Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Birthday Boy

Finally! I have been trying to upload for a week and evidently blogger was having issues or my end was having issues or something. I tried every day at different times and nothing would upload. Oh well now it has. This is a card I made for a guy birthday. The orange background paper is from K1 & Co and not sure about the retro one. They both came from Hobby Lobby though. The Happy Birthday to you is a stamp from Penny Black and I matted it and mounted it with pop dots. The Dew Drops are clear. Very simple card but colors work for a guy and not too fufuey. I'm going to be going on vacation next week so not sure if I'm going to have time to upload any more cards before I go but I should have some ready when I get back. Happy Day!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Just-A-Chalkin' And A Pouncin'

I'm baaaccckkk. Been a few days since I have posted a card so I thought I would play around with the SCS Technique Challenge this week which was chalk pouncing. I have to say I love my chalks and have used them in several different ways but never by pouncing. I was using the pearlescent chalks which are very light so you had to pounce a lot. I pounced the whole background first and then stamped the flower with Marvy Matchables Grey Ink. I thought since the chalk was so pastel that I would need the image to be a little bolder but black would be too much. After I stamped the image I went back over the flower with my chalks to darken it and highlight it more. The actual image is a little shimmery because of the chalks but it doesn't show in the pic. Overall I am pleased with the results but I think if I do this again I would use my regular chalks which are a lot brighter.
Size: 6x6; Stamps: Printworks, Cornish Heritage Farms; Ink: Marvy Grey, Marvy Markers; Paper: Doodlebug Designs; Accessories: Ribbon, Brads, Chalks