in a row, I can make a really pretty border! And that’s just what I did. Finally, since I have this “thing” for framing my pictures w/ “rings”, I took an old ring I cut out of paper and didn’t wind up using, and did a rubbing of it. I also cut out the extra coloring I didn’t like.
After seeing the final outcome of my crayon rubbings, I liked the soft almost charcoal look of them and thought a Halloween picture would be perfect for it, and I pulled out an old picture I never scrapped. Luckily my random piece of scrap paper had Halloween colors. Finally, I added a few extra embellishments, a title, and journaling and my layout was complete! And you know what? I really do love it! Great challenge! :0)