.... 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.
- Deborah Frings
- Northville, Michigan, United States
- I'm married to my best friend, Jonathan, and he's very supportive, or should that be tolerant, of my crafting addiction!!! We have two wonderful children, Ben and Kathryn. I am blessed with a loving family and am surrounded by friends, both virtual and real-life. I believe in life-long learning and graduated a couple of years ago with a BSc in Chemistry. If I'm not in my craft room making cards, then you might find me reading, taking photos, or simply being with the family.