Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Practical Scrappers: Ten Things Tuesday - Scallops

Scallops are very trendy right now, and I'm seeing them pop up in all sorts of design, including cards and layouts.  Since they seem to be all over the place, I had a hard time coming up with a new and creative way to tackle them for this week's Ten Things challenge at Practical Scrappers.

I decided to go way out on a limb and break out my art supplies.  In my stash, I rediscovered my oil pastels!! They're basically big, oily crayons that can be drawn with and then smeared, blended and manipulated on paper like oil paints.

Here's how my oil pastel scallops turned out!

They kind of remind me of peacock feathers and I love that they create a different effect from any of my other craft supplies.  I can see myself incorporating them into many other projects :-)

Please stop by the Practical Scrappers blog to see what other creative ways the ladies are using scallops in their designs!


  1. Sarah, this is so pretty! Your colors and the way they blend together create such a lovely effect! Wow! :)

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  3. So beautiful Sarah....lovely colour combo. I hope you keep bringing out your art stash I love what you create with them.

  4. Gorgeous colours - love the blending. Yes, they do look like lovely peacock feathers.