Showing posts with label Chalkboard Technique. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chalkboard Technique. Show all posts

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Pinecone Chalkboard

I finally got a chance to participate in another Merry Monday Challenge - it's been a few weeks since I've made a Christmas card and I didn't want to fall behind in building up my stash for next Christmas.
The challenge is Chalkboard.  I stamped the Blueprint Pinecone on black card stock with Versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder.  I did the same with the Handwritten Holidays sentiment.   I scribbled white chalk over the whole panel then wiped over it with a paper towel.
I stamped the cone again and embossed in white - cut it out and layered the cut out over the image on the panel using foam dots.   This was the technique Tim Holtz used on his January 2016 tag 
(Here's my Tim tag here)
I added 3 metallic sequins as a nod to the brown color of a natural pinecone.  I layered the chalkboard panel to a silver panel and then to a white card base.
Merry Monday - Chalkboard

Stamps:  Handwritten Holidays and Christmas Blueprint 4 - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI, Silver Foil Cardstock - SU
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  white embossing powder, foam dots, white chalk, Metallic Sequins - My Craft Spot

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fusion Challenge - Sept 3 - Back to School

Well, here it is September already - and we're so glad to be back with the Fusion Challenge - did you miss us over the summer??!!  Here's our challenge for the next two weeks:
I couldn't get my head around the sketch this week -  so I went with the photo inspiration - the school and blackboard theme in particular!
I made my own little canvas using the Mini Canvas Die from Lil Inker Designs.  I die cut it out of woodgrain paper from Amuse.  I embossed the sentiment from Paint Your Canvas with white embossing powder on chalkboard contact paper.  I removed the backing and adhered it to the canvas.  I left the little flecks of powder around the sentiment to make it look like chalk dust.  (i.e. I didn't use my embossing buddy!)
I stamped a sentiment from Desk Top Design from PTI on a piece of lined paper card from Amuse that I punched with my Spiral punch from SU (boy, I haven't used that in years!)  The apple and heart are from the same Desk Top Design set.  I also used the coordinating dies for the apple and the pencil cup.
The pencil cup holds pencils and a pair of scissors - too cute, right??!!
I placed my blackboard canvas on this cute little wooden easel - also available from Lil' Inker Designs.

So welcome back to FUSION!!! We hope you will join us - you will find lots of inspiration from my talented Teamies over at the Fusion Blog!  Can't wait to see how YOU are inspired!!

I'm also linking this to the following challenges:

AAA Cards - Spectacular Embossing

 
Addicted to Stamps - Use Die Cuts
 
Sweet Stampin - School Days
 
Julia



Stamps:  Paint Your Canvas - Lil'Inker Designs, Desk Top Design - PTI
Paper:  Woodgrain and Lined Paper - Amuse, Chalk Board Sheet - Contact Brand.
Ink:  Versamark, True Black, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Soft Stone, Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Accessories:  Mini Canvas Die - Lil' Inker Designs, Desk Top Design Dies - PTI, ScorTape, Spiral Punch - SU, heat tool, Wooden Easel - Lil' Inker Design, White Embossing Powder.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

WMS April Release DT Blog Waltz!

Well friends -  we've finally made it to the April Waltzingmouse Release Day!  The three new sets - My Kind of Guy, Nordic Baby and Man of the Hour -  are now available for purchase!  And as is our tradition - the Design Team is having a blog waltz    You should start the waltz at Claire's Blog -  if you arrived here from  Sandie's blog you are in the right place!
Today I've made another project using Man of the Hour.  
 

This is a tribute to my dad - who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on the 2nd day of January 1981 when he was only 66 - just 1 year after he retired (he had the flu and it turned into viral pneunomia and he was gone in a week).  I was 28 and my son (who my dad adored being the first grandchild) was just 3 years old and I so regret that Josh (and I) didn't have more time with him. He was a kind, loving, Christian man whose family was everything to him.   He was a professional artist and loved photography as well - I like to think I got my 'creative' gene from him!

I used a photo I had of him when he and my mother were visiting the Grand Canyon the summer before he died - he has his camera in hand here - I scanned the photo onto my computer and then printed it in sepia ink.
 
 I made my card a chalkboard card - white embossing two of the sentiments from this set on black card stock.  I attached the card to an easel back that I cut out of grungeboard using a Tim Holtz die.  I stamped the woodgrain background , from the Dec release, on the grungeboard as well as on the kraft card base
 
 I scribble-colored over some of the words with Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils.
 

