Saturday, 26 January 2013

Technique challenge - chalkboard ....

.... It's stopped snowing - yea!!!  We have decided to stay tucked up in the warm - Jonathan's doing post-production on some photos, Kathryn is working her way through a Nancy Drew mystery and I've been playing with a technique challenge.  Claire from Waltzingmouse has a Monday Morning Make challenge to create a card using the chalkboard technique - she has given some super instructions here on how to do it!  Here's my card:

 
Stmaps: Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit Boy, Compact Sentiments
Inks: Versamark; Stampin' Up! - Whisper White
Accessories: Black card from stash, Staedtler Ergosoft Pencils

I've been wanting to have a go at this technique for a while, just not got around to it.  But this challenge is just the encouragement I needed.  I used my all time favourite set - Free Spirit Boy and stamped the large circles stamp in Versamark and embossed with detail white powder.  Then, following Claire's instructions, I over stamped the image using white pigment ink.  I did the same with the sentiment.  I used a ruler and white pencil to draw the border.  I added a few smaller circles to the panel and then took a paper towel and gently rubbed over the image which causes the pigment ink to smudge - just a bit!  

This was lots of fun and I'm off to check out the challenge submissions.

16 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

What's a lovely technique and a fabulous card Deborah....glad your tucked up nice and warm

Anne

Elizabeta Kushner said...

You did a great work! Love your card and double stamping! Hugs and kisses from Croatia :)

Maureen said...

This is super cool! Love those circles with this technique - great job!

Joyce said...

This is just brilliant. You picked the exact right stamp to pair with that sentiment. Those chalky circles look just like oodles to me. Love your take on the challenge.

Sharron said...

Wow, what a cool image to use! LOVE how it turned out! And your double stamping is wonderful. Try to stay warm!!

Jeanne J said...

OMG! Should have known but was glad to be surprised to see your signature set with the chalkboard effect! Fab as always - I love this!

LaurieJ said...

Ah yes, you are on the other side of the lake from me, so you are getting all the snow that is bypassing us to the north and the south. To be honest, I wish we could have some of your snow. After the drought last summer, we need it!

Love your card! Those circles are perfect for this technique! And it really could be used for either a guy or a gal.

Kelly S. said...

Your bubbly O's look like a hundred hugs scattered across your chalkboard...so perfect with the sentiment! Everyone is using such different images and yet they all look fab with this technique!

I have a love hate relationship with snow. I hate it on the weekdays when I have to drive in it...but if it doesn't snow on the weekends I feel sad...nothing like staying home tucked in with your family on a snowy day and night! Makes me want roasted chicken, heee...and that's what we are having tonight!!

Paula (PEP) said...

Super technique - I love seeing waht you do with this stamp set: it is so versatile.
Paula (PEP)

Claire said...

This looks fantastic with that set Deborah! It really pops off the page!

Pauline said...

You really rocked this challenge deb, I found it so difficult! Love that pattern!

Carola said...

WOW, Deborah, those circles look absolutely great in the chalkboard technique. I love how you "shadow stamped" everything.

Kind regards
Carola

Lynn Mercurio said...

This turned out wonderfully Deborah. Those images are fabulous with this technique. Your hand-drawn border looks amazing and brings the entire project together!

Vickie Z said...

Deb-love it!! Those circles look fabulous and the sentiment....wonderful!! Glad you're keeping warm and snug...it's chilly out there-even in NC!!

Marlena M. said...

This is such a dramatic effect~lovely work!

Claire Brennan said...

lol, the bubbles and oodles go perfectly together Deborah! love it!! Thank you so much for playing along with me! Hugs!

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