 It just so happened that a friend at church  this past Sunday asked me if I had a baby girl card she could purchase from me for a baby shower she was going to.  So home I went and made this card for her using Nordic Baby!  I used Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities to frame the cute Mary Janes.  I tied some sheer pink Swiss Dots ribbon around the panel (Swiss dots are SO baby girl don't you think?!)
I colored inside the shoes with a pink Copic as if they were lined in pink satin.  I also colored inside the word BABY.  I added little pink heart rhinestones as buttons on the shoes. This card is a larger 5" x 5" size as I knew Jeanne was giving the card - not mailing it!

Next on the Waltz list is the lovely Laurie!

Don't forget to leave comments at each stop - a random comment from all of the DT's blogs will be chosen to win a Waltzingmouse stamp set of choice!  You have until April 21st at 6:59 am EST to leave a comment.  The winner will be posted on Claire's blog on Tuesday April 23rd.

Thank you so much for stopping by today -  I hope I have inspired you with my projects using these wonderful new stamps this week!  I appreciate all of the comments that have been left.

The Greatest Gift:
Stamps:  Man of the Hour , Woodgrain Background - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Kraft, True Black, Rustic Cream - PTI, grungeboard - Tim Holtz Ideology
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress - Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy
Accessories:  Scor Tape, foam tape, white embossing powder, hot gun, small easel die - Tim Holtz Alterations, photo printed from computer on rustic cream in Sepia ink, Prismacolor Watercolor pencils, Labels 8 Spellbinders
Welcome Baby:
Stamps: Nordic Baby
Paper:  White, Hibiscus Burst, PTI, DP Bittersweet Paper Pad - Basic Grey
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  foam tape, Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities, Copic - RV21, heart rhinestones -Amuse, lacey punch - Martha Stewart, dotted swiss ribbon - May Arts. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Chalkboard Candy Wagon

Our Claire has started a Monday Morning Take over on the Waltzingmouse Blog and this week it is a technique challenge -  Chalkboard!

So I looked through my WMS stamp sets and thought the Candy Wagon would be a good set to use on my card. It has lots of sentiments to use around the wonderful candy wagon stamp!
  Design note:  each time I stamped an image I poured the white embossing powder on it, then tapped it off - so I could see where I had stamped - when I had the panel filled - I embossed it all with my hot gun. After embossing  - I scribble colored some of the areas with a  Carmine Red Prismacolor Watercolor pencil.
I also drew lines around the edges and between the images with a white pencil.  I added sparkly blue brads to the wheel spokes and sponged around the card with Fresh Snow ink.
To finish it off - I die cut a scallop edge in white and adhered it to the bottom of the chalkboard to mimic the awning on the candy wagon!
So - let's see what stamps you'll use for a Chalkboard card!  Link it up over on the Waltzingmouse blog so we all can see!  A random pick of entries will win a gift card to the WMS shop!  Check out all the details and link your card here -  you have until Monday 1/28!

Stamps:  Candy Wagon - Waltzingmouse 
Paper:  White, True Black, Hibiscus Burst - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Fresh Snow - PTI
Accessories:  White embossing powder, hot gun, Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils, Sugar coated Brads - Doodlebug Design, Edger #4 die collection - PTI

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Chalkboard Birthday!

I was SO excited to see the Chalkboard Technique as the Technique Lovers challenge over on Split Coast this week.   I've had this tutorial by Betsy Veldman printed out on my desk for a while now.
 
So Joan's challenge made me finally sit down and try to do it!  You'll find all kinds of chalkboard cards in the SCS challenge gallery here.

 If you look at Betsy's birthday sample - you'll see I pretty much copied it!! Using stamps that I had from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps and Taylored Expressions - I created this chalkboard card (well it's actually a 3"x4" tag type creation - it doesn't open)
 What you see here is my third try at it - the first one wasn't spaced well and the 2nd one I tried over stamping the white embossing with Fresh Snow ink and I WAY OVER over stamped it! So - it's a process that I think you get better at the more you do it!

First I stamped the sentiments with Versamark and embossed them in white. Then I stamped the banner over the HAPPY BIRTHDAY using Fresh Snow - I didn't get it quite centered over the sentiment so I added the pink heart gems to off set it!  I cut off the side edges up to and around the banner ends so they stick out.  Next I drew the framing lines with a white Prismacolor watercolor pencil and drew some red lines around NOISE and yeah BABY. I rubbed a little bit of Fresh Snow Ink around the edges and open spaces and finally added the ribbon and buttons with twine.

Pretty cool huh??!!

Stamps: Banner and Happy Birthday from It's a Banner Day 1 - Taylored Expression, all other sentiments from Woot Woot by Cas-ual Fridays Stamps
Paper: True Black, Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Ink: Versamark, Fresh Snow - PTI
Accessories: caribbean  and; pink sorbet twine - The Twinery, buttons - PTI, ribbon - PTI, glue dots, heart gems - Amuse, white and red Prismacolor watercolor pencils, white embossing powder, hot gun